Japan: more sales data for Week 5 2018, Fiscal Year (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create (Week 5)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 5, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 710 000 units, which is 45.79% of Week 4 sales. Sales dropped sharply, due to the release of Monster Hunter World last week. Hardware-wise, the drop is a bit softer, with 175 000 units (85.67% of Week 4 sales).

Unfortunately, that’s pretty much it for this week, which was (once again) pretty uneventful for Nintendo platforms.

Source: Media Create

Media Create (Day 1 sell-through)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for one, lone Nintendo Switch game:

  • [NSW] Gal Metal! (DMM Games) – 10%. A pretty slow start.

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

Dengeki (Week 5, Fiscal Year)

Dengeki report that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sold 14 000 units at launch, which is quite decent for such a late release (already available on several other platforms). Hardware-wise, sales dropped to 150 000 units this week, with the Nintendo Switch selling steadily.

Here’s some data for the current Fiscal Year as of January 31st:

  • Hardware: 6.25 million units (+45.4% Year on Year) / 173.7 billion Yen (+63.6% Year on Year)
  • Software: 27.88 million units (+2.7% Year on Year) / 146.3 billion Yen (+1.4% Year on Year)
  • Total: 320 billion Yen (+27.8% Year on Year)

For the 7th month in a row, the market is growing, which is definitely a positive sign.

Next, here’s the market share of the main platforms:

  • Nintendo Switch: 41.2%
  • PlayStation: 33.5%
  • Nintendo 3DS: 21%

Combined, those 3 platforms account for over 90% of total sales in Japan, leaving only crumbs for the others.

Right now, the Nintendo Switch is leading, but Dengeki seem to believe that things could change thanks to Monster Hunter World on PlayStation 4. We will see what happens during the two remaining months of the Fiscal Year!

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 392,047 63.2% 9,435,610 33.1%
PS3 2,222 0.4% 161,197 0.6%
Vita 13,533 2.2% 1,303,084 4.6%
Switch 154,253 24.9% 7,859,575 27.6%
Wii U 1,494 0.2% 287,341 1.0%
3DS 55,997 9.0% 9,440,373 33.1%
X One 683 0.1% 14,948 0.1%
Total 620,229 100.0% 28,502,128 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 111,922 63.4% 1,733,335 27.0%
PS3 43 0.0% 7,392 0.1%
Vita 3,639 2.1% 216,740 3.4%
Switch 47,797 27.1% 3,108,182 48.3%
Wii U 7 0.0% 4,306 0.1%
3DS 4,648 2.6% 601,051 9.3%
2DS 8,355 4.7% 752,960 11.7%
X One 245 0.1% 6,276 0.1%
Total 176,656 100.0% 6,430,242 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software:

01./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} – 269,865 / 1,603,467
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} – 61,189 / NEW
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} – 25,167 / 2,056,058
04./02. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} – 23,172 / 137,594
05./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 20,667 / 1,355,959
06./05. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} – 14,633 / 1,531,483
07./00. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} – 13,469 / NEW
08./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 12,139 / 661,676
09./08. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} – 7,370 / 157,471
10./11. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 4,880 / 774,475
11./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} – 4,680 / 752,081
12./15. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 4,489 / 419,187
13./87. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} – 4,456 / 135,689
14./14. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} – 4,450 / 385,822
15./17. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} – 4,233 / 221,602
16./13. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} – 3,317 / 101,518
17./10. [PS4] Gintama Ranbu (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} – 3,139 / 46,199
18./07. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} – 3,039 / 140,727
19./18. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Magnum (Level 5) {2017.12.16} – 2,865 / 262,614
20./19. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword (Level 5) {2017.12.16} – 2,620 / 265,313
21./20. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} – 2,611 / 414,483
22./22. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) {2017.08.25} – 2,556 / 206,036
23./23. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,480 / 1,057,068
24./26. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} – 2,317 / 174,895
25./16. [PSV] Gintama Ranbu (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.18} – 2,117 / 27,039
26./00. [NSW] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.02.01} – 2,054 / NEW
27./25. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 1,985 / 329,208
28./21. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} – 1,956 / 220,147
29./27. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} – 1,939 / 54,362
30./09. [PS4] The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.01.25} – 1,911 / 8,733
31./30. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} – 1,635 / 145,954
32./29. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 1,606 / 296,266
33./28. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 1,522 / 356,304
34./38. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross [Best Price!] (Capcom) {2017.11.30} – 1,495 / 17,389
35./31. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} – 1,461 / 31,169
36./00. [PS4] EA Sports UFC 3 (Electronic Arts) {2018.02.02} – 1,446 / NEW
37./32. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 1,417 / 258,324
38./33. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} – 1,406 / 58,484
39./24. [PS4] Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (Capcom) {2018.01.18} – 1,333 / 11,110
40./40. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers (Level 5) {2017.08.10} – 1,325 / 258,122
41./36. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 1,172 / 1,185,110
42./00. [PS4] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.02.01} – 1,154 / NEW
43./43. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} – 1,089 / 75,397
44./45. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} – 1,061 / 64,751
45./46. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} – 1,059 / 140,663
46./41. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 1,029 / 155,154
47./51. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 940 / 2,716,314
48./55. [NSW] Gear.Club Unlimited (3goo) {2017.12.14} – 917 / 11,411
49./37. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} – 906 / 1,376,282
50./42. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} – 900 / 73,219

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

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