Japan: more sales data for Week 39, Fire Emblem Warriors (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 39 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 39, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 533 000 units, which is 148.08% of Week 38 sales. Sales of both new and previously released games increased, but the former saw the largest increase (235.78% of Week 38 sales, no less!).

Source: Media Create

Day-1 sell-through (Media Create)

This week, we have the sell-through for only one game:

  •  [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) (¥4.980) – 30%. A slow-ish debut, but sales should pick up during the week-end.

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun

Week 39 (Dengeki)

This week, Dengeki note that FIFA 18 saw a better debut than its predecessor, with 66 000 units sold for all platforms combined (as opposed to 59 000 units for FIFA 17). However, this time around, there was a new platform: the Nintendo Switch, where it sold over 13 000 units (siphoning sales from the PlayStation 3 version).

As for Fire Emblem Warriors, they report about 60 000 units sold for both versions combined, with 39 000 units on Nintendo Switch and 20 000 units for the New Nintendo 3DS version. The sell-through ratio is a tad too low: only 50%, which means that Koei-Tecmo shipped about 120 000 units of the game for launch week. It’s definitely going to take retailers a few weeks to sell the remaining units, probably with the help of a price drop.

Unfortunately, Dengeki do not provide sell-through ratio for each version separately, and the 50% we just mentioned is for both versions combined. However, there’s no doubt more units were shipped on Nintendo Switch, we simply don’t know how many exactly.

Just like Famitsu (check out this post), Dengeki shared some data for the first half of the current Fiscal Year (March 27th to October 1st, so one more week than Famitsu). During that period, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age sold more than 3 million units, and Splatoon 2 quickly became a million-seller.

The market saw an increase in sales for both Software and Hardware sales (compared to the same period, last year):

  • Hardware: 2.89 million units (+63.1%) / 75.56 billion Yen (+71.1%)
  • Software: 13 360 000 units (+8.2%) / 82.4 billion Yen (+12.7%)

The Nintendo Switch sold 1 210 000 units, and the Nintendo 3DS sold 800 000 units (+25.1%), including 380 000 units for the Nintendo 2DS family. As expected, the launch of the New Nintendo 2DS XL had a really positive impact on sales, and without it, the Nintendo 3DS would be down by a wide margin Year on Year.

The irony is, the Nintendo 3DS did see a drop in sales… but only for Software. 4.9 million units were sold, and that’s -8.1% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch is off to a great start with 3.12 million units sold.

Dengeki note that, for the first time in 10 years, the video game market in Japan finally saw an increase in sales during the first half of the current Fiscal Year. The market had been down every year since the peak in Fiscal Year 2007, with 317.6 billion Yen. 2017 is still way below that peak, but we’re finally seeing some growth again!

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 248,345 46.8% 4,239,344 31.7%
PS3 7,133 1.3% 101,558 0.8%
Vita 35,501 6.7% 801,094 6.0%
Switch 147,468 27.8% 3,115,140 23.3%
Wii U 4,647 0.9% 190,752 1.4%
3DS 86,008 16.2% 4,900,510 36.7%
X One 1,354 0.3% 8,653 0.1%
Total 530,456 100.0% 13,357,051 100.0%

And here’s Harware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 29,367 23.5% 747,402 25.9%
PS3 53 0.0% 6,631 0.2%
Vita 3,626 2.9% 121,651 4.2%
Switch 71,106 57.0% 1,211,762 41.9%
Wii U 57 0.0% 3,855 0.1%
3DS 10,958 8.8% 411,721 14.3%
2DS 9,539 7.6% 383,799 13.3%
X One 59 0.0% 2,122 0.1%
Total 124,765 100.0% 2,888,943 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} – 93,289 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 50,325 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} – 39,200 / NEW
04./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 30,456 / 1,205,146
05./01. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 22,433 / 74,750
06./00. [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} – 20,278 / NEW
07./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 13,728 / 761,914
08./00. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 13,244 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers (Compile Heart) {2017.09.28} – 10,688 / NEW
10./03. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 9,533 / 92,028
11./00. [PSV] Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu: Kanmitsu Hana Emaki (Idea Factory) {2017.09.28} – 7,429 / NEW
12./11. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 6,505 / 177,609
13./00. [PS4] Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.09.28} – 6,163 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.09.28} – 6,110 / NEW
15./09. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 5,978 / 1,752,794
16./06. [PS4] Destiny 2 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.08} – 5,539 / 90,595
17./00. [PSV] Nora to Koujo to Noraneko Heart (Harukaze) {2017.09.28} – 5,275 / NEW
18./15. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 5,117 / 151,882
19./17. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 5,100 / 562,915
20./19. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 4,061 / 38,806
21./21. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 3,817 / 235,725
22./14. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} – 3,728 / 154,079
23./12. [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo) {2017.09.15} – 3,439 / 40,382
24./00. [PSV] Heiligenstadt no Uta (Nippon Cultural Broadcasting eXtend) {2017.09.28} – 3,013 / NEW
25./18. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 2,994 / 1,338,983
26./24. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 2,856 / 222,686
27./07. [PS4] Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom) {2017.09.21} – 2,812 / 12,465
28./25. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,567 / 1,011,568
29./16. [PS4] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.14} – 2,494 / 29,221
30./00. [PS3] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 2,477 / NEW
31./10. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} – 2,319 / 11,144
32./08. [PS4] NBA 2K18 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.09.19} – 2,256 / 11,743
33./35. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,194 / 272,060
34./13. [PS4] Project Cars 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.21} – 2,178 / 9,298
35./00. [PS4] Knack II (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.28} – 2,106 / NEW
36./27. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,950 / 253,082
37./26. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami [New Price Edition] (Sega) {2017.09.21} – 1,906 / 4,500
38./28. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,883 / 315,010
39./22. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 1,883 / 17,655
40./31. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 1,767 / 795,874
41./30. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,744 / 1,136,156
42./32. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 1,717 / 53,681
43./29. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 1,706 / 1,647,655
44./34. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 1,622 / 202,346
45./00. [PSV] Clover Day’s (View) {2017.09.28} – 1,585 / NEW
46./39. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,578 / 1,104,527
47./20. [PS4] Patapon Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.21} – 1,489 / 5,420
48./33. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} – 1,478 / 144,147
49./05. [PSV] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Kuroyuri En’youtan (Idea Factory) {2017.09.21} – 1,471 / 11,533
50./41. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,394 / 232,688

Source: Dengeki
Top 50 data compiled by ZSaberLink

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