3DSNew Nintendo 3DSNintendoNintendo 2DSSalesSwitchSwitch LiteWii U

Japan: more sales data for Week 39 2019, Dragon Quest XI S, Fiscal Year (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 40)

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

  • [NSW] Super Robot Wars V <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.03} (¥7.600) – 20%. Seemingly low debut, pretty unsurprising for a late port.

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

Dengeki (Week 39)

Dengeki report that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age is off to a great start, with 311 000 units sold at launch. The sell-through ratio is fairly good: 65%, which means Square-Enix shipped nearly 450 000 units for launch day. Of course, retailers should have no trouble selling the remaining units in the next few weeks.

In comparison, the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 versions have sold 1.83 million units and 1.4 million units respectively since launch. It will be interesting to see how sales will grow in the next few months, though it’s obviously highly unlikely this version will ever manage to catch up with either of the original ones.

Dengeki also report that Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout sold 71 000 units at launch, with 25 000 units on Nintendo Switch alone. As for FIFA 20, it sold 46 000 units, with only 10 407 units on Nintendo Switch.

Here’s how the other new entries fared:

  • Dead by Daylight (3 g o o): 8 220 units sold; a rather solid debut;
  • Ninja Box (Bandai-Namco): 6 940 units sold; a pretty disappointing debut, but jury is still out regarding long-term potential;
  • Hakuoki Shinkai: Tsukikage no Shou (Idea Factory): 5 450 units sold; a better debut than usual for an Otome game on Nintendo Switch;
  • Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX (Inti Creates): over 6 000 units sold, with 4 220 units on Nintendo Switch alone. A solid debut for a niche release;
  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories (Granzella): 2 340 units sold; a pretty mediocre performance, but that’s late ports of niche games for you;
  • Contra Rogue Corps (Konami): about 2 800 units sold, with 1 687 units sold on Nintendo Switch alone. To say that Japanese players didn’t care much about the latest Contra game would be quite the understatement.

Next, here’s some data for the first half of the current Fiscal Year (April 1st to September 29th):

  • Hardware: 2.08 million units (+7.5%) / 61.6 billion Yen (+8.7%)
  • Software: 8.86 million units (-8.7%) / 56.2 billion Yen (-8.5%)
  • Total: 117.8 billion Yen (-0.2%)

Dengeki point out that it’s the 9th year in a row that sales during the first half of the Fiscal Year are down, ever since FY 2007 when sales topped 317.6 billion Yen. Sales did go back up during FY 2017 (helped with the launch of the Nintendo Switch), but the market is seemingly headed towards a second year of drop. Major titles from the second half of the year, such as Pokémon Sword and Shield, will have to carry the market on their back.

The Nintendo Switch fared pretty fairly well, especially with the recent launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite. Here’s some date for the various consoles on the market:

  • Nintendo Switch:
    • Hardware: 1.54 million units, including 270 000 units for the Nintendo Switch Lite (+36.3%)
    • Software: 5.5 million units (+28.7%)
  • PlayStation 4
    • Hardware: 460 000 units (-10.3%)
    • Software: 2.87 million units (-21.4%)
  • Other platforms:
    • Hardware: 80 000 units (-71.7%)
    • Software: 490 000 units (-72.4%)

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%=Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
Switch Lite94,88440.2%265,23312.7%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software: coming soon!

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

Click here for more Japanese sales data!


Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat.

Leave a Reply