Japan: more sales data for Week 49 2019, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Fiscal Year (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 50)

Unfortunately, no Day 1 sell-through data for Nintendo Switch games this week!

Dengeki (Week 49)

Dengeki report that Pokémon Sword and Shield was the best-selling game in Japan for the 4th week in a row, with 204 000 units sold. The versions breakdown is as follows:

  • Pokémon Sword: 100 594 units sold (939 783 units LTD); 119 000 units if you add the Dual-Pack;
  • Pokémon Shield: 66 569 units sold (639 858 units LTD): 85 000 units if you add the Dual-Pack;
  • Dual Pack: 18 463 units sold (342 339 units LTD).

Since launch, the game has sold over 2 264 000 units, with 1 282 000 units for Pokémon Sword, and 982 000 units for Pokémon Shield. Here’s how the past few mainline games fared during the first month:

  • Pokémon X and Y: 2.96 million units
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon: 3.30 million units
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 2.16 million units

While Pokémon Sword and Shield seems to be down compared to the past mainline games, it’s worth noting that digital sales on Nintendo 3DS were negligible. Meanwhile, digital sales for Pokémon Sword and Shield are extremely strong (helped by the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers), as confirmed by launch week sales and also the fact that both versions have been topping the weekly Nintendo eShop charts for quite a while already.

Dengeki point out that on Nintendo 3DS, the various Pokémon games sold about 70% of their total sales during the first month. If such a ratio was to be applied to Pokémon Sword and Shield, we would end up with 3.32 million units sold LTD. Of course, this is only for retail sales; in fact, adding digital sales, the game would be pretty much guaranteed to sell well over 4 million units LTD.

Next: Yo-kai Watch 4++, the only entry to sell over 10 000 units. The game sold pretty poorly, with only 13 000 units on the two platforms it was released on (the Nintendo Switch version sold 10 261 units, leaving only scraps to the PlayStation 4 version). Since launch, Yo-kai Watch 4 has sold over 280 000 units LTD, which is exceedingly poor for a mainline Yo-kai Watch game.

Other than that, there was not much activity in the top of the charts, once again dominated by the usual evergreen titles. The only other entry on Nintendo Switch this week is Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, which sold only 1 350 units.

This week, Dengeki take a look at sales for the current Fiscal Year, as of November (April 1st to December 1st). Good news: sales are up! Here’s some raw data:

  • Hardware: 3.26 million units (+13.1%) / 92.7 billion Yen (+8.6%)
  • Software: 14.63 million units (+5.1%) / 95.9 billion Yen (+8%)
  • Total: 188.6 billion Yen (+8.3%), up from -2.1% at the end of October

To the surprise of no one, the Nintendo Switch is dominating the market, with no less than 76.9% market share for Hardware, and 65.1% market share for Software.

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS486,75415.6%4,413,57029.1%
Vita1,7230.3%187,2631.2%
Switch459,62482.9%10,203,59367.2%
3DS6,1701.1%356,2432.3%
ETC4500.1%26,7430.2%
Total554,721100.0%15,187,412100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS443,29418.1%589,20916.8%
Vita140.0%5,8800.2%
Switch123,79151.8%2,019,03157.7%
Switch Lite65,99927.6%787,45322.5%
3DS5,4362.3%90,2092.6%
ETC3840.2%5,4800.2%
Total238,918100.0%3,497,262100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 100,594 / 939,783
02./02. [NSW] Pokemon Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 66,569 / 639,858
03./06. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 33,144 / 336,920
04./07. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Double Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 18,463 / 342,339
05./11. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 15,850 / 72,061
06./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 14,783 / 1,080,987
07./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 14,244 / 3,437,002
08./08. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 13,827 / 329,567
09./13. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 12,906 / 1,181,503
10./15. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 12,289 / 252,724
11./12. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,211 / 2,393,331
12./16. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 12,029 / 679,590
13./03. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} – 10,856 / 81,006
14./00. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ (Level 5) {2019.12.05} – 10,261 / NEW
15./00. [PS4] Citadel: Forged with Fire (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.12.05} – 8,662 / NEW
16./04. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} – 8,228 / 54,377
17./05. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus) {2019.11.28} – 6,847 / 41,055
18./20. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 6,394 / 81,982
19./00. [PS4] Onechanbara Origin (D3Publisher) {2019.12.05} – 5,747 / NEW
20./21. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 4,839 / 461,653
21./24. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 4,429 / 746,121
22./14. [PS4] Death Stranding (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} – 4,176 / 262,980
23./28. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 3,959 / 407,871
24./23. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,612 / 1,120,988
25./19. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 3,350 / 188,814
26./31. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 3,271 / 1,875,390
27./00. [PS4] Yo-kai Watch 4++ (Level 5) {2019.12.05} – 2,940 / NEW
28./30. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 2,918 / 191,379
29./36. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai (Nippon Columbia) {2019.11.07} – 2,725 / 12,125
30./35. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 2,678 / 3,126,596
31./17. [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.15} – 2,665 / 48,941
32./46. [NSW] Model Debut Nicola (FuRyu) {2019.11.01} – 2,481 / 10,645
33./27. [NSW] Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle (Epic Games) {2019.11.07} – 2,194 / 17,753
34./32. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 2,144 / 106,571
35./00. [PS4] The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.12.05} – 2,008 / NEW
36./37. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 2,000 / 230,310
37./33. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 1,956 / 434,647
38./41. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,953 / 791,011
39./44. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 1,912 / 10,317
40./25. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 1,781 / 238,776
41./26. [PS4] Need for Speed: Heat (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.08} – 1,757 / 32,944
42./47. [NSW] Fortnite (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} – 1,733 / 58,389
43./45. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 1,712 / 65,066
44./43. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 1,556 / 28,391
45./38. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,412 / 903,633
46./00. [NSW] Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection (Ubisoft) {2019.12.06} – 1,350 / NEW
47./40. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 1,244 / 737,187
48./42. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,224 / 288,897
49./58. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 1,159 / 188,137
50./48. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 (Konami) {2019.09.12} – 1,135 / 108,401

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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