Japan: more sales data for Week 35 2018, August and Summer 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 35)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 395 000 units during Week 35, which is 118.79% of Week 34 sales. The sales of both new releases and previously released games are on the rise, and so for the first time in 4 weeks, Software sales are up Week on Week. Unfortunately, that’s not the case of Hardware sales, which are down: they only account for 87.56% of Week 34 sales, due to PlayStation 4 Pro and Nintendo Switch sales dropping.

Source: Media Create

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for just one Nintendo Switch game:

  • [NSW] SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy!~ (SNK) – 20%. Sold less than the PlayStation 4 version.

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

Dengeki (Week 35)

Dengeki report that Little Dragons Café, the latest game from Yasuhiro Wada (creator of the Harvest Moon / Story of Season series), sold about 15 000 units at launch, with 11 000 units for the Nintendo Switch version.

This week, we also get data for August (and more precisely the period going from July 30th to September 2nd). Unfortunately, sales are once again down Year on Year (just like they already were in July):

  • Hardware: 430 000 units (-39.8%) / 12.6 billion Yen (-34.3%)
  • Software: 2 090 000 units (-31.2%) / 12 billion Yen (-36.4%)
  • Total: 24.6 billion Yen (-35.3%)

Sales already saw a sharp decline in July, and so it’s no wonder the Summer period (July 2nd to September 2nd) as a whole also saw a major drop in sales:

  • Hardware: 750 000 units (-47.2%) / 21.8 billion Yen (-35.9%)
  • Software: 3 500 000 units (-51.5%) / 20.1 billion Yen (-53.5%)
  • Total: 41.9 billion Yen (-45.7%)

Once again, it’s the lack of major titles like Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and Splatoon 2 that are pointed out to explain the sharp drop in sales.

Here’s the Top 3 Software for the holiday season:

  1. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai-Namco): 194 000 units sold
  2. Octopath Traveler (Square-Enix): 186 000 units sold
  3. Minecraft (Microsoft Japan): 178 000 units sold

This was a rather mediocre Summer season, with no game selling more than 200 000 units.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 181,981 46.5% 2,697,066 33.6%
Vita 20,651 5.3% 528,674 6.6%
Switch 143,289 36.6% 3,750,694 46.7%
3DS 43,918 11.2% 1,017,940 12.7%
ETC 1,687 0.4% 44,343 0.6%
Total 391,526 100.0% 8,038,717 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

¨Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 19,288 26.9% 432,766 26.1%
Vita 2,537 3.5% 59,637 3.6%
Switch 41,239 57.6% 967,080 58.4%
3DS 8,368 11.7% 192,321 11.6%
ETC 154 0.2% 3,516 0.2%
Total 71,586 100.0% 1,655,320 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 75,165 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Conan Exiles (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} – 22,031 / 54,832
03./03. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 19,661 / 270,381
04./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 14,794 / 2,622,060
05./00. [NSW] Little Dragons Cafe (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} – 10,845 / NEW
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 10,278 / 1,730,100
07./00. [PS4] Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.30} – 9,890 / NEW
08./08. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 9,579 / 193,874
09./00. [PSV] Pioneer no Banshou (Idea Factory) {2018.08.30} – 9,046 / NEW
10./02. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 8,745 / 36,162
11./07. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} – 7,816 / 100,470
12./09. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 6,962 / 334,272
13./10. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 5,984 / 124,096
14./04. [PS4] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 5,175 / 20,792
15./11. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 5,068 / 86,181
16./12. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 4,711 / 624,694
17./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,483 / 831,795
18./00. [PS4] Little Dragons Cafe (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} – 4,457 / NEW
19./17. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X (Atlus) {2018.08.02} – 3,747 / 89,417
20./15. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} – 3,478 / 186,474
21./00. [PS4] Firewall Zero Hour (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.08.30} – 3,413 / NEW
22./16. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,306 / 1,708,419
23./18. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 2,868 / 56,791
24./00. [PS4] Tennis World Tour (Oizumi Amuzio) {2018.08.30} – 2,667 / NEW
25./22. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 2,589 / 855,283
26./21. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 2,463 / 829,508
27./20. [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy DX (Level 5) {2018.08.09} – 2,383 / 23,322
28./19. [PS4] Yakuza 3 (Sega) {2018.08.09} – 2,339 / 35,845
29./24. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 2,078 / 7,623
30./25. [NSW] Okami HD (Capcom) {2018.08.09} – 1,794 / 20,861
31./23. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 1,778 / 234,944
32./00. [PS4] World End Syndrome (Arc System Works) {2018.08.30} – 1,727 / NEW
33./29. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,678 / 197,754
34./31. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,606 / 290,084
35./28. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 1,594 / 16,782
36./26. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 1,572 / 208,748
37./30. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 1,561 / 216,654
38./00. [NSW] World End Syndrome (Arc System Works) {2018.08.30} – 1,507 / NEW
39./33. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,419 / 334,680
40./32. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,389 / 376,100
41./36. [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling: World (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.09} – 1,380 / 26,093
42./40. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,300 / 450,736
43./00. [PSV] World End Syndrome (Arc System Works) {2018.08.30} – 1,293 / NEW
44./00. [NSW] Tennis World Tour (Oizumi Amuzio) {2018.08.30} – 1,273 / NEW
45./00. [PS4] Blade Strangers (Pikii) {2018.08.30} – 1,147 / NEW
46./00. [PS4] Battlefield 4 [PlayStation Hits] (Electronic Arts) {2018.08.30} – 1,140 / NEW
47./42. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 1,128 / 74,016
48./44. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,111 / 478,891
49./34. [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game (Natsume Atari) {2018.08.02} – 1,080 / 17,418
50./35. [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 1,050 / 43,713

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


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