Japan: more sales data for Week 28, 2017, Hey! Pikmin (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 28 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 28, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 392 000 units, which is 116.66% of Week 27 sales. Thanks to the release of several titles from popular series, Software sales increased by 56 000 units this week.

Hardware sales also increased, and topped 132 000 units thanks to the release of the New Nintendo 2DS (43 000 units sold). The Nintendo Switch (and the PlayStation 4) also contributed, with increased sales this week. Media Create notes that it’s the very first time since the first week of May that total Hardware sales have topped 100 000 units.

Source: Media Create

Day 1 sell-through (Media Create)

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

  • [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy <ADV> (Level 5) (¥4.444) – 40% [a bit on the low side, but unless shipment is too big, retailers should have no trouble selling the remaining units without touching the price]
  • [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) (¥4.800) – 20%  [a bit on the low side, but nothing to worry about: the Sumikko Gurashi series is known for its low, but surprisingly steady sales]
  • [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star # <ACT> (Marvelous) (¥7.800) – 30% [definitely on the low side, and not good news for Marvelous]
  • [NSW] [PS4] Cars 3: Driven to Win <RCE> (Warner Entertainment Japan) (¥5.700) – 20% [on the low side, but expected for a licenced games, especially one based on foreign licence]
  • [3DS] Kouekizaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai: Kanken Training 2 <EDU> (Imagineer) (¥3.800) – 10% [not really surprising for purely educational software]

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun (NeoGAF)

Week 28, 2017 (Dengeki)

Dengeki reports that Hey! Pikmin sold about 67 000 units at launch, with a rather low sell-through: 45%. But it’s nothing to worry about: Monday was a public holiday, and the Summer holidays are just around the corner. There’s litle doubt retailers will manage to sell everything within the next couple of weeks, especially with the game seemingly enjoying a pretty good reception so far.

Ever Oasis, on the other hand, underperformed with only 16 000 units sold during the first 4 days. 100% Pascal-sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers didn’t really set the charts on fire either, with only 6 000 units sold. Finally, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe managed to sell 12 000 additional units this week (626 000 units since launch).

Just like Media Create, Dengeki reports an increase in sales for Hardware: +35.8% (116 000 units sold). Software is also up with +13.4% (394 000 units sold). Naturally, the increase in Hardware sales is primarily due to the release of the New Nintendo 2DS XL.

July 21st is the beginning the Summer holidays, which is definitely good news for the market as a whole (especially Nintendo platforms). And on the same day, Splatoon 2 was released, and as you can imagine, Dengeki has high hopes for this title. After all, the original sold 147 000 units during its first week, and over 1.5 million units LTD: Splatoon 2 should be able to do much better than that.

It will be pretty interesting to see the impact of Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch, though it’s pretty clear what is going to determine the amount of units sold in the next few months is the size of Nintendo’s shipments to retailers.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 181,202 46.0% 1,469,652 28.2%
PS3 3,030 0.8% 50,329 1.0%
Vita 20,549 5.2% 478,195 9.2%
Switch 31,409 8.0% 1,221,003 23.4%
Wii U 5,587 1.4% 133,441 2.6%
3DS 152,212 38.6% 1,850,776 35.5%
X One 94 0.0% 5,497 0.1%
Total 394,083 100.0% 5,208,893 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 28,868 25.0% 336,972 26.3%
PS3 169 0.1% 5,551 0.4%
Vita 4,368 3.8% 75,772 5.9%
Switch 24,462 21.2% 532,467 41.5%
Wii U 99 0.1% 2,849 0.2%
3DS 13,392 11.6% 241,205 18.8%
2DS(※) 44,087 38.2% 86,804 6.8%
X One 63 0.1% 1,292 0.1%
Total 115,508 100.0% 1,282,912 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 from Dengeki:

01./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} – 98,520 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 66,521 / NEW
03./01. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} – 16,844 / 139,467
04./00. [3DS] Ever Oasis (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 15,825 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 11,594 / 626,174
06./02. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 8,267 / 179,384
07./00. [3DS] 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers (Konami) {2017.07.13} – 6,106 / NEW
08./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 5,006 / 513,531
09./00. [PS4] Hakoniwa Company Works (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.07.13} – 4,950 / NEW
10./08. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 3,278 / 1,621,976
11./19. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 3,145 / 974,953
12./00. [PS4] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Fuukaden (Idea Factory) {2017.07.13} – 2,980 / NEW
13./11. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 2,800 / 175,104
14./17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,800 / 184,692
15./06. [3DS] Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (Atlus) {2017.06.29} – 2,717 / 33,975
16./12. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 2,694 / 336,847
17./04. [PSV] Omega Labyrinth Z (D3Publisher) {2017.07.06} – 2,678 / 13,717
18./13. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,633 / 225,087
19./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,617 / 290,296
20./24. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 2,556 / 1,715,833
21./16. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,494 / 1,109,030
22./14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} – 2,378 / 8,695
23./30. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 2,356 / 1,572,998
24./10. [PS4] Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.06.29} – 2,250 / 17,322
25./18. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,089 / 773,838
26./21. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,061 / 1,079,938
27./05. [PS4] Omega Labyrinth Z (D3Publisher) {2017.07.06} – 1,989 / 10,900
28./55. [PS4] PlayStation VR WORLDS (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} – 1,928 / 34,640
29./09. [3DS] The Alliance Alive (FuRyu) {2017.06.22} – 1,889 / 47,142
30./25. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,656 / 87,940
31./33. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,606 / 2,649,767
32./23. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,589 / 247,345
33./31. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 1,489 / 109,903
34./22. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,472 / 216,706
35./32. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,356 / 317,867
36./34. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,344 / 534,354
37./35. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,328 / 114,368
38./27. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,306 / 130,876
39./20. [NSW] LEGO City Undercover (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.06.29} – 1,206 / 8,884
40./43. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} – 1,094 / 22,870
41./49. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 1,083 / 2,427,810
42./26. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} – 1,072 / 55,113
43./40. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (From Software) {2017.04.20} – 1,067 / 72,722
44./39. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 1,061 / 218,965
45./36. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} – 1,017 / 24,612
46./44. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,000 / 225,820
47./28. [PS4] Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.06.01} – 982 / 83,547
48./41. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 972 / 133,791
49./52. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} – 967 / 674,241
50./42. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 950 / 109,803

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink

Click here for more Japanese sales data!


twittergoogle_plusredditmail

Lite_Agent

Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat. Also known as Maintenance Guy by some. Twitter: @lite_agent

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.