Japan: more sales data for Week 50, Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki, more (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create – Week 50

Yesterday, Media Create released its weekly report for video game sales in Japan, providing us with more sales data for Week 50. During that week, Software sales topped 1 441 000 units, and Hardware sales topped 257 000 units, which is 127.79% and 111.34% of Week 49 sales respectively: a noticeable increase quite obviously attributed to the holiday period.

But while Week on Week data shows us growth, comparing sales with the same week last year shows us a drop: Software and Hardware sales during Week 50 2016 only amount to 73.49% and 78.68% of sales during the same week last year. For Hardware, the main culprit is the Wii U, with about 74 000 units less!

As for Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki, it sold about 338 000 units, with a sell-through ratio of 77.32% (which is pretty good). As comparison, Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi sold over 1.2 million units, which was pretty close to the two original versions (Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke, with over 1.3 million units).

Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki sold half as many units as Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (over 632 000 units at launch), so the drop is quite noticeable.

Source: Media Create

Dengeki – Week 50

First, here’s sales data for individual version of certain games:

  • Pokémon Sun – 103 322 units (1 334 617 units)
  • Pokémon Moon – 86 050 units (1 237 352 units)
  • Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi – 3 806 units (661 825 units)
  • Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou — 3 256 units (113 704 units)
  • Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou — 3 194 units (113 342 units)

Dengeki also shares some details about Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki, which sold about 324 000 units (sell-through ratio: 70%): that’s 25.3% of what Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura sold at launch. The sales ratio between Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke and Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi was 84.2% (the former sold 3.2 million units, and the latter 2.7 million units).

Based on how previous games sold, Dengeki estimates that Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki could end up selling 1.01 million units, but with how the popularity of the Yo-kai Watch series has been dropping this year, it doesn’t look like a sealed deal.

They’re expecting total Software sales to top 3 million units during Week 51 (which isn’t too surprising, as it’s the biggest week of the year).

Dengeki reports that Hardware sales are down by 13.7% with 257 000 units, while Software sales are up by 25.3% with 1.361 million units. About the Nintendo 3DS specifically, Hardware sales increased by 30.7% (139 000 units, including the Nintendo 2DS), while Software sales increased by 90.9% with 976 000 units sold… not surprising during the holiday period!

Finally, here’s a chart for Software sales for each platform:

Sales for current week / Market share for current week / Sales for current year / Market share for current year

PS4 199,948 14.7% 6,189,403 28.4%
PS3 9,563 0.7% 1,036,963 4.8%
Vita 118,387 8.7% 2,885,726 13.2%
Wii U 55,719 4.1% 1,183,934 5.4%
3DS 976,452 71.8% 10,501,201 48.1%
X One 779 0.1% 33,272 0.2%
合計 1,360,848 100.0% 21,830,499 100.0%

Source: Dengeki


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