Japan: more sales data for Week 3 2018, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, December, more (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create (Week 3)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 3, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 455 000 units, which is 94.52% of Week 3 sales. Unsurprisingly, sales are once again down in this post-New Year week, despite the new releases.

That being said, those did have an impact on sales of new releases: they amount to 130.54% of Week 2 sales. It turns out it’s previously-released titles that are bringing Software sales down: they amount to 83.84% of Week 2 sales.

Hardware sales topped 113 000 units, which is 110.35% of Week 2 sales. This week, the increase in home console sales compensated for the drop in handheld sales. With 43 000 units sold, the Nintendo Switch has now passed the 3.5 million units milestone.

As for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, it’s off to a solid start with 67 000 units sold, and with a healthy sell-through ratio: 78.26%. Up until now, Rabbids haven’t really been all that popular in Japan (understatement), which is why pre-orders for the game were initially rather sluggish. However, they increased noticeably during the launch week, to over 30 000 units.

Nintendo began advertising the game at TV from the end of last year, and this had a noticeable impact, attracting a family audience.

Source: Media Create

Dengeki (Week 3)

Dengeki report significantly better sales for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle at launch than Media Create, with about 83 000 units. They point out that while it’s not much compared to other Mario games on Nintendo Switch, the sell-through ratio is pretty high (about 85%), and so they expect growth in the future.

This week, Splatoon 2 sold about 30 000 units, which brings the total since launch to over 2 million units: it’s the very first multi-million seller on Nintendo Switch! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 28 000 units (over 1 313 000 units since launch, reaching 1.3 million units in 9 months), and Super Mario Odyssey has reached 1.5 million units since launch (in only 3 months!) thanks to the 20 000 units sold during this Week 3.

As for Hardware, sales grew by 3% this week, to 114 000 units.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 141,742 30.0% 7,627,851 29.1%
PS3 2,376 0.5% 157,029 0.6%
Vita 35,604 7.5% 1,272,714 4.9%
Switch 211,280 44.7% 7,556,069 28.8%
Wii U 1,285 0.3% 284,566 1.1%
3DS 80,513 17.0% 9,325,246 35.5%
X One 97 0.0% 14,155 0.1%
Total 472,897 100.0% 26,237,630 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 48,963 43.0% 1,472,318 24.4%
PS3 53 0.0% 7,282 0.1%
Vita 4,113 3.6% 209,589 3.5%
Switch 45,174 39.6% 3,016,972 49.9%
Wii U 5 0.0% 4,291 0.1%
3DS 5,279 4.6% 592,214 9.8%
2DS 10,138 8.9% 736,262 12.2%
X One 210 0.2% 5,649 0.1%
Total 113,935 100.0% 6,044,577 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} – 82,811 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Gintama Ranbu (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} – 36,771 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 30,303 / 2,005,235
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 27,961 / 1,312,642
05./00. [PSV] Gintama Ranbu (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} – 20,739 / NEW
06./03. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 20,029 / 1,500,522
07./01. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} – 19,206 / 130,113
08./05. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 11,950 / 142,906
09./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 7,978 / 638,881
10./06. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 7,865 / 763,560
11./07. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 7,815 / 741,476
12./00. [PS4] Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (Capcom) {2018.01.18} – 7,714 / NEW
13./08. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} – 5,944 / 215,147
14./09. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 5,500 / 376,583
15./11. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Magnum (Level 5) {2017.12.16} – 4,740 / 256,354
16./14. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 4,706 / 408,722
17./10. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,656 / 410,309
18./13. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword (Level 5) {2017.12.16} – 4,525 / 259,453
19./46. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 4,028 / 213,230
20./15. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} – 2,735 / 170,600
21./00. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remastered [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2018.01.18} – 2,673 / NEW
22./16. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,478 / 1,052,258
23./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,420 / 325,188
24./22. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} – 2,283 / 50,467
25./25. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 2,272 / 200,986
26./19. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 2,256 / 142,764
27./00. [PS4] Shiin (Experience) {2018.01.18} – 2,040 / NEW
28./26. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,022 / 292,954
29./24. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,011 / 353,038
30./20. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (Sega) {2017.12.07} – 1,972 / 202,473
31./27. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} – 1,894 / 55,695
32./21. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 1,883 / 1,374,126
33./29. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,800 / 255,418
34./32. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 1,606 / 92,907
35./39. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 1,583 / 255,567
36./45. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} – 1,578 / 28,186
37./34. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,576 / 152,925
38./28. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} – 1,550 / 143,577
39./40. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} – 1,444 / 73,175
40./33. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,433 / 1,182,677
41./36. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Veteran Trainer’s Dual Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,433 / 358,265
42./30. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} – 1,361 / 130,258
43./37. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} – 1,311 / 23,570
44./51. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross [Best Price!] (Capcom) {2017.11.30} – 1,267 / 14,644
45./00. [PSV] Ephemeral: Fantasy on Dark (Dramatic Create) {2018.01.18} – 1,223 / NEW
46./49. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 1,219 / 138,548
47./31. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} – 1,189 / 62,607
48./35. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,183 / 2,714,424
49./23. [PS4] Happy Manager: Shiawase Zhuang no Kanrinin San. (D3Publisher) {2018.01.11} – 1,156 / 4,119
50./41. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,156 / 1,153,056

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink (ResetEra)

December 2017 – Digital sales estimates (Famitsu)

This week, the latest issue of Famitsu shares the latest digital sales estimates, for December. Unsurprisingly, sales are pretty low for games on Nintendo platforms, with less than 5% of total sales during that month coming from the Nintendo eShop, for pretty much all games. There’s just one exception: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which isn’t too surprising as it targets an older audience than the other games (which are all family-focused).

Here’s the digital sales estimates for December 2017:

  • [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 21.383 (4,0%)
  • [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 19.684 (11,6%)
  • [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 17.795 (4,8%)
  • [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 12.666 (3,8%)
  • [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon – 9.003 (1,6%)
  • [NSW] Zelda Breath of the Wild – 5.121 (4,7%)

Source: Famitsu
Via: hiska-kun

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