Japan: more sales data for Week 35 2019, Astral Chain, Summer season (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 36)

Unfortunately, no Day 1 sell-through data this week!

Dengeki (Week 35)

Dengeki report that Astral Chain was the best-selling game during Week 35, with about 35 000 units sold. Just like in Famitsu data, the gap between the games ranked #1 and #2 is quite small (barely a thousand units). The sell-through ratio for this game is quite good: about 85%, with strong sales leading to shortages in some stores (though it was not particularly hard to find new copies).

Other than the two new entries, not much activity in the top of the charts. Super Mario Maker 2 sold 22 000 additional units, bringing total sales to 541 000 units.

Here’s how the other entries in the Top 50 Software fared:

  • Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition (Natsume Atari): 2 064 units sold. Unsurprising low debut for the late port of a niche game;
  • Psikyo Shooting Library Vol. 2 (City Connection): 1 739 units sold. This is a collection of retro games already available on the Nintendo eShop, so low sales were expected;
  • Toraware no Palm (Capcom): 1 650 units sold. No, late ports of Otome games do not fare better if they’re published by Capcom;
  • Dead or School (Studio Nanafushi): 1 565 units sold on Nintendo Switch (and 1 967 units on PlayStation 4). A low profile release with low sales;
  • BROTHERS CONFLICT Precious Baby for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory): 1 400 units sold. Late ports of Otome games on Nintendo Switch pretty much all share the same fate;
  • Raspberry Cube (iMel): 1 231 units on Nintendo Switch (and 1 194 units on PlayStation 4). The usual sales for a niche Visual Novel.

Hardware-wise, the release of the new Nintendo Switch model with improved battery led to a significant increase in sales. Said sales increased by 2.5 times, to about 76 000 units (a significantly lower number than the one reported by Famitsu earlier this week, for some reason). This is, so far, the best weekly sales for the console this Fiscal Year.

But despite that big increase, Hardware sales are down in August (July 29th to September 1st), and Software sales are the same:

  • Hardware: 330 000 units (-24.6%) / 10 billion Yen (-20.6%)
  • Software: 1 490 000 units (-28.8%) / 8.9 billion Yen (-25.9%)
  • Total: 18.9 billion units (-23.2%)

Bad news: the Summer season (July 1st to September 1st) was quite bad, with the lowest numbers on record since 2000:

  • Hardware: 18.4 billion Yen (-15.6%)
  • Software: 19.3 billion Yen (-4%)
  • Total: 37.7 million Yen (-10%)

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS488,46230.0%1,933,73229.0%
Vita4,9401.7%155,4862.3%
Switch191,02964.8%4,294,63164.3%
3DS9,6323.3%272,0094.1%
ETC5820.2%19,0390.3%
Total294,645100.0%6,674,897100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS411,14412.5%335,83924.3%
Vita620.1%5,4640.4%
Switch75,76585.1%970,47770.3%
3DS2,0152.3%66,3364.8%
ETC690.1%2,8600.2%
Total89,055100.0%1,380,976100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Astral Chain (Nintendo) {2019.08.30} – 35,487 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Azur Lane: Crosswave (Compile Heart) {2019.08.29} – 34,106 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 22,333 / 540,878
04./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 11,550 / 3,304,360
05./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,922 / 947,575
06./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,718 / 2,278,377
07./07. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 7,628 / 251,269
08./05. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 7,553 / 144,566
09./09. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 5,771 / 1,106,886
10./02. [PS4] Oninaki (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} – 4,800 / 20,080
11./10. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 4,733 / 157,875
12./13. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2019.07.18} – 4,706 / 30,622
13./15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 3,994 / 3,081,465
14./11. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 3,878 / 42,116
15./17. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,747 / 1,074,032
16./03. [NSW] Oninaki (Square Enix) {2019.08.22} – 3,700 / 15,940
17./16. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 3,629 / 707,444
18./14. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level 5) {2019.06.20} – 3,228 / 263,982
19./12. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} – 2,794 / 238,887
20./20. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,312 / 379,297
21./00. [NSW] Friday The 13th: The Game – Ultimate Slasher Edition (Natsume Atari) {2019.08.29} – 2,064 / NEW
22./19. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,000 / 878,183
23./22. [NSW] Tetris 99 (Nintendo) {2019.08.09} – 1,989 / 8,966
24./00. [PS4] Dead or School (Studio Nanafushi) {2019.08.29} – 1,967 / NEW
25./00. [PS4] Immortal: Unchained (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.08.29} – 1,767 / NEW
26./00. [NSW] Psikyo Shooting Library Vol.2 (City Connection) {2019.08.29} – 1,739 / NEW
27./00. [NSW] Towaware no Palm (Capcom) {2019.08.30} – 1,650 / NEW
28./26. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} – 1,639 / 94,859
29./23. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,617 / 714,724
30./00. [NSW] Dead or School (Studio Nanafushi) {2019.08.29} – 1,565 / NEW
31./00. [PSV] Kannagi no Mori Satsukiame Tsuzuri (Matatabi) {2019.08.29} – 1,556 / NEW
32./00. [NSW] Brothers Conflict: Precious Baby for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory) {2019.08.29} – 1,400 / NEW
33./27. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 1,346 / 41,271
34./18. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.08.08} – 1,317 / 20,992
35./30. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,306 / 1,852,702
36./00. [NSW] Raspberry Cube (iMel) {2019.08.29} – 1,231 / NEW
37./00. [PS4] Raspberry Cube (iMel) {2019.08.29} – 1,194 / NEW
38./25. [NSW] Rune Factory 4 Special (Marvelous) {2019.07.25} – 1,183 / 53,309
39./36. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris [Special Price] (Sega) {2019.08.08} – 1,171 / 6,119
40./33. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,159 / 773,933
41./31. [PS4] Judgment [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2019.07.18} – 1,047 / 11,288
42./32. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} – 1,039 / 41,639
43./35. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,029 / 50,534
44./34. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 1,029 / 177,211
45./37. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 1,006 / 17,563
46./29. [PS4] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 1,000 / 15,725
47./38. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 933 / 44,995
48./28. [PSV] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 (Konami) {2019.07.18} – 859 / 59,051
49./40. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 824 / 35,936
50./39. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.27} – 807 / 13,506

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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