Japan: more sales data for Week 25, 2017, The Alliance Alive, May 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 25 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 25, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 295 000 units, which is 100.64% of Week 24 sales. Sales were basically flat, despite the many new releases this week. The problem is, only 3 of the 9 new releases sold over 10 000 units.

Total sales for new releases dropped by 10 000 compared to Week 24. And the comparison with 2016 isn’t in favour of 2017 either. Sales of new games during the same week only amount to 43.87% of Week 25 2016 sales, and that’s with one more game this year.

And as we expected, Media Create shared a few words about the Nintendo Switch, which finally reached 1 million units sold in Japan, 17 weeks after launch. They compare it with two other recent platforms, to see how long it took them to reach that milestone:

  • Nintendo Switch: 17 weeks
  • Wii U: 33 weeks
  • PlayStation 4: 46 weeks

Software-wise, the Nintendo is also doing much better than the other two platforms:

  • Nintendo Switch: 1 724 000 units
  • Wii U: 1 634 000 units
  • PlayStation 4: 2 500 000 units

Now, you’re probably wondering “Wait, that’s not right, the PlayStation 4 sold more games!”… and that’s true. But Media Create’s comparison is based on the amount of games sold by the time each console reached the 1 million units milestone for Hardware, and the Nintendo Switch reached it much earlier than the Wii U and the PlayStation 4.

To the surprise of no one, Media Create expect that Software sales will grow even further in the upcoming weeks and months (all the way through the end of the year), with the release of key titles such as Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey.

Source: Media Create

Day 1 sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day 1 sell-through ratio for two games on Nintendo platforms:

  • [3DS] Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (Atlus) – 40%
  • [NSW] [PS4] LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) – 20%

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun

Week 25 (Dengeki)

Dengeki reports that ARMS sold about 32 000 units during its second week on the market, and was the best-selling game for the second week in a row. It’s now sold over 137 000 units since launch, a pretty satisfying performance so far.

The Alliance Alive isn’t that far behind, with 31 000 units for launch week, and a rather good sell-through ratio: 70%. Dengeki points out that this ratio varies significantly from to store, but overall, it’s a pretty “smooth” debut.

As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it sold 12 000 units this week (589 000 units since launch), while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has to do with “only” 6 000 units sold (496 000 units since launch).

Dengeki then takes a look at the launch sales of new IP so far in 2017:

  • [Switch] ARMS: 105 000 units
  • [Switch] 1-2-Switch: 91 000 units
  • [PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Vita] Blue Reflect: 50 000 units

As for Software sales for the current Fiscal Year, things are not looking good. Sales are down by a wide margin: -29.7% this year (4 190 000 units). However, Dengeki points out that the line-up for July and August is pretty strong this year, with the following titles:

  • Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete, on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 (following Dragon Quest IX and its +4 million units sold)
  • Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch (following Splatoon, and its +1.5 million units sold)
  • Gundam Versus on PlayStation 4 (previous entry: +390 000 units)
  • New Minna no Golf on PlayStation 4 (previous entry: +300 000 units)
  • Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy on Nintendo 3DS (previous entry: +280 000 units)
  • Hey! Pikmin on Nintendo 3DS (previous entry: 280 000 units)

That’s quite a lot of games that have the potential to sell over 300 000 units, which should hopefully push forward the market as a whole.

 

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 107,384 36.5% 1,007,301 24.0%
PS3 3,362 1.1% 41,500 1.0%
Vita 26,625 9.1% 389,830 9.3%
Switch 57,339 19.5% 1,095,778 26.1%
Wii U 6,335 2.2% 115,007 2.7%
3DS 92,655 31.5% 1,535,850 36.7%
X One 344 0.1% 5,094 0.1%
Total 294,044 100.0% 4,190,360 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 25,860 37.3% 247,021 24.6%
PS3 242 0.3% 5,063 0.5%
Vita 4,392 6.3% 61,755 6.2%
Switch 22,495 32.5% 449,794 44.8%
Wii U 158 0.2% 2,545 0.3%
3DS 13,853 20.0% 197,265 19.7%
2DS 2,219 3.2% 38,466 3.8%
X One 101 0.1% 991 0.1%
Total 69,320 100.0% 1,002,900 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 from Dengeki:

