Japan: more sales data for Week 21, 2017, April 2017, May 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 21 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 21, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 268 000 units, which is 123.23% of Week 20 sales. Sales actually increased this time around, and for the first time in 5 weeks.

Sales of previously released titles did drop slightly (98.83% of Week 20 sales), but that drop was more than compensated by the increase for new releases. Indeed, sales of new titles were multiplied by 5, with 464.80% of Week 20 sales. Sales still remain below the 300 000 units threshold, but for Media Create, we can see some signs of recovery for the Japanese market after several pretty rough weeks.

Source: Media Create

Week 22 – Day 1 sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day 1 sell-through ratio for one, lone Nintendo Switch title:

  • [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection <RPG> (Square Enix) (¥4.800) – 50% (but extremely likely shipment is pretty small)

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

Week 21, May 2017 (Dengeki)

Dengeki doesn’t have much to say about Week 21 sales. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers sold about 17 000 units at launch, less than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its 21 000 units sold (522 000 units LTD). As for Monster Hunter XX, it sold an additional 9 000 units, with 1 577 000 units since launch.

This week, there were a total of 12 new releases (though only 8 of them landed in the Top 50), which led to an increase for both Hardware and Software:

  • Hardware: 64 000 units (+8.1%)
  • Software: 272 000 units (+29.7%)

Since next week is the beginning of June, Dengeki chose to take a look at how the market fared in May. Unsurprisingly, Hardware was up by a large margin: +26.7%, with 292 000 units sold. This is obviously thanks to the Nintendo Switch, despite its being in short supply since launch. On the other hand, Software suffered a large drop, with 1 199 000 units: that’s -33.1% compared to the same month.

Here’s some raw stats

  • Hardware: 292 000 units sold (+26.7%) / 7.9 billion Yen (+29.1%)
  • Software: 1 199 000 units (-33.1%) / 6.8 billion Yen (-39%)
  • Total: 14.7 billion Yen (-14.7%)

Dengeki notes that it’s second month in a row where sales are down Year on Year.

Finally, here’s the Top 5 Software for May;

  1. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo): 166 000 units
  2. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom): 56 000 units
  3. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai-Namco): 55 000 units
  4. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) – 45 000 units
  5. [PS4] Ys VIII – Lacrimosa of DANA – (Nihon Falcom): 36 000 units

Dengeki didn’t miss the fact that only Mario Kart 8 Deluxe manage to sell over 100 000 units, and that sales drop to the 50 000 range right with #2. The write is certainly hoping for a recovery during June, which is another slow month for the video game market (though nowhere near as bad as May).

 

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 102,745 37.8% 651,511 21.2%
PS3 2,930 1.1% 27,923 0.9%
Vita 28,475 10.5% 277,425 9.0%
Switch 54,693 20.1% 799,410 26.0%
Wii U 7,864 2.9% 87,068 2.8%
3DS 74,385 27.3% 1,230,557 40.0%
X One 926 0.3% 3,307 0.1%
Total 272,018 100.0% 3,077,201 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 18,422 28.7% 157,555 22.3%
PS3 280 0.4% 3,232 0.5%
Vita 4,623 7.2% 43,441 6.1%
Switch 24,612 38.4% 328,263 46.4%
Wii U 163 0.3% 1,744 0.2%
3DS 13,455 21.0% 143,407 20.3%
2DS 2,499 3.9% 28,584 4.0%
X One 108 0.2% 609 0.1%
Total 64,162 100.0% 706,835 100.0%

Finally, here’s Dengeki’s Top 50 Software sales:

01./00. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} – 33,332 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 21,497 / 521,567
03./00. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) {2017.05.26} – 17,078 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} – 12,517 / NEW
05./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 8,628 / 1,576,610
06./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 8,211 / 466,860
07./05. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 6,285 / 147,790
08./00. [PSV] Marginal 4: Road to Galaxy (Idea Factory) {2017.05.25} – 4,083 / NEW
09./07. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 3,612 / 311,152
10./04. [PS4] Prey (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} – 3,035 / 10,452
11./16. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 3,017 / 74,022
12./11. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,950 / 756,316
13./14. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,886 / 233,368
14./15. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,800 / 1,063,380
15./00. [PSV] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.25} – 2,772 / NEW
16./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,739 / 166,820
17./06. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} – 2,711 / 191,567
18./13. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 2,533 / 96,665
19./12. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,417 / 118,353
20./00. [PSV] Love of Renai Koutei of Love! (Entergram) {2017.05.25} – 2,406 / NEW
21./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,322 / 272,107
22./10. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 2,317 / 62,245
23./28. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,183 / 957,827
24./21. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,111 / 203,473
25./08. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} – 2,044 / 15,221
26./22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 2,033 / 2,637,789
27./26. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,975 / 1,092,646
28./25. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,935 / 97,068
29./00. [PS4] Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Collection (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.05.25} – 1,894 / NEW
30./23. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,883 / 207,947
31./20. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 1,856 / 177,953
32./29. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,750 / 307,217
33./30. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,706 / 1,561,602
34./31. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,700 / 15,317
35./27. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 1,694 / 209,593
36./24. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,661 / 1,703,610
37./00. [PS4] Hyper Light Drifter (Active Gaming Media) {2017.05.25} – 1,539 / NEW
38./33. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,411 / 217,009
39./34. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 1,369 / 14,497
40./35. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,233 / 524,849
41./32. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,217 / 104,729
42./09. [PS4] Danganronpa 1 + 2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.05.18} – 1,189 / 4,795
43./37. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 1,183 / 126,669
44./110. [PS4] PlayStation VR WORLDS (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} – 1,150 / 26,983
45./44. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 1,100 / 176,692
46./40. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 950 / 2,421,082
47./48. [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} – 939 / 11,587
48./36. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (Aqua Plus) {2017.04.20} – 919 / 42,313
49./45. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} – 883 / 144,898
50./53. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} – 839 / 325,987

