Japan: more sales data for Week 34 2019, 2018, Summer season (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create – 2018 Sales

Thanks to the Media Create White Book 2019, we now have some more sales data for the Japanese market in 2018. Let’s start with Software sales, and more precisely the market share for each platform:

  • NSW – 13.690.616 (48,05%)
  • PS4 – 10.740.999 (37,70%)
  • 3DS – 2.942.191 (10,33%)
  • PSV – 1.023.787 (3,59%)
  • WIU – 66.655 (0,23%)
  • XB1 – 26.073 (0,09%)
  • Total Software 2018 – 28.490.321

Then, we have the Top 20 for Publishers:

  • 01. Nintendo – 9.971.257 (35,00%)
  • 02. Capcom – 2.735.760 (9,60%)
  • 03. Bandai Namco – 2.231.249 (7,83%)
  • 04. Pokemon Co. – 1.996.035 (7,01%)
  • 05. Sony Interactive – 1.608.904 (5,65%)
  • 06. Square Enix – 1.410.270 (4,95%)
  • 07. Sega – 900.363 (3,16%)
  • 08. Koei Tecmo – 849.747 (2,98%)
  • 09. Konami – 738.612 (2,59%)
  • 10. Microsoft – 541.094 (1,90%)
  • The rest – 5.507.031 (19,33%)
  • 11. Electronic Arts – 521.318
  • 12. Ubisoft – 487.701
  • 13. Level 5 – 458.876
  • 14. Atlus – 394.455
  • 15. Take-Two Interactive – 347.951
  • 16. Spike Chunsoft – 330.352
  • 17. Marvelous – 320.936
  • 18. Nippon Columbia – 250.211
  • 19. Bethesda – 234.078
  • 20. Nihon Falcom – 186.604

Now, the Top 10 Publishers on Nintendo Switch:

  • 01. Nintendo – 8.695.163 (63,51%)
  • 02. Pokemon Co. – 1.456.490 (10,64%)
  • 03. Bandai Namco – 843.558 (6,16%)
  • 04. Square Enix – 527.068 (3,85%)
  • 05. Microsoft – 506.909 (3,70%)
  • 06. Capcom – 262.100 (1,91%)
  • 07. Koei Tecmo – 257.538 (1,88%)
  • 08. Level 5 – 141.481 (1,03%)
  • 09. Electronic Arts – 117.312 (0,86%)
  • 10. Nippon Columbia – 103.552 (0,72%)
  • The rest – 779.445 (5,69%)

And finally, here’s the Top 10 Publishers on Nintendo 3DS:

  • 01. Nintendo – 1.241.329 (42,19%)
  • 02. Pokemon Co. – 538.884 (18,32%)
  • 03. Atlus – 221.044 (7,51%)
  • 04. Level 5 – 216.996 (7,38%)
  • 05. Nippon Columbia – 146.659 (4,98%)
  • 06. Bandai Namco – 132.628 (4,51%)
  • 07. FuRyu – 89.573 (3,04%)
  • 08. Capcom – 71.884 (2,44%)
  • 09. Square Enix – 53.480 (1,82%)
  • 10. Spike Chunsoft – 46.406 (1,58%)
  • The rest – 183.308 (6,23%)

Source: Media Create White Book 2019
Data compiled by: hiska-kun (ResetERA)

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 35)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for a few Nintendo Switch games (games and platforms listed from best selling to worst selling):

  • [NSW] [PS4] Dead or School (Studio Nanafushi) – 40%. Decent debut, but shipment should be rather low;
  • [NSW] Astral Chain (Nintendo) – “Fairly favorable start”

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

Dengeki (Week 34)

Dengeki report that Super Mario Maker 2 sold about 22 000 additional units this week, and ranked first yet another week. It has now sold over 500 000 units, and in fact, it’s the very first game to do so this Fiscal Year.

Oninaki was the biggest release this week, with about 28 000 units sold (including 13 000 units on Nintendo Switch). The sell-through is rather average (literally): about 55-60%. This third game from Tokyo RPG Factory certainly fared much better than Lost Sphear (12 000 units at launch, and 39 000 units LTD), but it’s nowhere near I Am Setsuna (59 000 units at launch, and 110 000 units LTD).

Other than that, there was not much activity in the top of the charts. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold about 10 000 units, bringing total sales to 3 329 000 units, and Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version sold about 9 000 units (137 000 units LTD). Unfortunately, only 3 games managed to sell more than 10 000 units this week.

