Japan: more sales data for Week 4 2020, Nintendo Switch (Media Create, Dengeki)

Here’s the latest Japanese sales data reports from Media Create, and Dengeki!

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 5)

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

Dengeki (Week 4)

Dengeki report that void tRrLM (); sold about 9 500 units at launch; 5 400 units on Nintendo Switch specifically. That’s a rather satisfying debut for a niche release from Nippon Ichi Software, especially as the game seemingly sold out at various stores.

Unfortunately, nothing much happened this week. Ring Fit Adventure did come close to the 600 000 units LTD milestone though, with 588 000 units (30 000 units this week). The only other entry in the Top 50 is the retail release of Mistover, which sold 1 244 units at launch. Considering the game was released on the Nintendo eShop last year, such low sales were expected.

Due to the lack of notable new releases, the market dropped some more this week:

  • Hardware: 81 000 units (-26% YoY)
  • Software: 331 000 units (-45.9% YoY)

Also, this week, Dengeki share some data about publishers market shares on Nintendo Switch. Over the years, Nintendo’s share has kept dropping: 80% during FY 2017-18, 60.1% during FY 2018-19, and 39% during the current Fiscal Year.

Of course, this is not due to Nintendo games selling less, but third-party games finally selling non-negligible amounts (and also Dengeki counting games published by The Pokémon Company separately). Here’s some examples for the current Fiscal Year:

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company): 3.53 million units
  • Minecraft (Microsoft Japan): 530 000 units
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Square-Enix): 500 000 units
  • Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai-Namco): 390 000 units

In the past, there were times when only first-party truly sold well on Nintendo consoles, leading to third-party publishers snubbing them, which of course led to less games released, and a shrinking market. But on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo games are revitalizing the whole market, allowing third-party to find success on the platform, and expanding the market… a vicious cycle, in other words.

Here’s the Software sales data for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4123,03737.2%5,580,18527.3%
Vita1,6740.5%201,6241.0%
Switch202,34961.1%14,225,50869.6%
3DS3,5321.1%408,5342.0%
ETC4200.1%30,2490.1%
Total331,012100.0%20,446,100100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales data:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS46,3477.8%895,35717.4%
Vita110.0%6,1600.1%
Switch51,31963.3%2,854,65655.5%
Switch Lite22,27127.5%1,270,47424.7%
3DS1,0111.2%111,5422.2%
ETC680.1%6,8900.1%
Total81,027100.0%5,145,079100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega) {2020.01.16} – 39,542 / 200,292
02./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 30,081 / 588,045
03./02. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.01.16} – 27,050 / 124,303
04./04. [NSW] Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 18,738 / 1,489,902
05./05. [NSW] Pokemon Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 14,238 / 1,007,955
06./08. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} – 12,541 / 116,466
07./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 11,067 / 1,269,576
08./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 9,171 / 3,600,341
09./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,388 / 2,553,476
10./12. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 5,939 / 585,392
11./13. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 5,817 / 268,486
12./14. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 5,535 / 1,325,313
13./00. [NSW] void tRrLM; //Void Terrarium (Nippon Ichi Software) {2020.01.23} – 5,400 / NEW
14./07. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14 (Koei Tecmo) {2020.01.16} – 5,350 / 24,883
15./06. [NSW] Tokyo Mirage Session FE Encore (Nintendo) {2020.01.17} – 4,567 / 24,174
16./00. [PS4] void tRrLM; //Void Terrarium (Nippon Ichi Software) {2020.01.23} – 4,156 / NEW
17./19. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 4,072 / 797,887
18./16. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 4,033 / 389,451
19./17. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 3,758 / 3,210,930
20./21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,318 / 1,160,382
21./20. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 2,789 / 803,882
22./23. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 2,706 / 498,939
23./18. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus) {2019.11.28} – 2,289 / 64,271
24./22. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Double Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 2,263 / 426,766
25./24. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ (Level 5) {2019.12.05} – 2,200 / 76,493
26./25. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,053 / 452,479
27./27. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 1,747 / 459,719
28./31. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} – 1,717 / 16,140
29./30. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,688 / 301,903
30./29. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 1,594 / 126,948
31./34. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,441 / 1,907,243
32./28. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 1,371 / 210,367
33./26. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 1,367 / 149,792
34./00. [NSW] Mistover (Arc System Works) {2020.01.23} – 1,244 / NEW
35./43. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 1,076 / 252,110
36./32. [PS4] Minecraft Starter Collection (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.01.16} – 1,059 / 2,740
37./42. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,044 / 813,813
38./33. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} – 1,035 / 38,909
39./38. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 1,033 / 224,703
40./39. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 1,029 / 249,958
41./15. [PS4] Kandagawa Jet Girls (Marvelous) {2020.01.16} – 1,025 / 7,840
42./37. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 1,000 / 49,859
43./54. [PS4] Judgment [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2019.07.18} – 938 / 21,982
44./35. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 883 / 90,933
45./46. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 856 / 64,265
46./45. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 (Konami) {2019.09.12} – 818 / 127,629
47./36. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 807 / 410,636
48./53. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 775 / 56,355
49./61. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 730 / 48,328
50./41. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} – 728 / 24,204

Top 50

NSW – 35
PS4 – 15

Source: Dengeki
Sales data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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