Japan: more sales data for Week 22, 2017, May 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 22 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 22, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 327 000 units, which is 122.20% of Week 21 sales. Thanks to the release of several notable titles, Software sales actually exceeded 300 000 units for the very first time in 4 weeks.

Source: Media Create

Week 22, May (Dengeki)

Dengeki reports that Seiken Densetsu Collection sold about 21 000, which is quite the discrepancy with Media Create Famitsu (29 000 and 30 000 units respectively). The sell-through ratio is about 50%, similar to Famitsu’s 40-60% estimate.

For May, Dengeki reports an increase in Hardware sales, but a drop in Software sales (compared to May 2016):

  • Hardware: 710 000 units (+24.6%) / 19.2 billion Yen (+29.3%)
  • Software: 3 080 000 units (-31.5%) / 17.69 billion Yen (-34%)
  • Overall:  36.8 billion Yen (-11.4%)

The Nintendo Switch sold about 330 000 units (46.4% of total Hardware sales during the month), generating 9.8 billion Yen (51.3% of total Hardware sales during the month). Software-wise, about 800 000 units were sold (26% of total Software sales in May), generating 2.9 billion Yen in revenue (27.7% market share). Both Mario Kart 8 and The Legend of Zelda led sales during the month.

While the Nintendo Switch sold pretty well in May (despite the shortages), it’s not the case of the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation 4, which had driving the market so far. Here’s some data:

  • Nintendo 3DS (Hardware): 140 000 units (-19.2%) / 170 000 units if Nintendo 2DS is included (-3%)
  • Nintendo 3DS (Software): 1.23 million units (-31%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Hardware): 160 000 units (-23.9%)
  • PlayStation 4 (Software): 690 000 units (-49%)

The Dengeki journalist certainly hopes that the release of Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete on July 29th will help both platforms recover, which is pretty crucial for the market as a whole.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 123,891 39.9% 775,402 22.9%
PS3 3,425 1.1% 31,348 0.9%
Vita 34,523 11.1% 311,948 9.2%
Switch 60,291 19.4% 859,701 25.4%
Wii U 7,726 2.5% 94,794 2.8%
3DS 79,349 25.6% 1,309,906 38.7%
X One 944 0.3% 4,251 0.1%
Total 310,149 100.0% 3,387,350 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 20,430 29.9% 177,985 23.0%
PS3 723 1.1% 3,955 0.5%
Vita 5,048 7.4% 48,489 6.3%
Switch 24,735 36.2% 352,998 45.5%
Wii U 301 0.4% 2,045 0.3%
3DS 14,104 20.7% 157,511 20.3%
2DS 2,779 4.1% 31,363 4.0%
X One 118 0.2% 727 0.1%
Total 68,238 100.0% 775,073 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 from Dengeki:

01./00. [PS4] Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 56,315 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} – 21,987 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 19,279 / 540,846
04./05. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 10,794 / 1,587,404
05./00. [PSV] Sukitomo. Tsukiuta. 12 Memories (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 10,100 / NEW
06./00. [PSV] Shiin (Experience) {2017.06.01} – 8,200 / NEW
07./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 7,532 / 474,392
08./01. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} – 7,530 / 40,862
09./07. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 5,985 / 153,775
10./03. [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) {2017.05.26} – 4,484 / 21,562
11./09. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 3,894 / 315,046
12./04. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} – 3,511 / 16,028
13./14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 3,044 / 1,066,424
14./12. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 3,022 / 759,338
15./23. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,839 / 960,666
16./11. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 2,789 / 76,811
17./18. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 2,633 / 99,298
18./21. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,606 / 274,713
19./24. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,550 / 206,023
20./16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,489 / 169,309
21./19. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,450 / 120,803
22./22. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 2,233 / 64,478
23./13. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,232 / 235,600
24./17. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} – 2,228 / 193,795
25./26. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 2,011 / 2,639,800
26./27. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,994 / 1,094,640
27./30. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,856 / 209,803
28./31. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 1,844 / 179,797
29./00. [3DS] Tales of the Abyss [Welcome Price!!] (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 1,838 / NEW
30./10. [PS4] Prey (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} – 1,718 / 12,170
31./35. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 1,661 / 211,254
32./32. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,650 / 308,867
33./38. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,617 / 218,626
34./28. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,605 / 98,673
35./33. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,556 / 1,563,158
36./36. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,511 / 1,705,121
37./34. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,500 / 16,817
38./40. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,456 / 526,305
39./25. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} – 1,456 / 16,677
40./43. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 1,350 / 128,019
41./41. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,300 / 106,029
42./00. [PS4] Tales of Berseria [Welcome Price!!] (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 1,275 / NEW
43./59. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sega) {2016.12.08} – 1,272 / 362,196
44./39. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 1,212 / 15,709
45./45. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 1,139 / 177,831
46./46. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 1,083 / 2,422,165
47./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain [Spike Chunsoft the Best] (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.01} – 947 / NEW
48./49. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} – 933 / 145,831
49./56. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 911 / 104,024
50./57. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} – 889 / 206,084

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

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May 2017 (Famitsu)

May was a pretty poor month for the Japanese market as a whole, as seen with the Top 5 Software: only one game managed to sell over 100 000 units. Nintendo platforms almost managed to grab all 5 spots, but the PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII was there to prevent that.

01./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 162.733 / 442.962 (-42%)
02./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 61.400 / 1.606.124 (-78%)
03./04. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 55.537 / 148.346 (-40%)
04./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 39.856 / 433.582 (-54%)
05./00. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥6.800) – 30.764 / NEW

This month, the Nintendo 3DS takes 2 of the Top 5 spots, and the Nintendo Switch also takes 2.

  1. 3DS – 2
  2. NSW – 2
  3. PS4 – 1

Nintendo was the most successful publisher, with more games sold than for the other two publishers in the Top 3… combined.

  1. Nintendo – 389.000
  2. Bandai Namco Games – 116.000
  3. Capcom – 96.000

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch dominated sales, but it sold half as well as in April. The Nintendo 3DS dropped to #3 because of the PlayStation 4, with sales dropping by almost 50%.

Finally, Famitsu reports that Software sales for the Nintendo Switch topped 262 000 in May. As for Nintendo games as a whole, 3 321 000 units were sold between January and May this year, as opposed to 2 589 000 units last year during the same year.

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (NeoGAF)


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