Japan: more sales data for Week 16, 2017, March, Fiscal Year, more (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 16 (Media Create)

Last week, Media Create published its weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 16, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 474 000 units, which is 170.91% of Week 15 sales. They note that even though sales of already released titles dropped by 47 000 units, sales of new releases increased from 13 000 units to 256 000 units. It’s the first time in 5 weeks that sales increased from the previous week.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia sold about 130 000 units, which is significantly less than Fire Emblem Fates and its 304 000 units sold. Granted, that game was available in two versions, but even that wasn’t enough to convince Media Create that Fire Emblem Echoes’ sales were not disappointing.

According to them, the game was not able to retain the new fans from Fire Emblem Fates, or bring on board new players from Fire Emblem Heroes.

However, Media Create do note that this remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden sold more or less the same as the previous Fire Emblem remake on Nintendo DS (Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, with 136 000 units on launch week and 278 000 units LTD). In other words, Fire Emblem Echoes was at least able to retain the “core” fans that bought the previous remake.

Source: Media Create

Week 16 (Dengeki)

For Dengeki, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is off to a good start, with about 143 000 units sold (sell-through ratio: 80%). Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax also did well, with 44 000 units sold during the first few days (sell-through ratio: 65%), which is almost twice better than the previous entry (Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns, with 24 000 units sold on launch week, and 110 000 units LTD).

For the Fiscal Year 2016-17 (that ended on March 31st), Nintendo is the publisher that sold the most games, and so for the 14th year in a row. Best-sellers include Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS with 1.03 million units, and Kirby Planet Robobot with 510 000 units.

Unfortunately, Nintendo’s market share dropped sharply from 26.4% to 17.4%… not surprising with the agonising Wii U! Not to mention that Pokémon games are published by The Pokémon Company, not directly by Nintendo (unlike in Europe and North America).

Speaking of the Pokémon Company, it was the second most successful publisher in Japan, jumping straight from #22 to #2 thanks to one game: Pokémon Sun and Moon (over 3.88 million units). With that one title, their marketshare jumped to 12.6%.

Square-Enix was #3 (it was #4 last year), thanks to Final Fantasy XV (over 930 000 units sold). As a result, Bandai-Namco dropped to #4, despite the good sales of Tales of Berseria (over 230 000 units). No change for Level-5, who is still #5, with their best-seller being Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura / Sukiyaki (over 2.18 million units).

Finally, Capcom dropped from #2 to #6, due to Monster Hunter XX selling less than Monster Hunter X the previous year (1.77 million units).

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 100,588 20.6% 265,877 23.9%
PS3 3,130 0.6% 10,532 0.9%
Vita 51,681 10.6% 117,138 10.5%
Switch 43,297 8.9% 125,705 11.3%
Wii U 10,006 2.1% 35,808 3.2%
3DS 277,728 57.0% 554,479 49.9%
X One 752 0.2% 1,364 0.1%
Total 487,182 100.0% 1,110,903 100.0%

And here’s the Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 17,399 17.9% 55,494 19.5%
PS3 380 0.4% 1,612 0.6%
Vita 5,144 5.3% 17,114 6.0%
Switch 49,827 51.4% 134,644 47.4%
Wii U 265 0.3% 818 0.3%
3DS 19,758 20.4% 61,115 21.5%
2DS 4,072 4.2% 12,813 4.5%
X One 92 0.1% 256 0.1%
Total 96,937 100.0% 283,866 100.0%

