Japan: more sales data for Week 52 2019, December 2019, CY 2019 (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 3)

No data Day 1 sell-through data from Media Create this week.

Dengeki (Week 52)

Dengeki report that Pokémon Sword and Shield sold 250 000 additional units this week, with the breakdown as follows:

  • Pokémon Sword: 127 245 units (146 000 units with the Dual Pack) / 1 314 002 units LTD (1 720 000 units LTD with the Dual Pack)
  • Pokémon Shield: 84 923 units (104 000 units with the Dual Pack) / 880 046 units LTD (1 286 000 units LTD with the Dual Pack)
  • Dual Pack: 18 966 units / 406 038 units LTD
  • Total: 3 006 000 units (including Dual Pack)

Brain Training for Nintendo Switch sold about 35 000 units at launch, with a low sell-through ratio: only 20%. This is definitely on the low-side, but the week just before New Year, it’s actually a bit on the safe-side.

Next, here’s data for the full Calendar Year (December 31st 2018 to December 29th 2019):

  • Hardware: 6.04 million units sold (-1.3%) / 171.8 billion Yen (-5.5%)
  • Software: 25.56 million units sold (-9.2%) / 170.4 billion Yen (-8.6%)
  • Total: 342.2 billion Yen (-7.1%)

It’s the second year in a row that the market is down.

Once again, the market was carried by the Nintendo Switch:

  • Nintendo Switch (Hardware): 4.57 million units sold (+25.6%)
  • Nintendo Switch (Software): 16.03 million units sold (+19.6%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Hardware): 1.25 million units sold (-28.3%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Software): 8.48 million units sold (-19.6%)

Finally, here’s the Top 3 Software for the full year:

  1. [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company): 3.01 million units sold
  2. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 1.14 million units sold
  3. Kingdom Hearts III (Square-Enix): 780 000 units sold

Here’s the Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4129,87312.5%4,911,09527.0%
Vita2,2050.2%193,9331.1%
Switch891,35085.9%12,690,51869.7%
3DS13,8711.3%384,2612.1%
ETC4380.0%28,2230.2%
Total1,037,737100.0%18,208,030100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS486,10026.6%809,68718.1%
Vita280.0%6,0290.1%
Switch138,48242.8%2,490,47455.5%
Switch Lite94,34529.1%1,065,63823.8%
3DS4,5491.4%105,4222.4%
ETC2740.1%6,6530.1%
Total323,778100.0%4,483,903100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 127,245 / 1,314,002
02./02. [NSW] Pokemon Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 84,923 / 880,046
03./03. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 56,844 / 514,627
04./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 50,133 / 478,301
05./04. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 45,978 / 202,147
06./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 42,365 / 1,186,769
07./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 35,947 / 3,527,299
08./00. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} – 35,587 / NEW
09./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 35,394 / 1,267,158
10./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 35,156 / 2,481,459
11./07. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 33,494 / 344,329
12./10. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 25,100 / 757,826
13./12. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Double Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 18,966 / 406,038
14./16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 18,365 / 3,174,672
15./13. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 17,171 / 131,458
16./15. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ (Level 5) {2019.12.05} – 15,911 / 56,549
17./18. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 11,956 / 776,542
18./20. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 10,782 / 435,603
19./14. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} – 7,987 / 28,529
20./22. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (Konami) {2019.06.27} – 7,747 / 213,007
21./17. [PS4] New Sakura Wars (Sega) {2019.12.12} – 7,627 / 169,651
22./26. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 7,406 / 482,444
23./23. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 7,325 / 1,141,143
24./21. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 6,635 / 1,896,051
25./30. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega) {2019.07.24} – 6,250 / 80,139
26./31. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 5,950 / 449,072
27./25. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Game de Asobou! Ehon no Sekai (Nippon Columbia) {2019.11.07} – 5,519 / 29,559
28./34. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} – 5,267 / 41,158
29./19. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2019.12.19} – 4,913 / 15,907
30./29. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 4,800 / 805,505
31./35. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 4,400 / 242,169
32./39. [PS4] Death Stranding (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} – 4,387 / 275,129
33./38. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 (Konami) {2019.09.12} – 4,324 / 117,822
34./24. [NSW] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.12.19} – 4,194 / 12,133
35./28. [NSW] Model Debut Nicola (FuRyu) {2019.11.01} – 4,181 / 25,191
36./46. [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.15} – 4,140 / 58,954
37./40. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 3,978 / 116,977
38./37. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 3,922 / 199,692
39./33. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} – 3,511 / 42,661
40./44. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus) {2019.11.28} – 2,806 / 50,845
41./36. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} – 2,738 / 93,301
42./58. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,681 / 403,954
43./27. [NSW] Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle (Epic Games) {2019.11.07} – 2,650 / 32,548
44./55. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 2,588 / 245,377
45./51. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 2,576 / 910,937
46./43. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} – 2,571 / 195,515
47./67. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} – 2,500 / 8,029
48./53. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.04} – 2,306 / 12,734
49./49. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} – 2,276 / 64,523
50./66. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 2,276 / 49,609

