Japan: more sales data for Week 42 2019, Ring Fit Adventure, SoS: Friends of Mineral Town (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 43)

Unfortunately, no sell-through data this week!

Dengeki (Week 42)

Dengeki report that Ring Fit Adventure sold about 67 000 units at launch, with a satisfactory sell-through ratio: about 70%. With this game, Nintendo are clearly looking to attract new users, which is why those Week 1 numbers may not seem all that impressive at first glance. But it’s long-term sales that truly matter, and Ring Fit Adventure definitely has a lot of potential in that regard (especially with the positive word of mouth).

Next, we have Story of Seasons: Friend of Mineral Town with 63 000 units sold during the first few days. The sell-through ratio seems a bit low (55%), but retailers should have no trouble selling the remaining units. After all, as pointed by Dengeki, games in the series usually sell only 35 to 40% off their total sales during the first week. Therefore, it’s pretty safe to expect this one to sell well in the long run (even if it’s just a remake).

The other entries didn’t sell all that much, and the top of the charts is once again dominated by the usual evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch.

Here’s how the other entries fared this week:

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (Spike-Chunsoft): 7 320 units sold. A fairly solid result for a late port;
  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition (Bandai-Namco): 4 827 units. A rather unimpressive debut, to say the least.

Next, Dengeki point out that during the first half of the current Fiscal Year, the video games market was in more or less the same shape as in 2018. During the second half, there’s quite a few big titles that will pull big numbers, but there’s definitely concern that the sales gap is only going to widen.

In 2018, there was no million-seller during the first half of the Fiscal Year, but big titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Mario Party showed up during the second half. As a result, the market received a big boost, but the sales gap worsened.

This Fiscal Year, there’s once again several major titles during the second half (including Pokémon Sword and Shield), and if those pull other games with them, this will be pretty beneficial to the market as a whole. However, it’s quite likely that only a select few will sell well, and the sales gap will keep worsening.

And the thing is, the gap is already quite bad. During the first half of the current Fiscal Year, 392 of the games in the Top 500 (so about 80%) didn’t even sell 10 000 units.

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS461,46517.6%3,149,10032.0%
Vita1,7510.5%172,8431.8%
Switch278,90780.1%6,160,90262.7%
3DS5,7081.6%320,4573.3%
ETC5490.2%22,6540.2%
Total348,380100.0%9,825,956100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS48,20911.8%490,61521.1%
Vita220.0%5,7550.2%
Switch36,76552.8%1,402,41060.2%
Switch Lite23,39433.6%350,48515.0%
3DS1,1341.6%77,0893.3%
ETC770.1%4,0070.2%
Total69,601100.0%2,330,361100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 66,952 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 63,407 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 15,028 / 414,209
04./01. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 14,144 / 45,283
05./07. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,122 / 1,013,698
06./08. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 7,853 / 628,528
07./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 7,365 / 2,338,394
08./11. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 7,329 / 3,375,988
09./00. [NSW] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.10.17} – 7,320 / NEW
10./05. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 6,363 / 414,449
11./12. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 6,114 / 203,396
12./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 5,964 / 214,077
13./03. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (Ubisoft) {2019.10.04} – 5,057 / 66,223
14./00. [NSW] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.17} – 4,827 / NEW
15./10. [PS4] Code Vein (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} – 4,494 / 88,033
16./16. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 3,388 / 1,139,637
17./04. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch (Level 5) {2019.10.10} – 3,069 / 12,569
18./21. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 3,065 / 3,108,679
19./13. [PS4] Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (Nihon Falcom) {2019.09.26} – 2,960 / 64,576
20./20. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,824 / 1,101,271
21./14. [PS4] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} – 2,756 / 52,989
22./15. [PS4] World War Z (H2 Interactive) {2019.09.26} – 2,750 / 42,763
23./31. [NSW] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} – 2,606 / 31,869
24./18. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 (Konami) {2019.09.12} – 2,587 / 98,563
25./17. [PS4] FIFA 20 (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 2,473 / 50,731
26./24. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 2,453 / 731,399
27./30. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,024 / 393,390
28./22. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 1,859 / 19,080
29./00. [PS4] Apex Legends (Lifeline Edition) (Electronic Arts) {2019.10.18} – 1,822 / NEW
30./27. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 1,765 / 177,757
31./25. [PS4] Borderlands 3 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.09.13} – 1,567 / 64,260
32./36. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,503 / 1,863,732
33./34. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 1,491 / 56,336
34./29. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,476 / 278,938
35./00. [PS4] Apex Legends (Bloodhound Edition) (Electronic Arts) {2019.10.18} – 1,400 / NEW
36./35. [NSW] Ninja Box (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} – 1,371 / 11,810
37./38. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,349 / 891,541
38./39. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level 5) {2019.06.20} – 1,291 / 276,406
39./41. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,223 / 726,660
40./42. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,189 / 783,077
41./32. [NSW] Daemon X Machina (Marvelous) {2019.09.13} – 1,097 / 56,127
42./00. [PS4] Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – Complete Edition (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 956 / NEW
43./48. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 857 / 50,971
44./28. [NSW] Super Robot Wars V (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.03} – 857 / 6,874
45./00. [PS4] Monkey King: Hero is Back (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.17} – 815 / NEW
46./40. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.04} – 779 / 2,787
47./46. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} – 747 / 102,818
48./37. [NSW] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2019.09.26} – 743 / 12,733
49./60. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 718 / 49,882
50./49. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 691 / 23,949

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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