Japan: more sales data for Week 23 2019, Fiscal Year 2019-20 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 24)

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

  • [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} (¥6.100) – 40%. Decent debut, it seems.

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

Dengeki (Week 23)

Dengeki reports that the EA Best Hits re-release of FIFA 19 sold 552 units during its launch: a really low amount, but nothing surprising for a budget re-release.

This week, the situation improved slightly for the market, but both Hardware and Software sales remain at low levels:

  • Hardware: 66 000 units (+41%), pretty much exclusively due to the Days of Play promotion for the PlayStation 4
  • Software: 174 000 units (+4.4%)

It’s now been 2 full months since the Fiscal Year started, and the data shared by Dengeki paint a really bleak picture:

  • Hardware: 15.9 billion Yen
  • Software: 14.9 billion Yen
  • Total: 30.8 billion Yen

How bad is that, you ask? The sales above are quite simply the worst the market has seen in 10 years during this period. Sales have dropped by nearly 50%, compared to their levels 10 years ago:

  • Hardware: 23.2 billion Yen
  • Software: 44.3 billion Yen
  • Total: 67.5 billion Yen

Software in particular took a big hit, with sales dropping by nearly 2/3. Part of the reason is obviously the continued growth and dominance of the mobile market, but that’s not all: the lack of major hits only made things worse.

A quick look at the Top 3 Software shows how dire sales were during the first two months of the current Fiscal Year:

  1. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony): 179 000 units
  2. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai-Namco): 126 000 units
  3. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 119 000 units

It’s quite telling that no game has sold over 200 000 units so far.

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS463,90036.7%893,16834.9%
Vita3,2741.9%47,5941.9%
Switch94,64154.3%1,469,67057.4%
3DS10,9746.3%140,0235.5%
ETC1,4340.8%11,4170.4%
Total174,223100.0%2,561,872100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal year (%)
PS427,70842.2%153,20826.3%
Vita1770.3%3,6000.6%
Switch34,77953.0%388,04966.5%
3DS2,7634.2%37,2946.4%
ETC1640.3%1,4960.3%
Total65,591100.0%583,647100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Rage 2 (Bethesda Softworks) {2019.06.06} – 12,633 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 9,111 / 3,178,060
03./01. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,100 / 845,032
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 7,267 / 2,186,221
05./00. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf VR |PlayStation VR| (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.07} – 6,092 / NEW
06./04. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 5,067 / 655,313
07./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,061 / 3,025,419
08./07. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 3,900 / 156,650
09./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,811 / 1,030,878
10./11. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 3,439 / 685,588
11./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 3,133 / 1,048,022
12./10. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,672 / 848,187
13./09. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} – 2,456 / 181,852
14./15. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} – 2,300 / 38,984
15./13. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,256 / 356,607
16./24. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 1,723 / 45,312
17./12. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 1,672 / 127,935
18./26. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo) {2019.04.11} – 1,533 / 56,522
19./19. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 1,456 / 277,776
20./18. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} – 1,428 / 33,983
21./20. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,300 / 758,637
22./21. [PS4] Ys: Memories of Celceta – Kai (Nihon Falcom) {2019.05.16} – 1,183 / 22,835
23./25. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,133 / 1,835,817
24./17. [NSW] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom) {2019.05.23} – 1,033 / 7,366
25./34. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 1,025 / 39,489
26./29. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,012 / 434,725
27./22. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft) {2019.05.23} – 919 / 6,180
28./36. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 900 / 184,070
29./27. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 856 / 750,575
30./37. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 856 / 23,662
31./32. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 833 / 13,597
32./44. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 833 / 248,423
33./56. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 833 / 85,799
34./40. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 829 / 39,257
35./35. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 789 / 378,069
36./38. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 744 / 34,244
37./00. [PS4] FIFA 19 [Best Price] (Electronic Arts) {2019.06.06} – 700 / NEW
38./43. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 694 / 28,226
39./30. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} – 689 / 28,071
40./00. [PS4] PlayStation VR WORLDS (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} – 667 / 73,731
41./14. [PS4] Blood & Truth |PlayStation VR| (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.05.30} – 633 / 2,816
42./50. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} – 627 / 8,993
43./47. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} – 624 / 211,874
44./31. [NSW] Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft) {2019.05.23} – 589 / 4,252
45./48. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 588 / 879,622
46./39. [NSW] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2019.04.25} – 575 / 18,720
47./33. [NSW] Team Sonic Racing (Sega) {2019.05.21} – 561 / 5,011
48./59. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human [Best Price!] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.21} – 560 / 9,937
49./00. [NSW] FIFA 19 [Best Price] (Electronic Arts) {2019.06.06} – 552 / NEW
50./57. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} – 550 / 34,646

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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