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

Famitsu – December 2019 (November 25th to December 29th)

Here’s the Top 5 Software for December 2019 in Japan:

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 1.241.050 / 2.988.134 (-29%)
02./02. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 247.079 / 505.998 (-5%)
03./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 205.558 / 495.639 (+30%)
04./00. [PS4] New Sakura Wars # <ACT> (Sega) {2019.12.12} (¥8.800) – 161.288 / NEW
05./07. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 143.546 / 195.128 (+178%)

The Nintendo Switch once again dominated sales, with 4 of the 5 games in the Top 5:

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

This month again, Nintendo was not the most successful publisher in Japan, thanks to the strong performance of Pokémon Sword and Shield. That being said, both Nintendo and The Pokémon Company sold well over 1 million games each:

  1. Pokemon Co. – 1.275.000
  2. Nintendo – 1.248.000
  3. Bandai Namco Games – 431.000

Finally, the Nintendo Switch had a great December with well over 1 million units sold. Sales are very slightly down Year on Year, but that’s actually a great performance given the complete lack of notable releases this year (2018 had Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, of all games!).

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |  1.137.642 |    568.297 |  1.158.743 |  4.493.885 |  3.482.388 |  11.383.431 |
| PS4 # |    249.905 |     39.315 |    320.119 |  1.196.153 |  1.695.227 |   8.748.243 |
| 3DS # |     15.876 |      5.179 |     76.159 |    191.350 |    566.420 |  24.496.314 |
| XB1 # |      2.336 |        329 |      1.708 |      8.315 |     15.339 |     111.246 |
| PSV # |        207 |        106 |     12.696 |     37.662 |    181.728 |   5.863.016 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |  1.405.966 |    613.226 |  1.569.425 |  5.927.365 |  5.943.106 |  50.602.250 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |    417.154 |    276.058 |            |  1.045.383 |            |   1.045.383 |
|  NSW  |    720.488 |    292.239 |  1.158.743 |  3.448.502 |  3.482.388 |  10.338.048 |
| XB1 X |      1.255 |        161 |      1.321 |      5.186 |     11.153 |      18.642 |
| XB1 S |      1.081 |        168 |        387 |      3.129 |      4.186 |      20.602 |
|PS4 Pro|     72.185 |     18.453 |     80.644 |    422.380 |    457.646 |   1.394.970 |
|  PS4  |    177.720 |     20.862 |    239.475 |    773.773 |  1.237.581 |   7.353.273 |
|  PSV  |        207 |        106 |     12.696 |     37.662 |    181.728 |   5.863.016 |
|n-2DSLL|     15.108 |      4.889 |     50.919 |    160.169 |    356.693 |   1.104.413 |
| n-3DS |        768 |        290 |     23.358 |     30.090 |    187.799 |   5.885.915 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Source: Famitsu
Sales data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetERA)

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