Japan: more sales data for Week 35, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2, Aug. 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Week 35 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 35, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 499 000 units, which is 115.09% of Week 34 sales. This time around, sales of both new releases and previously-released titles increased, with the former going from 139 000 to 182 000 units sold, and the latter from 295 000 to 317 000 units sold. 

Unfortunately, Hardware didn’t see a similiar increase, with 107 000 units sold (86.37% of Week 34 sales).

Source: Media Create

Day 1 sell-through (Media Create)

This week, we have Day 1 sell-through data for only one game:

  • [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥6.800) – 40% (better than expected for a port). What’s really interesting is that Bandai-Namco has already reported that the game is sold out nationwide, which would imply really strong sales during the second day (even better than Day 1, which would be unusual). Of course, we don’t know how many units the publisher shipped to retailers, so we will have to wait until we get the first concrete bit of sales data before we can clarify this.

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

Week 35 (Dengeki)

Dengeki reports that Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 sold only 31 000 units during the first four days, with a sell-through ratio of 45% (which is pretty poor, especially for a highly frontloaded game like a Dungeon RPG). In comparison, Etrian Mystery Dungeon sold 65 000 units at launch, and was sold out with a 95% sell-through ratio. As you can see, Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2’s debut is quite poor.

Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. sold 29 000 units this week (121 000 units since launch), and Splatoon 2 sold 43 000 units this week (1 089 000 units since launch). As for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, sales finally topped 3 million units, with 40 000 units for the two versions combined this week.

For the first 5 months of the Fiscal Year (April 3rd to August 27th), total sales for the video game market as a whole topped 55.3 billion Yen: that’s -8% Year on Year over the same period. Sales were already down as of June, but it looks like the Summer holiday period didn’t boost sales enough to avoid a drop.

But the thing is, July and August did see a significant increase in sales thanks to Splatoon 2 and Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age:

  • July: 45.4 billion Yen (+146.5%) increase
  • August: 31.9 billion Yen (+86.9%) increase

By the end of August specifically…

  • Hardware: 2.39 million units (+75.4%) / 63.7 billion Yen (+80.8%)
  • Software: 11.77 million units (+7.4%) / 68.8 billion Yen (+13.8%)
  • Total: 132.5 billion Yen (+38.5%)

Dengeki expects this increase in sales and the momentum from the Summer holiday period to carry on in September.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 216,555 42.6% 3,520,655 30.1%
PS3 2,665 0.5% 69,877 0.6%
Vita 33,018 6.5% 676,976 5.8%
Switch 109,815 21.6% 2,681,177 23.0%
Wii U 4,496 0.9% 173,637 1.5%
3DS 141,365 27.8% 4,550,239 39.0%
X One 134 0.0% 6,618 0.1%
Toal 508,048 100.0% 11,679,179 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 27,739 26.1% 639,627 25.6%
PS3 96 0.1% 6,298 0.3%
Vita 4,102 3.9% 107,543 4.3%
Switch 48,813 45.8% 1,023,734 41.0%
Wii U 54 0.1% 3,639 0.1%
3DS 10,591 9.9% 370,921 14.8%
2DS 15,034 14.1% 346,253 13.9%
X One 50 0.0% 1,904 0.1%
Total 106,479 100.0% 2,499,919 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} – 104,806 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 42,606 / 1,089,235
03./00. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (Atlus) {2017.08.31} – 30,769 / NEW
04./01. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 28,969 / 121,404
05./03. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 26,272 / 1,707,104
06./00. [PS4] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo) {2017.08.31} – 20,656 / NEW
07./04. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 14,018 / 1,317,119
08./06. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 12,728 / 148,739
09./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,339 / 716,569
10./00. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) {2017.08.31} – 9,850 / NEW
11./00. [PSV] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo) {2017.08.31} – 6,695 / NEW
12./00. [3DS] Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the (Arc System Works) {2017.08.31} – 5,793 / NEW
13./10. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 5,322 / 221,159
14./00. [NSW] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo) {2017.08.31} – 4,407 / NEW
15./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,367 / 546,281
16./09. [PS4] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.08.24} – 4,106 / 14,653
17./08. [PSV] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.08.24} – 3,713 / 14,753
18./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,295 / 211,091
19./16. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix) {2017.08.10} – 3,131 / 32,291
20./13. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} – 3,063 / 20,776
21./14. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 3,053 / 137,291
22./00. [NSW] Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (Inti Creates) {2017.08.31} – 2,913 / NEW
23./15. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} – 2,894 / 130,051
24./27. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,811 / 306,621
25./32. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 2,678 / 1,639,249
26./21. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} – 2,656 / 44,331
27./24. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,644 / 1,000,712
28./19. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (Capcom) {2017.08.03} – 2,600 / 83,383
29./26. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,411 / 244,587
30./28. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 2,278 / 195,530
31./30. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,228 / 1,128,028
32./25. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 2,156 / 47,075
33./35. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,133 / 788,808
34./31. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,039 / 264,743
35./11. [NSW] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.08.24} – 2,022 / 6,335
36./33. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,994 / 1,098,433
37./05. [PS4] Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (Compile Heart) {2017.08.24} – 1,883 / 18,975
38./40. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 1,761 / 351,665
39./34. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,717 / 2,665,145
40./37. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,544 / 1,731,895
41./44. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,489 / 226,621
42./00. [PSV] Crank In (Petit Reve) {2017.08.31} – 1,346 / NEW
43./52. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,339 / 544,616
44./39. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,322 / 1,587,488
45./42. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} – 1,311 / 20,151
46./20. [PS4] The Lost Child (Kadokawa Games) {2017.08.24} – 1,247 / 4,481
47./36. [PS4] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.08.24} – 1,244 / 3,019
48./38. [PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom) {2017.08.10} – 1,228 / 12,254
49./00. [PSV] Tokyo Yamanote Boys for V: Fan Disc (Rejet) {2017.08.31} – 1,200 / NEW
50./17. [PSV] The Lost Child (Kadokawa Games) {2017.08.24} – 1,150 / 4,619

