Japan: more sales data for Week 48 2017, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, more (Media Create, Dengeki)

Week 48 (Media Create)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 48, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 692 000 units, which is 112.89% of Week 47 sales. Sales of new releases (204 000 units in total) were enough to compensate for the drop in sales for previously released titles (-65 000 units), and so, overall Software sales are up this week.

However, that increase only applies to week on week sales. If you compared Week 48 sales with those of the same week last year, you will find that they amount to only 48.14% of those. The reason? Final Fantasy XV, which came out during Week 48 2016, making a direct comparison a bit unfair for Week 48 2017.

The main new release of the week was Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which ended up selling almost 98 000 units. That’s more than Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U (86 000 units at launch) and Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii (83 000 units at launch). But even though it managed to become the best-selling entry at launch, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was not able to reach 100 000 units… it wasn’t that far from reaching that threshold, at least!

Media Create believe that the upcoming DLC for the game will help sustain sales beyond the launch period. It will certainly be interesting to see if they are right or not! In comparison, the first Xenoblade Chronicles ended up selling 163 442 units LTD (NB: Famitsu data), which means 50% of its sales took place beyond launch week.

If a similar ratio was applied to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, it would end up with 200 000 units sold LTD, which would be a pretty respectable result.

Source: Media Create

Day 1 sell-through (Media Create)

Here’s the Day 1 sell-through for a few games on Nintendo platforms:

    • [PS4] [NSW] L.A. Noire (Take-Two Interactive Japan) – 30%. The PlayStation 4 sold more, but the Nintendo Switch had a better sell-through (most likely due to lower expectations from retailers);
    • [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) – 20%. A decent debut for a game expected to sell well on the long run.

Source: Media Create
Via: hiska-kun (ResetEra)

Week 48 (Dengeki)

Quite interestingly, all 3 trackers (Media Create, Famitsu, and Dengeki) reported unusually similar sales for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Dengeki reported the lowest number, but the difference with the other two trackers is neglibile. According to them, the game sold about 96 897 units at launch, with a sell-through ratio of 70%.

Just like Media Create, Dengeki point out that it’s a better opening than previous entries in the series:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii): 71 000 units at launch, 149 000 units LTD
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U): 86 000 units at launch, 130 000 units LTD

Next: Super Mario Odyssey. Dengeki reports that it sold 59 000 units this week, bringing the total to 844 000 units. They also expect the game to top 1 million units before the end of the year, given the current sales trajectory.

As for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, they sold…

  • Pokémon Ultra Sun: 52 933 units this week, 489 036 units since launch
  • Pokémon Ultra Moon: 51 522 units this week, 486 085 units since launch
  • Dual-pack: 15 067 units this week (30 134 units if counted as two units), and 294 167 units since launch (588 334 units if counted two units)
  • Total: 1 269 288 units (1 563 455 units if dual-pack counted as two units).

In other words, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon topped 1.5 million units sold at retail within the first three weeks, which is a pretty good result for a third entry. It looks like it should easily be able to top 2 million units this very year.

 

Other releases this week include:

  • Kirby: Battle Royale on Nintendo 3DS, with 24 767 units sold
  • Attack on Titan 2 ~Mirai no Zahyou~ on Nintendo 3DS, with 9 506 units sold
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi, with 31 000 units sold on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch (5 400 units for the latter)

Finally, sales increased for Splatoon 2, with 38 000 units sold this week (1 434 000 units since launch). Same for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with 23 000 units sold this week and 892 000 units since launch.

