Japan: more sales data for Week 33, 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 33 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 33, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 409 000 units, which is a significant drop from last week (62.25% of Week 32 sales, to be precise).

During Obon (August 15th to August 21), sales of new games dropped sharply this year, with only 19 000 units sold (as opposed to 257 000 units last year). The main reason for that drop is that there only releases during that period were either ports or online-only titles, that traditionally don’t sell too well. In comparison, last year had Tales of Berseria: a much stronger release than what we got this year.

Week 33 was centered around already- released titles, that ended up selling over 390 000 units. The best-seller was Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, with 117 000 sold for both versions (and 2 933 000 units since launch, which means 3 million units will be reached next week for sure… in fact, it’s already been reached if you had digital sales).

Splatoon 2 saw a major drop in sales (-40%), with “only” 34 000 units sold. The main reason for that drop is the Nintendo Switch, that sold only 22 000 units. Still, Splatoon 2 remains the best-selling Nintendo Switch game by a wide margin, and is enjoying pretty solid sales. It’s already sold over 950 000 units, and is bound to reach 1 million units within the next couple of weeks.

Media Create points out that while there aren’t that many new titles, previously-released titles are enjoying steady sales on all platforms, which has a positive impact on the market as a whole.

Source: Media Create

Day-1 sell-through (Media Create)

This week, we have the Day-1 sell-through for one, lone title:

  •  [PS4] [NSW] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥4.800) – 10%. A pretty poor debut for a game not many people were interested to begin with, but it looks like Bandai-Namco overshipped this one by a wide margin.

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

Week 33, 2017 (Dengeki)

This week again, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age topped sales in Japan, with 132 000 units sold (78 000 units on Nintendo 3DS, and 53 000 units on PlayStation 4). Combined, both versions have sold over 2 926 000 units (1 646 000 units on Nintendo 3DS, and 1 280 000 units on PlayStation 4). Just like Media Create, Dengeki point out that it’s basically guaranteed to top 3 million units sold next week.

Meanwhile, Splatoon 2 sold 64 000 units this week: much stronger sales than those reported by Media Create. But there’s a good reason for that: Dengeki data indicates the Nintendo Switch sold over 40 000 units this week… that’s quite the discrepancy with the other tracker, but at least that discrepancy is “consistent” across Hardware and Splatoon 2 Software sales.

With 988 000 units since launch, Splatoon 2 is guaranteed to reach 1 million units next week, becoming the first million-seller on Nintendo Switch.

Other games mentioned by  Dengeki:

  • The Snack World: Trejarers (34 000 units sold this week, 119 000 units since launch)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (15 000 units sold this week, 691 000 units since launch)

There was a lot of activity during this Summer season, what with Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Past and Splatoon 2. Combined, both versions of Dragon Quest XI account for 46.9% of all Software sales during that period (26.4% for the Nintendo 3DS version, and 20.5% for the PlayStation 4 version). As for Splatoon 2, its marketshare is 15.8%. Those two titles combined account for 62.8% of total Software sales.

During Week 33, there was no new major Software titles, so Hardware sales decreased by 28.5% to 123 000 units, and Software sales dropped by 22.9% to 520 000 units. Dengeki points out that Nintendo Switc shortages are still there, but despite that, the console has now sold over 1.47 million units, and will in fact reach 1.5 million units next week.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 152,558 29.8% 3,186,090 29.8%
PS3 3,792 0.7% 64,382 0.6%
Vita 24,084 4.7% 607,897 5.7%
Switch 100,838 19.7% 2,386,841 22.3%
Wii U 6,557 1.3% 164,360 1.5%
3DS 224,622 43.8% 4,286,615 40.1%
X One 194 0.0% 6,339 0.1%
Total 512,645 100.0% 10,702,524 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 35,451 28.8% 587,427 26.0%
PS3 121 0.1% 6,126 0.3%
Vita 5,270 4.3% 99,309 4.4%
Switch 43,592 35.4% 893,971 39.6%
Wii U 109 0.1% 3,484 0.2%
3DS 15,118 12.3% 350,302 15.5%
2DS 23,380 19.0% 316,495 14.0%
X One 100 0.1% 1,779 0.1%
Total 123,141 100.0% 2,258,893 100.0%

And finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 78,483 / 1,645,565
02./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 64,409 / 988,001
03./04. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 53,127 / 1,280,334
04./03. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 33,841 / 119,046
05./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 14,783 / 691,419
06./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} – 13,893 / NEW
07./05. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix) {2017.08.10} – 7,918 / 25,629
08./10. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 7,256 / 130,660
09./11. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 6,911 / 210,509
10./08. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} – 6,631 / 38,447
11./09. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} – 6,467 / 123,596
12./07. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (Capcom) {2017.08.03} – 6,045 / 77,453
13./15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 5,494 / 204,429
14./13. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 5,094 / 42,180
15./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,694 / 537,864
16./16. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 4,456 / 995,118
17./00. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma Online: Season 3 (Capcom) {2017.08.17} – 4,441 / NEW
18./17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 3,639 / 190,919
19./19. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 3,322 / 1,094,467
20./12. [PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom) {2017.08.10} – 3,200 / 9,409
21./20. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 3,156 / 239,604
22./22. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,985 / 1,123,478
23./18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,928 / 260,565
24./23. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 2,878 / 2,661,572
25./24. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 2,567 / 1,728,601
26./27. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 2,489 / 1,584,594
27./30. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,356 / 301,449
28./25. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,261 / 784,853
29./26. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 2,211 / 1,634,443
30./21. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} – 2,183 / 135,677
31./28. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 2,172 / 348,376
32./36. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} – 2,161 / 17,523
33./29. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 1,989 / 118,688
34./32. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.07.27} – 1,950 / 12,162
35./33. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,944 / 96,328
36./31. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,806 / 542,283
37./41. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,733 / 325,456
38./35. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} – 1,678 / 680,936
39./34. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 1,633 / 2,434,886
40./46. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 1,522 / 115,858
41./38. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,489 / 232,321
42./57. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} – 1,461 / 334,773
43./37. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,394 / 111,332
44./39. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,378 / 223,932
45./53. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} – 1,289 / 950,892
46./51. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,278 / 29,945
47./75. [PS4] PlayStation VR WORLDS (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} – 1,228 / 39,263
48./49. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sega) {2016.12.08} – 1,211 / 370,907
49./42. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} – 1,144 / 153,400
50./48. [3DS] Ever Oasis (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 1,133 / 27,344

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink

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One thought on “Japan: more sales data for Week 33, 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki)

  • 25 August 2017 at 22 h 27 min
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    Why is Media create always reporting lower Nintendo consoles numbers than both Dengeki and Famitsu?

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