Japan: more sales data for Week 45 2019, Nintendo Switch (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 46)

Unfortunately, no Day 1 sell-tthrough data this week!

Dengeki (Week 45)

Dengeki report that the Fortnite Darkfire Bundle sold about 7 000 units at launch, with the vast majority of sales on Nintendo Switch (5 862 units to be precise). It’s not clear why the Nintendo Switch version was so much more popular than the PlayStation 4 version, but this is most likely due to the fact this bundle is primarily aimed at parents buying it for their kids, as the game is already available for free on the Nintendo eShop (and the family audience is much bigger on Nintendo Switch).

As for Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai, it’s off to an unsurprising debut with nearly 4 000 units sold. The game should enjoy steady sales during the holiday season.

Next: Luigi’s Mansion 3. It sold 58 000 units this week, bringing total sales to 220 000 units. It’s still lagging behind Ring Fit Adventure, which sold 57 000 additional units, bringing total sales to 238 000 units.

Other entries this week include:

  • The Grisaia Trilogy (Entergram): 1 407 units. Once again, an unsurprising result for a late port of Visual Novels.

This week, the Nintendo Switch hit yet another milestone: it has now sold over 10 million units in Japan, 2 years and 8 months (141 weeks to be exact) after launch. Unsurprisingly, it’s nowhere near as good as the Nintendo DS that did it in 88 weeks (1 year and 7 months), but it’s also quite better than the Wii (169 weeks, so about 3 years and 2 months).

With Pokémon Sword and Shield now available, the holiday season is about to kick off in earnest, and naturally Dengeki expect sales to increase for the market as a whole. The question is how much the game will be able to sell, and what kind of impact it will have on Nintendo Switch.

Last year, the Nintendo Switch and two key games sold that many units between November and the first week of January:

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 2.67 million units
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!: 1.33 million units
  • Nintendo Switch: 1.86 million units (Hardware) / 6.74 million units (Software)

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4278,01452.4%3,922,68934.2%
Vita1,7190.3%178,4541.6%
Switch245,23946.2%7,008,57661.1%
3DS4,9090.9%336,3922.9%
ETC5890.1%24,3060.2%
Total530,470100.0%11,470,417100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS411,75910.4%518,97719.5%
Vita310.0%5,8250.2%
Switch63,60656.5%1,579,70259.4%
Switch Lite36,18332.1%469,99517.7%
3DS9780.9%80,3583.0%
ETC630.1%4,2000.2%
Total112,620100.0%2,659,057100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Death Stranding (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} – 191,876 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 57,925 / 221,532
03./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 56,517 / 237,825
04./01. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 22,356 / 223,540
05./00. [PS4] Need for Speed: Heat (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.08} – 17,213 / NEW
06./04. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 14,838 / 165,065
07./05. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 12,844 / 31,411
08./08. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 8,128 / 1,038,698
09./09. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 7,644 / 3,397,847
10./06. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 6,861 / 443,575
11./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 6,522 / 2,358,785
12./10. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 6,288 / 648,849
13./00. [NSW] Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle (Epic Games) {2019.11.07} – 5,862 / NEW
14./15. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 5,739 / 219,352
15./07. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 4,900 / 96,666
16./14. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 4,444 / 63,267
17./00. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai (Nippon Columbia) {2019.11.07} – 3,885 / NEW
18./17. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 3,175 / 426,973
19./18. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 3,150 / 1,149,555
20./22. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 2,678 / 3,116,440
21./21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,639 / 1,109,205
22./19. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 2,333 / 223,351
23./16. [PS4] The Outer Worlds (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.10.25} – 1,969 / 17,088
24./25. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 1,950 / 737,445
25./20. [NSW] Model Debut Nicola (FuRyu) {2019.11.01} – 1,850 / 4,683
26./36. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 1,682 / 182,695
27./13. [NSW] Resident Evil Triple Pack (Capcom) {2019.10.31} – 1,641 / 7,354
28./34. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,606 / 896,503
29./33. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,576 / 398,383
30./28. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 (Konami) {2019.09.12} – 1,459 / 103,939
31./30. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,424 / 283,944
32./00. [NSW] The Grisaia Trilogy (Prototype) {2019.11.07} – 1,407 / NEW
33./40. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,383 / 730,615
34./12. [PS4] Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.10.31} – 1,313 / 7,140
35./43. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 1,253 / 60,295
36./44. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 1,253 / 23,417
37./46. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,250 / 1,867,354
38./42. [PS4] FIFA 20 (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 1,047 / 55,095
39./32. [NSW] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.10.17} – 1,047 / 12,949
40./23. [PS4] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Game Source Entertainment) {2019.10.24} – 1,025 / 15,111
41./00. [PS4] Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle (Epic Games) {2019.11.07} – 954 / NEW
42./53. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 953 / 786,041
43./35. [PS4] World War Z (H2 Interactive) {2019.09.26} – 920 / 47,453
44./29. [PS4] Code Vein (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} – 888 / 93,201
45./26. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (Ubisoft) {2019.10.04} – 880 / 72,056
46./56. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 863 / 52,397
47./52. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 800 / 53,528
48./55. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch (Level 5) {2019.10.10} – 783 / 15,839
49./38. [PS4] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} – 753 / 56,827
50./60. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level 5) {2019.06.20} – 656 / 278,956

NSW – 35
PS4 – 15

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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