Japan: more sales data for Week 42 2018, Fiscal Year (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

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

Media Create (Week 42)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 353 000 units, which is 66.50% of Week 41 sales. None of the new releases managed to sell at least 30 000 units, and as such, it’s no wonder the ratio of new games in total Software sales dropped from 45.30% to 15.68%.

Source: Media Create

Media Create: Day-1 sell-through ratio (Week 43)

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

  • [PS4] [NSW] Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Capcom) – 30%. Average debut, nothing to write home about;
  • [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero (FuRyu) – 10%. Extremely poor debut, but on par for the course for a licenced game from FuRyu, sadly…
  • [NSW] Yomawari: The Long Night Collection (Nippon Ichi Software) – 20%. Mediocre debut, but that seems to be pretty much in line with previous late releases from Nippon Ichi Software.

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

Dengeki (Week 42)

Dengeki report that Super Mario Party sold about 35 000 units during Week 42, which brings the total since launch to 243 000 units. So far, it’s outselling the previous entry by a wide margin: after the same amount of weeks, Mario Party 10 had only sold 91 000 units… Needless to say, the gap is only going to widen from now on, especially with the end of year holiday season on the horizon.

As for Dark Souls Remastered, it sold about 14 000 units during its first week on the market.

This week again, Dengeki provide some data for the first half of the current Fiscal Year. Previously, they often wrote about the gap in sales between popular games and less popular games. And there’s some (sort of) good news: that gap was actually smaller during the first 6 months of the current Fiscal Year.

Here’s some data:

  • Games that sold between 200 000 units and 500 000 units = 10 (5 during the same period last year)
  • Games that sold between 100 000 units and 200 000 units = 14 (8 during the same period last year)
  • Games that sold less than 10 000 units = 340 (347 during the same period last year)

As you can see for yourself, there are more successful games so far this year, and the situation does seem to be improving overall with the gap between successful games and less successful games becoming smaller. Unfortunately, it’s not that much of an improvement, because this is only due to the lack of major titles. Naturally, things will change dramatically during the second half of the current Fiscal Year, what with the release of several major games such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (among others).

As for the Nintendo Switch specifically, Nintendo’s ratio in total Software sales finally went down, from 80% to 56%. Of course, it’s not really due to Nintendo games performing poorly, but instead third-party publishers finally waking up and releasing attractive games. Dengeki mention a few of them: Minecraft, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun, and Octopath Traveler (which sold out at launch).

Nintendo, as the platformer holder, is pulling the Nintendo Switch market so far, but popular third-party games are finally arriving. If this goes on, and more and more such games are released alongside the first-party offerings from Nitnendo, then the Nintendo Switch market as a whole is only going to rise.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 192,101 55.5% 4,349,059 39.3%
Vita 7,258 2.1% 613,936 5.5%
Switch 121,378 35.1% 4,821,507 43.6%
3DS 24,215 7.0% 1,224,590 11.1%
ETC 1,148 0.3% 56,826 0.5%
Total 346,100 100.0% 11,065,918 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 21,473 28.5% 576,379 26.6%
Vita 2,471 3.3% 76,418 3.5%
Switch 45,517 60.3% 1,269,195 58.6%
3DS 5,856 7.8% 239,612 11.1%
ETC 130 0.2% 4,463 0.2%
Total 75,447 100.0% 2,166,067 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} – 96,294 / 334,219
02./02. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 35,489 / 243,160
03./00. [PS4] Soul Calibur VI (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.10.18} – 22,816 / NEW
04./00. [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) {2018.10.18} – 14,253 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Cry Star (FuRyu) {2018.10.18} – 10,344 / NEW
06./04. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,822 / 362,675
07./03. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (Ubisoft) {2018.10.05} – 7,250 / 69,996
08./00. [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Bonus Edition (Sega) {2018.10.18} – 6,057 / NEW
09./07. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,838 / 2,694,010
10./05. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} – 5,650 / 150,238
11./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 5,335 / 1,783,328
12./08. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} – 4,728 / 279,157
13./10. [PS4] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 3,361 / 76,704
14./11. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} – 2,911 / 42,809
15./12. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 2,722 / 28,828
16./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,650 / 856,390
17./13. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,511 / 227,691
18./23. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 2,294 / 1,727,252
19./16. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} – 2,239 / 40,285
20./18. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – The End of Saga (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} – 2,060 / 122,814
21./06. [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon (Compile Heart) {2018.10.11} – 2,017 / 10,823
22./24. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} – 1,972 / 27,625
23./22. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 1,933 / 126,946
24./19. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,917 / 646,834
25./21. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,728 / 361,628
26./14. [NSW] Mega Man 11 (Capcom) {2018.10.04} – 1,613 / 20,416
27./26. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,606 / 868,220
28./28. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 1,456 / 142,896
29./30. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,372 / 841,728
30./27. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} – 1,356 / 120,579
31./20. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} – 1,335 / 9,591
32./34. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,161 / 384,508
33./35. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 1,111 / 67,044
34./32. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 1,106 / 100,710
35./17. [PS4] Mega Man 11 (Capcom) {2018.10.04} – 1,100 / 15,639
36./31. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,044 / 208,629
37./40. [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} – 830 / 49,696
38./36. [PS4] Conan Exiles (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} – 817 / 84,520
39./29. [PS4] Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.04} – 806 / 6,088
40./38. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 783 / 298,217
41./41. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 761 / 341,243
42./33. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 750 / 52,457
43./42. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 739 / 457,158
44./37. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Definitive Edition (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.10.11} – 706 / 1,794
45./46. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 694 / 215,541
46./43. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 678 / 11,418
47./44. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 672 / 225,186
48./50. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} – 656 / 196,741
49./48. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X (Atlus) {2018.08.02} – 650 / 98,311
50./39. [NSW] The World Ends with You: Final Remix (Square Enix) {2018.09.27} – 633 / 14,193

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

Famitsu: Digital Sales Estimates (August 27th to September 30th)

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine provides us with the latest digital sales estimates, this time covering September (and more precisely the period going from August 27th to September 30th, so 4 weeks in total).

We have data for one, lone game on Nintendo platforms: Minecraft, with an estimated 17 804 units sold on the Nintendo eShop. Despite the retail version being available at retail since June, the game is still selling pretty steadily in digital format!

Source: Famitsu
Via: ryokutya2089

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