Japan: more sales data for Week 43, October 2016 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create

Today, Media Create released its weekly report for video game sales in Japan, providing us with more sales data for Week 43. During that week, a total of 593 000 units were sold for Software, which amounts to 146.96% of Week 42 sales. Almost half of those sales are from new games: 361 000 units (177.95% of Week 42 sales), with 80% of total sales for PlayStation platforms.

Source: Media Create

Dengeki

Here’s the sales data for individual versions of Yo-kai Watch 3, and Puzzle & Dragons X:

  • Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi – 6 622 units this week, 642 864 units since launch;
  • Yo-kai Watch 3: Tempura – 6 461 units this week, 609 371 units since launch;
  • Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou – 1 828 units this week, 101 504 units since launch;
  • Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou – 1 650 units this week, 101 748 units since launch.

For Week 43, Dengeki reports that Hardware sales increased by 14.9% (73 000 units), while Software sales increased by 51.1% (623 000 units). October as a whole saw an increase in sales, though Hardware is down Year on Year:

  • Hardware: 278 000 units (-5.9% Year on Year), 6.7 billion Yen (-13.5%)
  • Software: 1.78 millions units (+10.6% Year on Year), 11 billion Yen (-19.9%)
  • Total: 17.7 billion Yen (+4.5%)

Dengeki reports that this is the first time in 5 months that total sales are up, and it looks like November will stay on that couse with Pokémon Sun and Moon and Final Fantasy XV.

Monster Hunter Stories was the best-selling title of October, with 248 000 units sold.

Source: Dengeki

Media Create – October 2016 (Oct. 3 – 30th)

Finally, here’s compiled Media Create data for October 2016 (Top 20 data only, so not complete or 100% accurate), courtesy of horuhe. Software sales were still desperately slow, with only two games selling more than 100 000 units. The best-seller was Monster Hunter Stories, and the second best-selling game on Nintendo 3DS was Mario Party: Star Rush, with only 40 650 units sold…

01./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800) – 248.726 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥7.800) – 159.629 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥7.200) – 70.871 / NEW
04./00. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥6.100) – 69.648 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] World of Final Fantasy # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.10.27} (¥5.800) – 53.176 / NEW
06./00. [PSV] World of Final Fantasy # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.10.27} (¥5.800) – 47.159 / NEW
07./00. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 40.650 / NEW
08./02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 36.127 / 1.296.887 (-67%)
09./00. [WiiU] Paper Mario: Color Splash <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700) – 33.167 / NEW
10./00. [PSV] Macross Δ Scramble # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.20} (¥6.100) – 28.567 / NEW
11./00. [PS4] Berserk Warriors <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.10.27} (¥7.800) – 28.169 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.10.13} (¥6.800) – 26.832 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] BlazBlue: Central Fiction # <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2016.10.06} (¥6.800) – 26.507 / NEW
14./01. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 25.989 / 358.774 (-92%)
15./09. [WiiU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 23.662 / 161.481 (-38%)
16./00. [PSV] Kangokutou Mary-Skelter # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2016.10.13} (¥6.800) – 21.454 / NEW
17./00. [PS4] Titanfall 2 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.28} (¥7.800) – 21.443 / NEW
18./05. [PS4] FIFA 17 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.09.29} (¥7.800) – 20.611 / 77.623 (-64%)
19./13. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 20.583 / 905.943 (-21%)
20./00. [PSV] Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love-Kome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku # <ADV> (5pb.) {2016.10.27} (¥7.000) – 19.269 / NEW
21./00. [PSV] RecoLove: Blue Ocean / Gold Beach <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.10.20} (¥6.980) – 16.171 / NEW
22./00. [PS4] Mafia III # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.10.27} (¥7.900) – 15.838 / NEW
23./11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) – 14.187 / 199.500 (-54%)
24./12. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 12.772 / 456.904 (-55%)
25./25. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300) – 12.251 / 23.645 (+8%)
26./19. [WiiU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 12.093 / 1.484.797 (-25%)
27./18. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 11.729 / 180.880 (-37%)
28./00. [PSV] Berserk Warriors <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 10.091 / NEW
29./00. [PS4] NBA 2K17 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.10.20} (¥6.800) – 9.777 / NEW
30./00. [PS3] BlazBlue: Central Fiction # <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2016.10.06} (¥6.800) – 9.674 / NEW
31./00. [PS4] Crows: Burning Edge <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 9.574 / NEW
32./03. [PS3] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 8.538 / 103.548 (-91%)
33./11. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600) – 8.472 / 99.047 (-91%)
34./10. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) – 7.546 / 177.592 (-76%)
35./00. [3DS] River City Ransom SP <ACT> (Arc System Works) {2016.10.27} (¥3.500) – 6.268 / NEW
36./00. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900) – 5.983 / NEW
37./00. [PSV] Idol Death Game TV <ADV> (D3Publisher) {2016.10.20} (¥6.800) – 5.822 / NEW
38./00. [PSV] Neo Atlas 1469 <SLG> (Artdink) {2016.10.27} (¥6.800) – 4.969 / NEW
39./00. [PSV] Suran Digit # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.10.20} (¥6.300) – 3.672 / NEW
40./05. [PS3] FIFA 17 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.09.29} (¥7.800) – 3.558 / 16.519 (-73%)
41./00. [PSV] Demon Gaze 2 <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.09.29} (¥6.300) – 3.530 / 17.322 (-74%)
42./00. [PSV] Norn + Nonette: Act Tune # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.10.06} (¥6.300) – 3.505 / NEW
43./14. [3DS] Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) – 3.401 / 2.906.837 (-87%)
44./00. [PS4] LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700) – 3.184 / NEW

01. PS4 – 16
02. PSV – 13
03. 3DS – 9
04. PS3 – 3
05. Wii U – 3

Capcom was the most successful publisher, thanks to Monster Hunter Stories. Nintendo is ranked #5, despite rather poor sales for new games.

01./20. Capcom – 248.726 [20.31%] (+5343%)
02./07. Electronic Arts – 205.241 [16.76%] (+193%)
03./05. Bandai Namco Games – 198.457 [16.20%] (+126%)
04./00. Square Enix – 127.167 [10.38%] / NEW
05./06. Nintendo – 98.682 [8.06%] (+29%)

Finally, here’s the best-sellers on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS:

01./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories # <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥5.800) – 248.726 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥4.700) – 40.650 / NEW
03./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 36.127 / 1.296.887 (-67%)

01./00. [WiiU] Paper Mario: Color Splash <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.10.13} (¥5.700) – 33.167 / NEW
02./01. [WiiU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 23.662 / 161.481 (-38%)
03./02. [WiiU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 12.093 / 1.484.797 (-25%)


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