Japan: more sales data for Week 29 2019, July 2019 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 30)

Unfortunately, no sell-through data this week!

Dengeki (Week 29)

Dengeki report that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order sold about 9 000 units at launch. A great performance for the series, but that’s only because the first one sold really poorly (the second one was not even localised).

Here’s some more sales data for new entries:

  • 11./00. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 6,284 / NEW. A decent debut for the series, but long-term sales is what will determine whether this one is a success (the previous one, on Nintendo Switch, really did not do too hot…)
  • 16./00. [NSW] Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth (Unties) {2019.07.18} – 4,022 / NEW. The Nintendo Switch version ended up selling slightly more, despite Day 1 sales putting the PlayStation 4 version ahead. It looks like the Nintendo Switch version caught up during the weekend;
  • 32./00. [NSW] Tlicolity Eyes: Twinkle Showtime (Idea Factory) {2019.07.18} – 1,263 / NEW. A poor debut, not unexpected for the genre on Nintendo Switch…
  • 42./00. [NSW] Shin Hayarigami 1 + 2 Set (Nippon Ichi Software) {2019.07.18} – 827 / NEW. A poor debut, but that was to be expected for the late port of games that were already niche to begin with.

This week, Dengeki share some data for July 2019 so far, and as expected, it’s not looking too good:

  • Hardware: 6.6 billion Yen (-3.8%)
  • Software: 6.4 billion Yen (+9.7%)
  • Total: 13 billion Yen (+2.4%)

Sales did improve slightly this year, but they remain at a dangerously low level (one of the worst ever on record).

Just like last year, what is really hurting the market is the lack of big titles in July. 2015, 2016, and 2017 had the following:

  • 2015: Yo-kai Watch Busters (Nintendo 3DS): 1.15 million units sold
  • 2016: Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Temoura (Nintendo 3DS): 870 000 units sold
  • 2017: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Nintendo 3DS): 1.13 million units sold

Those games drove the market in July of their respective year, but 2018 and 2019 have no such games:

  • 2018: Octopath Traveler (Nintendo Switch): 140 000 units sold
  • 2019: Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo Switch): 180 000 units sold, but the game ranked #3 did not even sell 50 000 units

The market is still rather sluggish, and unfortunately, there’s no games to significantly push the market upwards in August.

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4239,89651.6%1,488,09632.0%
Vita43,3659.3%109,8752.4%
Switch170,34236.6%2,837,41761.0%
3DS11,0082.4%202,6914.4%
ETC5600.1%14,8300.3%
Total465,171100.0%4,652,909100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS414,16122.5%255,77425.7%
Vita2770.4%4,7180.5%
Switch46,39173.6%681,65668.4%
3DS2,0733.3%51,1855.1%
ETC990.2%2,5690.3%
Total63,001100.0%995,902100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} – 169,103 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 43,050 / 343,015
03./00. [PSV] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} – 40,438 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Kingdom Come: Deliverance (DMM Games) {2019.07.18} – 12,800 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level 5) {2019.06.20} – 10,611 / 231,942
06./00. [NSW] Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Nintendo) {2019.07.19} – 8,923 / NEW
07./04. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 8,778 / 120,597
08./05. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 8,128 / 3,233,640
09./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 7,044 / 891,140
10./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 6,518 / 2,225,548
11./00. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 6,284 / NEW
12./02. [NSW] God Eater 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.11} – 5,876 / 27,687
13./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 4,806 / 3,054,460
14./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 4,335 / 1,070,480
15./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2019.07.18} – 4,040 / NEW
16./00. [NSW] Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth (Unties) {2019.07.18} – 4,022 / NEW
17./07. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} – 3,961 / 31,144
18./13. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 3,847 / 682,304
19./00. [PS4] Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth (Unties) {2019.07.18} – 3,494 / NEW
20./00. [PS4] Judgment [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2019.07.18} – 3,041 / NEW
21./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,953 / 1,053,379
22./12. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} – 2,711 / 83,333
23./09. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} – 2,688 / 25,024
24./17. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,524 / 864,445
25./15. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 2,233 / 61,743
26./21. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,039 / 701,141
27./20. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.27} – 1,500 / 6,899
28./22. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 1,439 / 168,806
29./24. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,382 / 1,843,695
30./16. [PS4] Yakuza 5 (Sega) {2019.06.20} – 1,367 / 36,321
31./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,347 / 366,683
32./00. [NSW] Tlicolity Eyes: Twinkle Showtime (Idea Factory) {2019.07.18} – 1,263 / NEW
33./19. [NSW] PixArk (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.07.04} – 1,231 / 9,230
34./31. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,135 / 766,082
35./27. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Champions (Sega) {2019.06.27} – 1,112 / 7,106
36./34. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 994 / 757,446
37./36. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} – 953 / 383,117
38./28. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Complete Pack (Square Enix) {2019.07.02} – 911 / 5,569
39./18. [PS4] PixArk (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.07.04} – 900 / 9,262
40./33. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 856 / 33,308
41./43. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 850 / 134,778
42./00. [NSW] Shin Hayarigami 1 + 2 Set (Nippon Ichi Software) {2019.07.18} – 827 / NEW
43./41. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 825 / 44,607
44./38. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} – 817 / 189,308
45./46. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 811 / 38,566
46./26. [PS4] Samurai Shodown (SNK) {2019.06.27} – 806 / 20,140
47./37. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} – 800 / 39,338
48./47. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 756 / 43,331
49./35. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 733 / 28,256
50./160. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.21} – 691 / 4,426

Top 50

NSW – 30
PS4 – 19
PSV – 1

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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