Japan: more sales data for Week 40 2017, Super Famicom Mini, Mario & Luigi (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 40 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 40, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 324 000 units, which is only 60.89% of Week 39 sales. Hardware sales are also down, with 88 000 units sold: that’s only 69.10% of Week 39 sales. The drop is due to all the new releases selling relatively small amounts.

Media Create do not directly mention it, but Hardware-wise, the drop is mostly due to the lower Nintendo Switch shipments. And when the console that has been driving the entire market for several months now is down, the whole market itself is down.

Regarding the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom, Media Create report that it sold about 340 000 units during its opening week (slightly less than what Famitsu reported, earlier this week). In comparison, the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer sold about 261 000 during its first week, in 2016, which means the Super Famicom Mini sold about 80 000 units more than its predecessor.

As expected, the increase in sales is mostly due to bigger shipments, as both consoles completely sold out at launch, making it hard to gauge interest for each console. Media Create do mention that Nintendo has promised continued shipments throughout the rest of the year (and beyond, in 2018), so they’re expected a signifnicant increase in sales over the holiday period.

Source: Media Create

Day-1 sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day-1 sell-through for one Nintendo Switch game:

  •  [PS4] [NSW] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) (¥5.800) – 10-20%. Pretty slow debut, which doesn’t really bode well for the game…

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

Week 40 (Dengeki)

Dengeki report that Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions sold about 27 000 units during its opening week, with a pretty low sell-through ratio: 45%. Compared to the previous mainline games, that’s a pretty sluggish start. Most other games in the series ended up selling over 400 000 units, so they’re waiting to see how this one is going to sell in the upcoming weeks and months.

Regarding the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom, Dengeki report 371 000 units (closer to Famitsu’s data than Media Create’s), with a pretty high sell-through ratio: 90%. Basically, the console sold out at launch, and quickly became extremely hard to find in stores.

Next, we have some more data about the first half of the current Fiscal Year (April to September), with 159.9 billion Yen in sales (+359%). That strong performance is due (in part) to the strong sales of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and Splatoon 2, but also the release of the Nintendo Switch back in March.

Here’s the market share for each platform (Software + Hardware):

  1. PlayStation 4: 35.3% (down from 40.2%)
  2. Nintendo Switch: 34.5% (55.2 billion Yen)
  3. Nintendo 3DS: 24.6% (down from 30.7%)
  4. PlayStation Vita: 4.3% (down from 14.3%)

Next, the market share for home consoles and handhelds:

  • Fiscal Year 2016 – Handhelds: 45.5% / Home consoles: 55.5%
  • Fiscal Year 2017 – Handhelds: 28.8% / Home consoles: 72.2%

Finally, the market share for Nintendo platforms and Sony platforms:

  • Fiscal Year 2016 – Nintendo: 38.8% / Sony: 61%
  • Fiscal Year 2017 – Nintendo: 59.8% / Sony: 40.1%

As you can see, that’s a rather impressive turnaround for Nintendo this Fiscal Year, and that’s without the holiday period, which is its strongest one.

A quick note about the data above: it’s based on sales by revenue (not units), so home consoles have an advantage since they’re not only more expensive than handhelds, their games also cost (sometimes a lot) more than their handheld counterparts.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 105,667 33.6% 4,345,011 31.8%
PS3 4,271 1.4% 105,829 0.8%
Vita 24,705 7.8% 825,799 6.0%
Switch 85,848 27.3% 3,200,988 23.4%
Wii U 3,877 1.2% 194,629 1.4%
3DS 89,533 28.4% 4,990,043 36.5%
X One 904 0.3% 9,557 0.1%
Total 314,805 100.0% 13,671,856 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 22,994 27.7% 770,396 25.9%
PS3 44 0.1% 6,675 0.2%
Vita 3,147 3.8% 124,798 4.2%
Switch 35,215 42.4% 1,246,977 42.0%
Wii U 35 0.0% 3,890 0.1%
3DS 8,369 10.1% 420,090 14.1%
2DS 13,072 15.8% 396,871 13.4%
X One 96 0.1% 2,218 0.1%
Total 82,972 100.0% 2,971,915 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} – 27,222 / NEW
02./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 22,917 / 1,228,063
03./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 13,239 / 775,153
04./05. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 12,567 / 87,317
05./00. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2017.10.05} – 11,495 / NEW
06./02. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 11,250 / 61,575
07./01. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} – 10,494 / 103,783
08./00. [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (Ubisoft) {2017.10.05} – 10,383 / NEW
09./03. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} – 7,224 / 46,424
10./00. [PSV] Tokyo Clanpool (Compile Heart) {2017.10.05} – 6,033 / NEW
11./10. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 5,578 / 97,606
12./06. [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} – 5,524 / 25,802
13./12. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 5,490 / 183,099
14./08. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 5,218 / 18,462
15./19. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,856 / 567,771
16./15. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 4,472 / 1,757,266
17./20. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 4,111 / 42,917
18./00. [PSV] Yuukyuu no Tierblade: Fragments of Memory (Idea Factory) {2017.10.05} – 3,983 / NEW
19./18. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 3,883 / 155,765
20./21. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 3,322 / 239,047
21./16. [PS4] Destiny 2 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.08} – 2,656 / 93,251
22./33. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,467 / 274,527
23./22. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} – 2,450 / 156,529
24./26. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,339 / 225,025
25./13. [PS4] Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.09.28} – 2,306 / 8,469
26./25. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 2,218 / 1,341,201
27./00. [PS4] Tropico 5: Complete Collection (Square Enix) {2017.10.05} – 2,173 / NEW
28./23. [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo) {2017.09.15} – 2,083 / 42,465
29./40. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 1,800 / 797,674
30./38. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,789 / 316,799
31./09. [PS4] Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers (Compile Heart) {2017.09.28} – 1,752 / 12,440
32./44. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 1,606 / 203,952
33./42. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 1,589 / 55,270
34./41. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,567 / 1,137,723
35./29. [PS4] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.14} – 1,556 / 30,777
36./50. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,511 / 234,199
37./28. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 1,511 / 1,013,079
38./31. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} – 1,489 / 12,633
39./36. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,472 / 254,554
40./43. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 1,461 / 1,649,116
41./13. [PS4] Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.09.28} – 1,444 / 7,554
42./51. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,378 / 2,671,989
43./37. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2017.09.21} – 1,356 / 5,856
44./46. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,311 / 1,105,838
45./48. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 1,289 / 145,436
46./39. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 1,194 / 18,849
47./52. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 1,144 / 358,443
48./32. [PS4] NBA 2K18 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.09.19} – 1,128 / 12,871
49./57. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,067 / 1,737,567
50./66. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,050 / 549,510

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

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