Today, Media Create released its weekly report for video game sales in Japan, providing us with more sales data for Week 41. During that week, a total of 355 000 units were sold for Software, which amounts to 87.33% of Week 40 sales. Most of that drop comes from new games: sales were cut by half.
However, thanks to the public holiday on Monday, sales of previously released titles increased: they amount to 118.57% of their Week 40 sales. Monster Hunter Stories remained the best seller, with over 67 000 units sold this week (and 208 000 units since launch).
Source: Media Create
Here’s the first-day sell-through for only game on Nintendo platforms:
[3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) (¥4.700) – 10%. A pretty poor debut, though sales for such games are generally much better during the week-end. Not to mention this title will most likely sell better during the holiday period.
Here’s the sales data for individual versions of Yo-kai Watch 3, Puzzle & Dragons X, and Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire:
- Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi – 6 373 units this week, 634 520 units since launch;
- Yo-kai Watch 3: Tempura – 6 100 units this week, 601 460 units since launch;
- Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou – 2 725 units this week, 97 609 units since launch;
- Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou – 2 519 units this week, 98 109 units since launch;
- Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – 1 327 units this week, 1 622 809 units since launch;
- Pokémon Omega Ruby – not ranked.
According to Dengeki, Paper Mario: Color Splash sold 23 000 units during its first week (sell-through ratio: 50%), which is quite the drop from Super Paper Mario on Wii (148 000 units at launch, 521 000 units in total).
Next, here’s the Top 6 of publishers for the first half of the current Fiscal Year:
- Nintendo: 476 000 units (from 1.87 millions last year), 15.8% of the Software market (31.7% last year),
- Level-5: the decline of the Yo-kai Watch franchise is quite visible;
- Bandai-Namco: saw a decline in sales
- Square-Enix: saw a decline in sales
- Konami: saw a decline in sales
- Atlus: went from #14 to #6 thanks to Persona 5.