Japan: more sales data for Week 28 2019, God Eater 3, Handheld market (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 29)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for a couple of Nintendo Switch games (games and platforms listed from best-selling to worst-selling):

  • [PS4] [NSW] Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth # <RPG> (Unties) {2019.07.18} (¥6.400) – 50%. Decent debut, but shipment is bound to be limited;
  • [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} (¥5.800) – 20%. Okayish debut for this kind of game, sales in the long run will be key.

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

Dengeki (Week 28)

Dengeki report that Super Mario Maker 2 sold 53 000 additional units, and was the best-selling game for the 3rd week in a row. It’s now sold over 300 000 units since launch. After the same amount of weeks, the previous two Super Mario Maker games had sold:

  • Wii U: 251 000 units (1.01 million units LTD)
  • Nintendo 3DS: 413 000 units (1.2 million units LTD)

One thing to note is that Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS was released in December, during the holiday season, so its sales trajectory isn’t really comparable with Super Mario Maker 2’s. Only the Wii U version’s is, and so far, the Nintendo Switch entry is outselling it by a comfortable margin (the gap will only widen during the Summer holiday season).

As for God Eater 3, Dengeki report that it sold about 22 000 units at launch, with a good sell-through: 70%. Of course, that’s nothing compared to the original version on PlayStation 4 (144 000 units at launch, and 209 000 units LTD), but that’s late ports for you.

Once again, the top of the charts is dominated by Nintendo Switch games.

Finally, Dengeki report that Puru-Chara Friends Hoppe-chan to Sanrio Characters sold 1 085 units at launch, which is really poor.

With the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite, a new model exclusively dedicated to Handheld Mode, Dengeki is looking back at the ratio of home consoles and handhelds in total Hardware sales in the past few years.

First, the period from 2011 to 2014: handhelds accounted for about 70% of the market, thanks to the success of the Nintendo 3DS. But the rise of the mobile market led to a quick drop in sales of game consoles. During the Fiscal Year 2018-19, handhelds only accounted for 9.3% of Hardware sales. That number dropped to 5.9% during the current Fiscal Year (as of this week).

Dengeki is interested in seeing how things will change during the second half of the Fiscal Year, with Pokémon: Sword and Shield in November and Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March. Both series were pretty popular on handhelds, and contributed to their popularity, and so it will be interesting to see their impact on Nintendo Switch sales, especially with the Handheld Mode-only Nintendo Switch Lite.

Will the situation improve for the handheld market? Will there be synergy with the popular games released for Nintendo Switch? See you in a few months to find out!

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS457,80322.6%1,248,20029.8%
Vita2,8421.1%66,5101.6%
Switch184,95672.2%2,667,07563.7%
3DS10,0183.9%191,6834.6%
ETC5160.2%14,2700.3%
Total256,135100.0%4,187,738100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS411,32916.6%241,61325.9%
Vita1680.2%4,4410.5%
Switch54,57780.2%635,26568.1%
3DS1,9352.8%49,1125.3%
ETC720.1%2,4700.3%
Total68,081100.0%932,901100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 53,082 / 299,965
02./00. [NSW] God Eater 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.11} – 21,811 / NEW
03./03. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level 5) {2019.06.20} – 12,472 / 221,331
04./02. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 11,411 / 111,819
05./07. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 8,382 / 3,225,512
06./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 7,288 / 884,096
07./04. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} – 7,150 / 27,183
08./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 6,235 / 2,219,030
09./06. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} – 6,042 / 22,336
10./13. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 4,629 / 3,049,654
11./19. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 4,612 / 1,066,145
12./12. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} – 3,789 / 80,622
13./14. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 3,624 / 678,457
14./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,571 / 1,050,426
15./20. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 2,667 / 59,510
16./18. [PS4] Yakuza 5 (Sega) {2019.06.20} – 2,225 / 34,954
17./21. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,965 / 861,921
18./10. [PS4] PixArk (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.07.04} – 1,946 / 8,362
19./11. [NSW] PixArk (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.07.04} – 1,847 / 7,999
20./24. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.27} – 1,479 / 5,399
21./22. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,476 / 699,102
22./26. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 1,372 / 167,367
23./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,371 / 365,336
24./29. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,344 / 1,842,313
25./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Origins Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.07.11} – 1,308 / NEW
26./16. [PS4] Samurai Shodown (SNK) {2019.06.27} – 1,306 / 19,334
27./25. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Champions (Sega) {2019.06.27} – 1,253 / 5,994
28./17. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Complete Pack (Square Enix) {2019.07.02} – 1,170 / 4,658
29./05. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (Square Enix) {2019.07.02} – 1,156 / 19,010
30./31. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} – 1,147 / 13,628
31./32. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,094 / 764,947
32./00. [NSW] Puru-Chara Friends: Hoppechan to Sanrio Characters (Neo) {2019.07.11} – 1,085 / NEW
33./38. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 939 / 32,452
34./47. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 893 / 756,452
35./39. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 820 / 27,523
36./42. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 813 / 382,164
37./45. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} – 786 / 38,538
38./34. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} – 772 / 188,491
39./27. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} – 772 / 44,550
40./43. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 750 / 188,409
41./37. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 727 / 43,782
42./40. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 713 / 17,329
43./35. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 700 / 133,928
44./53. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 700 / 438,672
45./41. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} – 694 / 38,483
46./46. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 678 / 37,755
47./48. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 665 / 42,575
48./49. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} – 650 / 281,598
49./118. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 633 / 209,190
50./52. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 567 / 911,752

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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