Japan: more sales data for Week 8 2019, February 2019 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create (Week 8)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 406 000 units, which is 79.1% of Week 7 sales.

Despite a similar number of new releases (13 this week, as opposed to 14 last week), sales of new releases dropped sharply due to the simple fact that those new games didn’t sell all that much. In fact, most of them didn’t even reach 10 000 units during their launch week. As such, it’s no wonder that sales of new game this week only account for 59.31% of Week 7 sales.

Hardware-wise, sales also dropped: they went from 92 000 units to 79 000 units (85.75% of Week 7 sales).

Source: Media Create

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 9)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for a few Nintendo Switch games:

  • [NSW] Darius Cozmic Collection # <STG> (Taito) (¥5.200) – 50% . Surprisingly high sell-through for such a niche release, and sales seems to be rather good (though it’s too early to say). Do note there’s no digital release, so anyone interested in this collection has to buy it at retail no matter what;
  • [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) (¥5.980) – 30%. Lowish sell-through, but sales should improve during the weekend;
  • [NSW] Wizard’s Symphony <RPG> (Arc System Works) (¥6.800) – 30%. Expect sell-through. PlayStation 4 sold more;
  • [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) (¥5.980) – 10%. Mediocre debut (to say the least), but that’s on par for the course for a licenced game from FuRyu.

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun (ResetERA)

Dengeki (Week 8)

Dengeki report that Girls und Panzer sold about 7 000 units at launch, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 8 000 units on the two platforms it was released on (4 339 units on Nintendo Switch specifically).

Among previously released titles, New Super Mario Bros. U DX is enjoying strong sales with 23 000 units this week (469 000 units LTD), just like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which is nearing 3 million units (2 937 000 units LTD) with 22 000 units sold this week.

This week, Dengeki also share data for February (January 28th to February 24th, so 4 weeks in total, which was a rather uneventful month. Both Hardware and Software are down:

  • Hardware: 350 000 units sold (-30.2%) / 10.7 billion Yen (-29.2%)
  • Software: 1.68 million units sold (-22%) / 11.4 billion Yen (-27.7%)
  • Total: 22.1 billion Yen (-28.4%)

The main reason for both drops is simple: there was no major new release. Indeed, the Top 5 is almost entirely made of games released in January or earlier:

  1. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square-Enix): 155 000 units
  2. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo): 135 000 units
  3. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 110 000 units
  4. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Capcom): 100 000 units
  5. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai-Namco): 94 000 units

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4222,13056.6%8,667,11534.9%
Vita9,1432.3%762,8263.1%
Switch143,59636.6%13,278,42553.5%
3DS15,4573.9%2,039,6568.2%
ETC2,0050.5%86,4710.3%
Total392,331100.0%24,834,493100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS417,87722.2%1,330,86924.2%
Vita3,4474.3%112,8002.1%
Switch55,86069.3%3,637,73066.2%
3DS3,3684.2%403,8777.4%
ETC330.0%8,7060.2%
Total80,585100.0%5,493,982100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Anthem (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} – 91,606 / NEW
02./03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 22,739 / 468,556
03./05. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 22,000 / 2,936,887
04./01. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} – 18,506 / 92,669
05./00. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} – 15,554 / NEW
06./04. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} – 11,619 / 39,431
07./07. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} – 11,510 / 700,670
08./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 9,922 / 685,180
09./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 7,683 / 2,058,576
10./12. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 7,367 / 956,539
11./08. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Capcom) {2019.01.25} – 6,850 / 344,894
12./00. [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.21} – 6,767 / NEW
13./14. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 6,428 / 788,164
14./15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,976 / 2,928,840
15./02. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body (Atlus) {2019.02.14} – 5,573 / 59,125
16./06. [PS4] Metro: Exodus (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} – 5,371 / 23,286
17./00. [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom) {2019.02.21} – 4,339 / NEW
18./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,256 / 958,714
19./16. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} – 4,033 / 628,570
20./00. [PS4] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom) {2019.02.21} – 3,553 / NEW
21./10. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} – 2,345 / 12,808
22./21. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 2,150 / 225,727
23./22. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 2,135 / 261,324
24./20. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} – 2,018 / 242,604
25./25. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 2,017 / 1,810,907
26./24. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 1,872 / 320,024
27./27. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,856 / 729,527
28./13. [PSV] Catherine: Full Body (Atlus) {2019.02.14} – 1,664 / 9,908
29./28. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 1,417 / 25,963
30./34. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 1,294 / 417,297
31./30. [NSW] Go Vacation (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} – 1,239 / 64,675
32./00. [PS4] NG (Experience) {2019.02.21} – 1,227 / NEW
33./23. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} – 1,217 / 39,360
34./35. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} – 1,191 / 18,687
35./00. [PSV] Karigurashi Renai (Entergram) {2019.02.21} – 1,160 / NEW
36./37. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] (Capcom) {2018.08.02} – 1,127 / 29,419
37./36. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} – 1,081 / 68,234
38./19. [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} – 1,038 / 4,902
39./00. [PSV] Soi Kano: Gyutto Dakishimete (Entergram) {2019.02.21} – 1,033 / NEW
40./29. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} – 1,011 / 523,856
41./31. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} – 1,000 / 197,998
42./38. [NSW] FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} – 994 / 73,177
43./33. [PS4] Yakuza 4 (Sega) {2019.01.17} – 989 / 31,886
44./41. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 967 / 412,116
45./67. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} – 944 / 168,630
46./43. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 917 / 181,871
47./46. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} – 869 / 15,464
48./48. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 861 / 164,214
49./45. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 859 / 362,317
50./40. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} – 817 / 84,658

Source: Dengeki
Data compiled by: ZSaberLink (ResetERA)

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