Japan: more sales data for Week 17, 2017, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, more (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 17 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 17, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 702 000 units, which is 148.22% of Week 16 sales. The massive increase is quite obviously due to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which ended up selling over 285 000 units.

Media Create note that’s not quite as good as Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, which sold over 326 000 units during its first week. However, a direct comparison isn’t worth anything without proper context: by the time Mario Kart 8 came out, the Wii U had sold 1.76 million units (as opposed to 777 000 units for the Nintendo Switch, as of Week 17).

What’s more, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is basically a port of Mario Kart 8 with all DLC included and some extras. In other words, selling only 40 000 units less than the original version, and on a much smaller installed base, is quite the feat. Besides, it’s only the beginning: there’s no doubt Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will keep selling on the long run.

After 9 weeks, the Wii U had sold about 758 000 units, which means that with 777 000 units sold during the same period, the Nintendo Switch is now outselling its predecessor. Media Create note that the Wii U sales quickly began to decline, but it’s not the case of the Nintendo Switch, which keeps on performing well (too well for Nintendo, who cannot keep up with demand… though it’s not just in Japan!).

What’s more, unlike the Wii U, the Nintendo Switch is getting a steady stream of new releases, so there’s little doubt it will keep outselling its predecessor in the upcoming weeks and months. In fact, it’s pretty likely the Nintendo Switch will end up selling more in 2017 alone than the Wii U since launch!

Source: Media Create

Week 17 (Dengeki)

Quite interestingly, Dengeki report significantly higher sales for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe than both Media Create and Famitsu. According to them, the game sold about 355 000 units (sell-through ratio: 70%), which is about 70 000 units more… that’s quite the discrepancy! In fact, that’s even better than what they reported for Mario Kart 8 (about 344 000 units).

Dengeki also share some data about Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X, which ended up selling over 93 000 units during the first week (sell-through ratio: 65%), which is almost as good as the first entry (94 000 units during launch week). The first and second entry in the series ended up selling over 290 000 and 297 000 units respectively, and they expect further growth with this third and final Nintendo 3DS entry.

Hardware-wise, they note that the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe increased Nintendo Switch sales by 56.9%, to 786 000 units. Sales during the Golden Week are going to be pretty interesting, what with the endless shortages the console is suffering from.

With 355 000 units sold, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a pretty high attach rate: about 45.2%, which means that almost half of all Nintendo Switch owners ended up buying it.

The upcoming months will have ARMS (June 16th), and Splatoon 2 (July 21st), but Dengeki is interested in seeing just how far and how long Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will carry Nintendo Switch sales.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 84,963 11.0% 350,840 18.6%
PS3 3,818 0.5% 14,350 0.8%
Vita 52,701 6.8% 169,839 9.0%
Switch 398,822 51.4% 524,527 27.8%
Wii U 10,415 1.3% 46,223 2.5%
3DS 224,457 29.0% 778,936 41.3%
X One 141 0.0% 1,505 0.1%
Total 775,317 100.0% 1,886,220 100.0%

And here’s the Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 23,141 17.6% 78,635 18.9%
PS3 414 0.3% 2,026 0.5%
Vita 6,265 4.8% 23,379 5.6%
Switch 78,179 59.5% 212,823 51.2%
Wii U 208 0.2% 1,026 0.2%
3DS 19,319 14.7% 80,434 19.4%
2DS 3,877 2.9% 16,690 4.0%
X One 47 0.0% 303 0.1%
Total 131,450 100.0% 415,316 100.0%

