Japan: more sales data for Week 22 2018, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Fiscal Year (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 22)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 22, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 294 000 units, which is 76.18% (or 3/4) of Week 21 sales. They dropped below the 300 000 threshold.

This week, the number of new releases was cut by half compared to Week 21, and there were quite a few multiplatform titles (that sold around or less than 10 000 units). As a result, sales of new games dropped from 198 000 to only 56 000: that’s only 1/3 of Week 21 sales.

Among the new releases, Media Create chose to focus on BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, that sold about 16 000 units:

  • about 12 000 units on PlayStation 4
  • about 4 000 units on Nintendo Switch

That’s quite the difference between the two platforms, which is no surprise: this is the first time in over 7 years that a BlazBlue game was released on Nintendo Switch (the last one was BlazBlue Continuum Shift II in March 2011, which sold about 30 000 units at launch on the two platforms it was on: Nintendo DS and PSP).

For Media Create, it’s pretty clear that the BlazeBlue audience is clearly not there on Nintendo Switch.

Source: Media Create

Media Create (Day 1 sell-through)

Today, we have the Day 1 sell-through ratio for one, lone Nintendo Switch game:

  • [NSW] [PS4] Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Bandai Namco Games) – 40%. The game sold better on Nintendo Switch.

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

Dengeki (Week 22)

Dengeki report about 19 000 units for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, with:

  • about 14 000 units for the PlayStation 4 version
  • about 5 000 units for the Nintendo Switch version

The sell-through for the two versions combined is about 50%, which is quite low. Based on Famitsu data, we can safely say that the Nintendo Switch is the one that underperformed, though sales aren’t exactly great on PlayStation 4 either. Overall, it’s a rather poor debut for the game.

For Usotsuki Hime to Moumoku Ouji, Dengeki report about 17 000 units across all platforms, which is a pretty decent debut. Finally, we have Splatoon 2 with 14 000 units sold this week, and 2 400 000 units LTD.

This week, Dengeki also shared data for the current Fiscal Year (April 2nd to May 27th):

  • Hardware: 530 000 units (-25.4%) / 15.3 billion Yen (+20.4%)
  • Software: 2.94 million units (-4.6%) / 19.5 billion Yen (+10.9%)
  • Total: 34.8 billion Yen (-5.4%, 36.8 billion Yen during the previous Fiscal Year)

The data above may seem contradictory, but that’s because the games and consoles sold are more expensive, so they generate more revenue with less units sold.

Dengeki point out that even though the Nintendo Switch was just released last year, making a direct comparison a bit tough, the market is still is a rather rough spot.

Finally, here’s the market share for Hardware, which shows clearly how the market is split in two between the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4:

Hardware

  • Nintendo Switch + PlayStation 4 = 89.6%
  • Nintendo Switch = 57.5%
  • PlayStation 4 = 32.1%

Software

  • Nintendo Switch + PlayStation 4 = 81.5%
  • Nintendo Switch = 39%
  • PlayStation = 42.5%

Total

  • Nintendo Switch + PlayStation 4 = 85%
  • Nintendo Switch = 47.1%
  • PlayStation 4 = 37.9%

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (% Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 130,722 45.1% 1,239,702 38.6%
Vita 22,340 7.7% 275,333 8.6%
Switch 102,836 35.5% 1,326,346 41.3%
3DS 31,633 10.9% 350,357 10.9%
ETC 2,023 0.7% 19,798 0.6%
Total 289,554 100.0% 3,211,536 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 17,346 27.1% 157,853 26.7%
Vita 2,107 3.3% 25,803 4.4%
Switch 37,120 57.9% 330,008 55.8%
3DS 7,380 11.5% 76,581 12.9%
ETC 119 0.2% 1,242 0.2%
Total 64,072 100.0% 591,487 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) {2018.05.24} – 17,880 / 96,927
02./03. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} – 16,871 / 47,448
03./06. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 14,295 / 2,400,020
04./00. [PS4] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works) {2018.05.31} – 14,175 / NEW
05./05. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 11,368 / 160,692
06./07. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 9,632 / 540,182
07./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 9,443 / 1,582,368
08./00. [PS4] Full Metal Panic! Fight: Who Dares Wins (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.05.31} – 8,788 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.05.31} – 6,517 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.05.31} – 6,067 / NEW
11./11. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 5,616 / 172,854
12./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,741 / 768,684
13./00. [NSW] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works) {2018.05.31} – 4,631 / NEW
14./12. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 4,367 / 203,988
15./00. [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1+ (Compile Heart) {2018.05.31} – 4,330 / NEW
16./00. [PSV] Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.05.31} – 4,043 / NEW
17./17. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,984 / 1,655,294
18./18. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2018.04.12} – 3,341 / 89,492
19./00. [NSW] Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition (Oizumi Amuzio) {2018.05.31} – 2,929 / NEW
20./19. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 2,824 / 94,209
21./02. [PS4] Persona Dancing: All-Star Triple Pack (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 2,589 / 33,919
22./08. [PS4] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 2,544 / 11,279
23./22. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 2,322 / 53,016
24./00. [PS4] Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Ultimate Edition (Oizumi Amuzio) {2018.05.31} – 2,320 / NEW
25./10. [NSW] Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.05.24} – 2,250 / 10,350
26./28. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 1,784 / 183,731
27./15. [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} – 1,773 / 26,384
28./25. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,757 / 432,185
29./29. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,589 / 266,641
30./37. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,567 / 103,280
31./27. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,528 / 822,200
32./42. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 1,506 / 205,065
33./49. [PS4] Persona 5 (Atlus) {2016.09.15} – 1,461 / 440,526
34./35. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,450 / 798,302
35./33. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,444 / 358,388
36./34. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,368 / 461,620
37./13. [PSV] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 1,363 / 6,481
38./24. [PS4] God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} – 1,322 / 99,238
39./38. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,303 / 129,628
40./00. [PSV] Cafe Cuillere (Takuyo) {2018.05.31} – 1,238 / NEW
41./04. [PSV] Persona Dancing: Deluxe Twin Plus (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 1,209 / 15,331
42./31. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 1,195 / 40,973
43./20. [PS4] Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 1,156 / 4,091
44./47. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,150 / 158,441
45./00. [PSV] Sweet Pool (Dramatic Create) {2018.05.31} – 1,138 / NEW
46./32. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} – 1,122 / 85,550
47./36. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 1,094 / 1,993,874
48./39. [PS4] Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} – 1,056 / 138,283
49./45. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,039 / 319,831
50./43. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.03.15} – 1,032 / 58,782

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

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