Here’s how the other entries sold this week:

  • [NSW] Mary Skelter 2 (Compile Heart): 1 806 units. Unsurprisingly low debut for yet another late port;
  • [NSW] Katakoi Contrast: Collection of Branch (Idea Factory): 1 467 units. Again, low sales but sadly not a surprise.

Week 34 was the week right after Obon, and so a drop in sales was to be expected. And unfortunately, it wasn’t all that pretty:

  • Hardware: 43 000 units (-46.3%)
  • Software: 228 000 units (-38.8%)

With one week left in August, Dengeki shared some data for that month this week. Unfortunately, sales went back down after a slight increase in July:

  • Hardware: 237 000 units (-34.3%) / 7.3 billion Yen (-30.6%)
  • Software: 1 194 000 units (-29.7%) / 7.1 billion Yen (-27.1%)
  • Total: 14.4 billion Yen (-28.9%)

In July, sales increased Year on Year for the first time in 4 months, but the momentum didn’t carry over to August.

Unfortunately, things are not looking much better for the Summer season as a whole (as of August 25th):

  • Hardware: 15.7 billion Yen (-20.3%)
  • Software: 17.4 billion Yen (–2.2%)
  • Total: 33.2 billion Yen (-11.7%)

It’s highly unlikely the last week of the month will change anything, and the only question is how low sales will end up when August is over.

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS462,21827.3%1,845,27028.9%
Vita4,4712.0%150,5462.4%
Switch150,23166.0%4,103,60264.3%
3DS9,8114.3%262,3774.1%
ETC7910.3%18,4570.3%
Total227,522100.0%6,380,252100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS49,83623.1%324,69525.1%
Vita540.1%5,4020.4%
Switch30,55171.6%894,71269.3%
3DS2,1595.1%64,3215.0%
ETC510.1%2,7910.2%
Total42,651100.0%1,291,921100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 21,817 / 518,545
02./00. [PS4] Oninaki (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} – 15,280 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Oninaki (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} – 12,240 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 9,635 / 3,292,810
05./02. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 9,133 / 137,013
06./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 8,983 / 937,653
07./04. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 7,656 / 243,641
08./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 7,029 / 2,269,659
09./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 4,659 / 1,101,115
10./10. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 4,606 / 153,142
11./07. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 4,406 / 38,238
12./09. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} – 3,975 / 236,093
13./14. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2019.07.18} – 3,725 / 25,916
14./11. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level 5) {2019.06.20} – 3,639 / 260,754
15./13. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 3,541 / 3,077,471
16./12. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 3,406 / 703,815
17./16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,700 / 1,070,285
18./15. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.08.08} – 2,128 / 19,675
19./21. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,935 / 876,183
20./18. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,871 / 376,985
21./00. [NSW] Mary Skelter 2 (Compile Heart) {2019.08.22} – 1,806 / NEW
22./22. [NSW] Tetris 99 (Nintendo) {2019.08.09} – 1,789 / 6,977
23./17. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,556 / 713,107
24./00. [NSW] Katakoi Contrast: Collection of Branch (Idea Factory) {2019.08.22} – 1,467 / NEW
25./20. [NSW] Rune Factory 4 Special (Marvelous) {2019.07.25} – 1,456 / 52,126
26./25. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} – 1,424 / 93,220
27./32. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 1,414 / 39,925
28./26. [PSV] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} – 1,313 / 58,192
29./19. [PS4] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 1,300 / 14,725
30./24. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,161 / 1,851,396
31./34. [PS4] Judgment [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2019.07.18} – 1,064 / 10,241
32./27. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} – 1,056 / 40,600
33./29. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,018 / 772,774
34./28. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 1,006 / 176,182
35./36. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 981 / 49,505
36./30. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris [Special Price] (Sega) {2019.08.08} – 941 / 4,948
37./23. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 928 / 16,557
38./35. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 872 / 44,062
39./33. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.27} – 864 / 12,699
40./31. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 843 / 35,112
41./47. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} – 757 / 43,116
42./65. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} – 756 / 228,179
43./56. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 739 / 31,798
44./37. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Champions (Sega) {2019.06.27} – 672 / 11,981
45./43. [PS4] Kingdom Come: Deliverance (DMM Games) {2019.07.18} – 613 / 22,399
46./00. [PS4] Tokyo Chronos (MyDearest) {2019.08.22} – 613 / NEW
47./72. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} – 600 / 20,813
48./41. [NSW] God Eater 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.11} – 589 / 34,193
49./38. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 576 / 443,283
50./52. [PS4] Yakuza 5 (Sega) {2019.06.20} – 573 / 40,222

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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