Japan: more sales data for Week 13, 2017, Fiscal Year, Nintendo Switch (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 13, 2017 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published its weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 13, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 621 000 units, which is 95.86% of Week 12 sales. Despite the many releases (almost 20, including some budget titles), and the school holidays, Software sales dropped slightly.

As for Hardware, sales topped 120 000 units, which is 74.99% of Week 12 sales. Media Create points out that it’s almost exclusively due to the Nintendo Switch, which sold “only” 46 000 units dring Week 13 (that’s ~60% of Week 12 sales).

Source: Media Create

Week 13, 2017 (Dengeki)

Dengeki reports that Monster Hunter XX sold 118 000 units during Week 13, and was the best-seller for the 3rd week in a row. Since launch, the game has sold 1 360 000 units, which means that 1.5 million is well within reach.

As for Mario Sports Superstars, it’s off to a pretty mediocre start with about 34 000 units. The sell-through ratio is only 40%, which is pretty low: sales will need to be steady in the upcoming weeks for all the units shipped for launch to be sold.

Dengeki also shares some data for the full Fiscal Year (March 28th 2016 to April 2nd 2017), and reveals that Hardware sales actually increased Year on Year: +2.6%, with 5.53 million units sold. On the other hands, Software sales dropped by 4.4%, to 32.97 million units sold.

But if we look at revenue, we get:

  • Hardware: 139.8 billion Yen (+1.4%)
  • Software: 196.1 billion Yen
  • Total: 335.9 billion Yen (0.6%)

Dengeki notes that it’s the first time in 9 years that the Japanese market is seeing an increase, even though said increase is rather limited. And that increase is due to March, because as of February, the whole market was down Year on Year: 283.9 billion Yen (-79%).

But March and the release of the Nintendo Switch provided a healthy boost to the market as a whole, with 51.8 billion Yen for that month, and a 103.3% increase.

If we take a look at platforms specifically, we get:

  • Nintendo 3DS: 112 billion Yen (-8.8%). After leading the market every year, it looks like Nintendo’s handheld was finally dethroned!
  • PlayStation 4: 139.2 billion Yen (+56.4%)
  • Nintendo Switch: 21.6 billion Yen (17.2 billion Yen for Hardware, 4.4 billion Yen for Software)

Finally, Pokémon Sun and Moon was the best seller, with over 3.23 million units sold during the Fiscal Year.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 178,690 29.8% 9,533,955 28.9%
PS3 3,966 0.7% 1,138,025 3.5%
Vita 92,099 15.3% 4,020,265 12.2%
Switch 63,824 10.6% 672,540 2.0%
Wii U 17,411 2.9% 1,617,806 4.9%
3DS 243,765 40.6% 15,941,421 48.4%
X One 258 0.0% 41,877 0.1%
Total 600,013 100.0% 32,965,889 100.0%

And here’s the Hardware sales:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 26,657 21.0% 1,977,680 35.7%
PS3 1,092 0.9% 42,955 0.8%
Vita 7,922 6.2% 695,331 12.6%
Switch 55,543 43.8% 572,748 10.3%
Wii U 407 0.3% 194,660 3.5%
3DS 27,962 22.1% 1,636,321 29.6%
2DS 7,070 5.6% 406,561 7.3%
X One 110 0.1% 8,517 0.2%
Total 126,763 100.0% 5,534,773 100.0%

And here’s Dengeki’s Top 50 Software sales:

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 117,747 / 1,366,223
02./00. [PS4] Warriors Stars (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} – 42,155 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 34,005 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} – 32,648 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 28,939 / 343,544
06./03. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 19,133 / 172,596
07./00. [PSV] Warriors Stars (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} – 17,306 / NEW
08./00. [PSV] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} – 17,014 / NEW
09./00. [PSV] Re:Zero – Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Death or Kiss (5pb.) {2017.03.30} – 13,713 / NEW
10./04. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 10,100 / 142,942
11./05. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 8,994 / 185,527
12./11. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 8,228 / 83,229
13./09. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 7,206 / 271,830
14./12. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 7,205 / 1,027,448
15./00. [PS4] Re:Zero – Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Death or Kiss (5pb.) {2017.03.30} – 6,593 / NEW
16./08. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 5,910 / 69,810
17./00. [PSV] Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! (5pb.) {2017.03.30} – 5,720 / NEW
18./14. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 5,463 / 724,578
19./06. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} – 5,210 / 50,481
20./16. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 4,547 / 1,684,378
21./13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 4,417 / 88,329
22./00. [PSV] KLAP!! Kind Love And Punish: Fun Party (Idea Factory) {2017.03.30} – 4,288 / NEW
23./07. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} – 4,110 / 40,454
24./15. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} – 4,063 / 193,206
25./00. [PS4] Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! (5pb.) {2017.03.30} – 3,967 / NEW
26./17. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 3,863 / 1,544,196
27./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 3,750 / 251,673
28./10. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} – 3,722 / 62,369
29./23. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,574 / 144,314
30./20. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 3,463 / 111,703
31./22. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 3,444 / 1,074,159
32./21. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 3,344 / 39,305
33./24. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 3,128 / 26,500
34./00. [PS4] Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours (Kadokawa Games) {2017.03.30} – 2,615 / NEW
35./33. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 2,474 / 202,443
36./29. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 2,411 / 2,619,878
37./28. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,278 / 184,845
38./31. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,250 / 193,338
39./32. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 2,161 / 293,956
40./26. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} – 2,042 / 17,704
41./34. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,017 / 944,313
42./42. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (Konami) {2016.12.15} – 1,921 / 118,910
43./37. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 1,816 / 166,226
44./27. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight Mezase! Buddy Champion! (FuRyu) {2017.03.16} – 1,700 / 14,527
45./41. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,684 / 512,810
46./45. [3DS] Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} – 1,663 / 165,775
47./35. [PS4] Nioh (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.09} – 1,489 / 139,754
48./36. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} – 1,475 / 320,328
49./00. [PSV] Dynamic Chord feat. Kyohso: V Edition (Honeybee Black) {2017.03.30} – 1,472 / NEW
50./44. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura – Busters T-Pack {Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi \ Yo-Kai Watch 3: Tempura} (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 1,363 / 62,141

As a bonus, here’s the weekly sales for various Nintendo Switch since launch (compiled by ZSaberLink):

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

01./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 204,487 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 43,428 / 247,915
04./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 30,318 / 278,233
02./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 36,372 / 314,605
05./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 28,939 / 343,544

1-2 Switch

03./00. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 90,673 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 22,806 / 113,479
08./05. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 16,367 / 129,846
03./08. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 23,617 / 153,463
06./03. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 19,133 / 172,596

Super Bomberman R

05./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 38,400 / NEW
08./05. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 10,006 / 48,406
15./08. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 7,122 / 55,528
08./15. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 8,372 / 63,900
16./08. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 5,910 / 69,810

Dragon Quest Heroes I & II

07./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 22,859 / NEW
11./07. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 6,169 / 29,028
24./11. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 3,139 / 32,167
21./24. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 3,794 / 35,961
32./21. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 3,344 / 39,305

Puyo Puyo Tetris S

11./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 12,928 / NEW
19./11. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 4,600 / 17,528
28./19. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 2,722 / 20,250
24./28. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 3,122 / 23,372
33./24. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 3,128 / 26,500

Disgaea 5 Complete

22./00. [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} – 4,643 / NEW
42./22. [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} – 1,325 / 5,968

I am Setsuna

27./00. [NSW] I am Setsuna (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 3,419 / NEW
46./27. [NSW] I am Setsuna (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 1,106 / 4,525

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


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