Japan: more sales data for Week 47 2019, Holiday season 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for a couple of Nintendo Switch titles (games and platforms listed from best-selling to worst-selling):

  • [PS4][NSW] SD Gundam G Generations Cross Rays (Bandai-Namco) – 70%. A pretty solid debut!
  • [PS4][NSW][PSV] Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combatte – 50%. An ok debut for a game that’s bound to be pretty frontloaded.

Source: Media Create
Via: Mpl90 (ResetERA)

Dengeki (Week 47)

Dengeki report that Pokémon Sword and Shield sold about 408 000 units during its second week, with the versions breakdown as follows:

  • Pokémon Sword: 199 367 units (699 120 units LTD)
  • Pokémon Shield: 120 613 units (468 242 units LTD)
  • Dual Pack: 43 947 units (298 559 units LTD)

Since launch, the game has now sold about 1 764 000 units.

The second week drop for Pokémon Sword and Shield is a nice 69%, which is better than Pokémon X and Y (73.5%) and Pokémon Sun and Moon (81.2%). This bodes pretty well for the upcoming holiday season, with strong sales expected through the rest of the year.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing much interesting this week. The top of the charts is still dominated by the usual suspects, including Ring Fit Adventure (26 000 units this week, and 294 000 units LTD), and Luigi’s Mansion 3 (24 000 units this week, and 278 000 units LTD).

Here’s how the various entries fared this week:

  • DIABOLIK LOVERS GRAND EDITION for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory): 1 613 units. Another late port of an Otome game with poor sales;
  • BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE Special Edition (Arc System Works): 2 259 units sold, with 835 units on Nintendo Switch. An unsurprisingly poor debut for an expanded re-release of a fighting game that already didn’t set the charts on fire when it was originally released.

This week, there was no new release to compensate for the expected drop in sales following the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield, but Hardware sales remain at a high level:

  • Software: 1.08 million units (-35.3%)
  • Hardware: 196 000 units (-0.9%)

With the holiday season just around the corner, Dengeki take a look back at the holiday season last year (November 2018 to Week 1 2019):

  • Software: 9.22 million units (-6.6% Year on Year) / 78.4 billion Yen (+10.4%)
  • Hardware: 2.59 million units (+3.4%) / 61.6 billion Yen (+5.7%)
  • Total: 140 billion Yen (+8.3%)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was a big hit with 2.67 million units sold during that period, which had a noticeable impact on Nintendo Switch sales:

  • Hardware: 1.86 million units (+25.3% Year on Year)
  • Software: 6.6 million units (+98%)

Thanks to the games and consoles being more expensive, the market actually generated more revenue than the previous year. In fact, it was the third year in a row that sales increased during the holiday season in Japan.

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS491,0818.4%4,153,11129.2%
Vita1,8540.2%182,0951.3%
Switch987,17991.0%9,525,16866.9%
3DS4,0850.4%345,1922.4%
ETC6650.1%25,5810.2%
Total1,084,864100.0%14,231,147100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS47,9424.1%535,83317.6%
Vita110.0%5,8490.2%
Switch106,80854.5%1,777,08458.2%
Switch Lite79,85440.8%646,71021.2%
3DS1,1620.6%82,7822.7%
ETC560.0%4,3250.1%
Total195,833100.0%3,052,583100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 199,367 / 699,120
02./02. [NSW] Pokemon Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 120,613 / 468,242
03./03. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Double Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 43,947 / 298,559
04./06. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 26,133 / 294,464
05./05. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 23,956 / 277,629
06./00. [PS4] Shenmue III (Deep Silver) {2019.11.19} – 17,553 / NEW
07./04. [PS4] Death Stranding (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} – 13,467 / 250,510
08./07. [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.15} – 10,993 / 40,413
09./10. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 8,741 / 1,055,304
10./11. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 7,950 / 46,867
11./12. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 7,629 / 3,412,582
12./22. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 7,312 / 1,159,932
13./15. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 7,206 / 2,372,032
14./14. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 6,522 / 232,513
15./08. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 6,020 / 180,514
16./16. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 5,594 / 659,643
17./18. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 4,378 / 452,553
18./19. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 3,639 / 71,106
19./09. [PS4] Need for Speed: Heat (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.08} – 3,447 / 28,637
20./13. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 3,412 / 233,970
21./23. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 3,306 / 3,122,179
22./20. [NSW] Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle (Epic Games) {2019.11.07} – 3,244 / 13,131
23./25. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,776 / 1,114,259
24./00. [PS4] Deemo Reborn (Unties) {2019.11.21} – 2,754 / NEW
25./30. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 2,353 / 741,692‬
26./21. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 2,311 / 102,371
27./28. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,106 / 900,565
28./31. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 1,922 / 186,261
29./29. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai (Nippon Columbia) {2019.11.07} – 1,850 / 7,682
30./00. [PS4] Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (2K Games) {2019.11.22} – 1,847 / NEW
31./27. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,822 / 734,476
32./26. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 1,738 / 430,835
33./32. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 1,676 / 226,645
34./00. [NSW] Diabolik Lovers: Grand Edition for Nintendo Switch (Idea Factory) {2019.11.21} – 1,613 / NEW
35./33. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,588 / 401,512
36./00. [PS4] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – Special Edition (Arc System Works) {2019.11.21} – 1,439 / NEW
37./35. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,424 / 1,870,013
38./36. [NSW] Model Debut Nicola (FuRyu) {2019.11.01} – 1,150 / 7,058
39./43. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 1,141 / 25,511
40./34. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,082 / 286,308
41./37. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 (Konami) {2019.09.12} – 1,050 / 106,195
42./45. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 989 / 54,204
43./39. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 950 / 55,578
44./40. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 906 / 62,225
45./38. [NSW] Resident Evil Triple Pack (Capcom) {2019.10.31} – 888 / 9,381
46./47. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 876 / 787,658
47./54. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (Ubisoft) {2019.10.04} – 850 / 73,483
48./00. [NSW] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – Special Edition (Arc System Works) {2019.11.21} – 835 / NEW
49./53. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 822 / 7,264
50./17. [PS4] Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.14} – 813 / 5,432

Top 50

NSW – 37
PS4 – 13

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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