Dengeki also report that the market as a whole is up for the first 8 months of the current Fiscal Year:

  • Software: 113.8 billion Yen (+7%)
  • Hardware: 106.9 billion Yen (+ 65.9%)
  • Total: 220.7 billion Yen (+30%)

Naturally, the Nintendo Switch is the one driving the market, with 54.7 billion Yen in sales (51.2% of sales) for Hardware, and 27.4 billion Yen in sales (24.1%) for Software. In total, the console generated no less than 82.1 billion Yen, which is 37.2% of total sales during the first 8 months of the current Fiscal Year. Naturally, Dengeki expect the Nintendo Switch’s momentum to keep going in December and beyond.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 131,264 19.1% 6,089,800 31.6%
PS3 4,109 0.6% 133,184 0.7%
Vita 27,698 4.0% 1,008,872 5.2%
Switch 282,049 41.0% 4,808,691 25.0%
Wii U 5,388 0.8% 249,581 1.3%
3DS 237,922 34.6% 6,959,328 36.1%
X One 166 0.0% 12,973 0.1%
Total 688,596 100.0% 19,262,429 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 31,116 15.9% 993,536 24.1%
PS3 22 0.0% 7,037 0.2%
Vita 4,694 2.4% 154,068 3.7%
Switch 125,239 63.9% 1,950,285 47.3%
Wii U 33 0.0% 4,157 0.1%
3DS 11,378 5.8% 489,739 11.9%
2DS 23,206 11.8% 520,804 12.6%
X One 238 0.1% 4,261 0.1%
Total 195,926 100.0% 4,123,887 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} – 96,897 / NEW
02./03. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 59,436 / 844,344
03./02. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 52,933 / 489,036
04./01. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 51,522 / 486,085
05./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 38,016 / 1,434,013
06./00. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi (Koei Tecmo) {2017.11.30} – 26,644 / NEW
07./00. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 24,767 / NEW
08./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 22,811 / 891,926
09./06. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Veteran Trainer’s Dual Pack (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 15,067 / 294,167
10./08. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 13,889 / 349,282
11./10. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 10,950 / 265,422
12./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} – 9,506 / NEW
13./09. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition (Nintendo) {2017.11.23} – 9,327 / 20,714
14./00. [NSW] Resident Evil: Revelations Collection (Capcom) {2017.11.30} – 6,573 / NEW
15./04. [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX (Sega) {2017.11.22} – 6,533 / 41,526
16./00. [PSV] Chouchou Jiken Rhapsodic (Idea Factory) {2017.11.30} – 6,471 / NEW
17./13. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} – 6,222 / 62,125
18./00. [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi (Koei Tecmo) {2017.11.30} – 5,400 / NEW
19./00. [PS4] Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.11.30} – 5,082 / NEW
20./11. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} – 4,918 / 46,946
21./15. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 4,821 / 127,776
22./00. [PS4] The Surge (Intergrow) {2017.11.30} – 4,477 / NEW
23./21. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,337 / 296,031
24./22. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 4,322 / 66,372
25./24. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 4,179 / 262,360
26./20. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} – 3,733 / 192,730
27./19. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 3,595 / 213,120
28./12. [3DS] Beyblade Burst God (FuRyu) {2017.11.23} – 3,584 / 13,434
29./00. [PSV] Usotsuki Shangri-La (Rejet) {2017.11.30} – 3,457 / NEW
30./00. [PS4] Game Tengoku: CruisinMix (Kadokawa Games) {2017.11.30} – 3,275 / NEW
31./00. [NSW] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) {2017.11.30} – 3,095 / NEW
32./17. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} – 2,989 / 120,625
33./00. [3DS] Crayon Shin-Chan Gekiatsu! Oden wa Rudo Dai Konran!! (FuRyu) {2017.11.30} – 2,453 / NEW
34./40. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} – 2,422 / 67,935
35./29. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 2,356 / 37,434
36./33. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 2,341 / 173,634
37./23. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft) {2017.10.27} – 2,328 / 82,887
38./27. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} – 2,326 / 9,551
39./35. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 2,300 / 1,118,637
40./31. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} – 2,289 / 38,693
41./25. [PS4] Need for Speed: Payback (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.10} – 2,244 / 30,682
42./34. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 2,178 / 1,151,839
43./14. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.11.22} – 2,053 / 6,786
44./43. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,040 / 1,028,796
45./46. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,989 / 2,683,734
46./26. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 1,967 / 115,332
47./44. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} – 1,872 / 216,334
48./39. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,867 / 331,122
49./42. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} – 1,794 / 61,906
50./32. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 1,788 / 599,092

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

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