Japan: more sales data for Week 37 2017, Metroid: Samus Returns (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 37 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 37, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 411 000 units, which is 108.15% of Week 36 sales. Thanks to the release of several medium-size titles, sales of new releases increased by 1.5 this week. That increase (+50 000 units) helped compensate the slight drop in sales of previously released titles (-19 000 titles).

Source: Media Create

Week 37 (Dengeki)

Dengeki report that Metroid: Samus Returns sold 29 761 units during its launch week (slightly below what Media Create reported: 30 855 units, and slightly above Famitsu’s data: 28 596 units). The sell-through ratio is about 70%, which is fairly good: retailers should have no trouble selling the remaining units (though most of Day 1 sales come from the Limited Edition, so the second week drop is most likely going to be pretty ugly).

Dengeki also shares some more data for the first 5 months of the current Fiscal Year. As of August, the video game market has grown by 38.5%, to 132.5 billion Yen. The Nintendo 3DS saw its sales increase by 11% to 35 billion Yen, thanks to both Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and the New Nintendo 2DS XL. But it’s the PlayStation 4 that saw the biggest increase: +29.7%.

But of course, the Nintendo Switch also sold pretty well (despite the shortages), with 29.2 billion Yen in sales and 950 000 units sold. As for Software, sales increased to 15.5 billion Yen, with 2.57 million games sold. Combined, Hardware and Software account for 44.7 billion Yen… 33.8% of total sales for the video game market as a whole. Not too shabby for a brand new console that’s impossible to find in stores for so many people!

And due to plummeting sales for the PS Vita (-63.5% to 5.5 billion Yen, market share from 15.8% to 4.2%), the ratio of handhelds vs home consoles completely shifted this Fiscal Year. It was 45.5% : 54.5% last year during the same period, but it’s 30.3% : 69.7% so far this year.

The same happened with Nintendo vs Sony. The ratio was 38.8% : 61% last year during the first 5 months of the Fiscal Year, but it’s now 60.7% : 39.2%. The reason for that is that, last year, only the Nintendo 3DS was selling, and the Wii U was pretty much already dead. But this year, the Nintendo 3DS is not only holding fairly well Year on Year, but Nintendo can also count on the Nintendo Switch, an actually healthy platform.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 179,837 46.4% 3,867,342 31.0%
PS3 15,218 3.9% 87,776 0.7%
Vita 20,124 5.2% 733,039 5.9%
Switch 68,621 17.7% 2,847,359 22.8%
Wii U 4,255 1.1% 181,832 1.5%
3DS 98,913 25.5% 4,736,724 38.0%
X One 322 0.1% 7,116 0.1%
Total 387,290 100.0% 12,461,188 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 26,081 30.0% 693,336 25.9%
PS3 102 0.1% 6,499 0.2%
Vita 3,436 4.0% 114,428 4.3%
Switch 37,577 43.2% 1,098,457 41.1%
Wii U 61 0.1% 3,750 0.1%
3DS 10,583 12.2% 390,619 14.6%
2DS 9,025 10.4% 365,103 13.7%
X One 65 0.1% 2,014 0.1%
Total 86,930 100.0% 2,674,206 100.0%

And here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 64,989 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo) {2017.09.15} – 29,761 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 26,325 / 1,151,829
04./00. [PS4] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.14} – 21,433 / NEW
05./01. [PS4] Destiny 2 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.08} – 17,050 / 75,656
06./00. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 12,361 / NEW
07./03. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} – 12,294 / 143,294
08./05. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 12,117 / 1,737,727
09./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 10,394 / 737,319
10./06. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 8,017 / 140,593
11./10. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 7,410 / 163,919
12./04. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 6,383 / 30,778
13./09. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 5,763 / 1,331,845
14./00. [PS4] F1 2017 (Ubisoft) {2017.09.14} – 5,106 / NEW
15./17. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,856 / 553,537
16./16. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 3,572 / 228,325
17./11. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (Atlus) {2017.08.31} – 3,363 / 41,592
18./22. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 3,061 / 1,006,073
19./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,794 / 216,852
20./00. [NSW] Champion Jockey Special (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.14} – 2,744 / NEW
21./21. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 2,283 / 1,643,882
22./24. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,239 / 1,132,495
23./23. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,128 / 311,021
24./25. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,061 / 248,854
25./19. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix) {2017.08.10} – 1,913 / 36,867
26./14. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) {2017.08.31} – 1,900 / 15,883
27./31. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 1,756 / 140,980
28./36. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,739 / 268,260
29./30. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} – 1,694 / 133,712
30./29. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 1,578 / 199,102
31./32. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} – 1,550 / 47,787
32./00. [PS4] Raiden V: Director’s Cut (Moss) {2017.09.14} – 1,531 / NEW
33./40. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 1,522 / 50,247
34./00. [NSW] Winning Post 8 2017 (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.14} – 1,517 / NEW
35./15. [PS4] Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo) {2017.08.31} – 1,494 / 25,769
36./33. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,489 / 229,977
37./41. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,483 / 1,101,499
38./08. [PSV] Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kono Yokubukai Game ni Shinpan o! (5pb.) {2017.09.07} – 1,472 / 10,453
39./27. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 1,444 / 792,274
40./34. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (Capcom) {2017.08.03} – 1,428 / 86,628
41./38. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} – 1,317 / 23,858
42./39. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 1,317 / 354,732
43./43. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,267 / 2,667,706
44./12. [PS4] Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kono Yokubukai Game ni Shinpan o! (5pb.) {2017.09.07} – 1,150 / 8,256
45./50. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,117 / 329,882
46./51. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,100 / 1,589,610
47./52. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} – 1,011 / 2,439,053
48./55. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} – 1,006 / 100,339
49./45. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 961 / 1,734,078
50./42. [PSV] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.08.24} – 956 / 17,247

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by: ZSaberLink

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