Japan: more sales data for Week 47 2018, October 2018, Pokémon: Let’s Go! (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Eevee!

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

Media Create (Week 47)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that total Software sales topped 602 000 units, which is 62.80% of Week 46 sales. Unsurprisingly, sales dropped sharply, following the launch of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! on Nintendo Switch the previous week. The drop is also quite noticeable with Hardware: sales dropped to 63.81% of Week 46 sales, mostly due to the Nintendo Switch.

But despite both Software and Hardware sales being down this week, sales remain strong, and at an appropriate level for the holiday season. Of course, they will keep on increasing as we get closer to Christmas.

Source: Media Create

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 48)

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

  • [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (Atlus) – 40%. Surprisingly low debut, it seems the game mostly sold to players who had pre-ordered the game;
  • [NSW] Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble Zi-O (Bandai Namco Games) – 20%. Low debut, but holiday sales should salvage it;
  • [PS4] [NSW] Lapis x Labyrinth (Nippon Ichi Software) – 30%. Low-ish debut, not too surprising for a Nippon Ichi Software title. PlayStation 4 version sold more;
  • [NSW] Billion Road (Bandai Namco Games). No sell-through provided, which implies a terrible debut. Hopefully, holiday season sould help with sales in the mid-term.

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

Dengeki (Week 47)

Dengeki report that Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! sold about 177 000 units during its second week, with Pikachu still enjoying great popularity:

  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – 97 000 units sold this week, 429 000 units sold LTD
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 80 000 units sold this week, 351 000 units sold LTD
  • Total: 781 000 units sold LTD

Since the holiday season is finally there, Dengeki expect the game to reach 1 million units sold before Christmas. In fact, it should be able to do so by Week 49.

Finally, Dengeki report that Neko Tomo sold about 5 000 units on Nintendo 3DS.

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch keeps on enjoying a strong performance. Granted, sales did drop following the launch of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, but they remain strong. With about 124 000 units this week, the Nintendo Switch is overwhelming the competition: its market share is at 79.4%, after all.

Last year, between November and the first week of January, the Nintendo Switch ended up selling about 1.5 million units total. It will certainly be interesting to see how much further sales will grow this year, especially with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releasing on December 7th (not to mention the lack of shortages).

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 260,334 44.0% 5,233,761 39.2%
Vita 6,972 1.2% 649,726 4.9%
Switch 282,370 47.7% 6,108,189 45.0%
3DS 40,049 6.8% 1,396,940 10.5%
ETC 2,001 0.3% 64,981 0.5%
Total 591,726 100.0% 13,360,981 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 21,426 13.8% 670,687 24.4%
Vita 1,703 1.1% 84,078 3.1%
Switch 123,713 79.4% 1,710,693 62.3%
3DS 8,615 5.5% 273,430 10.0%
ETC 354 0.2% 5,629 0.2%
Fiscal Year 155,811 100.0% 2,744,517 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 104,888 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 97,120 / 429,313
03./02. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 80,320 / 351,249
04./00. [PS4] Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories (Granzella) {2018.11.22} – 44,524 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Shenmue I & II (Sega) {2018.11.22} – 28,536 / NEW
06./04. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 20,083 / 364,964
07./03. [PS4] Fallout 76 (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.11.15} – 12,233 / 80,048
08./08. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 11,839 / 410,824
09./05. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} – 9,367 / 468,571
10./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,300 / 1,816,218
11./10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 8,044 / 2,725,666
12./06. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} – 6,605 / 45,121
13./00. [3DS] Cats Together (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.21} – 5,125 / NEW
14./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,194 / 873,685
15./07. [PS4] Hitman 2 (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.11.15} – 3,819 / 14,246
16./09. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} – 3,717 / 198,537
17./00. [NSW] Nari Kids Park: Hugtto! PreCure (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.21} – 3,463 / NEW
18./16. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,317 / 1,740,257
19./15. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} – 2,989 / 295,944
20./18. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,911 / 241,013
21./20. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 2,822 / 658,545
22./27. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 2,172 / 135,141
23./21. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,989 / 370,257
24./23. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,739 / 216,741
25./22. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,716 / 876,003
26./25. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 1,683 / 37,583
27./28. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 1,611 / 149,730
28./24. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,558 / 849,070
29./00. [PS4] Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.21} – 1,554 / NEW
30./00. [NSW] Nari Kids Park: Ultraman R/B (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.21} – 1,518 / NEW
31./26. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} – 1,422 / 51,720
32./35. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,368 / 389,888
33./00. [NSW] Nari Kids Park: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger Vs. Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.21} – 1,340 / NEW
34./36. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} – 1,278 / 34,360
35./29. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 1,272 / 106,480
36./46. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} – 1,172 / 239,420
37./32. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 1,094 / 219,701
38./38. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} – 1,068 / 125,935
39./60. [3DS] Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} – 1,053 / 65,969
40./37. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} – 1,000 / 14,632
41./47. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 974 / 71,502
42./52. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 932 / 228,903
43./33. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.27} – 928 / 159,846
44./00. [PSV] Hatsujou Sprinkle (Piacci) {2018.11.22} – 873 / NEW
45./45. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human [Value Selection] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 867 / 345,325
46./30. [PS4] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 863 / 84,326
47./31. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (Ubisoft) {2018.10.05} – 828 / 81,765
48./39. [NSW] Cats Together (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.01} – 828 / 7,627
49./55. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 811 / 460,514
50./17. [NSW] RPG Maker MV Trinity (Kadokawa Games) {2018.11.15} – 808 / 3,261

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

Famitsu – Digital Sales Estimates (October 2018)

In its latest issue, Famitsu share their latest digital sales estimates, covering October (and more precisely October 1st to October 28th, to 4 weeks in total).

It reveals that Puyo Puyo eSports sold an estimated 60 324 units during the first 3 days, which is a really strong performance for a digital-only game… then again, the massive launch discount (game was available for only 500 Yen until today) is the very reason it sold so much. Quite interestingly, the Nintendo Switch version seems to have been the most popular one, with about 35 410 units sold.

Finally, we learn that Super Mario Party may have sold about 12 168 units during its launch month, which is way too low. This shows the limit of Famitsu’s digital estimates, as those are not based on actual sales. While they’re generally rather reliable, it’s unfortunately one of the few cases where they’re not.

Source: Famitsu
Via: ryokutya2089

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