Japan: more sales data for Week 3 2019, December 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 3)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 638 000 units, which is 107.47% of Week 2 sales. That slight increase is due to the release of Ace Combat 7, which sold more than expected.

Unfortunately, Hardware sales are once again down, to 95 000 units (91.42% of Week 2 sales). It’s the first time since the 2nd week of November that sales dropped below the 100 000 units/week threshold.

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 4)

No data this week, unfortunately.

Dengeki (Week 3)

Dengeki report that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe sold 94 000 units during its second week, bringing total sales to 272 000 units. As for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it sold 53 000 units, bringing total sales to 2.79 million units.

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch keeps on dominating the market. This week, despite sales slowing down compared to the holiday season, the Nintendo Switch accounts for 75% of total Hardware sales with 79 000 units sold. The console has now sold over 7.37 million units, which is more than the Wii after the same amount of time on the market (6.66 million units). The Wii ended up selling over 12 million units, and it looks like the Nintendo Switch will have no trouble doing better.

But while the Nintendo Switch is doing pretty great on its own, Dengeki point out that it’s not quite able to compensate for the drop in sales of the Nintendo 3DS. It’s something Nintendo is probably not too happy about, though it’s not really the end of the world for the company: the Nintendo Switch generates more revenue as a whole (console itself is more expensive, and Software sales are also quite strong).

In December specifically, Hardware sales for the Nintendo Switch topped 154.8 billion Yen (+26.6%). But on the other hand, Nintendo 3DS sales dropped by 77.6%, to 14.7 billion Yen. Overall, Hardware sales dropped by 9.7%, to 169.6 billion Yen.

In other words, the Nintendo Switch isn’t quite able to compensate for the drop in sales of the Nintendo 3DS, but it did come close.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4297,24448.5%6,901,68431.3%
Vita5,7010.9%712,5223.2%
Switch283,26946.2%12,395,42456.2%
3DS24,2504.0%1,951,8818.9%
ETC2,8690.5%78,3920.4%
Total613,333100.0%22,039,903100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal yearFiscal Year (%)
PS419,58518.6%1,203,33623.9%
Vita1,9681.9%103,4942.1%
Switch79,19475.0%3,341,47766.3%
3DS4,6474.4%385,7507.7%
ETC1460.1%8,2830.2%
Total105,540100.0%5,042,340100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} – 192,669 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 93,928 / 272,440
03./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 52,900 / 2,789,643
04./00. [PS4] Yakuza 4 (Sega) {2019.01.17} – 19,253 / NEW
05./05. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 15,911 / 910,245
06./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 12,578 / 634,324
07./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,111 / 2,014,888
08./07. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 9,433 / 204,216
09./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 9,350 / 2,895,326
10./03. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} – 9,069 / 54,772
11./00. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Complete Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} – 8,187 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} – 7,515 / NEW
13./12. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 6,029 / 754,875
14./11. [NSW] Go Vacation (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} – 5,776 / 54,530
15./10. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 5,750 / 187,047
16./13. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 5,712 / 602,898
17./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 5,312 / 938,154
18./04. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} – 4,622 / 32,542
19./15. [PS4] Judgment (Sega) {2018.12.13} – 4,088 / 245,992
20./21. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 3,533 / 239,060
21./17. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 3,461 / 309,163
22./16. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} – 3,244 / 514,269
23./19. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 2,629 / 1,802,188
24./20. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 2,572 / 719,837
25./27. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 2,033 / 409,715
26./18. [PS4] God Eater 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.13} – 1,983 / 201,778
27./26. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 1,940 / 163,794
28./22. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 1,900 / 13,824
29./00. [XB1] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} – 1,625 / NEW
30./24. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey (Nintendo) {2018.12.27} – 1,539 / 22,597
31./48. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} – 1,460 / 212,062
32./23. [NSW] Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} – 1,361 / 16,595
33./30. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 1,361 / 67,350
34./29. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} – 1,306 / 79,507
35./36. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,294 / 407,316
36./35. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,275 / 357,653
37./33. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} – 1,262 / 22,501
38./25. [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords (Capcom) {2018.12.20} – 1,256 / 34,800
39./31. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 1,225 / 10,704
40./34. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 1,161 / 17,174
41./43. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,150 / 894,503
42./28. [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.20} – 1,122 / 23,546
43./38. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} – 1,000 / 89,817
44./37. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 961 / 177,487
45./41. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} – 950 / 212,847
46./44. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 917 / 87,726
47./39. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 917 / 866,083
48./60. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 845 / 8,468
49./42. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 844 / 23,903
50./55. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 822 / 10,802

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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