Japan: more sales data for Week 30, 2017, Dragon Quest XI (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 30 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 30, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 2 462 000 units, which is 249.53% of Week 29 sales. As you can imagine, this massive increase (+ 1 475 000 units compared to Week 29!) is due to Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, which had an extremely positive impact on the sales of the console it was released on.

Sales of the Nintendo 3DS increased by 417.62%, while those of the PlayStation 4 increased by 302.34%. As a result, Hardware sales  as a whole are also significantly up, with 331 000 units sold (best week since the first week of March, according to Media Create).

Back to Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Media Create reports that it sold 2 090 000 units on the two platforms it was released on. To be more precise:

  • Nintendo 3DS: 1 149 000 units sold (sell-through ratio: 75.63%)
  • PlayStation 4: 950 000 units (sell-through ratio: 83.61%)

Media Create points out that despite such good sales, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age didn’t sell as much as Dragon Quest IX did back in July 2009 (2 319 000 units during the opening week-end), or Dragon Quest VIII in November 2004 (2 167 000 units during the opening week-end).

However, given the increase in the ratio of download sales in total Software sales, it’s safe to assume that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age sold on par with its predecessors.

Source: Media Create

Day 1 sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day 1 sell-through for one, lone Nintendp 3DS game:

  •  [3DS] Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (Capcom) – 30%. A really slow debut, which doesn’t bode well after how the first entry underperformed…

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

Week 30, 2017 (Dengeki)

Dengeki report similar sales for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, with 2 080 000 units sold for both versions:

  • Nintendo 3DS: 1 135 000 units
  • PlayStation 4: 946 000 units

Just like Media Create, Dengeki point out that this new entry didn’t sell as much as Dragon Quest IX, but if you take into account digital sales, then it’s a different story. They estimate that if the digital ratio is between 10 and 15%, then Dragon Quest XI sold between 2 310 000 and 2 450 000 units, which is on par or even better than Dragon Quest IX.

In just two days, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age became the best-selling game in July, and it most definitely will be the best-seller for the entire Summer season (if not the entire year, though Splatoon 2 could come and crash that party).

Dengeki also remind us that the opening week-end amount to 55.9% of total sales for Dragon Quest IX, and 65.1% of total sales for Dragon Quest VIII. If we apply a similiar ratio to Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, then it could end somewhere around 2.3 million units LTD for the Nintendo 3DS version, and 1.45 million units LTD for the PlayStation 4 one (3.48 million units combined).

It will be pretty interesting to see how Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age fares during the Summer period, arguably one of the most important of the year for family-friendly games like this one.

Meanwhile, Splatoon 2 sold 116 000 additional units during its second on the market, bringing the total to 762 000 units since launch. It’s another game Dengeki has set their eyes on.

 

Hardware-wise, Dengeki also report a massive increase in sales, which were multiplied by 3.1 for the Nintendo 3DS (whcih sold 149 000 units, including 115 000 units just for the Nintendo 2DS family).

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 1,021,294 41.9% 2,576,706 29.8%
PS3 2,665 0.1% 55,348 0.6%
Vita 40,752 1.7% 540,172 6.2%
Switch 147,655 6.1% 2,058,447 23.8%
Wii U 5,925 0.2% 145,581 1.7%
3DS 1,221,556 50.1% 3,260,767 37.7%
X One 337 0.0% 5,907 0.1%
Total 2,440,184 100.0% 8,642,928 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 91,752 27.3% 457,448 25.7%
PS3 140 0.0% 5,827 0.3%
Vita 4,571 1.4% 84,851 4.8%
Switch 90,522 26.9% 716,600 40.2%
Wii U 128 0.0% 3,123 0.2%
3DS 33,472 10.0% 289,524 16.2%
2DS 115,449 34.3% 224,120 12.6%
X One 75 0.0% 1,500 0.1%
Total 336,109 100.0% 1,782,993 100.0%

And finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 1,134,876 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 945,507 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 115,613 / 761,695
04./02. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} – 24,320 / 96,298
05./03. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 14,467 / 104,832
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 11,788 / 650,290
07./05. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} – 8,881 / 125,956
08./04. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 7,622 / 26,753
09./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: Kanzenmuketsu no My Honey (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.07.27} – 6,762 / NEW
10./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.07.27} – 5,735 / NEW
11./00. [PSV] Hiiro no Kakera: Omoi Iro no Kioku (Idea Factory) {2017.07.27} – 5,700 / NEW
12./08. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 5,447 / 192,181
13./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 5,100 / 523,548
14./00. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.27} – 4,711 / NEW
15./13. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 3,920 / 982,834
16./00. [PSV] Wagamama High Spec (iMel) {2017.07.27} – 3,461 / NEW
17./09. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} – 3,406 / 148,584
18./00. [PSV] Grisaia no Kajitsu: Side Episode (Prototype) {2017.07.27} – 3,394 / NEW
19./22. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 3,211 / 1,114,801
20./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,211 / 190,635
21./17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 3,072 / 181,008
22./00. [PSV] Utsusemi no Mawari (Matatabi) {2017.07.27} – 3,062 / NEW
23./00. [PS4] DiRT 4 (Ubisoft) {2017.07.27} – 2,847 / NEW
24./20. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 2,778 / 1,721,195
25./16. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,761 / 230,715
26./21. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,689 / 1,085,206
27./11. [3DS] Ever Oasis (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 2,650 / 23,450
28./15. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 2,561 / 1,627,416
29./23. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 2,541 / 341,799
30./27. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,447 / 294,932
31./25. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,376 / 252,004
32./26. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 2,367 / 1,577,560
33./28. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 2,206 / 778,076
34./32. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 2,133 / 2,653,611
35./07. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous) {2017.07.20} – 1,869 / 10,627
36./31. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} – 1,829 / 12,268
37./14. [NSW] Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.07.20} – 1,724 / 5,207
38./34. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,700 / 91,145
39./29. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,671 / 118,011
40./35. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 1,550 / 112,927
41./33. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,489 / 320,973
42./40. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,465 / 219,460
43./30. [3DS] 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers (Konami) {2017.07.13} – 1,450 / 9,403
44./10. [PS4] Under Night In-Birth Exe:Latest (Arc System Works) {2017.07.20} – 1,431 / 7,064
45./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories Ver.1.2 Update (Capcom) {2017.07.27} – 1,383 / NEW
46./37. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,367 / 537,132
47./44. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 1,356 / 228,271
48./43. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 1,239 / 2,430,186
49./50. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 1,200 / 111,975
50./19. [PS4] Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.07.20} – 1,100 / 3,817

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by: ZSaberLink

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