Japan: more sales data for Week 38 2018, August 2018, Steins;Gate Elite, more (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Here’s the latest sales data reports from Media Create, Dengeki, and Famitsu!

Media Create (Week 38)

Today, Media Create shared their weekly report on video games sales in Japan. It reveals that Software sales topped 308 000 units during Week 38, which is 84.13% of Week 37 sales. This week, there was a ton of new releases (18 in total!), but since they all sold relatively low amounts (none of them even managed to sell at least 20 000 units), Marvel’s Spiderman remained the best-selling game without too much effort. Overall, this was a rather calm week, with sales dominated by previously released titles.

Hardware wise, sales are also down with 64 000 units sold: that’s 97.57% of Week 37 sales. Both Software and Hardware sales are down, and there’s nothing even public holidays can do to brighten such a slow week.

Media Create also share data about Steins;Gate Elite, which sold 30 000 units across the 3 platforms it was released on. Here’s the platform breakdown:

  • Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4: 13 000 units each
  • PlayStation Vita: 4 000 units

Naturally, they point out that it’s much lower than the previous release in the series, Steins;Gate Zero, which sold a combined 86 000 units across all 3 platforms. Of course, this was a brand new entry, so a direct comparison isn’t exactly fair for Steins;Gate Elite which is some sort of “remake” of the original game.

Source: Media Create

Media Create – Day 1 Sell-through (Week 39)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for several Nintendo Switch titles:

  • [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 (Koei Tecmo) (¥7.800) – 50%. Ok debut, but sales and sell-through are lower than PlayStation 4 version (70%);
  • [NSW] The World Ends with You -Final Remix- (Square Enix) – 30%. A bit on the low end, but nothing too worrying: Week 1 sell-through should end around 50-60%;
  • [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games)  – 20%. It looks like both Bandai-Namco and retailer learned their lessons after the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 shortages, and shipped/ordered enough copies this time around. Sales should improve during the week-end;
  • [NSW] Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega) – 30%. Ok debut for a late port, but since sales should be concentrated on the first few days, this is definitely on the low side;
  • [NSW] Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk (Nippon Ichi Software) – 20%. Low debut, unsurprising for a late port.

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun

Dengeki (Week 38)

Dengeki report slightly higher sales for Steins;Gate Elite, with 32 000 units sold. Nintendo Switch sales are the same though:

  • Nintendo Switch: 13 000 units sold
  • PlayStation 4: 15 000 units sold
  • PlayStation Vita: 4 000 units sold

The sell-through ratio for this game was about 55% on average (unfortunately, they do not provide the ratio for each version separately), which is fairly good. Since sales for this kind of games are generally concentrated on the first couple of weeks, it’s clear there is not going to be a second shipment any time soon (if at all).

For Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country, Dengeki report that it sold about 5 000 units (pretty close to what Media Create reported on Wednesday). We also have Minecraft on Nintendo Switch with 15 000 units sold (314 000 units since launch), and Splatoon 2 with 11 000 units sold (2 657 000 units sold).

Dengeki then talk about the Tokyo Game Show 2018, which was held last week, and the many games that were announced/showcased there. Nintendo did not attend, but instead broadcast a Nintendo Direct on September 14th, where several key titles were announced/showcased: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros…. there’s some pretty big titles on the horizon for the console!

