Japan: more sales data for Week 41 2018, Fiscal Year (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 41)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 531 000 units, which is 106.34% of Week 40 sales. The increase is due to two things: the public holiday on Monday, but also the release of major titles (in that case, the latest Call of Duty). Hardware-wise, sales also increased this week: they topped 79 000 units, which is 111.83% of Week 40 sales. That increase is due to the price drop of the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Source: Media Create

Media Create: Day-1 sell-through ratio (Week 42)

This week, we have the Day-1 sell-through ratio for a couple of Nintendo Switch games:

  • [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) – 40%. Game seems to have sold more than expected;
  • [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Bonus Edition (Sega) – 30%. Average debut, but sell-through could improve during the week-end. However, the series hasn’t been all that popular in Japan since many years ago, and even the PlayStation 4 version didn’t sell all that well, so it doesn’t too likely…

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

Dengeki (Week 41)

This week, Dengeki shared some more data about the current Fiscal Year, with the most successful publishers:

  • Nintendo was the most successful publisher, with hits like Splatoon 2 (420 000 units sold), and Mario Tennis Aces (350 000 units sold). Its market share rose from 28.8% to 30.7%, and it reclaimed the spot of most successful publisher. It was #2 during the same period, last year;
  • Bandai-Namco was the second most successful publisher, with titles such as Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (220 000 units sold) and Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution (100 000 units sold). It was ranked #3 during the same period last year;
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment went from #5 to #3 thanks to popular western titles such as Marvel’s Spider Man (260 000 units sold), God of War (110 000 units sold), and more;
  • Microsoft jumped from #28 to #6 thanks to Minecraft, which sold 330 000 units;
  • Square-Enix dropped to #4, due to the lack of major hit like Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age last year;
  • Capcom dropped from #4 to #7 due to the lack of major titles during the first Half of the current Fiscal Year.

Overall, there wasn’t that big a difference between the various publishers during the first Half of the current Fiscal Year, due to the lack of major titles. However, it’s going to be a completely different story during the second half, with several major games lined-up!

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 339,291 63.7% 4,156,958 38.8%
Vita 9,894 1.9% 606,678 5.7%
Switch 154,025 28.9% 4,700,129 43.8%
3DS 27,586 5.2% 1,200,375 11.2%
ETC 1,597 0.3% 55,678 0.5%
Total 532,393 100.0% 10,719,818 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 25,563 31.0% 554,906 26.5%
Vita 2,305 2.8% 73,947 3.5%
Switch 47,413 57.6% 1,223,678 58.5%
3DS 6,926 8.4% 233,757 11.2%
ETC 162 0.2% 4,333 0.2%
Total 82,369 100.0% 2,090,621 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} – 237,925 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 65,289 / 207,671
03./02. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (Ubisoft) {2018.10.05} – 16,513 / 62,746
04./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 11,700 / 352,853
05./03. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} – 11,212 / 144,588
06./00. [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon (Compile Heart) {2018.10.11} – 8,806 / NEW
07./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 8,438 / 2,688,172
08./08. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} – 7,665 / 274,429
09./12. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 6,800 / 1,777,993
10./05. [PS4] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 5,682 / 73,343
11./10. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} – 5,011 / 39,898
12./14. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 4,317 / 26,106
13./16. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 3,578 / 225,180
14./04. [NSW] Mega Man 11 (Capcom) {2018.10.04} – 3,550 / 18,803
15./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,306 / 853,740
16./13. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} – 3,269 / 38,046
17./07. [PS4] Mega Man 11 (Capcom) {2018.10.04} – 2,972 / 14,539
18./11. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – The End of Saga (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} – 2,906 / 120,754
19./21. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 2,600 / 644,917
20./15. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} – 2,556 / 8,256
21./20. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 2,489 / 359,900
22./22. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 2,383 / 125,013
23./28. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 2,339 / 1,724,958
24./23. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} – 2,161 / 25,653
25./00. [PSV] Sengoku Hime 7: Sen’un Tsuranuku Guren no Ishi (SystemSoft Alpha) {2018.10.11} – 2,129 / NEW
26./36. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,950 / 866,614
27./26. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} – 1,917 / 119,223
28./31. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 1,839 / 141,440
29./17. [PS4] Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.04} – 1,673 / 5,282
30./34. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,672 / 840,356
31./30. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,576 / 207,585
32./37. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 1,506 / 99,604
33./32. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 1,317 / 51,707
34./39. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,206 / 383,347
35./38. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 1,189 / 65,933
36./29. [PS4] Conan Exiles (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} – 1,144 / 83,703
37./00. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Definitive Edition (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.10.11} – 1,088 / NEW
38./40. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,078 / 297,434
39./25. [NSW] The World Ends with You: Final Remix (Square Enix) {2018.09.27} – 988 / 17,828
40./35. [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} – 975 / 48,866
41./51. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 947 / 340,482
42./49. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 856 / 456,419
43./58. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 818 / 10,740
44./47. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 789 / 224,514
45./50. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 783 / 222,826
46./57. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 783 / 214,847
47./55. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 771 / 79,633
48./46. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X (Atlus) {2018.08.02} – 739 / 97,661
49./27. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Zan (Aqua Plus) {2018.09.27} – 719 / 21,838
50./42. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} – 706 / 196,085

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

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