Japan: more sales data for Week 36 2018, Fiscal Year, Nintendo Switch (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 36)

Unfortunately, Media Create’s report for Week 36 is no longer available online.

Dengeki (Week 36)

Dengeki report that SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Battle~ sold about 12 000 units at launch (Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions combined).

During Week 36, the Nintendo Switch finally reached 5 million units sold: this was done 1 year and 5 months after launch (80 weeks to be precise). After 80 weeks on the market, the Wii had already sold 6.2 million units, and Wii U was struggling with barely 1.75 million units sold.

Dengeki have repeatedly talked about the lack of major titles and rough market conditions, which is why it’s no real surprise that the market as a whole is down by nearly 30% as of August 2018:

  • Total: 98.8 billion Yen (-28.8%)
  • Hardware: 48.3 billion Yen
  • Software: 50.5 billion Yen

Software-wise, the Nintendo Switch dominated by taking no less than 9 of the 10 spots of the Top 10. What’s more, the 5 best-selling games are all on Nintendo Switch: Splatoon 2 was the best-seller, Kirby Star Allies the 4th best-selling game, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was just behind at #5.

Found something in common between all those titles? That’s right: they were all released last year. What’s more, Splatoon 2, which is ranked #1, sold “only” 373 000 units and didn’t even reach 400 000 units… not the best of outlooks for the video game market so far, during Fiscal Year 2018-19!

Unfortunately, looking at the line-up of upcoming titles, there’s very little for Dengeki to feel optimistic about in the near future. However, there’s some really big hitters lined-up for the end of the year and New Year, and since even just one major hit can have a really positive impact on the game market as a whole, they expect the situation to improve in the future.

By the way, WarioWare Gold on Nintendo 3DS was the 19th best-selling game with 100 000 units sold.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 248,070 61.4% 2,945,136 34.9%
Vita 10,147 2.5% 538,821 6.4%
Switch 109,015 27.0% 3,859,709 45.7%
3DS 34,945 8.7% 1,052,885 12.5%
ETC 1,592 0.4% 45,935 0.5%
Total 403,769 100.0% 8,442,486 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 20,368 28.1% 453,134 26.2%
Vita 2,345 3.2% 61,982 3.6%
Switch 42,553 58.6% 1,009,633 58.4%
3DS 7,281 10.0% 199,602 11.6%
ETC 63 0.1% 3,579 0.2%
Total 72,610 100.0% 1,727,930 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} – 128,819 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 21,500 / 96,665
03./00. [PS4] Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars (Konami) {2018.09.06} – 17,813 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 15,111 / 285,492
05./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 13,206 / 2,635,266
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 9,222 / 1,739,322
07./00. [PS4] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (SNK) {2018.09.06} – 8,627 / NEW
08./02. [PS4] Conan Exiles (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} – 7,506 / 62,338
09./08. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 6,525 / 200,399
10./12. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 5,678 / 339,950
11./11. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} – 5,037 / 105,507
12./10. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 4,210 / 40,372
13./00. [PS4] Persona 5 [New Price Edition] (Atlus) {2018.09.06} – 4,120 / NEW
14./13. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 4,100 / 128,196
15./17. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,956 / 835,751
16./16. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 3,739 / 628,433
17./00. [NSW] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (SNK) {2018.09.06} – 3,473 / NEW
18./15. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 3,217 / 89,398
19./00. [PS4] NBA 2K19 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.07} – 3,117 / NEW
20./22. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 2,988 / 1,711,407
21./14. [PS4] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 2,729 / 23,521
22./05. [NSW] Little Dragons Cafe (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} – 2,683 / 13,528
23./20. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} – 2,661 / 189,135
24./19. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X (Atlus) {2018.08.02} – 2,579 / 91,996
25./07. [PS4] Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.30} – 2,365 / 12,255
26./25. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 2,158 / 857,441
27./00. [PS4] 428: Shibuya Scramble (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.09.06} – 2,062 / NEW
28./23. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 2,042 / 58,833
29./00. [NSW] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Fuukaden for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory) {2018.09.06} – 2,025 / NEW
30./09. [PSV] Pioneer no Banshou (Idea Factory) {2018.08.30} – 1,988 / 11,034
31./26. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,842 / 831,350
32./33. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,550 / 199,304
33./30. [NSW] Okami HD (Capcom) {2018.08.09} – 1,544 / 22,405
34./28. [PS4] Yakuza 3 (Sega) {2018.08.09} – 1,528 / 37,373
35./27. [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy DX (Level 5) {2018.08.09} – 1,489 / 24,811
36./37. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 1,361 / 218,015
37./36. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 1,356 / 210,104
38./18. [PS4] Little Dragons Cafe (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} – 1,300 / 5,757
39./35. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 1,250 / 18,032
40./34. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,233 / 291,317
41./21. [PS4] Firewall Zero Hour (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.08.30} – 1,178 / 4,591
42./31. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} – 1,117 / 236,061
43./47. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 1,094 / 75,110
44./42. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,033 / 451,769
45./48. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 983 / 479,874
46./39. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 933 / 335,613
47./40. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 926 / 377,026
48./24. [PS4] Tennis World Tour (Oizumi Amuzio) {2018.08.30} – 900 / 3,567
49./85. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 821 / 1,813,015
50./50. [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.07.26} – 789 / 44,502

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


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