And the Japanese market is certainly going to need those games to recover. So far this year, Hardware sales are down to 1.86 million units (-32.6% Year on Year), and Software sales are down to 9 080 000 units (-29.3% Year on Year). The current situation remains rather sticky for the market as a whole, which is why Dengeki expect that the major titles scheduled for release in the second half of the current Fiscal Year will greatly boost sales.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year
PS4 128,198 43.1% 3,265,072 36.0%
Vita 19,801 6.7% 570,247 6.3%
Switch 116,671 39.2% 4,082,895 45.0%
3DS 31,409 10.6% 1,113,687 12.3%
ETC 1,408 0.5% 48,850 0.5%
Total 297,487 100.0% 9,080,751 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 18,656 28.1% 492,565 26.5%
Vita 2,515 3.8% 66,345 3.6%
Switch 38,125 57.3% 1,084,917 58.3%
3DS 7,068 10.6% 213,313 11.5%
ETC 127 0.2% 3,800 0.2%
Total 66,491 100.0% 1,860,940 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} – 31,600 / 233,952
02./03. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 14,617 / 314,237
03./00. [PS4] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb.) {2018.09.20} – 14,530 / NEW
04./00. [NSW] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb.) {2018.09.20} – 13,291 / NEW
05./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 10,906 / 2,657,350
06./02. [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} – 9,994 / 41,982
07./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 7,822 / 1,755,126
08./06. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 (Konami) {2018.08.30} – 6,594 / 113,415
09./10. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} – 5,600 / 211,619
10./07. [PS4] Conan Exiles (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} – 5,388 / 76,651
11./00. [PS4] F1 2018 (Ubisoft) {2018.09.20} – 5,307 / NEW
12./05. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} – 5,061 / 16,198
13./15. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} – 4,661 / 349,278
14./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country (Nintendo) {2018.09.21} – 4,650 / NEW
15./00. [PSV] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb.) {2018.09.20} – 4,008 / NEW
16./00. [PS4] Atelier: The Alchemist of Arland 1-2-3 DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.20} – 3,840 / NEW
17./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 3,733 / 843,140
18./16. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} – 3,317 / 635,361
19./19. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 3,033 / 134,318
20./17. [3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} – 2,985 / 112,064
21./20. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.23} – 2,767 / 45,906
22./21. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 2,717 / 1,716,880
23./00. [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan/Shiseikan/Amane Gakuen (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.20} – 2,708 / NEW
24./22. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} – 2,283 / 93,937
25./00. [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Full Voice Special (Treasure Box) (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.20} – 2,200 / NEW
26./00. [NSW] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Irodori Nadeshiko (Idea Factory) {2018.09.20} – 2,150 / NEW
27./09. [PS4] NBA 2K19 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.11} – 1,900 / 7,906
28./28. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,872 / 860,985
29./00. [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Full Voice Special (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.20} – 1,823 / NEW
30./27. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 1,778 / 834,895
31./23. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} – 1,750 / 192,979
32./33. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} – 1,644 / 202,259
33./13. [PS4] Black Clover: Quartet Knights (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.13} – 1,617 / 6,562
34./00. [NSW] Atelier: The Alchemist of Arland 1-2-3 DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.20} – 1,606 / NEW
35./12. [PS4] Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars (Konami) {2018.09.06} – 1,575 / 24,538
36./40. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,539 / 379,604
37./31. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} – 1,456 / 61,739
38./34. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 1,411 / 293,978
39./29. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X (Atlus) {2018.08.02} – 1,406 / 95,069
40./25. [PS4] Persona 5 [New Price Edition] (Atlus) {2018.09.06} – 1,189 / 7,278
41./14. [NSW] Undertale (8-4) {2018.09.15} – 1,183 / 5,970
42./00. [PS4] Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (Koei Tecmo) {2018.09.20} – 1,180 / NEW
43./46. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered [PlayStation Hits] (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} – 1,138 / 20,076
44./41. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} – 1,133 / 212,259
45./44. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,128 / 337,697
46./42. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} – 1,067 / 220,082
47./24. [PS4] Hitman: Definitive Edition (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.09.13} – 1,027 / 3,038
48./36. [PS4] Yakuza 3 (Sega) {2018.08.09} – 1,025 / 39,581
49./43. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} – 1,013 / 77,117
50./49. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 1,011 / 453,597

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

Famitsu – Digital Sales Estimates (August 2018)

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine provides the latest digital sales estimates for the Japanese market, covering the period going from July 30th to August 26th. We have data for two games specifically:

  • [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Japan): 24 098 units
  • [NSW] Overcooked! 2 (Team17): 19 040 units

Source: Famitsu
Via: ryokutya2089

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