Japan: more sales data for Week 9 2020, February 2020 (Media Create, Dengeki)

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

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 10)

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

Dengeki (Week 9)

Dengeki report that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers sold about 33 000 units during its second week, with about 10 000 units on Nintendo Switch. Total sales have now topped 202 000 units, with 60 000 units on Nintendo Switch.

As far as new releases go, Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection sold about 16 000 units, with 9 940 units on Nintendo Switch. LoveR Kiss didn’t do too hot, with only 7 000 units sold, and the majority on Nintendo Switch (4 762 units). That’s pretty much on par for the course for expanded re-releases of niche titles.

Other entries this week:

  • Touhou Sky Arena: Matsuri Climax – 2 415 units. Unsurprisingly low sales for a game that has already been available on the Nintendo eShop for several months;
  • Bubble Bobble 4 Friends – 1 340 units. It does not look like a lot of people were interested in a comeback of the Bubble Bobble series on consoles… at least not in physical format!

Dengeki also point out that the Coronavirus (forcing people, and especially kids, to stay at home) helped sales, as seen with the increase for family-friendly titles such as Pokémon Sword and Shield (25 000 units sold this week, 3 472 000 units LTD) or Minecraft (13 000 units sold this week, 1 320 000 units LTD), among others.

This week, we get some data for February, the penultimate month for the current Fiscal Year (and more precisely the period going from February 3rd to March 1st). Unfortunately, both Hardware and Software sales are down Year on Year:

  • Hardware: 320 000 units (-10.9%) / 8 billion Yen (-25.6%)
  • Software: 1.3 million units (-17.2%) / 8.5 billion Yen (-20.3%)
  • Total: 16.5 billion Yen (-23%)

It’s the 3rd month in a row that sales are down. Will the market bounce back in March?

As always, the Nintendo Switch is doing just fine, it’s the other platforms that are bringing the market down:

  • Nintendo Switch (Hardware): 280 000 units (+11.4%), despite shortages;
  • Nintendo Switch (Software): 760 000 units (+13.6%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Hardware): 30 000 units (-60.6%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Software): 520 000 units (-20%)

Finally, here’s the Top 5 Software:

  1. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (SEGA): 142 000 units sold
  2. [PS4] Granblue Fantasy Versus (Cygames): 104 000 units sold
  3. [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company): 92 000 units sold
  4. [NSW] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega 39’s (SEGA): 70 000 units sold
  5. [NSW] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (SEGA): 60 000 units sold

Here’s the Software sales data for each platform (Week 8 2020):

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS4100,73832.4%6,190,37828.1%
Vita2,4380.8%210,5861.0%
Switch202,53065.2%15,165,94768.9%
3DS4,3291.4%426,3491.9%
ETC4670.2%32,2770.1%
Total310,502100.0%22,025,537100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales data:

PlatformsThis weekThis week (%)Fiscal YearFiscal Year (%)
PS49,80714.9%932,78116.8%
Vita220.0%6,2520.1%
Switch13,88321.1%3,045,33354.8%
Switch Lite40,58561.6%1,444,94126.0%
3DS1,5562.4%117,1732.1%
ETC690.1%7,0760.1%
Total65,922100.0%5,553,556100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) {2020.02.20} – 22,954 / 141,787
02./05. [NSW] Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 13,082 / 1,551,697
03./07. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 12,829 / 1,323,141
04./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 11,212 / 3,646,065
05./12. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 10,712 / 2,595,516
06./02. [NSW] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (Atlus) {2020.02.20} – 10,341 / 59,735
07./00. [NSW] Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Capcom) {2020.02.27} – 9,940 / NEW
08./11. [NSW] Pokemon Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 9,206 / 1,053,580
09./06. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 8,850 / 669,388
10./13. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} – 7,624 / 161,406
11./00. [PS4] Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Capcom) {2020.02.27} – 6,169 / NEW
12./15. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 6,088 / 1,351,630
13./17. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 5,767 / 3,233,021
14./18. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 5,422 / 291,152
15./16. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 5,141 / 609,513
16./19. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} – 4,918 / 818,525
17./00. [NSW] LoveR Kiss (Kadokawa Games) {2020.02.27} – 4,762 / NEW
18./00. [PS4] One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.02.27} – 4,647 / NEW
19./04. [NSW] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix (Sega) {2020.02.13} – 4,646 / 69,947
20./24. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} – 4,235 / 819,143
21./23. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,018 / 1,176,874
22./03. [PS4] Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.02.20} – 3,833 / 17,113
23./21. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} – 3,822 / 406,223
24./14. [PS4] Granblue Fantasy: Versus (Cygames) {2020.02.06} – 3,327 / 104,416
25./27. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 2,653 / 462,538
26./25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive Edition (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} – 2,622 / 511,161
27./20. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega) {2020.01.16} – 2,560 / 241,392
28./00. [NSW] Touhou Sky Arena: Matsuri Climax (Mediascape) {2020.02.27} – 2,415 / NEW
29./22. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.01.16} – 2,367 / 157,251
30./34. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} – 2,300 / 467,972
31./00. [PS4] Frostpunk (DMM Games) {2020.02.27} – 2,208 / NEW
32./00. [PS4] LoveR Kiss (Kadokawa Games) {2020.02.27} – 1,915 / NEW
33./09. [PS4] Daymare: 1998 (DMM Games) {2020.02.20} – 1,762 / 9,079
34./30. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 1,759 / 1,914,555
35./08. [NSW] Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.02.20} – 1,683 / 9,323
36./44. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} – 1,606 / 155,683
37./38. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} – 1,494 / 309,048
38./35. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} – 1,467 / 23,041
39./37. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Double Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 1,406 / 433,734
40./33. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus) {2019.11.28} – 1,360 / 75,209
41./00. [NSW] Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (Taito) {2020.02.27} – 1,340 / NEW
42./39. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} – 1,329 / 132,993
43./46. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} – 1,225 / 254,711
44./41. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} – 1,213 / 216,196
45./47. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 1,213 / 818,804
46./26. [PS4] Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (Capcom) {2020.02.14} – 1,208 / 10,262
47./36. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14 (Koei Tecmo) {2020.01.16} – 1,207 / 34,910
48./55. [NSW] Fit Boxing (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} – 1,147 / 68,352
49./48. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 1,093 / 256,729
50./56. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} – 1,089 / 60,148

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

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