Japan: more sales data for Week 26, 2017, June 2017, H1 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 26 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 26, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 278 000 units, which is 94.48% of Week 25 sales. Sales were slightly down, once again due to new releases: their sales dropped from 91 000 units to 68 000 (-23 000 units) this week.

The reason? This week’s new entries didn’t sell a lot. For example, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology sold about 25 000 units, with a lower than expected sell-through ratio: 61.91%.

On the other hand, previously released titles sold better this week, as sales went from 204 400 units to 210 000 units. However, it wasn’t enough to compensate for the lackluster sales of new releases, and so the Software market as a whole is down.

As for Hardware, sales are actually up this week: 76 000 units were sold, which is 112.20% of Week 25 sales. Most of the current-gen platforms saw an increase in sales, including the Nintendo Switch with 26 000 units. Major titles are coming, so naturally, Media Create expect both Software and Hardware sales to increase.

Source: Media Create

Week 26, June 2017 [May 29th to July 2nd] (Dengeki)

Dengeki report similiar sales for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, with 24 000 units sold about 60% sell-through ratio. They also point out that it didn’t match the sales of the original: 30 000 units for the first week (and 65 000 units LTD).

In June (May 29th to July 2nd), Hardware sales increased by 25.8% over the same period last year, with 380 000 units sold. On the other hand, Software sales decreased by 25.2%, to 1.39 million units. Dengeki points out that the Hardware increase is obviously due to the Nintendo Switch, and that Software-wise, no game sold more than 200 000 units.

Here’s more data for the market:

  • Hardware: 380 000 units sold (+25.8%) / 10.5 billion Yen (+34.2%)
  • Software: 1.39 million units (-25.2%) / 8 billion Yen (-26.1%)
  • Overall: 18.5 billion Yen (-0.8%).

Naturally, they expect the summer releases to reverse the trend.

Next, here’s the market share of the various platforms:

  • PlayStation 4 – 37.3% (6.9 billion Yen)
  • Nintendo Switch – 35.1% (6.5 billion Yen)
  • Nintendo 3DS – 18% (3.3 billion Yen)
  • PlayStation Vita – 6.9% (1.3 billion Yen)

As you can see, the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 are quite clearly leading the market, though the Nintendo 3DS isn’t quite done just yet.

Finally, here’s the Top 5 Software for June:

  1. [Switch] ARMS – 157 000 units
  2. [PS4] Tekken 7 – 81 000 units
  3. [Switch] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 80 000 units
  4. [3DS] The Alliance Alive – 41 000 units
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 38 000 units

As you can see, sales were pretty poor overall, with only one game selling more than 100 000 units throughout the whole month.We certainly were not kidding when we said June was one of the worst months for the video game market in Japan, though it was particular bad this year.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 84,448 30.5% 1,091,749 24.4%
PS3 2,923 1.1% 44,423 1.0%
Vita 35,531 12.8% 425,361 9.5%
Switch 52,261 18.9% 1,148,039 25.7%
Wii U 6,758 2.4% 121,765 2.7%
3DS 94,832 34.2% 1,630,682 36.5%
X One 157 0.1% 5,251 0.1%
Total 276,910 100.0% 4,467,270 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 30,075 37.9% 277,096 25.6%
PS3 166 0.2% 5,229 0.5%
Vita 4,691 5.9% 66,446 6.1%
Switch 25,442 32.0% 475,236 43.9%
Wii U 113 0.1% 2,658 0.2%
3DS 16,609 20.9% 213,874 19.8%
2DS 2,181 2.7% 40,647 3.8%
X One 139 0.2% 1,130 0.1%
Total 79,416 100.0% 1,082,316 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 from Dengeki:

