Japan: more sales data for Week 5 2019, Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists, Nintendo 3DS (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 5)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 512 000 units, which is 42.36% of Week 4 sales. That massive drop is due to the release Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 the previous week. But not only was the Week 2 drop inevitable for those two games, new releases also didn’t set the charts on fire, so it’s no wonder total Software sales fell by over 50%.

The main release of the week is Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, which sold about 31 000 units across all platforms it was released on (Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS Vita). It’s pretty similar to the launch week sales of Atelier Lydie and Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (about 35 000 units across all 3 platforms), though the PS Vita version saw the biggest drop in sales.

Sell-through for Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World is under 70% for all platforms, without a big difference between them.

Source: Media Create

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 6)

Unfortunately, no data this week!

Dengeki (Week 5)

Dengeki report that Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World sold about 32 000 units. The platform breakdown is as follows:

  • PlayStation 4: 18 000 units
  • Nintendo Switch: 9 000 units
  • PS Vita: 4 000 units

The sell-through for all three versions is 60% (on average).

Not much movement in the Top 50 this week. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe sold about 46 000 additional units (bringing the total to 379 000 units).

This week was a rather uneventful week for both Hardware and Software. But something pretty significant happened: for the first time ever, there is not a single Nintendo 3DS in the Top 50. In fact, Media Create also did not have a single game in the Top 20 (but they do have two of them in the Top 50), and the Nintendo 3DS is missing from Famitsu’s Top 30. It’s truly the end of an era for the Japanese video game market!

Dengeki explain that it’s very first time since the launch, back in February 2011, that the Nintendo 3DS is completely missing from the Top 50. That’s basically 8 uninterrupted years with Nintendo 3DS charting, and to “celebrate” this, Dengeki shared some market share data for the handheld.

The peak was between Fiscal Year 2013 and 2014, when the Nintendo 3DS accounted for nearly half of the market with a 45% market share. Things went downhill after that, with 36.7% market share in Fiscal Year 2015, and 32.2% during Fiscal Year 2016. Finally, the market share dropped to 15.5% during Fiscal Year 2017 (the year the Nintendo Switch was released), and since then, the market has been centered on the latest console from Nintendo. The market share dropped to a measly 2.7% in January.

There’s only one Nintendo 3DS games left to be released: Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn in March (bound to sell really low amounts), so there’s little doubt the market share will drop even lower in the future. As we said just above, it’s truly the end of an era for the Japanese video game market!

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4248,70752.4%8,042,79934.0%
Vita8,7231.8%727,8173.1%
Switch197,77741.7%12,793,21954.1%
3DS17,9543.8%1,987,1548.4%
ETC1,1800.2%80,7850.3%
Total474,341100.0%23,631,774100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS426,10527.7%1,273,38924.3%
Vita1,1381.2%106,4352.0%
Switch63,25267.2%3,456,36366.0%
3DS3,5733.8%393,3797.5%
ETC520.1%8,4690.2%
Total94,120100.0%5,238,035100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 92,248 / 637,279
02./02. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Capcom) {2019.01.25} – 56,100 / 300,622
03./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 45,972 / 379,184
04./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 31,761 / 2,860,004
05./00. [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} – 18,469 / NEW
06./05. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} – 10,156 / 231,325
07./07. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,717 / 654,091
08./06. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 9,694 / 930,889
09./00. [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} – 9,107 / NEW
10./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 8,517 / 2,032,155
11./14. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 6,961 / 766,392
12./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 6,822 / 2,909,742
13./11. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 6,261 / 251,607
14./16. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 5,861 / 612,531
15./10. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 4,839 / 215,699
16./00. [PSV] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} – 4,413 / NEW
17./00. [NSW] Dragon Marked For Death (Inti Creates) {2019.01.31} – 4,194 / NEW
18./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,067 / 945,433
19./00. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link (Marvelous) {2019.01.31} – 3,759 / NEW
20./19. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 3,433 / 20,424
21./00. [PS4] Robotics;Notes Dash (5pb.) {2019.01.31} – 3,373 / NEW
22./00. [PS4] Conception Plus: Please Have My Children! (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.01.31} – 3,113 / NEW
23./12. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} – 3,088 / 63,410
24./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ: Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.31} – 3,053 / NEW
25./13. [PS4] Yakuza 4 (Sega) {2019.01.17} – 2,675 / 27,434
26./17. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 2,647 / 193,265
27./15. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} – 2,554 / 13,900
28./21. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} – 2,419 / 519,232
29./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,278 / 313,863
30./20. [NSW] Go Vacation (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} – 2,250 / 59,702
31./27. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,967 / 723,765
32./22. [PS4] Judgment (Sega) {2018.12.13} – 1,938 / 250,430
33./31. [NSW] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu & Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu Double Pack (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} – 1,722 / 31,491
34./28. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,672 / 412,998
35./25. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} – 1,654 / 216,101
36./00. [NSW] Robotics;Notes Dash (5pb.) {2019.01.31} – 1,588 / NEW
37./00. [PS4] Robotics;Notes Good Value Set (5pb.) {2019.01.31} – 1,468 / NEW
38./26. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Complete Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} – 1,411 / 11,767
39./34. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 1,328 / 69,861
40./00. [NSW] Stardew Valley (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.01.31} – 1,267 / NEW
41./41. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} – 1,050 / 81,524
42./00. [PS4] Stardew Valley (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.01.31} – 1,047 / NEW
43./40. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 1,046 / 25,943
44./30. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 1,040 / 166,147
45./35. [NSW] Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} – 1,028 / 18,779
46./38. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,025 / 359,689
47./36. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 1,013 / 12,823
48./00. [NSW] Robotics;Notes Good Value Set (5pb.) {2019.01.31} – 1,003 / NEW
49./29. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,000 / 1,804,729
50./39. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} – 867 / 24,376

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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