Japan: more sales data for Week 20, 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 20 (Media Create)

Yesterday, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 20, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 217 000 units, which is 93.41% of Week 17 sales. Sales were even lower than during Week 19, which already was the worst week on record since 2001. It’s the second week in a row that sales break such a record.

Media Create note that sales of new releases increased (136.52% of Week 19 sales), but said sales were quite low: about 14 000 units (about 4 000 more than last week). Not surprising since most of the new releases were either budget re-releases or ports. The majority of Software sales came from already released titles, which dropped this week (91.35% of Week 19 sales, -19 000 units).

Here’s comparisons for the same week in the past few years:

  • 2017 (May 15th to May 21st): 217 000 units
  • 2016 (May 16 to May 22nd): 249 000 units
  • 2015 (May 18th to May 24th): 284 000 units

The few weeks following the Golden Week are always pretty slow, but this year was particularly worse due to the lack of significant new releases.

Source: Media Create

Week 20 (Dengeki)

With 25 000 units sold, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe topped sales for the 4th week in a row. In less than a month, it has already sold half a million units, which is pretty impressive for a mere re-release: this shows just how strong the Nintendo Switch is as a platform (despite the shortages), and just how toxic the Wii U was.

Monster Hunter XX sold 10 000 units this week, bringing the total to 1 568 000 units since launch. As for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it sold almost 9 000 units this week, bringing the total to almost 499 000 units since launch.

With this week, we’ve finally entered the “Summer season”, which is a pretty slow one for video games sales. Therefore, it’s not surprising that both Hardware and Software sales would be down:

  • Hardware: 58 000 units (-3.9%)
  • Software: 210 000 units (-7.2%)

The Nintendo Switch once again dominated sales with 24 000 units sold (876 000 units since launch). They note that Nintendo’s new console seems to have an impact on the momentum of the PlayStation 4, with sales down to their pre-Slim/Pro levels.

They hope that the upcoming major releases for the platform will reinvigorate it, so that we can have strong competition (which would ultimately be much healthier for the video game market as a whole).

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 58,636 28.0% 548,766 19.6%
PS3 2,497 1.2% 24,993 0.9%
Vita 22,215 10.6% 248,950 8.9%
Switch 41,547 19.8% 744,717 26.5%
Wii U 7,412 3.5% 79,204 2.8%
3DS 76,897 36.7% 1,156,172 41.2%
X One 563 0.3% 2,381 0.1%
Total 209,767 100.0% 2,805,183 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platform This week This week (%) 2017年度推定販売数 2017年度構成比(%)
PS4 15,786 26.6% 139,133 21.6%
PS3 293 0.5% 2,952 0.5%
Vita 4,233 7.1% 38,818 6.0%
Switch 23,965 40.4% 303,651 47.2%
Wii U 171 0.3% 1,581 0.2%
3DS 12,438 21.0% 129,952 20.2%
2DS 2,380 4.0% 26,085 4.1%
X One 70 0.1% 501 0.1%
Total 59,336 100.0% 642,673 100.0%

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

01./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 25,144 / 500,070
02./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 10,206 / 1,567,982
03./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 8,622 / 458,649
04./00. [PS4] Prey (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} – 7,417 / NEW
05./03. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 7,075 / 141,505
06./06. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} – 4,283 / 188,856
07./07. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 3,971 / 307,540
08./04. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} – 3,667 / 13,177
09./00. [PS4] Danganronpa 1 + 2 Reload (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.05.18} – 3,606 / NEW
10./09. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 3,128 / 59,928
11./15. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,983 / 753,366
12./10. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,828 / 115,936
13./11. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 2,700 / 94,132
14./12. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,689 / 230,482
15./13. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,683 / 1,060,580
16./08. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 2,650 / 71,005
17./00. [PSV] Rewrite: Harvest Festa! (Prototype) {2017.05.18} – 2,461 / NEW
18./16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,450 / 164,081
19./17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,278 / 269,785
20./14. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 2,150 / 176,097
21./22. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,928 / 201,362
22./20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,861 / 2,635,756
23./30. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,683 / 206,064
24./23. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,683 / 1,701,949
25./19. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,678 / 95,133
26./25. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,656 / 1,090,671
27./18. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 1,650 / 207,899
28./29. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 1,517 / 955,644
29./36. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,472 / 305,467
30./28. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,450 / 1,559,896
31./21. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,356 / 13,617
32./31. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,289 / 103,512
33./34. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,283 / 215,598
34./24. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 1,259 / 13,128
35./33. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,089 / 523,616
36./26. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (Aqua Plus) {2017.04.20} – 1,081 / 41,394
37./35. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 1,039 / 125,486
38./42. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 917 / 38,198
39./32. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} – 881 / 190,765
40./46. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 867 / 2,420,132
41./38. [PS4] LEGO Worlds (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.04.06} – 861 / 25,714
42./37. [PS4] PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.04.20} – 850 / 13,189
43./41. [NSW] Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} – 839 / 12,631
44./44. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 806 / 175,592
45./81. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} – 785 / 144,015
46./45. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} – 761 / 204,489
47./39. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 744 / 50,866
48./47. [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} – 711 / 10,648
49./48. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom) {2016.10.08} – 700 / 337,055
50./54. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (Konami) {2016.12.15} – 694 / 125,427

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

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