Japan: more sales data for Week 32 2019, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 33)

Unfortunately, no sell-through data this week (because there was no new release!).

Dengeki (Week 32)

Dengeki report that Super Mario Maker was the best-selling game in Japan for the 4th week in a row, with 35 000 units sold this week. This brings total sales to 455 000 units, making it quite likely that it will reach 500 000 units at retail by the end of Obon week (Week 33).

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition sold about 13 000 units, with a relatively average sell-through ratio: 55%. Fortunately, the week following its release is Obon, which is usually pretty good for video games sales, and so retailers shouldn’t have too much trouble selling the remaining units. In fact, it’s likely they simply ordered enough units to go through that week without needing additional shipments.

The PlayStation 4 version sold 75 000 units at launch, and 126 000 units LTD, which means the Nintendo Switch version only sold 10.1% of the original release… not too surprising for a late port, even if it does include all DLC (especially as the PlayStation 4 already got a Complete Edition of that game).

Quite interestingly, the ratio is the same for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition, which has now sold over 31 000 units on Nintendo Switch since launch. In comparison, the initial release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita sold about 283 000 units LTD, which means the Nintendo Switch version only sold 11% of that release. Again, that’s late releases for you.

There’s not much activity in the top of the chart this week, with Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version selling 22 000 additional units (98 000 units LTD), Fire Emblem: Three Houses selling 22 000 units (bringing total sales to 221 000 units), and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 13 000 units sold this week (and 3 265 000 units LTD).

Other entries this week include:

  • [NSW] Tetris 99 (Nintendo): 2 338 units sold
  • [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S <Special Price> (SEGA): 2 013 units sold

This week, the market remains quite sluggish overall, despite Hardware sales increasing:

  • Hardware: 62 000 units (+16.7%)
  • Software: 294 000 units (-2%)

Last week, sales are not all that better:

  • Hardware: 57 000 units
  • Software: 297 000 units

Despite the Summer holiday season being in full swing, the market is not seeing a major increase in sales (as it usually does), and remains sluggish. In fact, those sales are the worst recorded in the past 10 years.

Here’s a not-really-flattering comparison with the highest sales on record during the past 10 years:

  • Hardware: peak was in 2011 with 178 000 units sold (-59.4% in 2019)
  • Software: peak was in 2010 with 1 047 000 units sold (-70% in 2019)

During Obon week, the most important thing to pay attention to is the usual evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch, and how much their sales will increase. They are, after all, the only ones that will be able to carry the market upwards.

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal year (%)
PS462,30721.2%1,706,73629.5%
Vita6,4562.2%139,7412.4%
Switch212,71472.3%3,681,70563.7%
3DS12,1114.1%236,0054.1%
ETC6770.2%16,9830.3%
Total294,265100.0%5,781,170100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS415,15624.6%292,50525.0%
Vita940.2%5,2170.4%
Switch43,75371.0%810,56469.3%
3DS2,5684.2%58,7925.0%
ETC340.1%2,7130.2%
Total61,605100.0%1,169,791100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./02. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 34,528 / 449,604
02./03. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 20,512 / 97,745
03./01. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 19,888 / 220,597
04./05. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 12,812 / 3,264,934
05./00. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.08.08} – 12,725 / NEW
06./04. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} – 8,947 / 223,318
07./08. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 8,928 / 915,053
08./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,876 / 2,248,465
09./06. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 7,300 / 23,479
10./14. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 6,253 / 1,086,515
11./11. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 5,644 / 139,925
12./13. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level 5) {2019.06.20} – 5,056 / 249,954
13./15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 4,676 / 3,067,536
14./18. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 4,176 / 693,674
15./16. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2019.07.18} – 4,071 / 16,826
16./19. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,659 / 1,063,385
17./10. [NSW] Rune Factory 4 Special (Marvelous) {2019.07.25} – 3,512 / 47,759
18./28. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,888 / 707,545
19./00. [PS4] Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Bethesda Softworks) {2019.08.08} – 2,775 / NEW
20./17. [PSV] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} – 2,428 / 54,532
21./21. [PS4] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 2,376 / 10,454
22./23. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,347 / 871,348
23./00. [NSW] Tetris 99 (Nintendo) {2019.08.09} – 2,338 / NEW
24./29. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,056 / 371,842
25./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris [Special Price] (Sega) {2019.08.08} – 2,013 / NEW
26./25. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 1,939 / 13,123
27./27. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} – 1,912 / 89,340
28./24. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} – 1,639 / 37,327
29./09. [NSW] Omega Labyrinth Life (D3Publisher) {2019.08.01} – 1,563 / 7,935
30./34. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,522 / 1,847,741
31./32. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 1,494 / 172,965
32./33. [PS4] Judgment [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2019.07.18} – 1,393 / 7,485
33./38. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,388 / 769,706
34./12. [PS4] Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled (Sega) {2019.08.01} – 1,335 / 7,266
35./26. [PS4] Kingdom Come: Deliverance (DMM Games) {2019.07.18} – 1,331 / 20,650
36./20. [NSW] Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled (Sega) {2019.08.01} – 1,222 / 4,778
37./36. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 1,200 / 36,673
38./30. [NSW] Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Nintendo) {2019.07.19} – 1,189 / 14,518
39./37. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 1,124 / 41,607
40./39. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.27} – 1,062 / 10,079
41./57. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 1,023 / 32,389
42./31. [NSW] God Eater 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.11} – 1,000 / 32,465
43./22. [PS4] Labyrinth Life (D3Publisher) {2019.08.01} – 988 / 3,255
44./42. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 925 / 47,100
45./40. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Champions (Sega) {2019.06.27} – 894 / 9,892
46./43. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} – 872 / 137,116
47./46. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 794 / 441,313
48./41. [PS4] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} – 771 / 28,159
49./44. [PS4] Yakuza 5 (Sega) {2019.06.20} – 733 / 38,774
50./45. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 706 / 429,962

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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