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink

August 2017 (July 31st to August 27th, Famitsu)

Unsurprisingly, the two versions of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age were the best-selling games in August in Japan, with over 820 000 units sold combined (and over 500 000 units just for the Nintendo 3DS version).Splatoon 2 also kept selling despite the Nintendo Switch shortages, with 269 414 units in August alone. We expect sales to remain steady throughout the rest of the year (especially as the stock situation improves).

The Snack World: Trejarers had a decent opening month with 138 545 units, but since those sales are for three weeks, it’s nothing to write home about, sadly…  Finally, with just two days tracked, Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. was the #5 best-selling game with 94 973 units sold.

01./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥5.980) – 500.963 / 1.631.431 (-56%)
02./02. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥8.980) – 320.857 / 1.271.195 (-66%)
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 269.414 / 1.069.808 (-66%)
04./00. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 138.545 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 94.973 / NEW

Nintendo platforms grabbed 4 of the 5 spots in the Top 20, with the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS both getting 2.

3DS – 2
NSW – 2
PS4 – 1

Nintendo wasn’t the most successful publisher in August, though it definitely would have if not for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age!

Square Enix – 919.000
Nintendo – 495.000
Capcom – 246.000

Finally, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in August, with sales dropping by only 50 000 units compared to July. It looks like Nintendo did manage to increase production, though as mentioned several times before, it’s clearly nowhere near enough to meet demand. The Nintendo 3DS was the second best-selling piece of Hardware, though once again, the PlayStation 4 wasn’t that far behind.

Source: Famitsu
Via: Chris1964 (NeoGAF)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Media Create)

This week, sales of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally surpassed those of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii. And if you also add sales of the Wii U version, then it’s also outsold both versions of Twilight Princess. That’s a pretty impressive result, because The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has only been out for 6 months, while Twilight Princess total sales “accumulated” over a period of several years.

[WII] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess <ADV> (Nintendo) {2006.12.02} (¥6.476) – 572.607
[GCN] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess _Nintendo Store_ <ADV> (Nintendo) {2006.12.02} (¥6.476) – 70.000
Total: 642.607

VS

[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 576.067
[WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 133.024 (missing many weeks of sales)
Total: 709.091

In fact, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is well on its way to become one of the best-selling 3D Zelda games of all times in Japan. If it keeps selling on the long-run, like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess did, it could very well outsell The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the most popular 3D Zelda game in the country.

[N64] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time <ADV> (Nintendo) {1998.11.21} (¥6.800) – 1.257.205
[NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass <ADV> (Nintendo) {2006.06.23} (¥4.800) – 908.434
[N64] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask <ADV> (Nintendo) {2000.04.27} (¥6.800) – 876.575
[GCN] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2002.12.13} (¥6.800) – 837.391
[NSW+WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 709.091**
[NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks <ADV> (Nintendo) {2009.12.23} – 700.373
[WII+GCN] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess <ADV> (Nintendo) {2006.12.02} (¥6.476) – 642.607
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D <ADV> (Nintendo) {2011.06.16} (¥4.800) – 613.328
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076) – 464.196
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) – 443.630
[WII] The Legend: Skyward Sword <ADV> (Nintendo) {2011.11.23} (¥6.476) – 358.601

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

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