Japan: more sales data for Week 46 2019, Pokémon Sword and Shield (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 47)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for just one Nintendo Switch game (platforms listed from best-selling to worst-selling):

  • [PS4] [NSW] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – Special Edition <FTG> (Arc System Works) (¥6.800) – 30%

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

Dengeki (Week 46)

Dengeki report that Pokémon Sword and Shield sold 1 357 000 units at launch at retail, and also provide a breakdown of each version:

  • Pokémon Sword: 499 753 units
  • Pokémon Sword: 347 629 units
  • Double Pack: 254 612 units (counted as two units in the total above, and in Famitsu’s own report)

As you can see, Pokémon Sword was the most popular by a significant margin, which is pretty unusual as the two versions of a Pokémon game tend to sell the same. But it’s not the first time it happened: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! was also more popular than Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.

Dengeki report that the sell-through ratio varies slightly depending on the version, but it’s at 80% on average.

Here’s how the previous two mainline entries (excluding third-versions and remakes) sold:

  • Pokémon X and Y: 2.05 million units at launch, 4.22 million units LTD
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon: 2.21 million units at launch, 4.03 million units LTD

At retail, Pokémon Sword and Shield saw a major drop in sales compared to its predecessors, but if you factor in digital sales, the drop is much less significant. According to The Pokémon Company, the game sold over 2 million units at retail + digital, putting it at the same level as Pokémon X and Y. Digital sales on Nintendo 3DS were pretty much insignificant, so a direct comparison is actually possible here.

Just like Famitsu earlier this week, Dengeki also point out that Pokémon Sword and Shield actually outsold Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at retail (1.23 million units at launch, and 3.40 million units LTD).

Other than Pokémon, there was not much activity at the top of the charts. Here’s how the other entries fared this week:

  • Super Street: Racer (Kemco): 688 units. A really poor debut.

Hardware-wise, the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield had a noticeable impact on sales. The Nintendo Switch sold 187 000 units (+87.8%), with 91 000 units for the OG model, and 97 000 units for the Lite model. It seems the game was quite successful at bringing new customers in, and it will certainly be interesting to see how the console ends up selling during the upcoming holiday season.

Thanks to that massive increase in sales, the Nintendo Switch completely dominated Hardware and Software sales last week, with a rather impressive market share:

  • Hardware: 94.8%
  • Software: 91.3%

And that great week for the Nintendo Switch had a noticeable impact on the market as a whole… not surprising, when the console has a +90% market share:

  • Hardware: 198 000 units sold (+75.5%)
  • Software: 1.86 million units sold (x3.5)

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatormsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4139,3418.3%4,062,03030.9%
Vita1,7870.1%180,2411.4%
Switch1,529,41391.3%8,537,98964.9%
3DS4,7150.3%341,1072.6%
ETC6100.0%24,9160.2%
Total1,675,866100.0%13,146,283100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS48,9144.5%527,89118.5%
Vita130.0%5,8380.2%
Switch90,57445.8%1,670,27658.5%
Switch Lite96,86149.0%566,85619.8%
3DS1,2620.6%81,6202.9%
ETC690.0%4,2690.1%
Total197,693100.0%2,856,750100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 499,753 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Pokemon Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 347,629 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Double Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 254,612 / NEW
04./01. [PS4] Death Stranding (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} – 45,167 / 237,043
05./02. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 32,141 / 253,673
06./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 30,506 / 268,331
07./00. [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.15} – 29,420 / NEW
08./06. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 9,429 / 174,494
09./05. [PS4] Need for Speed: Heat (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.08} – 7,977 / 25,190
10./08. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 7,865 / 1,046,563
11./07. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 7,506 / 38,917
12./09. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 7,106 / 3,404,953
13./04. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 7,018 / 230,558
14./14. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 6,639 / 225,991
15./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 6,041 / 2,364,826
16./12. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 5,200 / 654,049
17./00. [PS4] Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.14} – 4,619 / NEW
18./10. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 4,600 / 448,175
19./16. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 4,200 / 67,467
20./13. [NSW] Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle (Epic Games) {2019.11.07} – 4,025 / 9,887
21./15. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 3,394 / 100,060
22./19. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 3,065 / 1,152,620
23./20. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 2,433 / 3,118,873
24./00. [PS4] A-Train Exp.+ (Artdink) {2019.11.14} – 2,339 / NEW
25./21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,278 / 1,111,483
26./18. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 2,124 / 429,097
27./33. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,039 / 732,654
28./28. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,956 / 898,459
29./17. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai (Nippon Columbia) {2019.11.07} – 1,947 / 5,832
30./24. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 1,894 / 739,339
31./26. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 1,644 / 184,339
32./22. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 1,618 / 224,969
33./29. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,541 / 399,924
34./31. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,282 / 285,226
35./37. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,235 / 1,868,589
36./25. [NSW] Model Debut Nicola (FuRyu) {2019.11.01} – 1,225 / 5,908
37./30. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 (Konami) {2019.09.12} – 1,206 / 105,145
38./27. [NSW] Resident Evil Triple Pack (Capcom) {2019.10.31} – 1,139 / 8,493
39./47. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 1,100 / 54,628
40./35. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 1,024 / 61,319
41./23. [PS4] The Outer Worlds (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.10.25} – 993 / 18,081
42./00. [PS4] My Time at Portia (Chorus Worldwide) {2019.11.14} – 981 / NEW
43./36. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 953 / 24,370
44./38. [PS4] FIFA 20 (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 915 / 56,010
45./46. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 818 / 53,215
46./40. [PS4] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Game Source Entertainment) {2019.10.24} – 815 / 15,926
47./42. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 741 / 786,782
48./43. [PS4] World War Z (H2 Interactive) {2019.09.26} – 700 / 48,153
49./00. [NSW] Super Street: Racer (Kemco) {2019.11.14} – 688 / NEW
50./39. [NSW] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.10.17} – 660 / 13,609

Top 50

NSW – 36
PS4 – 14

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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