Japan: more sales data for Week 21 2018, May 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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More sales data from Japan, with the latest reports from Media Create and Dengeki!

Media Create (Week 21)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 21, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 387 000 units, which is 177.44% of Week 20 sales. Sales of previously released games dropped very slightly (96% of Week 20 sales), but it’s thanks to new games that Software sales are on the rise.

Indeed, Media Create report that Week 21 sales account for 905.86% of Week 20 sales: that’s 9 times more than during the previous week! Then again, sales of new games were really low during Week 20, so it’s no wonder that they would skyrocket with popular new releases! While the market definitely remains a bit feverish, it’s still a slight improvement over the past few weeks and the usual post-Golden Week drops.

Source: Media Create

Media Create (Day 1 sell-through)

This week, we have the Day-1 sell-through for a couple of Nintendo Switch games:

  • [NSW] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works) – 20%. Rather low debut.
  • [PS4] [NSW] [PSV] Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nippon Ichi Software) – 40%. Average debut.

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun (ResetEra)

Dengeki (Week 21, May 2018)

This week, Dengeki report about 8 000 units sold for Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 on Nintendo Switch.

During Week 21, there was no less than 17 entries in the Top 20, so it’s no big surprise Software sales would increase. Unfortunately, this had but a limited impact on Hardware sales:

  • Hardware: 58 000 units (+5%)
  • Software: 375 000 units (+79.8%)

Also, just like Famitsu today, Dengeki shared some data for May (April 30th to May 27th). They actually mirror Week 21 sales, with Hardware sales dropping, but Software sales rising:

  • Hardware: 270 000 units (-5.8% Year on Year) / 8 billion Yen (+1% Year on Year). Sales are actually up by value due to the higher price of the consoles that are actually selling (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, as opposed to the much cheaper Nintendo 3DS)
  • Software: 1 360 000 units (+13.9% Year on Year) / 9.1 billion Yen (34.2% Year on Year)
  • Total: 17.1 billion Yen (+16.4% Year on Year).

Dengeki point out that it’s the first time in 3 months that the market is up Year on Year, which is quite ironical given May is one of the slowest months of the year for sales.

Here’s the Top 5 Software for May 2018:

  1. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) – 149 000 units
  2. [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) – 79 000 units
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) – 68 000 units
  4. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) – 68 000 units
  5. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) – 64 000 units

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 214,166 57.0% 1,108,980 38.0%
Vita 36,163 9.6% 252,993 8.7%
Switch 94,915 25.3% 1,223,510 41.9%
3DS 28,422 7.6% 318,724 10.9%
ETC 1,840 0.5% 17,775 0.6%
Total 375,506 100.0% 2,921,982 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This weel This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 16,076 27.8% 140,507 26.6%
Vita 2,073 3.6% 23,696 4.5%
Switch 33,278 57.5% 292,888 55.5%
3DS 6,325 10.9% 69,201 13.1%
ETC 108 0.2% 1,123 0.2%
Total 57,860 100.0% 527,415 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) {2018.05.24} – 79,047 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Persona Dancing: All-Star Triple Pack (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 31,330 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} – 30,577 / NEW
04./00. [PSV] Persona Dancing: Deluxe Twin Plus (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 14,122 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 13,274 / 149,324
06./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 12,568 / 2,385,725
07./05. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 9,706 / 530,550
08./00. [PS4] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 8,735 / NEW
09./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,178 / 1,572,925
10./00. [NSW] Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.05.24} – 8,100 / NEW
11./07. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 6,578 / 167,238
12./04. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 6,329 / 199,621
13./00. [PSV] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 5,118 / NEW
14./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,489 / 763,943
15./01. [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} – 4,192 / 24,611
16./00. [PSV] Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 3,651 / NEW
17./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,428 / 1,651,310
18./09. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2018.04.12} – 3,330 / 86,151
19./08. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 3,117 / 91,385
20./00. [PS4] Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 2,935 / NEW
21./00. [PS4] Dark Souls Trilogy Box (From Software) {2018.05.24} – 2,687 / NEW
22./13. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 2,331 / 50,694
23./00. [PS4] Railway Empire (Ubisoft) {2018.05.24} – 2,069 / NEW
24./12. [PS4] God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} – 1,871 / 97,916
25./16. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,658 / 430,428
26./00. [PS4] Undertale (8-4) {2018.05.24} – 1,642 / NEW
27./19. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,539 / 820,672
28./23. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 1,528 / 181,947
29./15. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,506 / 265,052
30./00. [PSV] Undertale (8-4) {2018.05.24} – 1,485 / NEW
31./24. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 1,350 / 39,778
32./17. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} – 1,294 / 84,428
33./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,283 / 356,944
34./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,268 / 460,252
35./29. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,250 / 796,852
36./25. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 1,163 / 1,992,780
37./126. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,135 / 101,713
38./33. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,100 / 128,325
39./20. [PS4] Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} – 1,083 / 137,227
40./36. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,071 / 375,710
41./31. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} – 1,067 / 16,289
42./35. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 1,061 / 203,559
43./28. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 989 / 57,750
44./26. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} – 983 / 24,284
45./32. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 961 / 318,792
46./22. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} – 947 / 30,692
47./27. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 922 / 157,291
48./41. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.22} – 922 / 47,681
49./30. [PS4] Persona 5 (Atlus) {2016.09.15} – 906 / 439,065
50./34. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} – 828 / 56,398

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink (ResetEra)

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