Japan: more sales data for Week 22 2019, Minecraft, May 2019 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 23)

Unfortunately, no data this week!

Dengeki (Week 22)

Dengeki report that Minecraft sold about 10 000 units during Week 22, bringing total sales to about 836 000 units. They also point out that it’s the second time the game has topped the charts since August 13th 2018. And if there’s one thing you can say about it, it’s that it has been selling really steadily since its launch: it’s been in the Top 10 for 50 weeks in a row!

So far, the Minecraft series has sold a total of 2.8 million units at retail alone, with:

  • 836 000 units on Nintendo Switch
  • 377 000 units on PlayStation 4
  • 1.22 million units on PlayStation Vita

Of course, Dengeki expect sales to grow even further, given the current sales trajectory of the Nintendo Switch version.

This week, things improved a bit for the video games market in Japan, but sales remain at a low level:

  • Hardware: 47 000 units (+ 7.6% o, Year)
  • Software: 167 000 (+2.3% Year on Year)

And as expected, things were not pretty in May (April 29th to June 2nd, so 5 weeks in total):

  • Hardware: 270 000 units (+21.3% Year on Year) / 8.2 billion Yen (-17.3%)
  • Software: 1 100 000 units (-33.5% Year on Year) / 6.6 billion Yen (-40.7%)
  • Total: 14.7 billion Yen (-27.7%)

All platforms saw their sales drop noticeably, even the Nintendo Switch.

Here’s the Top 5 Software for that month:

  1. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony): 67 000 units
  2. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 64 000 units
  3. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Japan): 55 000 units
  4. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo): 46 000 units
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo): 43 000 units

As you can see for yourself, no games managed to sell more than 100 000 units, and there is no new game in that Top 5.

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS447,49128.5%829,26834.7%
Vita2,9061.7%44,3201.9%
Switch103,87562.2%1,375,02957.6%
3DS11,4236.8%129,0495.4%
ETC1,1760.7%9,9830.4%
Total166,871100.0%2,387,649100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS49,35920.1%125,50024.2%
Vita2680.6%3,4230.7%
Switch34,60674.4%353,27068.2%
3DS2,1914.7%34,5296.7%
ETC990.2%1,3320.3%
Total46,523100.0%518,054100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./02. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,724 / 835,932
02./01. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 9,600 / 3,168,949
03./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 6,829 / 2,178,954
04./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 5,872 / 650,246
05./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,265 / 3,020,358
06./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,259 / 1,027,067
07./08. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 4,089 / 152,750
08./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 4,018 / 1,044,889
09./07. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} – 3,607 / 179,396
10./17. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 3,272 / 845,515
11./13. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 3,139 / 682,149
12./18. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 2,300 / 126,263
13./20. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,288 / 354,351
14./00. [PS4] Blood & Truth |PlayStation VR| (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.05.30} – 2,183 / NEW
15./22. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} – 1,983 / 36,684
16./00. [NSW] VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (Active Gaming Media) {2019.05.30} – 1,883 / NEW
17./06. [NSW] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom) {2019.05.23} – 1,806 / 6,333
18./21. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} – 1,733 / 32,555
19./19. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 1,622 / 276,320
20./28. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,589 / 757,337
21./14. [PS4] Ys: Memories of Celceta – Kai (Nihon Falcom) {2019.05.16} – 1,572 / 21,652
22./09. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft) {2019.05.23} – 1,547 / 5,261
23./00. [PS4] VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (Active Gaming Media) {2019.05.30} – 1,506 / NEW
24./27. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 1,450 / 43,589
25./24. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,371 / 1,834,684
26./25. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo) {2019.04.11} – 1,259 / 54,989
27./23. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 1,250 / 749,719
28./00. [NSW] Moujuutsukai to Oujisama: Flower & Snow for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory) {2019.05.30} – 1,188 / NEW
29./39. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,165 / 433,713
30./36. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} – 1,033 / 27,382
31./15. [NSW] Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft) {2019.05.23} – 1,013 / 3,663
32./30. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 963 / 12,764
33./10. [NSW] Team Sonic Racing (Sega) {2019.05.21} – 917 / 4,450
34./31. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 856 / 38,464
35./35. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 829 / 377,280
36./37. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 825 / 183,170
37./43. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 793 / 22,806
38./33. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 789 / 33,500
39./32. [NSW] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2019.04.25} – 756 / 18,145
40./45. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 728 / 38,428
41./46. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 676 / 26,559
42./16. [PS4] Team Sonic Racing (Sega) {2019.05.21} – 669 / 3,251
43./40. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 656 / 27,532
44./47. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 639 / 247,590
45./29. [PS4] Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (Kemco) {2019.05.23} – 633 / 1,809
46./83. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 633 / 256,317
47./72. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} – 618 / 211,250
48./53. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 578 / 879,034
49./51. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} – 567 / 40,467
50./41. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} – 563 / 8,366

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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