Japan: more sales data for Week 27, 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 27 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 27, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 336 000 units, which is 120.77% of Week 26 sales. Sales increased by 58 000 units, thanks to the various new releases. On the other hand, Hardware sales were flat, with 76 000 units sold (100.23% of Week 26 sales).

Source: Media Create

Day 1 sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day-1 sell-through for various Nintendo 3DS games:

  • [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) – 40%
  • [3DS] Ever Oasis (Nintendo) – 40%
  • [3DS] 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers (Konami) – 20%

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun

Week 27, 2017, Summer Season (Dengeki)

Dengeki notes that the Summer season is finally upon us, and shares some data from last year.

During the Summer season, in 2016, the market was down overall:

  • Hardware: 14.2 billion Yen (-24.1%)
  • Software: 25 billion Yen (-21.1%)
  • Total: 39.2 billion Yen (-22.2%)

This was a pretty harsh Summer, with total sales not even reaching 40 billion Yen. There’s several reasons to explain that major drop, with two of them being Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura underperforming, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer released in Summer 215 (there was no such title last year, so this hurt sales).

During the past 10 years, the peak for the video game market in Japan for the Summer period is 131.4 billion Yen… as you can see, we’re now pretty far from that, with sales down to nearly 1/3 of the best Summer.

But this year, there’s some major releases to boost sales, such as Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4), Splatoon (Nintendo Switch), New Minna no Golf (PlayStation 4).

Regarding Dragon Quest XI, Dengeki notes that if it follows the same sales trajectory as Dragon Quest IX (the latest mainline, non-MMO entry), which ended up selling over 4 million units, it would be a real boon for the market as a whole.

After all, if it sold as much as its predecessor, it would bring about 26 billion Yen, which is already more than the 25 billion Yen recorded for Software last year. In other words, with just how game, the market as a whole would be up Year on Year!

What’s more, Dengeki is also expected an increase in Hardware sales, thanks to the Nintendo Switch and Splatoon. The real question is how much the market will grow this Summer.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 196,701 56.6% 1,288,450 26.8%
PS3 2,876 0.8% 47,299 1.0%
Vita 32,285 9.3% 457,646 9.5%
Switch 41,555 12.0% 1,189,594 24.7%
Wii U 6,089 1.8% 127,854 2.7%
3DS 67,882 19.5% 1,698,564 35.3%
X One 152 0.0% 5,403 0.1%
Total 347,540 100.0% 4,814,810 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year
PS4 31,008 36.4% 308,104 26.4%
PS3 153 0.2% 5,382 0.5%
Vita 4,958 5.8% 71,404 6.1%
Switch 32,769 38.5% 508,005 43.5%
Wii U 92 0.1% 2,750 0.2%
3DS 13,939 16.4% 227,813 19.5%
2DS 2,070 2.4% 42,717 3.7%
X One 99 0.1% 1,229 0.1%
Total 85,088 100.0% 1,167,404 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 from Dengeki:

01./00. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} – 122,623 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 14,250 / 171,117
03./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,678 / 614,580
04./00. [PSV] Omega Labyrinth Z (D3Publisher) {2017.07.06} – 11,039 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Omega Labyrinth Z (D3Publisher) {2017.07.06} – 8,911 / NEW
06./01. [3DS] Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (Atlus) {2017.06.29} – 6,276 / 31,258
07./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 6,122 / 508,525
08./09. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 3,867 / 1,618,698
09./05. [3DS] The Alliance Alive (FuRyu) {2017.06.22} – 3,756 / 45,253
10./04. [PS4] Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.29} – 3,378 / 15,072
11./13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 3,189 / 172,304
12./10. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 3,139 / 334,153
13./14. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 3,028 / 222,454
14./12. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} – 2,911 / 6,317
15./16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,722 / 287,679
16./18. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,678 / 1,106,536
17./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,417 / 181,892
18./21. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,339 / 771,749
19./23. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,239 / 971,808
20./08. [NSW] LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} – 2,067 / 7,678
21./25. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,056 / 1,077,877
22./24. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,872 / 215,234
23./28. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,817 / 245,756
24./38. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,744 / 1,713,277
25./35. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,656 / 86,284
26./27. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} – 1,611 / 54,041
27./36. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,606 / 129,570
28./22. [PS4] Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 1,594 / 82,565
29./06. [PSV] Osomatsu-San: The Game – Hang-Up Finding Employment Advice – Dead or Work (Idea Factory) {2017.06.29} – 1,588 / 11,942
30./40. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,556 / 1,570,642
31./33. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 1,544 / 108,414
32./31. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,539 / 316,511
33./32. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,539 / 2,648,161
34./41. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,450 / 533,010
35./39. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,394 / 113,040
36./43. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,278 / 23,595
37./30. [PSV] God Wars: Future Past (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} – 1,217 / 8,986
38./17. [PS4] LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} – 1,167 / 3,917
39./44. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 1,135 / 217,904
40./45. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 1,133 / 71,655
41./54. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 1,128 / 132,819
42./49. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 1,117 / 108,853
43./52. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 1,100 / 21,776
44./48. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,089 / 224,820
45./50. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 1,044 / 185,863
46./46. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,028 / 104,796
47./55. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 994 / 182,331
48./26. [PS4] God Wars: Future Past (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} – 939 / 9,200
49./57. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 928 / 2,426,727
50./47. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} – 911 / 31,643

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink


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