Japan: more sales data for Week 38, Pokkén Tournament DX, August 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki, Famitsu)

Week 38 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 38, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 360 000 units, which is 87.52% of Week 37 sales. Hardware sales also dropped to 80 000 units (95.84% of Week 37 sales). Both Software and Hardware are down, despite two public holidays during the same week (Monday and Saturday).

Usually, you see an increase in sales during that period, especially family-focused titles (which happened last year), but nothing of the sort happened this year.

Pokkén Tournament was one of the new releases, and it sold 53 000 units. Media Create report a pretty low sell-through ratio: only 41.39%, which means that more than half of all units shipped to retailers are still to be sold. They note that this Nintendo Switch port of the game still sold about 75% of what the original did on Wii U, which is actually pretty good for a port of game barely a year old.

Quite interestingly, the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament also had a low sell-through ratio (actually, it was even lower: 36.65%), and yet, it went on to sell over 179 000 units. Therefore, Media Create expect Pokkén Tournament to also sell on the long-run, and especially during the upcoming holiday season.

Source: Media Create

Day-1 sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day-1 sell-through for a couple of Nintendo Switch games (and one New Nintendo 3DS title):

  • [PS4] FIFA 18 (Ronaldo Edition) <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥9.800)
  • [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800)
  • [PS3] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800)
  • [XB1] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800)

* 20%. One thing to note is that the game is officially launching on Friday, but some stores still went and started selling it early. The list goes from best-selling to worst-selling version.

  • [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥7.800)
  • [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors |New Nintendo 2DS/New Nintendo 3DS| # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} (¥6.800)

* 30%, with the Nintendo Switch version as the best-seller. A bit on the low side, but hopefully, week-end sales will help.

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

Week 38 (Dengeki)

Dengeki report similar sales for Pokkén Tournament DX: 52 000 units sold, and 45% as sell-through ratio. In comparison, Pokkén Tournament sold 70 000 during the first week in Japan, with 184 000 units since launch. Also, Dengeki report 9 000 units sold for Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package on Nintendo Switch.

Unlike Media Create, they report an increase in sales for Hardware (90 000 units, +3.5%), but the two trackers are in agreement when it comes to Software sales (365 000 units, -5.7%).

Now that the Summer holiday period is truly over, the market has already calmed down a fair bit. The next major releases will not arrive until late October, with Super Mario Odyssey on October 27th, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on November 17th, and more.

In their weekly report, Dengeki mention the Tokyo Game Show 2017, that was held from September 21st to September 24th last week. 609 companies were among the exhibitors (including 317 foreign companies). 254 311 people attended, which is slightly lower than in 2016 (271 224 people).

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform (you can see the Nintendo Switch is nearing 4 million units sold):

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 123,657 33.8% 3,990,999 31.1%
PS3 6,649 1.8% 94,425 0.7%
Vita 32,554 8.9% 765,593 6.0%
Switch 120,313 32.9% 2,967,672 23.1%
Wii U 4,273 1.2% 186,105 1.5%
3DS 77,778 21.3% 4,814,502 37.5%
X One 183 0.1% 7,299 0.1%
Total 365,407 100.0% 12,826,595 100.0%

And here’s Harware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 24,699 27.5% 718,035 26.0%
PS3 79 0.1% 6,578 0.2%
Vita 3,597 4.0% 118,025 4.3%
Switch 42,199 46.9% 1,140,656 41.3%
Wii U 48 0.1% 3,798 0.1%
3DS 10,144 11.3% 400,763 14.5%
2DS 9,158 10.2% 374,261 13.5%
X One 49 0.1% 2,063 0.1%
Total 89,973 100.0% 2,764,179 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 52,317 / NEW
02./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 22,861 / 1,174,690
03./01. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 17,506 / 82,495
04./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 10,867 / 748,186
05./00. [PSV] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Kuroyuri En’youtan (Idea Factory) {2017.09.21} – 10,062 / NEW
06./05. [PS4] Destiny 2 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.08} – 9,400 / 85,056
07./00. [PS4] Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom) {2017.09.21} – 9,653 / NEW
08./00. [PS4] NBA 2K18 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.09.19} – 9,487 / NEW
09./08. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 9,089 / 1,746,816
10./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} – 8,825 / NEW
11./11. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 7,185 / 171,104
12./02. [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo) {2017.09.15} – 7,182 / 36,943
13./00. [PS4] Project Cars 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.21} – 7,120 / NEW
14./07. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} – 7,057 / 150,351
15./10. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 6,172 / 146,765
16./04. [PS4] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.14} – 5,294 / 26,727
17./15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,278 / 557,815
18./13. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 4,144 / 1,335,989
19./12. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 3,967 / 34,745
20./00. [PS4] Patapon Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.21} – 3,931 / NEW
21./16. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 3,583 / 231,908
22./06. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 3,411 / 15,772
23./00. [PSV] Teikoku Kaleido: Kakumei no Rondo (Dramatic Create) {2017.09.21} – 3,179 / NEW
24./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,978 / 219,830
25./18. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,928 / 1,009,001
26./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2017.09.21} – 2,594 / NEW
27./24. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,278 / 251,132
28./23. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 2,106 / 313,127
29./21. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 2,067 / 1,645,949
30./22. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,917 / 1,134,412
31./39. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 1,833 / 794,107
32./33. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 1,717 / 51,964
33./27. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 1,689 / 142,669
34./30. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 1,622 / 200,724
35./28. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,606 / 269,866
36./17. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (Atlus) {2017.08.31} – 1,572 / 43,164
37./43. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,561 / 2,669,267
38./26. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) {2017.08.31} – 1,506 / 17,389
39./37. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,450 / 1,102,949
40./29. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} – 1,428 / 135,140
41./36. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,317 / 231,294
42./42. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 1,311 / 356,043
43./49. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,278 / 1,735,356
44./31. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} – 1,267 / 49,054
45./41. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} – 1,194 / 25,052
46./14. [PS4] F1 2017 (Ubisoft) {2017.09.14} – 1,165 / 6,271
47./53. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,072 / 547,521
48./45. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 1,061 / 330,943
49./25. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix) {2017.08.10} – 1,044 / 37,911
50./46. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 1,039 / 1,590,649