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

01./00. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} – 135,195 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 43,833 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 35,367 / NEW
04./00. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (Aqua Plus) {2017.04.20} – 29,906 / NEW
05./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 25,888 / 1,495,393
06./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 17,929 / 399,617
07./04. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 10,247 / 205,193
08./03. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 7,400 / 71,622
09./00. [PS4] PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.04.20} – 5,922 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} – 5,867 / NEW
11./07. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 5,556 / 287,170
12./05. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 5,206 / 161,136
13./09. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,356 / 98,708
14./12. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 4,117 / 736,945
15./10. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 4,094 / 83,570
16./08. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 3,867 / 1,041,742
17./13. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 3,161 / 197,488
18./16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,600 / 152,725
19./06. [PS4] LEGO Worlds (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.04.06} – 2,489 / 19,675
20./20. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,389 / 192,351
21./14. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 2,282 / 5,365
22./24. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 2,189 / 96,223
23./23. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,128 / 1,081,593
24./21. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,067 / 259,096
25./19. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 2,022 / 1,692,627
26./25. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,972 / 1,551,868
27./32. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 1,939 / 32,495
28./28. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 1,753 / 45,208
29./35. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,722 / 198,454
30./11. [PS4] Warriors Stars (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} – 1,633 / 55,918
31./34. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,633 / 2,625,217
32./26. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 1,606 / 118,336
33./31. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,461 / 208,576
34./36. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,456 / 298,940
35./30. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} – 1,450 / 199,372
36./29. [PSV] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} – 1,350 / 24,230
37./17. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} – 1,325 / 41,984
38./22. [PSV] Warriors Stars (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} – 1,261 / 25,350
39./33. [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} – 1,228 / 5,998
40./76. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} – 1,183 / 184,001
41./27. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} – 1,161 / 56,319
42./43. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,089 / 516,776
43./44. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 1,088 / 948,110
44./42. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 1,061 / 170,264
45./40. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} – 978 / 21,804
46./46. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} – 872 / 1,517,380
47./41. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.03.16} – 839 / 44,999
48./45. [3DS] Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} – 822 / 169,013
49./50. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 767 / 2,415,804
50./38. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} – 750 / 66,295

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

March – Digital estimates (Famitsu)

Monster Hunter XX topped sales at retail in March 2016, and unsurprisingly, it also topped them on digital store fronts. Snipperclips: Cut it out, together! also did rather well, with digital sales estimated at 39 726 units. That’s actually more than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch, with 33 500 units sold (only 6 700 units on Wii U). As for 1-2-Switch, it only sold 5 817 units digitally.

01. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 82.818 / 82.818 (Capcom) – {18/03/2017}
02. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn – 47.479 / 47.479 (SIE) – {02/03/2017}
03. [PS4] God of War III: Remastered – 42.563 / 42.563 (SCE) – {16/07/2015}
04. [PS4] Until Dawn – 41.097 / 43.079 (SCE) – {27/08/2015}
05. [SWI] Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! – 39.726 / 39.726 (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
06. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Unity – 35.182 / 171.833 (Ubisoft) – {20/11/2014}
07. [SWI] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 33.500 / 33.500 (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
08. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 33.196 / 159.885 (Ubisoft) – {22/02/2014}
09. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – 29.944 / 29.944 (Ubisoft) – {09/03/2017}
10. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash – 15.673 / 15.673 (Marvelous) – {16/03/2017}
11. [PS4] Nier: Automata – 11.689 / 49.869 (Square Enix) – {23/02/2017}
12. [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight – 8.041 / 8.041 (Bandai Namco) – {16/03/2017}
13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX – 7.734 / 7.734 (Square Enix) – {09/03/2017}
14. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 7.677 / 268.985 (SCE) – {25/12/2014}
15. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 6.700 / 6.700 (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
16. [SWI] 1 2 Switch – 5.817 / 5.817 (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
17. [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight – 4.467 / 4.467 (Bandai Namco) – {16/03/2017}
18. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V – 4.156 / 32.911 (Bandai Namco) – {23/02/2017}
19. [PS4] Nioh – 3.959 / 47.683 (Koei Tecmo) – {09/02/2017}
20. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V – 3.884 / 27.278 (Take Two Interactive Japan) – {11/12/2014}
21. [SWI] Super Bomberman R – 3.822 / 3.822 (Konami) – {03/03/2017}
22. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V – 2.771 / 31.526 (Bandai Namco) – {23/02/2017}
23. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon – 2.681 / 91.148 (Pokémon Co.) – {18/11/2016}
24. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional – 2.027 / 10.793 (Square Enix) – {09/02/2017}
25. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 1.933 / 10.548 (Nintendo) – {23/11/2016}
26. [PS4] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No – 1.881 / 1.881 (5pb.) – {16/03/2017}
27. [SWI] Puyo Puyo Tetris S – 1.482 / 1.482 (SEGA) – {03/03/2017}
28. [SWI] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch – 1.305 / 1.305 (Square Enix) – {03/03/2017}
29. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 1.003 / 17.590 (Nintendo) – {08/12/2016}
30. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 455 / 7.834 (Level 5) – {15/12/2016}

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Okami

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