Japan: more sales data for Week 43, October 2017; Super Mario Odyssey (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 43 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 43, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 956 000 units, which is only 179.39% of Week 42 sales,which had already seen a massive increase. Naturally, that second week of growth is mostly due to the Nintendo Switch, and more precisely Super Mario Odyssey, though the other new releases did contribute.

Hardware sales also a major increase: 173 000 units were sold last week, which is 209.73% of Week 42 sales. Both Software and Hardware saw a major increase in sales.

Media Create report that Super Mario Odyssey had a strong debut with 422 000 units sold: that’s the second best debut for Nintendo Switch game, following Splatoon 2 (648 000 units sold at launch). That also happens to be better than Super Mario Galaxy 2 and its 340 000 units sold at launch back in May 2010.

Source: Media Create

Week 43, October 2017 (Dengeki)

Dengeki report that Super Mario Odyssey sold about 457 000 during the first 3 days on the market: that’s below Splatoon 2’s launch (about 644 000 units). The sell-through ratio is pretty high: 90%, which means the game was effectively sold out at many stores. Also, they report that Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux sold about 63 000 units… a pretty satisfying result, for a remake.

Back to the Super Mario Odyssey: its launch had a pretty positive impact on Nintendo Switch sales, quite simply because Nintendo shipped more consoles for it (even if there was no bundle, sales would have increased dramatically). This week, the console sold about 127 000 units, which is almost 4 times what it did the previous week.

Dengeki note that the launch of Super Mario Odyssey has been successful in attracting many new users to the Nintendo Switch.

They also share some pretty juicy data for October (October 2nd to October 29th), which saw a significant increase in sales compared to last year:

  • Hardware: 430 000 units (+54.4%) / 12.2 billion Yen (+82.3%)
  • Software: 2.05 million units (14.5%) / 12.8 billion Yen (+16.9%)
  • Total: 25 billion Yen (+41.7%)

It’s the 4th month of consecutive growth for the Japanese video game market, which is a positive sign: some momentum as the holiday season is approaching is a pretty good thing. Unfortunately, it’s once again be the Nintendo Switch that will have to do most of the heavy pulling, as both the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation have a (much) weaker line-up… not to mention the Nintendo 3DS is on the way out, and pretty saturated.

Here’s the best-selling games for October:

  1. [Switch] Super Mario Odyssey (460 000 units)
  2. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (170 000 units)
  3. [Switch] Splatoon 2 (84 000 units)
  4. [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved (75 000 units)
  5. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (63 000 units)

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 261,395 27.4% 5,047,178 32.8%
PS3 3,129 0.3% 116,701 0.8%
Vita 24,447 2.6% 908,963 5.9%
Switch 523,639 54.8% 3,858,849 25.1%
Wii U 2,734 0.3% 204,837 1.3%
3DS 139,661 14.6% 5,256,952 34.1%
X One 628 0.1% 11,099 0.1%
Total 955,633 100.0% 15,404,579 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 26,732 15.4% 855,514 25.8%
PS3 25 0.0% 6,805 0.2%
Vita 3,227 1.9% 134,868 4.1%
Switch 126,848 73.0% 1,444,945 43.5%
Wii U 45 0.0% 4,019 0.1%
3DS 6,690 3.9% 442,322 13.3%
2DS 10,012 5.8% 427,193 12.9%
X One 72 0.0% 2,373 0.1%
Total 173,651 100.0% 3,318,039 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 456,987 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} – 75,287 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (Atlus) {2017.10.26} – 62,703 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft) {2017.10.27} – 44,148 / NEW
05./06. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 24,106 / 1,289,369
06./00. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} – 22,011 / NEW
07./01. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} – 19,906 / 170,000
08./00. [3DS] Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live! (Takara Tomy) {2017.10.26} – 15,250 / NEW
09./04. [PS4] The Evil Within 2 (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} – 13,225 / 55,465
10./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12,539 / 809,114
11./03. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} – 10,363 / 52,646
12./02. [PS4] Kyoei Toshi (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.19} – 8,131 / 55,497
13./00. [3DS] 12-Sai. Torokeru Puzzle Futari no Harmony (Happinet) {2017.10.26} – 7,482 / NEW
14./10. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 4,983 / 106,466
15./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,789 / 580,793
16./07. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.10.12} – 4,389 / 36,911
17./05. [PSV] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} – 4,356 / 22,217
18./00. [PS4] Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. & Zoku: Oatome Set (5pb.) {2017.10.26} – 4,276 / NEW
19./11. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} – 4,128 / 50,978
20./24. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,250 / 233,253
21./13. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 3,150 / 195,222
22./21. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 2,806 / 247,636
23./14. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 2,511 / 74,392
24./00. [3DS] Rune Factory 4 [Best Collection] (Marvelous) {2017.10.26} – 2,511 / NEW
25./28. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 2,478 / 280,961
26./00. [3DS] Rune Factory 4 [Platinum Collection] (Marvelous) {2017.10.26} – 2,472 / NEW
27./20. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 2,344 / 27,256
28./00. [PSV] Tsuki ni Yori Sou Otome no Sahou: Hidamari no Hibi (Dramatic Create) {2017.10.26} – 2,320 / NEW
29./23. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 2,261 / 163,715
30./18. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 2,222 / 51,522
31./16. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 2,167 / 1,765,855
32./19. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 2,106 / 106,165
33./30. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,889 / 322,133
34./29. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,833 / 259,843
35./36. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 1,800 / 1,017,107
36./00. [PSV] Amaekata wa Kanojo Nari ni (Entergram) {2017.10.26} – 1,769 / NEW
37./15. [PS4] No Heroes Allowed! VR (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.14} – 1,765 / 9,513
38./22. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2017.10.05} – 1,706 / 19,401
39./34. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,611 / 1,142,689
40./32. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 1,525 / 1,346,167
41./40. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 1,433 / 208,396
42./42. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,372 / 2,676,150
43./33. [PS4] PlayStation VR WORLDS (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} – 1,361 / 46,580
44./39. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 1,356 / 802,107
45./45. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 1,339 / 1,110,038
46./38. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 1,333 / 59,780
47./35. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors (Koei Tecmo) {2017.09.28} – 1,311 / 52,619
48./46. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} – 1,256 / 1,652,956
49./31. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} – 1,241 / 161,223
50./27. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} – 1,200 / 111,650

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

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