Japan: more sales data for Week 43 2018, October 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 43)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 420 000 units, which is 118.84% of Week 42 sales. Since there was quite a lot of new releases, with one selling over 100 000 units, it’s no wonder that sales of new games increased dramatically: they account for 310.99% of Week 42 sales after all. They sold about 117 000 units more than during the previous week, which helped compensate for the drop in previously released games (about -50 000 units drop this week).

Source: Media Create

Dengeki (Week 43, October 2018)

Dengeki report that Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection International sold about 20 000 units during its launch week, on the two platforms it was released on (Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4). As for BeyBlade Burst Battle Zero, its sales are not any better than those reported by Media Createl only 6 000 units sold… Meanwhile, Super Mario Party keeps on selling steadily, with 32 000 additional units this week (bringing the total since launch to over 275 000 units).

And this week, Dengeki also share some data about October (and more precisely the period going from October 1st to October 28th (so 4 weeks in total):

  • Hardware: 300 000 units (-30.7%) / 9.1 billion Yen (-25.8%)
  • Software: 1.78 million units (-12.9%) / 12 billion Yen (-5.9%)
  • Total: 21.1 billion Yen (-15.6%)

It’s the 4th month in a row that the market as a whole is down (since July, basically), and it is still in a pretty bad shape. Fortunately, things should start improving from November onwards, with the release of major titles.

Here’s the Top 3 Software for October:

  1. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment): 380 000 units sold
  2. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo): 270 000 units sold
  3. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 (Take-Two Interactive Japan): 140 000 units sold

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 261,534 63.3% 4,613,593 40.2%
Vita 7,608 1.8% 621,544 5.4%
Switch 119,474 28.9% 4,940,981 43.0%
3DS 22,790 5.5% 1,247,380 10.9%
ETC 1,688 0.4% 58,514 0.5%
Total 413,094 100.0% 11,482,012 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 20,077 29.5% 596,456 26.7%
Vita 1,584 2.3% 78,002 3.5%
Switch 40,242 59.1% 1,309,911 58.6%
3DS 6,047 8.9% 245,659 11.0%
ETC 139 0.2% 4,602 0.2%
Total 68,089 100.0% 2,234,630 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} – 135,709 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} – 50,413 / 384,632
03./02. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 31,722 / 274,882
04./00. [PS4] Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Capcom) {2018.10.25} – 12,831 / NEW
05./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,243 / 371,918
06./00. [NSW] Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Capcom) {2018.10.25} – 6,691 / NEW
07./03. [PS4] Soul Calibur VI (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.10.18} – 5,931 / 28,747
08./00. [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} – 5,844 / NEW
09./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 5,431 / 1,788,759
10./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,400 / 2,699,410
11./07. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (Ubisoft) {2018.10.05} – 4,453 / 74,449
12./04. [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) {2018.10.18} – 4,344 / 18,597
13./12. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} – 3,647 / 282,804
14./10. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} – 3,465 / 153,703
15./05. [PS4] Cry Star (FuRyu) {2018.10.18} – 2,969 / 13,313
16./00. [NSW] Cendrillon palikA (Idea Factory) {2018.10.25} – 2,771 / NEW
17./16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,756 / 859,146
18./00. [NSW] Yomawari: The Long Night Collection (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.10.25} – 2,694 / NEW
19./17. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,589 / 230,280
20./14. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} – 2,156 / 44,965
21./13. [PS4] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 2,050 / 78,754
22./15. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 2,039 / 30,867
23./24. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,894 / 648,728
24./18. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,878 / 1,729,130
25./19. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} – 1,694 / 41,979
26./22. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} – 1,689 / 29,314
27./25. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,633 / 363,261
28./00. [PS4] Nora to Koujo to Noraneko Heart (Harukaze) {2018.10.25} – 1,606 / NEW
29./23. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 1,511 / 128,457
30./20. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – The End of Saga (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} – 1,508 / 124,322
31./08. [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Bonus Edition (Sega) {2018.10.18} – 1,450 / 7,507
32./29. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,439 / 843,167
33./27. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,411 / 869,631
34./28. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 1,367 / 144,263
35./36. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,167 / 209,796
36./31. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} – 1,167 / 10,758
37./00. [NSW] Nora to Koujo to Noraneko Heart (Harukaze) {2018.10.25} – 1,138 / NEW
38./00. [NSW] World Neverland: Elnea Kingdom (Althi) {2018.10.25} – 1,133 / NEW
39./21. [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon (Compile Heart) {2018.10.11} – 1,067 / 11,890
40./30. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} – 1,044 / 121,623
41./00. [NSW] Deemo (Flyhigh Works) {2018.10.25} – 1,044 / NEW
42./34. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 944 / 101,654
43./33. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 928 / 67,972
44./32. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 928 / 385,436
45./00. [PSV] Sakura Sakura (Entergram) {2018.10.25} – 894 / NEW
46./00. [NSW] Memories Off: Innocent File (5pb.) {2018.10.25} – 850 / NEW
47./41. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 806 / 342,049
48./26. [NSW] Mega Man 11 (Capcom) {2018.10.04} – 794 / 21,210
49./00. [PS4] Sakura Sakura (Entergram) {2018.10.25} – 694 / NEW
50./35. [PS4] Mega Man 11 (Capcom) {2018.10.04} – 676 / 16,315

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

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