Japan: more sales data for Week 34 2018, July 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 34)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 322 000 units during Week 34, which is 82.54% of Week 33 sales. Now that Obon is over, it’s no surprise that sales are down. Sales of previously released games saw the worst drop, as they sold 150 000 units less than during the previous week.

There were many new releases this week: 9 in total… but they all sold relatively low amounts. In fact, more than half of them didn’t even manage to chart in the Top 20! Combined, those games sold about 83 000 units, which is less than 10 000 units on average. And as the numbers above indicate, they were not able to compensate for the drop in sales of previously-released games.

Source: Media Create

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

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

  • [NSW] [PS4] Little Dragons Café (Marvelous) (¥5.800) – 30%. Decent debut, and the Nintendo Switch version sold more;
  • [PS4] [NSW] [PSV] World End Syndrome (Arc System Works) (¥5.800) – 20%. Timid debut that doesn’t bode well…
  • [PS4] [NSW] Blade Strangers (Pikii) (¥4.000) – 30%. Expected sales for a niche fighting game;
  • [NSW] Tennis World Tour (Oizumi Amuzio) (¥7.800) – 20%. Low sales, but expected for such a game. Worse sell-through than the PlayStation 4 version (40%);
  • [PS4] [NSW] Psyvariar Delta (Success) (¥4.800) – 20%. Low debut.

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

Dengeki (Week 34)

Dengeki report that My Hero One’s Justice is off to a great start, with 43 000 units sold across both versions, and 75% sell-through (which is fairly good: there’s even been reports of shortages). The Nintendo Switch version sold 27 000 units, and outsold the one on PlayStation 4. In just a week, this new game managed to sell more than the first one on Nintendo 3DS during its entire lifetime (barely 31 000 units LTD).

Other Nintendo Switch games mentioned this week:

  • Minecraft: 19 000 units this week, and 251 000 units since launch;
  • Splatoon 2: 16 000 units this week, and over 2.6 million units since launch;
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 11 000 units this week, and 1.72 million units units since launch.

As you can see, the usual evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch are still going strong.

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch keeps dominating sales. This week, it sold about 50 000 units, and didn’t drop below the 50 000 units/week threshold despite the drop in sales that impacted all platforms. It accounted for nearly 60ù of total Hardware sales: 58.6% to be precise.

The best week for the Nintendo Switch this Fiscal Year was last week (Week 33), with 59 000 units sold. Last year had big bumps thanks to the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2, but there was no such bump this year. In fact, during the first 4 months, sales slowed down to about 30 000 units/week

It looked like the Nintendo Switch’s momentum had slowed down, but ever since the beginner of the Summer season, things changed. While there was no major increase in sales like last year, the Nintendo Switch led the market with strong weekly sales: about 50 000 units/week. The console is now drawing near the 5 million units milestone: it’s currently sitting at 4.95 million units sold since launch, and it could reach it as early as next week.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 112,044 33.0% 2,515,085 32.9%
Vita 16,758 4.9% 508,023 6.6%
Switch 156,701 46.2% 3,607,405 47.2%
3DS 51,227 15.1% 974,022 12.7%
ETC 2,471 0.7% 42,656 0.6%
Total 339,201 100.0% 7,647,191 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 24,225 28.3% 413,478 26.1%
Vita 2,500 2.9% 57,100 3.6%
Switch 50,169 58.6% 925,841 58.5%
3DS 8,556 10.0% 183,953 11.6%
ETC 118 0.1% 3,362 0.2%
合計 85,568 100.0% 1,583,734 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Conan Exiles (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} – 32,801 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 27,417 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 18,524 / 250,720
04./00. [PS4] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 15,617 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 15,518 / 2,607,266
06./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 11,417 / 1,719,822
07./03. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} – 11,365 / 92,654
08./04. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 10,878 / 184,295
09./06. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 8,511 / 327,310
10./08. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 6,750 / 118,112
11./07. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 5,972 / 81,113
12./09. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 5,278 / 619,983
13./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,822 / 827,312
14./00. [PSV] Koroshiya to Strawberry (Broccoli) {2018.08.23} – 4,610 / NEW
15./10. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} – 4,206 / 182,996
16./14. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,650 / 1,705,113
17./24. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X (Atlus) {2018.08.02} – 3,511 / 85,670
18./15. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 3,483 / 53,923
19./11. [PS4] Yakuza 3 (Sega) {2018.08.09} – 3,089 / 33,506
20./13. [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy DX (Level 5) {2018.08.09} – 3,056 / 20,939
21./19. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 2,839 / 827,045
22./18. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 2,750 / 852,694
23./23. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 2,117 / 233,166
24./35. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 1,989 / 5,545
25./16. [NSW] Okami HD (Capcom) {2018.08.09} – 1,989 / 19,067
26./21. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 1,906 / 207,176
27./00. [PSV] Floral Flowlove (Entergram) {2018.08.23} – 1,744 / NEW
28./28. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 1,717 / 15,188
29./32. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,713 / 196,076
30./22. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 1,700 / 215,093
31./25. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,678 / 288,478
32./31. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,672 / 374,711
33./33. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,528 / 333,261
34./29. [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game (Natsume Atari) {2018.08.02} – 1,494 / 16,338
35./26. [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 1,465 / 42,663
36./17. [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling: World (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.09} – 1,444 / 24,713
37./20. [PS4] Bullet Girls: Phantasia (D3Publisher) {2018.08.09} – 1,425 / 19,085
38./36. [NSW] LEGO The Incredibles (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.08.02} – 1,350 / 5,639
39./27. [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} – 1,338 / 22,766
40./30. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,333 / 449,436
41./00. [PS4] Saiaku Naru Saiyaku Ningen ni Sasagu (Kemco) {2018.08.23} – 1,272 / NEW
42./46. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 1,150 / 72,888
43./39. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 1,116 / 111,986
44./34. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,089 / 477,780
45./38. [PSV] Bullet Girls: Phantasia (D3Publisher) {2018.08.09} – 956 / 9,368
46./43. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 944 / 386,829
47./37. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 911 / 218,968
48./53. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} – 911 / 84,571
49./52. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 900 / 5,928
50./00. [PS4] Floral Flowlove (Entergram) {2018.08.23} – 881 / NEW

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

Famitsu – Digital sales estimates (July)

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine provides us with the latest digital sales estimates, covering the period going from June June 25th to July 29th (so 5 weeks in total). We have estimated sales for two games on Nintendo platforms:

  • [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square-Enix): 64 513 units. With how hard it was to find the game in stores following launch, it’s no wonder digital sales would be high (higher than usual for Nintendo platforms), especially for a game not mainly targeting a kids / family audience;
  • [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Japan): 22 273 units. Now that the game is available at retail, digital sales seems to have dropped: the typical audience for Minecraft games (kids, and more precisely parents buying games for them) generally buy games at retail, not on the Nintendo eShop.

Source: Famitsu
Via: ryokutya2089

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