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

01./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 355,315 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 92,520 / NEW
03./01. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} – 26,350 / 161,545
04./05. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 24,817 / 1,520,210
05./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 21,971 / 421,588
06./03. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 10,500 / 45,867
07./02. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 9,722 / 53,555
08./07. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 9,706 / 214,899
09./00. [PSV] Gun Gun Pixies (Compile Heart) {2017.04.27} – 8,167 / NEW
10./08. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 6,233 / 77,855
11./11. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 5,894 / 293,064
12./04. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (Aqua Plus) {2017.04.20} – 5,713 / 35,619
13./00. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 4,800 / NEW
14./12. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 4,644 / 165,780
15./16. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 4,533 / 1,046,275
16./13. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,122 / 102,830
17./14. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 4,050 / 740,995
18./15. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 3,580 / 87,150
19./00. [PSV] Tsuihou Senkyo (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.04.27} – 3,278 / NEW
20./09. [PS4] PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.04.20} – 3,167 / 9,089
21./00. [PSV] Hanasaki Work Spring (Entergram) {2017.04.27} – 3,167 / NEW
22./17. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 2,994 / 200,482
23./10. [NSW] Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} – 2,925 / 8,792
24./00. [PSV] Tokeijikake no Ley Line: Kagerou ni Samayou Majo (Dramatic Create) {2017.04.27} – 2,887 / NEW
25./24. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,739 / 261,835
26./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,606 / 155,331
27./23. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,422 / 1,084,015
28./20. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,411 / 194,762
29./31. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 2,339 / 2,627,556
30./25. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 2,333 / 1,694,960
31./21. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 2,259 / 7,624
32./00. [PSV] Desire: Remaster Version (El Dia) {2017.04.27} – 2,206 / NEW
33./00. [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia [PlayStation Vita the Best] (Kadokawa Games) {2017.04.27} – 2,167 / NEW
34./22. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 2,072 / 98,295
35./19. [PS4] LEGO Worlds (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.04.06} – 2,033 / 21,708
36./00. [PS4] Tsuihou Senkyo (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.04.27} – 2,006 / NEW
37./27. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 1,959 / 34,454
38./26. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,911 / 1,553,779
39./43. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 1,894 / 950,004
40./29. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,883 / 200,337
41./40. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} – 1,872 / 185,873
42./28. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 1,759 / 46,967
43./32. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 1,678 / 120,014
44./00. [PSV] Akiba’s Beat (Acquire) {2017.04.27} – 1,656 / NEW
45./34. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,633 / 300,573
46./00. [PS4] War Thunder (DMM GAMES.) {2017.04.27} – 1,554 / NEW
47./33. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,456 / 210,032
48./44. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 1,433 / 171,697
49./55. [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} – 1,410 / 66,282
50./00. [PS4] Song of Memories (PureWish) {2017.04.27} – 1,400 / NEW

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

Famitsu (April 2017 – March 27th to April 30th)

Despite launching during the last week, and with only 3 days tracked, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling game in April in Japan, with 280 229 units sold. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is #3, with 158 509 units sold. Unfortunately, it wasn’t successful enough to outsell Monster Hunter XX, which came out in March (1 544 724 units LTD).

As for Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X, it was the 4th best-selling game in April with 92 089 units sold, with the Nintendo Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with 86 105 units sold (393 726 since launch).

Overall, April was a pretty quiet month for the Japanese market, and the Top 5 is proof of that: two of the games in the Top 5 didn’t even sell 100 000 units!

01./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 280.229 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 274.392 / 1.544.724 (-78%)
03./00. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980) – 158.509 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 92.809 / NEW
05./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 86.105 / 393.726 (-72%)

Nintendo platforms are totally dominating this month, taking all 5 spots of the Top 5 Software for themselves:

Top 5

  1. 3DS – 3
  2. NSW – 2

Nintendo was also the most successful publisher with 844 000 units sold. Those good sales are primarily due to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, which make for almost half of that total. For Capcom, only ~29 000 units of their April sales are not from Monster Hunter XX, which shows just how depent the company is from its flagship series.

Finally, Bandai-Namco is #3 with 227 000 units sold. It’s quite likely that the company wouldn’t have made it in the Top 3 if not for Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X.

  1. Nintendo – 844.000
  2. Capcom – 303.000
  3. Bandai Namco Games – 227.000

Finally, the Nintendo Switch was (logically) the best-selling console, despite the shortages. Said shortages certainly took a tool on sales, which are down by over 50% compared to March. Then again, the Nintendo Switch did launch in March, so a drop during the second month is not only expected, it’s pretty normal during a non-holiday period.

The Nintendo 3DS was the second best-selling console, with 130 185 units sold. Quite surprisingly, sales are up Year on Year: about 50 000 units more than in April 2016… The Nintendo 3DS is the handheld that simply refuses to die! On the other hand, the Wii U is truly done, with 1 837 for the full month.

Source: Famitsu
Via: Chris1964

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