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Japan: more sales data for Week 44 (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 44. During that week, a total of 509 000 units were sold for Software. Media Create reports that sales of new games only amount to 59.83% of their Week 43 level: that’s quite the drop. There were less releases, and those releases sold less than last week’s, so the drop is pretty logical.

On the other hand, sales of already released titles increased, with 126.17% of Week 43 sales. That increase is quite obviously due to the public holiday on Thursday, which benefited family-friendly titles such as Minecraft or Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Source: Media Create

Media Create – First-day sell-through

Here’s some First-day sell-through data:

  • Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer – Shipment rumoured to be around 30 000 units. Completely sold out in some places;
  • [3DS] Beyblade Burst <ACT> (FuRyu) (¥5.780) – 20%
  • [3DS] PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design # <ETC> (Takara Tomy) (¥5.400) – 20%

Source: Media Create / Game Maya
Via: hiska-kun


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

  • Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi – 3 644 units this week, 646 508 units since launch;
  • Yo-kai Watch 3: Tempura – 3 183 units this week, 612 554 units since launch;
  • Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou – 1 756 units this week, 103 260 units since launch;
  • Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou – 1 522 units this week, 103 270 units since launch.

Dengeki also notes that we’ve entered the end of year period (November to first week of January), the most important for video games sales in Japan. Last year, sales dropped by 8.7% (58 billion Yen) during that period, compared to 2014. Some of the best-selling titles included:

  • Monster Hunter Generations (Nintendo 3DS): +2 million units
  • Monster Strike (Nintendo 3DS): 760 000 units
  • Super Mario Maker (Wii U): 380 000 units

During that period, sales of games on Nintendo platforms increased by 12.6% to 47.4 billion Yen.

Total sales for the market amounted to 105.8 billion Yen, which was more or less the same as during 2014. But as Dengeki points out, that’s still a significant drop compared to previous years. They hope that Pokémon Sun and Moon (and Final Fantasy XV) will be able to reverse the trend.

Source: Dengeki


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