Japan: more sales data for Week 23 2018, Nintendo Switch (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 23)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 23, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 358 000 units, which is 124.57% of Week 22 sales. This week, there was no less than 7 new releases, that sold a combined 145 000 units (that’s 257.61% of sales of new releases during Week 22). Sales of new games account for 40% of total sales.

Source: Media Create

Media Create (Day 1 sell-through)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for just one Nintendo Switch game:

  • [NSW] [PS4] [PSV] God Wars: Nihon Shinwa Taisen (Kadokawa Games) – 30%. Sold the most on Nintendo Switch, most likely due to the fact it’s already been released on other platforms. Sell-through is a bit on the low side, but it’s not clear which version(s) underperformed.

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

Dengeki (Week 23)

Dengeki report 14 000 units for Little Nightmares: Complete Edition, but that’s for both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions combined. The Nintendo Switch version sold about 8 000 units.

This week again, Nintendo Switch sales were steady with about 39 000 units sold (that’s 53.9% market share), bringing the total since launch to 4.4 million units. Dengeki point out that from the beginning of the year, Nintendo Switch sales have fluctuated between 30 and 50 000 units weekly.

Nintendo Labo was launch on April 20th in order to attract new users. So far, it’s sold about 219 000 units, which is a fairly good number so far. But during launch week, sales increased by 6.2% to 34 000 units, which shows it mostly sold to people who already own the console. Of course, it’s during the holiday season that Nintendo Labo is truly expected to shine (especially outside Japan).

Dengeki also point out that so far, Nintendo games have largely dominated Software sales so far. Of course, the release of key titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to give the console a new momentum, but it’s unlikely to improve the ratio of third-party games in Software sales… quite the opposite!

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 170,093 48.4% 1,409,795 39.6%
Vita 50,260 14.3% 325,593 9.1%
Switch 96,771 27.5% 1,423,117 39.9%
3DS 32,437 9.2% 382,794 10.7%
ETC 2,197 0.6% 21,995 0.6%
Total 351,758 100.0% 3,563,294 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 23,598 32.5% 181,451 27.3%
Vita 2,661 3.7% 28,464 4.3%
Switch 39,124 53.9% 369,132 55.6%
3DS 7,081 9.8% 83,662 12.6%
ETC 103 0.1% 1,345 0.2%
Total 72,567 100.0% 664,054 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link (Marvelous) {2018.06.07} – 80,500 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link (Marvelous) {2018.06.07} – 37,069 / NEW
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 13,139 / 2,413,159
04./05. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 10,367 / 171,059
05./02. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} – 10,253 / 57,701
06./01. [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) {2018.05.24} – 9,971 / 106,898
07./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,483 / 1,590,851
08./06. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 8,122 / 548,304
09./00. [NSW] Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.06.07} – 8,121 / NEW
10./00. [PS4] Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (Square Enix) {2018.06.07} – 7,015 / NEW
11./00. [PS4] Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.06.07} – 5,614 / NEW
12./00. [NSW] Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Nintendo) {2018.06.08} – 5,406 / NEW
13./11. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 4,550 / 177,404
14./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,428 / 773,112
15./14. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 3,889 / 207,877
16./17. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,717 / 1,659,011
17./18. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2018.04.12} – 2,944 / 92,436
18./23. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 2,894 / 55,910
19./04. [PS4] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works) {2018.05.31} – 2,733 / 16,908
20./20. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 2,350 / 96,559
21./00. [3DS] Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Nintendo) {2018.06.08} – 2,210 / NEW
22./09. [PS4] Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.05.31} – 2,117 / 8,634
23./08. [PS4] Full Metal Panic! Fight: Who Dares Wins (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.05.31} – 1,785 / 10,573
24./29. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,733 / 268,374
25./30. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,722 / 105,002
26./26. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 1,689 / 185,420
27./44. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,633 / 160,074
28./10. [NSW] Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.05.31} – 1,533 / 7,600
29./36. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,494 / 463,114
30./34. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,483 / 799,785
31./28. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,450 / 433,635
32./32. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 1,422 / 206,487
33./39. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,417 / 131,045
34./31. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,389 / 823,589
35./33. [PS4] Persona 5 (Atlus) {2016.09.15} – 1,261 / 441,787
36./16. [PSV] Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.05.31} – 1,259 / 5,302
37./47. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 1,141 / 1,995,015
38./35. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,122 / 359,510
39./46. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (Pokemon Co.) {2018.03.23} – 1,083 / 86,633
40./25. [NSW] Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.05.24} – 1,028 / 11,378
41./38. [PS4] God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} – 994 / 100,232
42./49. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 988 / 320,819
43./54. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 972 / 177,355
44./53. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 940 / 377,613
45./22. [PS4] Persona 5: Dancing Star Night (Atlus) {2018.05.24} – 928 / 12,207
46./42. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 917 / 41,890
47./58. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} – 894 / 17,934
48./51. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} – 880 / 32,591
49./13. [NSW] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works) {2018.05.31} – 878 / 5,509
50./56. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 877 / 152,459

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

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