Japan: more sales data for Week 2 2018 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create (Week 2)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 2, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 482 000 units, which is 44.76% of Week 2 sales. Unsurprisingly, sales are down in this post-New Year week, just like pretty much every year. Media Create point out that the number of games that sold at least 10 000 units dropped from 17 to only 8.

Granted, there were several new releases this week, but they failed to generate much excitement. Out of the 6 new releases this week, 4 were budget re-releases, and they didn’t even chart!

As for Hardware, sales topped 103 000 units, which is 34.74% of Week 1 sales. Just like Software, the drop is pretty harsh, and the main culprit is none other than the Nintendo Switch and its pesky shortages rearing their ugly head yet again. Its sales topped 38 000 units, which is only 25.68% of Week 1… talk about a massive drop!

Source: Media Create

Day-1 sell-through (Media Create)

This week, we have the Day-1 sell-through for one, lone Nintendo Switch title:

  • [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) (¥5.980) – 50%. A good debut, especially as sales should be stronger during the week-end.

Via: hiska-kun (ResetEra)

Dengeki (Week 2)

This week, Dengeki report that Splatoon 2 sold 39 000 despite shortages, bringing the total since launch to 1 975 000 units. As for Super Mario Odyssey, sales also remained strong, with 26 000 additional units sold this week (1 480 000 units since launch).

During the holiday season and New Year, the market as a whole grew for the second year in a row, this year thanks to the Nintendo Switch. This may look like good news, but that’s only if you don’t take a look at the market share for each platform and publisher.

Dengeki point out that in the Top 200 for that period, Nintendo account 37.6% of total Software sales, and The Pokémon Company account for 22%. Combined, both publishers account for almost 60% of total Software sales on their own (59.6% to be precise).

Revenue-wise, the Nintendo Switch generated almost half of it when it comes to Hardware (50.2%), with 20.5% for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U combined. As for Software, the Top 5 account for no less than 50.2% of total sales during the period, which is a pretty impressive share.

While it’s definitely good news the market is growing again, it definitely would be better if other platforms and companies also enjoyed increased sales (Hardware and Software), so that the market as a whole can be revitalised.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 202,862 40.8% 7,486,109 29.1%
PS3 2,827 0.6% 154,653 0.6%
Vita 16,987 3.4% 1,237,110 4.8%
Switch 155,066 31.2% 7,344,789 28.5%
Wii U 1,946 0.4% 283,281 1.1%
3DS 117,144 23.6% 9,244,733 35.9%
X One 111 0.0% 14,058 0.1%
Total 496,943 100.0% 25,764,733 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 44,593 40.3% 1,423,355 24.0%
PS3 60 0.1% 7,229 0.1%
Vita 4,060 3.7% 205,476 3.5%
Switch 40,860 36.9% 2,971,798 50.1%
Wii U 16 0.0% 4,286 0.1%
3DS 6,609 6.0% 586,935 9.9%
2DS 14,326 13.0% 726,124 12.2%
X One 88 0.1% 5,439 0.1%
Total 110,612 100.0% 5,930,642 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} – 110,907 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 38,678 / 1,974,932
03./02. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 26,494 / 1,480,493
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 25,661 / 1,284,681
05./04. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 22,533 / 130,956
06./05. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 11,178 / 755,695
07./07. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 10,517 / 733,661
08./13. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} – 9,789 / 209,203
09./06. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 8,606 / 371,083
10./08. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 7,489 / 405,653
11./09. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Magnum (Level 5) {2017.12.16} – 7,156 / 251,614
12./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 6,978 / 630,903
13./10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword (Level 5) {2017.12.16} – 6,861 / 254,928
14./17. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 5,556 / 404,016
15./21. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} – 4,433 / 167,865
16./34. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 3,908 / 1,049,780
17./14. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 3,767 / 129,592
18./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,667 / 322,768
19./15. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 3,528 / 140,508
20./26. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (Sega) {2017.12.07} – 3,339 / 200,501
21./25. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 3,210 / 1,372,243
22./20. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} – 3,150 / 48,184
23./00. [PS4] Happy Manager: Shiawase Zhuang no Kanrinin San. (D3Publisher) {2018.01.11} – 2,963 / NEW
24./41. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,811 / 351,027
25./31. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 2,722 / 198,714
26./39. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,556 / 290,932
27./23. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} – 2,500 / 53,801
28./43. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} – 2,483 / 142,027
29./51. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,339 / 253,618
30./22. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} – 2,328 / 128,897
31./42. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} – 1,994 / 61,418
32./16. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,972 / 91,301
33./36. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,889 / 1,181,244
34./24. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,862 / 151,349
35./33. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,850 / 2,713,241
36./32. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Veteran Trainer’s Dual Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,844 / 356,832
37./62. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} – 1,761 / 22,259
38./44. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} – 1,744 / 70,096
39./27. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 1,717 / 253,984
40./63. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} – 1,650 / 71,731
41./29. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,633 / 1,151,900
42./48. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Twin Villages+ (Marvelous) {2017.12.14} – 1,594 / 30,918
43./35. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} – 1,592 / 213,248
44./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition (Nintendo) {2017.11.23} – 1,553 / 111,135
45./40. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} – 1,547 / 26,608
46./11. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,539 / 209,202
47./66. [PS4] Okami HD (Capcom) {2017.12.21} – 1,539 / 16,613
48./56. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.14} – 1,411 / 36,672
49./30. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 1,360 / 137,329
50./80. [PS4] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.14} – 1,333 / 29,636

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink (ResetEra)

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