Japan: more sales data for Week 21 2019, Fiscal Year (Media Create, Dengeki)

Here’s the latest sales data reports from Media Create, and Dengeki!

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 22)

Unfortunately, no data this week!

Dengeki (Week 21)

Dengeki report that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is back at the top of the Top 50 Software, and so for the very first time in about 3 months (since the week that started on February 25th, basically). It sold about 9 000 additional units this week, which brings total sales to 3.16 million units. Its sales remain quite steady, which is great news for the game… but not so much for the market itself, because that means no game capable of competing with it has appeared six months after its launch.

There were a few releases this week, but they all failed to make a splash.

For example, Resident Evil: Origins Collection only sold 5 000 units on Nintendo Switch, and Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (2 650 units on Nintendo Switch) and Team Sonic Racing (3 533 units on Nintendo Switch) both sold about 6 000 units on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 combined. Therefore, it’s no real surprise that the top of the charts is once again held by the usual evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch.

Here’s some other new entries this week:

  • [NSW] Shiritsu Berbara Gakuen ~Versailles no Bara Re*imagination~ (1 263 units sold)
  • [3DS] Dai Senryaku Daitoua Kouboushi DX ~Dai Niji Sekai Taisen~ (738 units sold)

Despite the 8 games released, both the Hardware and Software markets were pretty sluggish this week:

  • Hardware: 43 000 units (-5.3%)
  • Software: 163 000 units (-0.2%)

Software-wise, nothing sold more than 10 000 units, and Dengeki mention that it was the worst week in the past 20 years. Hardware-wise, the lowest point was reached during the week that started on September 5th in 2016, with only 35 000 units sold.

It’s now been 8 weeks since the new Fiscal Year started, and things are not looking too pretty. So far, there has not big many more big hits than in the past few years. In fact, looking at the Top 3 Software, it’s impossible not to notice something rather worrying:

  1. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony): 175 000 units sold
  2. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai-Namco): 124 000 units sold
  3. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 109 000 units

That’s right… no game has sold over 200 000 units, which isn’t all that much to begin with…

Also, Dengeki point out that the number of games that sold between 100 000 units and 300 000 units in the Top 100 is the lowest this year: there’s only 3 of them! What’s more, there’s no less than 69 games that sold less than 10 000 units, and those account for no less than 70% of all games released!

Dengeki speculate that this low volume of sales is primarily due to the lack of big titles, which is why they’re hoping that big hits will arrive soon to reinvigorate the entire market.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS449,72130.5%781,77735.2%
Vita3,2532.0%41,4141.9%
Switch98,60760.4%1,271,15457.2%
3DS10,5876.5%117,6265.3%
ETC9900.6%8,8070.4%
Total163,158100.0%2,220,778100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS410,97225.4%116,14124.6%
Vita3200.7%3,1550.7%
Switch29,22867.6%318,66467.6%
3DS2,5806.0%32,3376.9%
ETC1430.3%1,2330.3%
Total43,243100.0%471,530100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 9,039 / 3,159,349
02./03. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 8,717 / 826,208
03./06. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 5,433 / 644,374
04./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 5,250 / 2,172,125
05./08. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 4,878 / 3,015,093
06./00. [NSW] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom) {2019.05.23} – 4,527 / NEW
07./04. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} – 4,333 / 175,789
08./07. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 3,728 / 148,661
09./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft) {2019.05.23} – 3,714 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Team Sonic Racing (Sega) {2019.05.21} – 3,533 / NEW
11./10. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 3,518 / 1,040,871
12./09. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,094 / 1,022,808
13./12. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,789 / 679,010
14./01. [PS4] Ys: Memories of Celceta – Kai (Nihon Falcom) {2019.05.16} – 2,771 / 20,080
15./00. [NSW] Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft) {2019.05.23} – 2,650 / NEW
16./00. [PS4] Team Sonic Racing (Sega) {2019.05.21} – 2,582 / NEW
17./16. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,306 / 842,243
18./13. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 2,222 / 123,963
19./11. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 1,944 / 274,698
20./17. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,841 / 352,063
21./15. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} – 1,783 / 30,822
22./14. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} – 1,756 / 34,701
23./22. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 1,469 / 748,469
24./24. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,359 / 1,833,313
25./18. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo) {2019.04.11} – 1,341 / 53,730
26./00. [NSW] Shiritsu BeruBara Gakuen: Versailles no Bara ReImagination (Idea Factory) {2019.05.23} – 1,263 / NEW
27./26. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 1,255 / 42,139
28./21. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,247 / 755,748
29./00. [PS4] Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (Kemco) {2019.05.23} – 1,176 / NEW
30./25. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 1,059 / 11,801
31./29. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 1,040 / 37,608
32./20. [NSW] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2019.04.25} – 928 / 17,389
33./34. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 850 / 32,711
34./28. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} – 818 / 83,354
35./42. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 806 / 376,451
36./30. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} – 794 / 26,349
37./35. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 775 / 182,345
38./00. [3DS] Daisenryaku: Dai Toua Kouboushi DX – Dainiji Sekai Taisen (SystemSoft Alpha) {2019.05.23} – 738 / NEW
39./40. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 729 / 432,548
40./41. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 719 / 26,876
41./39. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} – 700 / 7,803
42./33. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} – 671 / 109,583
43./36. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 650 / 22,013
44./37. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 650 / 84,466
45./52. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 629 / 37,700
46./43. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 611 / 25,883
47./27. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 567 / 246,951
48./46. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom) {2019.03.08} – 544 / 191,018
49./48. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 528 / 907,849
50./55. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} – 525 / 33,610

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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