Japan: more sales data for Week 34, July 2017; Monster Hunter XX, (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 34 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 34, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 433 000 units. Sales of already-released dropped to only 3/4 of their Week 33 levels, but in contrast, sales of new releases increased noticeably: 105.96% of Week 33 sales (+24 000 units).

The only major release this week was Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver., which sold 84 000 units during the first 3 days. Media Create reveals that only 48.95% of all units shipped for launch were effectively sold, which is a pretty poor result: it looks like retailers may have to resort to price drops to sell the remaining units, which would be quite the bad showing for a Monster Hunter game, so early.

Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. opened below Monster Hunter 3G HD, which sold 106 000 units during the opening days (69.82% sell-through ratio). What’s more, its initial performance is also worse when compared to the original version. Take a look at this comparison:

  • Monster Hunter XX (Nintendo 3DS): 848 000 units vs Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Nintendo Switch): 84 000 units (10% of the original version’s sales)
  • Monster Hunter 3G (Nintendo 3DS): 522 000 units vs Monster Hunter 3G HD (Wii U): 106 000 units (20% of the original version’s sales).

Media Create believes that the announcement of Monster Hunter World on PlayStation 4 had a negative impact on sales for Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver., with a certain number of players simply deciding to wait for that game instead. After all, why buy a brand new console for a mere port, when the next mainline entry isn’t even coming to it?

Source: Media Create

Day-1 sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day-1 sell-through ratio for a couple of new releases:

  • [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 <RPG> (Atlus) (¥6.480) – 30%. A pretty poor debut, as the biggest cunk of sales generally take place on the first day, and this game is unlikely to sell in the long-run (RPG rarely do, and the first one didn’t);
  • [PS4] [PSV] [NSW] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) – 30%. Another poor debut, and it’s not really surprising to see the Nintendo Switch version is the one that sold the least on launch day.

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun

Week 34 (Dengeki)

For the first time in 4 weeks, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age wasn’t the best-selling game in Japan, thanks to one Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver.. It sold about 92 000 units at launch (about 8 000 units more than what was reported by Media Create), with a sell-through ratio of 55% (again, slightly better than Media Create’s data).

As for Splatoon 2, the additional 59 000 units sold this week allowed it to reach 1 million units… which means we now have the very first million-seller on Nintendo Switch!

Back to Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, it sold about 58 000 units this week (combined, with 35 000 units on Nintendo 3DS), and 2 984 000 units since launch (combined, with 1 681 000 units on Nintendo 3DS). Momentum seems to have subdued a bit, but next week, sales will finally top 3 million units since launch.

Hardware-wise, we have a massive increase in sales, thanks to the Nintendo Switch and its bigger shipments. Sales increased by 85.7%, to 81 000 units. Total sales since launch have now topped 1.5 million units, and in about half a year: a pretty good result so far, that would be even better if not for the endless shortages. Even when Nintendo manages to ship more units, it’s still nowhere near enough to meet demand.

For the period going from July 3rd to August 27th, both Hardware and Software sales are up significantly despite the period tracked being shorter by one week. Here’s the data:

  • Hardware: 1 310 000 units (+133.4%), with 500 000 units for the Nintendo Switch, and 440 000 units for the Nintendo 3DS (+86.2%);
  • Software: 6.7 million units (+50.9%), with 1.4 million units for the Nintendo Switch, and 2.78 million units for the Nintendo 3DS (+18.7%).
  • Overall: 77 billion Yen (+96.5%), the first time since 2010 that sales top 70 billion Yen during the Summer period!

