Japan: more sales data for Week 30 2018, July, Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Media Create, Dengeki)

More sales data from Japan, with the latest reports from Media Create, Dengeki, and Famitsu!

Media Create (Week 30)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 392 000 units. Since Week 30 was the start of the summer holidays for many students, which is why publishers tried to take advantage of that. The result: no less than 32 new releases this week alone, including 11 budget re-release. This is the most games released during the last week July since 2015 (2016 and 2017 had 12 games each).

However, there’s a catch (pretty easy to spot by looking at the Top 50): only 2 of those 32 new releases sold more than 10 000 units. So yes, sales did increase this week (107.85% of Week 29 sales), but as a whole, the market is still rather sluggish.

The main release of the week was Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2, which sold 58 000 units all versions and platforms combined. Unsurprisingly, fans focused on the bundle with both collections, which sold a combined 45 000 units on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Source: Media Create

Day 1 sell-through (Media Create)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for quite a few games:

  • [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X (Atlus) – 70%. Loyal fanbase + retailers ordering less units due to aging Nintendo 3DS = shortages (something Atlus even apologised for);
  • [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo – 20%. May seem a bit low, but fairly good opening as sales are expected to increase during week-end, and O-bon is just around the corner;
  • [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) – 20%. A bit on the low side, but nothing too worrying;
  • [NSW] SaGa: Scarlet Grace – Scarlet Ambition (Square Enix) (¥5.800) – 40%. Decent debut, with higher sell-through than PlayStation 4 version (20%);
  • [NSW] Code of Princess EX (Pikii) – 20%. Low sell-through, but expected for this kind of niche release.

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

Dengeki (Week 30, July 2018)

Dengeki report that Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun was the best-selling game in Japan for the second week in a row, with about 32 000 units sold.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection had a great start, with 63 000 units for all platforms and versions combined. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 = 49 000 units sold
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection = 8 000 units
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 = 6 000 units

Finally, Dengeki report that Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou sold 6 000 units at launch, on Nintendo Switch.

Also, Dengeki shared some data for July 2018. Last year had two mega hits: Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch, and Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Therefore, it was expected that the market would be down in 2018. Here’s how bad the drop was:

  • Hardware: 320 000 units (-54.7%) / 9.3 billion Yen (-47.8%)
  • Software: 1 410 000 units (-66.1%) / 8.1 billion Yen (-70.6%)
  • Total: 17.4 billion Yen (-61.7%)

Here’s the Top 5 Software for July 2018 (July 2nd to July 29th):

  1. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square-Enix): 142 000 units
  2. [NSW] Taiko Drum Master: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai-Namco): 103 000 units
  3. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo): 90 000 units
  4. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo): 78 000 units
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Japan): 77 000 units

For Dengeki, it’s quite encouraging that Octopath Traveler managed to rank #1 in July: a brand new IP doing well in a market largely dominated by sequels and games from popular series is a pretty healthy thing. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much the only positive thing to be said about this Top 5 Software, as only 2 games sold more than 100 000 units, which is far from stellar… Naturally, they hope that the market will recover during the second half of the Summer season (August).

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal year (%)
PS4 116,440 29.2% 2,080,560 35.0%
Vita 23,659 5.9% 441,683 7.4%
Switch 214,853 53.9% 2,772,836 46.6%
3DS 41,493 10.4% 619,456 10.4%
ETC 2,159 0.5% 35,110 0.6%
Total 398,604 100.0% 5,949,645 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 18,315 22.6% 320,851 26.2%
Vita 2,760 3.4% 46,203 3.8%
Switch 50,290 62.1% 713,645 58.3%
3DS 9,479 11.7% 140,228 11.5%
ETC 139 0.2% 2,861 0.2%
Total 80,983 100.0% 1,223,788 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 31,841 / 103,176
02./00. [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 30,852 / NEW
03./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 19,656 / 2,529,036
04./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 18,622 / 168,962
05./05. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 18,294 / 268,983
06./00. [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 17,907 / NEW
07./03. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 13,061 / 78,378
08./00. [PSV] Collar x Malice: Unlimited (Idea Factory) {2018.07.26} – 12,843 / NEW
09./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,272 / 1,660,015
10./02. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} – 10,622 / 141,722
11./08. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 6,700 / 33,624
12./00. [NSW] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (Entergram) {2018.07.26} – 6,400 / NEW
13./09. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 6,200 / 592,905
14./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 5,061 / 805,162
15./00. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 4,785 / NEW
16./00. [PS4] Disgaea 1 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.07.26} – 4,558 / NEW
17./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 4,378 / 1,685,929
18./00. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash [Sunshine Edition] (Marvelous) {2018.07.26} – 4,335 / NEW
19./00. [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 3,924 / NEW
20./00. [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 3,844 / NEW
21./00. [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 3,657 / NEW
22./14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 3,306 / 839,989
23./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} – 3,140 / NEW
24./15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 3,122 / 814,544
25./13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 3,056 / 186,705
26./12. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 2,994 / 204,054
27./00. [NSW] Disgaea 1 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.07.26} – 2,894 / NEW
28./17. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 2,861 / 195,997
29./00. [PS4] Maitetsu: Pure Station (View) {2018.07.26} – 2,700 / NEW
30./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} – 2,587 / NEW
31./00. [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 2,553 / NEW
32./25. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 2,428 / 223,363
33./26. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,994 / 279,945
34./00. [NSW] Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Library Party (Entergram) {2018.07.26} – 1,959 / NEW
35./22. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,822 / 144,150
36./19. [PS4] The Crew 2 (Ubisoft) {2018.06.29} – 1,733 / 31,811
37./35. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 1,656 / 106,526
38./23. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} – 1,639 / 79,826
39./30. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,550 / 471,919
40./00. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 1,531 / NEW
41./29. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,450 / 442,408
42./33. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,344 / 367,711
43./52. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 1,323 / 2,000,980
44./00. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair [PlayStation Hits] (D3Publisher) {2018.07.26} – 1,285 / NEW
45./00. [PS4] Spintires: Mudrunner (Oizumi Amuzio) {2018.07.26} – 1,259 / NEW
46./20. [PS4] New Gundam Breaker (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.06.21} – 1,256 / 80,929
47./00. [PSV] Collar x Malice Twin Pack (Idea Factory) {2018.07.26} – 1,213 / NEW
48./28. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 1,178 / 67,796
49./00. [NSW] Waku Waku Doubutsu Land (Nippon Columbia) {2018.07.26} – 1,169 / NEW
50./16. [NSW] Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded (Unties) {2018.07.19} – 1,154 / 3,592

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink (ResetEra)

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