Source: Dengeki
Software sales compiled by: ZSaberLink (NeoGAF)

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April 2017 (Famitsu, digital estimates)

In just a few days, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe managed to sell about 26 997 units via the Nintendo eShop, which is a pretty positive result because the game wasn’t sold out (the console was, though!), and typically, digital sales on Nintendo platforms are pretty low.

Take Mario Sports Superstars and Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax, for example: they only sold 2 982 units and 2 216 units respectively on the Nintendo eShop throughout the month. As for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, it sold a respectable 13 710 units.

But the most impressive performance is for Snipperclips: Cut it out, together!, said to have sold 58 078 additional units this month, and 97 804 units since launch. Since there’s no physical version, those estimated digital sales represent everything the game has sold since launch. It looks like word of mouth has been doing wonders for that particular title!

01. [SWI] Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! – 58.078 / 97.804 (Nintendo) {03/03/2017}
02. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order – 38.364 / 39.639 (Bethesda Softworks) {05/06/2014}*
03. [SWI] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 26.997 / 26.997 (Nintendo) {28/04/2017}
04. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 18.222 / 101.040 (Capcom) {18/03/2017}
05. [PS4] How to Survive 2 – 17.532 / 17.532 (Spike Chunsoft) {25/04/2017}
06. [PS4] God of War III: Remastered – 16.174 / 58.737 (SCE) {16/07/2015}*
07. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – 13.710 / 13.710 (Nintendo) {20/04/2017}
08. [PS4] Warriors Stars – 11.689 / 11.689 (Koei Tecmo) {30/03/2017}
09. [PS4] LEGO Worlds – 8.488 / 8.488 (Warner Interactive Japan) {06/04/2017}

10. [SWI] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 8.197 / 41.697 (Nintendo) {03/03/2017}
11. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 8.185 / 277.170 (SCE) {25/12/2014}*
12. [PS4] Nier: Automata – 7.839 / 57.708 (Square Enix) {23/02/2017}
13. [PS4] PaRappa the Rapper Remastered – 7.542 / 7.542 (SCE) {20/04/2017}
14. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings – 7.057 / 7.057 (Aqua Plus) {20/04/2017}
15. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken – 5.937 / 5.937 (Koei Tecmo) {30/03/2017}

16. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – 4.429 / 34.373 (Ubisoft) {09/03/2017}
17. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn – 4.301 / 51.780 (SIE) {02/03/2017}
18. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition – 3.941 / 3.941 (From Software) {20/04/2017}
19. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 3.544 / 3.544 (Bandai Namco) {27/04/2017}

20. [SWI] 1 2 Switch – 3.022 / 8.839 (Nintendo) {03/03/2017}
21. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars – 2.892 / 2.892 (Nintendo) {30/03/2017}
22. [PSV] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken – 2.481 / 2.481 (Koei Tecmo) {30/03/2017}
23. [PSV] Warriors Stars – 2.338 / 2.338 (Koei Tecmo) {30/03/2017}
24. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax – 2.216 / 2.216 (Bandai Namco) {20/04/2017}

25. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 1.863 / 8.563 (Nintendo) {03/03/2017}
26. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon – 1.817 / 92.965 (Pokémon Co.) {18/11/2016}
27. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX – 1.796 / 9.530 (Square Enix) {09/03/2017}
28. [SWI] Super Bomberman R – 1.565 / 5.387 (Konami) {03/03/2017}
29. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 834 / 18.424 (Nintendo) {08/12/2016}
30. [PSV] Re:Zero – Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Death or Kiss – 711 / 711 (5pb.) {30/03/2017}

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by Okami (NeoGAF)


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