Naturally, both increases are due to the strong games released during Summer, namely Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and Splatoon 2.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 118,010 25.2% 3,304,100 29.6%
PS3 2,830 0.6% 67,212 0.6%
Vita 36,061 7.7% 643,958 5.8%
Switch 184,521 39.4% 2,571,362 23.0%
Wii U 4,781 1.0% 169,141 1.5%
3DS 122,259 26.1% 4,408,874 39.5%
X One 145 0.0% 6,484 0.1%
Total 468,607 100.0% 11,171,131 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 24,461 18.2% 611,888 25.6%
PS3 76 0.1% 6,202 0.3%
Vita 4,132 3.1% 103,441 4.3%
Switch 80,950 60.2% 974,921 40.7%
Wii U 101 0.1% 3,585 0.1%
3DS 10,028 7.5% 360,330 15.1%
2DS 14,724 10.9% 331,220 13.8%
X One 75 0.1% 1,854 0.1%
Total 134,547 100.0% 2,393,441 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 92,435 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 58,628 / 1,046,629
03./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 35,267 / 1,680,832
04./03. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 22,767 / 1,303,101
05./00. [PS4] Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (Compile Heart) {2017.08.24} – 17,092 / NEW
06./04. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 16,965 / 136,011
07./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,811 / 704,230
08./00. [PSV] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.08.24} – 11,040 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.08.24} – 10,547 / NEW
10./09. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 5,328 / 215,837
11./00. [NSW] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.08.24} – 4,313 / NEW
12./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,050 / 541,914
13./06. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} – 3,820 / 17,713
14./08. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 3,578 / 134,238
15./11. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} – 3,561 / 127,157
16./07. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix) {2017.08.10} – 3,531 / 29,160
17./00. [PSV] The Lost Child (Kadokawa Games) {2017.08.24} – 3,469 / NEW
18./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,367 / 207,796
19./12. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (Capcom) {2017.08.03} – 3,330 / 80,783
20./00. [PS4] The Lost Child (Kadokawa Games) {2017.08.24} – 3,234 / NEW
21./10. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} – 3,228 / 41,675
22./00. [PS4] White Day: A Labyrinth Named School (Arc System Works) {2017.08.24} – 3,100 / NEW
23./00. [PSV] Taishou Mebiusline: Teito Bibouroku Hare (Dramatic Create) {2017.08.24} – 2,969 / NEW
24./16. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,950 / 998,068
25./14. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 2,739 / 44,919
26./21. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,572 / 242,176
27./27. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,361 / 303,810
28./18. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 2,333 / 193,252
29./00. [PS4] Code:Realize – Bouquet of Rainbows (Idea Factory) {2017.08.24} – 2,333 / NEW
30./22. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,322 / 1,125,800
31./23. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,139 / 262,704
32./29. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 2,128 / 1,636,571
33./19. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,972 / 1,096,439
34./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,856 / 2,663,428
35./28. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 1,822 / 786,675
36./00. [PS4] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.08.24} – 1,775 / NEW
37./25. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,750 / 1,730,351
38./20. [PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom) {2017.08.10} – 1,617 / 11,026
39./26. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,572 / 1,586,166
40./31. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 1,528 / 349,904
41./30. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} – 1,483 / 137,160
42./32. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} – 1,317 / 18,840
43./33. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} – 1,206 / 119,894
44./44. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,200 / 225,132
45./00. [PSV] Futagoza no Paradox (Entergram) {2017.08.24} – 1,200 / NEW
46./39. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 1,156 / 2,436,042
47./37. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,144 / 326,600
48./35. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,139 / 97,467
49./38. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} – 1,139 / 682,075
50./40. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} – 1,072 / 116,930

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink

July 2017 – Digital sales estimates (June 26th to July 30th)

In the latest issue, Famitsu magazine shares the latest digital sales estimates, for July 2017. We already discussed the sales for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and Splatoon 2 in this post, but there were a lot of new releases this month, so there’s plenty to say!

Kirby’s Blowout Blast had a decent debut with 15 022 estimated sales. Since Kirby games tend to sell on the long run, even digital-only ones, this is a promising start (though nothing mindblowing).

As for Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, it had a rather mediocre debut digitally, with about 4 000 units sold, which is not surprising for a game mostly catering to a casual audience (less likely to buy games digitally without shortages).