Source: Dengeki

August 2017 – Digital sales estimates (Famitsu, July 31st to August 27th)

In its latest issue, Famitsu shares the latest digital sales estimates for Japan, and more precisely for August 2017.

To the surprise of no one, Splatoon 2 was the most popular game digitally last month, which is quite a nice performance given the game itself wasn’t hard to find in stores at all (the console itself, on the other hand…). Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. opened with about 14 000 units sold digitally, which is a decent debut since it was released at the end of the month (and didn’t sell out).

Unsurprisingly, Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo had a poor performance on the Nintendo eShop, which is pretty much the norm for single-player games (especially those that underperform). The Snack World: Trejarers also didn’t do too hot digitally, but that’s to be expected for games aimed at kids.

Here’s the Top 29 Software (digital) for August 2017 in Japan:

01. [SWI] Splatoon 2 – 46.125 / 106.330 (Nintendo) {21/07/2017}
02. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 32.376 / 145.558 (Square Enix) {29/07/2017}
03. [PS4] Undertale – 30.360 / 30.360 (8-4) {16/08/2017}
04. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package – 18.006 / 18.006 (Square Enix) {17/08/2017}
05. [PS4] Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line – 17.926 / 17.926 (Square Enix) {10/08/2017}
06. [PSV] Undertale – 15.722 / 15.722 (8-4) {16/08/2017}
07. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – 15.663 / 15.663 (SIE) {03/08/2017}
08. [PS4] Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation – 14.396 / 14.396 (Square Enix) {24/08/2017}
09. [SWI] Monster Hunter XX: Nintendo Switch Ver. – 14.061 / 14.061 (Capcom) {25/08/2017}
10. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 11.675 / 74.614 (Square Enix) {29/07/2017}
11. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition – 9.238 / 316.467 (SCE) {25/12/2014}
12. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo – 8.149 / 8.149 (Capcom) {03/08/2017}
13. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season – 6.475 / 6.475 (Square Enix) {10/08/2017}
14. [SWI] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 5.407 / 57.025 (Nintendo) {28/04/2017}
15. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers – 5.338 / 5.338 (Level 5) {10/08/2017}
16. [PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – 5.036 / 5.036 (Capcom) {10/08/2017}
17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 2.451 / 19.499 (Nintendo) {23/11/2016}
18. [SWI] Arms – 2.205 / 25.616 (Nintendo) {16/06/2017}
19. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 2.156 / 23.171 (Square Enix) {13/07/2017}
20. [PS4] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows – 2.085 / 2.085 (Nippon Ichi) {24/08/2017}
21. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy – 1.781 / 6.541 (Level 5) {20/07/2017}
22. [PS4] Megadimension Neptunia VIIR – 1.707 / 1.707 (Compile Heart) {24/08/2017}
23. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 1.281 / 357.935 (SCE) {23/06/2014}
24. [SWI] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 961 / 49.715 (Nintendo) {03/03/2017}
25. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin – 806 / 2.798 (Nintendo) {13/07/2017}
26. [PS4] Gundam Versus – 714 / 48.974 (Bandai Namco) {06/07/2017}
27. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon – 424 / 96.080 (Pokémon Co.) {18/11/2016}
28. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 349 / 7.249 (Nintendo) {01/12/2011}
29. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? – 231 / 539 (Nippon Columbia) {20/07/2017}

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by Ōkami (NeoGAF)

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