01./00. [3DS] Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (Atlus) {2017.06.29} – 24,982 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 19,972 / 156,867
03./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 13,256 / 601,902
04./00. [PS4] Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.29} – 11,694 / NEW
05./02. [3DS] The Alliance Alive (FuRyu) {2017.06.22} – 10,478 / 41,497
06./00. [PSV] Osomatsu-San: The Game – Hang-Up Finding Employment Advice – Dead or Work (Idea Factory) {2017.06.29} – 10,354 / NEW
07./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 6,267 / 502,403
08./00. [NSW] LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} – 5,611 / NEW
09./08. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 5,222 / 1,614,831
10./11. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 3,859 / 331,014
11./00. [PSV] Karumaruka Circle (Entergram) {2017.06.29} – 3,419 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} – 3,406 / NEW
13./12. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 3,183 / 169,115
14./18. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,928 / 219,426
15./03. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} – 2,875 / 29,699
16./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,800 / 284,957
17./00. [PS4] LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} – 2,750 / NEW
18./19. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,650 / 1,103,858
19./00. [PSV] Tsumigui: Sen no Noroi, Sen no Inori for V (dramatic create) {2017.06.29} – 2,356 / NEW
20./17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,594 / 179,475
21./16. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,472 / 769,410
22./13. [PS4] Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 2,356 / 80,971
23./21. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,283 / 969,569
24./39. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,033 / 213,362
25./20. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,033 / 1,075,821
26./06. [PS4] God Wars: Future Past (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} – 2,000 / 8,261
27./14. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} – 1,983 / 52,430
28./24. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,961 / 243,939
29./00. [PS4] Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.29} – 1,876 / NEW
30./09. [PSV] God Wars: Future Past (Kadokawa Games) {2017.06.22} – 1,832 / 7,769
31./34. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,761 / 314,972
32./30. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,694 / 2,646,622
33./23. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 1,672 / 106,870
34./10. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: The Complete Edition (Square Enix) {2017.06.20} – 1,650 / 6,144
35./22. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,650 / 84,628
36./28. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,611 / 127,964
37./05. [PS4] Farpoint (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.22} – 1,569 / 11,132
38./29. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,561 / 1,711,533
39./32. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,511 / 111,646
40./33. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,472 / 1,569,086
41./40. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,372 / 531,560
42./25. [PS4] PlayStation VR WORLDS (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} – 1,317 / 31,968
43./44. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,317 / 22,317
44./35. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 1,271 / 216,769
45./31. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 1,261 / 70,522
46./45. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,206 / 103,768
47./38. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} – 1,161 / 30,732
48./36. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,133 / 223,731
49./47. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 1,100 / 107,736
50./41. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} – 1,072 / 184,819

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink

First Half of 2017 [December 26th to June 25th] (Famitsu)

Earlier this week, Famitsu shared some data for the first half of the year. First, here’s some raw data for Hardware and Software (in million Yen)

  • Hardware:  76.510 (53.130 last year, so 144% of H1 2016 sales)
  • Software: 76.690 (80 370 last year, so 95.4% of H1 2016 sales)
  • Total: 153.200 (133.490 last year, so 114.8% of H1 2016 sales)

Next, Hardware sales. To the surprise of no one, the Nintendo Switch dominated sales, and that’s with the endless shortages it’s suffering from. The Nintendo 3DS slipped to #3 due to slightly stronger sales than expected for the PlayStation 4, even though both did end up selling more than last year during the same period.

Software-wise, sales were dominated by Nintendo platforms: the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch (sorry, Wii U, you’re not relevant anymore). Monster Hunter XX was #1 of sales with over 1.6 million units, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ended up outselling The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch.

There’s also a fair bit of holiday 2016 titles in the Top 20, such as Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Momotaro Dentetsu 2017! Tachigare Nippon!!. This does show the selling power of those games in the long term, especially for games like Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Here’s the Top 10 Software for the first half of 2017:

01./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 1.640.005 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 527.862 / 3.774.084
03./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 501.614 / NEW
04./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 460.480 / NEW
05./00. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 397.656 / 1.141.044
06./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990) – 324.066 / NEW
07./00. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 311.906 / NEW
08./00. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥4.980) – 263.790 / 395.853
09./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 215.297 / 724.964
10./00. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 200.807 / NEW

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (NeoGAF)

June 2017 [May 29th to June 25th] (Famitsu)

In June, ARMS dominated Software sales, which were pretty weak (weaker than usual, even for June). The Seiken Densetsu Collection managed to get in the Top 5 with 41 128 units sold, which is a surprisingly good result for a mere collection of ROMs sold at full price. 

01./00. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 154.845 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Tekken 7 <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} (¥8.200) – 78.484 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 58.652 / 501.614 (-64%)
04./00. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection <Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Adventure \ Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana \ Seiken Densetsu 3> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.06.01} (¥4.800) – 41.128 / NEW
05./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 33.881 / 1.640.005 (-45%)

The Nintendo Switch managed to grab 3 of the 5 spots from the Top 5, with the Nintendo 3DS only getting 1.

NSW – 3
3DS – 1
PS4 – 1

Software-wise, Nintendo was once again the most successful publisher, with over 330 000 units sold (more than half of the sales come from ARMS alone, though Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also sold a fair amount of units). Bandai-Namco was #3 with over 150 000 units sold, while Square-Enix ended up at #3 with 127 000 units (about 1/3 of those sales are from the Seiken Densetsu Collection).

Nintendo – 335.000
Bandai Namco Games – 155.000
Square Enix – 127.000

Finally, Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch dominated sales, with a very slight increase in sales / shipments. It also managed to finally reach 1 million units, which would have happened much earlier if not for shortages. The Nintendo 3DS was quite weaker this year, as you can see for yourself just below.

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (NeoGAF)

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