Next, Hey! Pikmin and Ever Oasis had strikingly similar estimated sales, with about 2 000 units each: that’s pretty poor, but hardly surprising for Nintendo 3DS games… especially Ever Oasis, that completely flopped even at retail.

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star had a pretty low debut at retail, so it’s not surprising that digital sales would be low… not to mention this is a single player title, pretty likely to end in the used section of a video game stores as soon as the main story is done. And as you’re well aware, you can’t sell games bought digitally.

Finally, Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonandesu? had a downright terrible debut digitally (only 308 units), but that’s because family-focused titles like this one rarely sell well digitally. After all, parents buying games for their kids are going to do so at a regular store, not on the Nintendo eShop.

01. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 113.182 / 113.182 (Square Enix) – {29/07/2017}
02. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 62.939 / 62.939 (Square Enix) – {29/07/2017}
03. [SWI] Splatoon 2 – 60.205 / 60.205 (Nintendo) – {21/07/2017}
04. [PS4] Gundam Versus – 48.260 / 48.260 (Bandai Namco) – {06/07/2017}
05. [PS4] Portal Knights – 22.526 / 22.526 (Spike Chunsoft) – {29/06/2017}
06. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 21.015 / 21.015 (Square Enix) – {13/07/2017}
07. [3DS] Kirby Blowout Blast – 15.022 / 15.022 (Nintendo) – {04/07/2017}
08. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 14.168 / 307.229 (SCE) – {25/12/2014}
09. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: The Complete Collection – 11.591 / 17.456 (Square Enix) – {20/06/2017}
10. [PS4] Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] – 5.832 / 5.832 (Arc System Works) – {20/07/2017}
11. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy – 4.760 / 4.760 (Level 5) – {20/07/2017}
12. [SWI] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 3.603 / 51.618 (Nintendo) – {28/04/2017}
13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 2.868 / 17.048 (Nintendo) – {23/11/2016}
14. [PS4] Omega Labyrinth Z – 2.866 / 2.866 (D3 Publisher) – {06/07/2017}
15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V – 2.785 / 42.591 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) – {11/12/2014}
16. [SWI] Arms – 2.470 / 23.411 (Nintendo) – {16/06/2017}
17. [PSV] Omega Labyrinth Z – 2.002 / 2.002 (D3 Publisher) – {06/07/2017}
18. [3DS] Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – 2.001 / 2.001 (Atlus) – {29/06/2017}
19. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin – 1.992 / 1.992 (Nintendo) – {13/07/2017}
20. [3DS] Ever Oasis – 1.956 / 1.956 (Nintendo) – {13/07/2017}
21. [SWI] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 1.841 / 48.754 (Nintendo) – {03/03/2017}
22. [PS4] Nier: Automata – 1.668 / 70.911 (Square Enix) – {23/02/2017}
23. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 1.131 / 110.458 (Capcom) – {18/03/2017}
24. [SWI] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star – 1.109 / 1.109 (Marvelous) – {20/07/2017}
25. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game of the Year Edition – 972 / 972 (SIE) – {29/06/2017}
26. [PS4] Farpoint [PlayStation VR] – 815 / 1.888 (SIE) – {22/06/2017}
27. [3DS] The Alliance Alive – 691 / 3.383 (FuRyu) – {22/06/2017}
28. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon – 621 / 95.656 (Pokémon Co.) – {18/11/2016}
29. [PSV] Osomatsu-San: The Game – Hang-Up Finding Employment Advice – Dead or Work – 397 / 397 (Idea Factory) – {29/06/2017}
30. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? – 308 / 308 (Nippon Columbia) – {20/07/2017}

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Okami (NeoGAF)

Splatoon 2 (Media Create)

According to leaked Media Create data, the Splatoon 2 bundle accounts for 17% of total Nintendo Switch sales, and 25% of total Splatoon 2 sales. Based on that, we can calculate than the bundle has already sold about 260 000 units, and that the stand-alone version of Splatoon 2 has sold about 750 000 units.

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun

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