Japan: more sales data for Week 5 2020, January (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

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

Unfortunately, no Day 1 sell-through data from Media Create this week!

Dengeki (Week 5)

Dengeki report that Ring Fit Adventure sold 28 000 units this week, and was the best-selling game in Japan for the second time since launch, back in October 2019. The game has now sold over 616 000 units, which is nearly 10 times what it sold during launch week (67 000 units). Sales have been extremely steady, with no less than 16 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, and 12 in the Top 5. There’s little doubt the game will keep selling in the months ahead.

As for Pokémon Sword and Shield, Dengeki report that it sold 29 000 additional units, bringing total sales to 3.38 million units. The only other Nintendo Switch entry in the Top 50 is Gensou Manège, which did as poorly as many other Otome releases on the platform: 1 362 units sold.

Due to a lack of notable releases, the Software market is down this week, despite an increase in Hardware sales (thanks to the Nintendo Switch):

  • Hardware: 89 000 units (-9.3%)
  • Software: 280 000 units (-15.5%)

This week, we also get data for January (and more precisely the period going from December 30th to February 2nd):

  • Hardware: 750 000 units (-11.2%) / 20.5 billion Yen (-21.4%)
  • Software: 2.52 million units (-35.8%) / 16.2 billion Yen (-38.7%)
  • Total: 36.7 billion Yen (-30.2%)

It’s the second month in a row that the market as a whole is down. Hardware sales (revenue) were again impacted by the lower price of the Nintendo Switch Lite.

The Nintendo Switch fared relatively well compared to the competition, but wasn’t able to avoid a drop in Software sales:

  • Nintendo Switch (Hardware): 650 000 units (+22.2%)
  • Nintendo Switch (Software): 1.72 million units (-12.8%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Hardware): 90 000 units (-64.7%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Software): 760 000 units (-56.3%)

Finally, here’s the Top 5 Software for January 2020:

  1. [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company): 370 000 units sold
  2. [PS4] Yakuza 7 (SEGA): 220 000 units
  3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo): 140 000 units sold
  4. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z Kakarot (Bandai-Namco): 140 000 units sold
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Japan): 90 000 units sold

Here’s the Software sales data for each platform (Week 5 2020):

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS488,38631.6%5,668,57127.4%
Vita2,2490.8%203,8731.0%
Switch185,33566.3%14,410,84369.5%
3DS3,2951.2%411,8292.0%
ETC4170.1%30,6660.1%
Total279,682100.0%20,725,782100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales data:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS46,5627.4%901,91917.2%
Vita100.0%6,1700.1%
Switch59,63767.3%2,914,29355.7%
Switch Lite21,49124.3%1,291,96524.7%
3DS8280.9%112,3702.1%
ETC340.0%6,9240.1%
Total88,562100.0%5,233,641100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 28,232 / 616,277
02./01. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega) {2020.01.16} – 20,193 / 220,485
03./04. [NSW] Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 15,206 / 1,505,108
04./03. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.01.16} – 14,806 / 139,109
05./06. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} – 11,965 / 128,431
06./05. [NSW] Pokemon Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 10,812 / 1,018,767
07./07. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 10,553 / 1,280,129
08./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 10,324 / 3,610,665
09./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 9,435 / 2,562,911
10./12. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 5,671 / 1,330,984
11./10. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 5,533 / 590,925
12./11. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 4,950 / 273,436
13./17. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 4,517 / 802,404
14./19. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 4,433 / 3,215,363
15./23. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus) {2019.11.28} – 4,300 / 68,571
16./18. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 3,672 / 393,123
17./20. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,659 / 1,164,041
18./14. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14 (Koei Tecmo) {2020.01.16} – 3,620 / 28,503
19./21. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 3,150 / 807,032
20./22. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 2,639 / 501,578
21./15. [NSW] Tokyo Mirage Session FE Encore (Nintendo) {2020.01.17} – 2,428 / 26,602
22./26. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,971 / 454,450
23./25. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ (Level 5) {2019.12.05} – 1,728 / 78,221
24./29. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,711 / 303,614
25./24. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Double Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 1,659 / 428,425
26./27. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 1,619 / 461,338
27./16. [PS4] void tRrLM; //Void Terrarium (Nippon Ichi Software) {2020.01.23} – 1,513 / 5,669
28./28. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} – 1,500 / 17,640
29./00. [PS4] Warhammer: Chaosbane (Oizumi Amuzio) {2020.01.30} – 1,433 / NEW
30./31. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,418 / 1,908,661
31./00. [NSW] Rever dun Manege (5pb.) {2020.01.30} – 1,362 / NEW
32./32. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 1,350 / 211,717
33./30. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 1,312 / 128,260
34./33. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 1,267 / 151,059
35./36. [PS4] Minecraft Starter Collection (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.01.16} – 1,044 / 3,784
36./37. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 959 / 814,772
37./35. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 944 / 253,054
38./00. [PS4] Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire (Chorus Worldwide) {2020.01.30} – 927 / NEW
39./40. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 922 / 250,880
40./13. [NSW] void tRrLM; //Void Terrarium (Nippon Ichi Software) {2020.01.23} – 911 / 6,311
41./00. [PSV] I x She Tell (Entergram) {2020.01.30} – 860 / NEW
42./42. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 841 / 50,700
43./44. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 817 / 91,750
44./39. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 807 / 225,510
45./45. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 788 / 65,053
46./38. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} – 782 / 39,691
47./50. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} – 778 / 24,982
48./00. [PS4] I x She Tell (Entergram) {2020.01.30} – 753 / NEW
49./48. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 738 / 57,093
50./49. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.11.15} – 733 / 49,061

Top 50

NSW – 35
PS4 – 14
PSV – 1

Source: Dengeki
Sales data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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