01./01. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 31,889 / 136,895
02./00. [3DS] The Alliance Alive (FuRyu) {2017.06.22} – 31,019 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} – 26,824 / NEW
04./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,328 / 588,646
05./00. [PS4] Farpoint (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.22} – 9,563 / NEW
06./00. [PS4] God Wars: Future Past (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} – 6,261 / NEW
07./03. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 6,050 / 496,136
08./04. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 5,972 / 1,609,609
09./00. [PSV] God Wars: Future Past (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} – 5,937 / NEW
10./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: The Complete Edition (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} – 4,494 / NEW
11./06. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 3,782 / 327,155
12./07. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 3,650 / 165,932
13./05. [PS4] Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 3,565 / 78,615
14./08. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} – 3,028 / 50,447
15./13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,611 / 282,157
16./14. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,567 / 766,938
17./11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,517 / 176,881
18./12. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,456 / 216,498
19./15. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,356 / 1,101,208
20./10. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,239 / 1,073,788
21./09. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,211 / 967,286
22./19. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,911 / 82,978
23./17. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 1,906 / 105,198
24./16. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,861 / 241,978
25./67. [PS4] PlayStation VR WORLDS (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} – 1,840 / 30,651
26./00. [PS4] LocoRoco Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.22} – 1,827 / NEW
27./00. [PSV] Tokyo Yamanote Boys for V: Main Disc (Rejet) {2017.06.22} – 1,700 / NEW
28./22. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,683 / 126,353
29./24. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,678 / 1,709,972
30./21. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,672 / 2,644,928
31./32. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 1,583 / 69,261
32./30. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,494 / 110,135
33./26. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,489 / 1,567,614
34./25. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,433 / 313,211
35./28. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 1,433 / 215,498
36./36. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,433 / 222,598
37./33. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 1,388 / 19,657
38./18. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} – 1,356 / 29,571
39./27. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,306 / 211,329
40./35. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,233 / 530,188
41./37. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 1,228 / 183,747
42./40. [PSV] Shiin (Experience) {2017.06.01} – 1,106 / 12,456
43./29. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} – 1,094 / 197,945
44./23. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,056 / 21,000
45./31. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,044 / 102,562
46./42. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 956 / 2,424,949
47./41. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 956 / 106,636
48./77. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} – 947 / 328,372
49./46. [PSV] Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (Koei Tecmo) {2016.02.18} – 911 / 148,325
50./38. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (Koei Tecmo) {2017.05.11} – 911 / 19,783

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink

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May 2017 (May 1st to May 28th) – Digital estimates (Famitsu)

Unsurprisingly, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition was the best-selling game digitally, with almost 60 000 units sold. It’s less than Minecraft: Wii U Edition during its launch month, but that was in December 2015, and the Wii U install base was much larger than the Nintendo Switch’s at the moment.

On the other hand, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers didn’t do too hot, with only 1 682 units sold. Same for Attack on Titan: Shichi Kara no Dasshutsu, that did even worse with 1 394 units sold.

The data below shows that Nintendo Switch games are doing quite well on the Nintendo eShop so far, especially Snipperclips: Cut it out, together!, with over 110 000 units sold to date.

01. [SWI] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: 59.886 / 59.886 – (Microsoft) – {12/05/2017}
02. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order: 32.267 / 71.906 – (Bethesda Softworks) – {05/06/2014}
03. [SWI] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 16.068 / 43.065 – (Nintendo) – {28/04/2017}
04. [SWI] Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!: 15.483 / 113.287 – (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
05. [PS4] How to Survive 2: 12.637 / 30.169 – (Spike Chunsoft) – {25/04/2017}
06. [PSP] Fate/Extra Double Pack: 12.534 / 12.534 – (Marvelous) – {30/01/2014}
07. [PS4] Little Nightmares: 11.296 / 11.296 – (Bandai Namco) – {26/04/2017}
08. [PS4] Nier: Automata: 8.470 / 66.178 – (Square Enix) – {23/02/2017}
09. [3DS] Cube Creator DX: 8.027 / 8.027 – (Arc System Works) – {27/04/2017}
10. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana: 7.004 / 7.004 – (Nihon Falcom) – {25/05/2017}
11. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition: 6.289 / 283.459 – (SCE) – {25/12/2014}
12. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX: 5.736 / 106.776 – (Capcom) – {18/03/2017}
13. [SWI] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 3.159 / 44.856 – (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
14. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V : 2.483 / 35.767 – (Take-Two Interactive Japan) – {11/12/2014}
15. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands: 2.228 / 36.601 – (Ubisoft) – {09/03/2017}
16. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia: 2.063 / 15.773 – (Nintendo) – {20/04/2017}
17. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2: 1.850 / 1.850 – (Arc System Works) – {25/05/2017}
18. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition: 1.751 / 5.692 – (From Software) – {20/04/2017}
19. [SWI] Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers: 1.682 / 1.682 – (Capcom) – {25/05/2017}
20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo: 1.628 / 12.176 – (Nintendo) – {23/11/2016}
21. [PS4] Prey: 1.449 / 1.449 – (Bethesda Softworks) – {18/05/2017}
22. [3DS] Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death: 1.394 / 1.394 – (Koei Tecmo) – {11/05/2017}
23. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X: 1.293 / 4.837 – (Bandai Namco) – {27/04/2017}
24. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax: 1.289 / 3.505 – (Bandai Namco) – {20/04/2017}
25. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon: 1.232 / 94.197 – (Pokémon Co.) – {18/11/2016}
26. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 948 / 9.511 – (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
27. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars: 861 / 3.753 – (Nintendo) – {30/03/2017}
28. [SWI] 1 2 Switch: 849 / 9.688 – (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
29. [3DS] Mario Kart 7: 447 / 6.900 – (Nintendo) – {01/12/2011}
30. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki: 397 / 8.231 – Level 5 – {15/12/2016}

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by Okami


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