Japan: more sales data for Week 51, Christmas weeks, November 2016 (Media Create, Famitsu)

Media Create – Week 51, Christmas weeks

Yesterday, Media Create released its weekly report for video game sales in Japan, providing us with more sales data for Week 51. During that week, Software sales topped 1 900 000 units, and Hardware sales topped 344 000 units, which is 132.18% and 134.04% of Week 50 sales respectively: another noticeable increase quite obviously attributed to the holiday period.

Speaking of the holiday period, Media Create takes a closer look at sales for the Christmas weeks (December 12th to December 25th), and notes that 3 345 000 units were sold for Software, and 601 000 units for Hardware (88.39% and 85.17% of sales during the same period in 2015, respectively).  The poor performance of the Wii U certainly didn’t go unnoticed.

Software-wise, Nintendo 3DS games sold a total of 1 389 000 units during that period: that’s 72.94% of total Software sales… not surprising for this period, where family-friendly titles are quite popular due to Christmas.

The most popular titles were Super Mario for Nintendo 3DS, and Pokémon Sun and Moon. Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! was also pretty popular with 133 000 units sold, which shows it attracted more than just fans of the previous entries on Wii and Nintendo DS.

Finally, Media Create notes that combined, the Nintendo 2DS and the New Nintendo 3DS (XL) sold over 5 million units.

Source: Media Create

Famitsu – Digital estimates (November 2016: October 31st to November 27th)

In the latest issue, Famitsu provides the usual estimates for digital sales. Do note that those are only estimates, not guaranteed sales (since Nintendo and Sony do not provide sales data for the Nintendo eShop / PSN), so make sure to keep that in mind when looking at the data below.

We can see that Pokémon Sun and Moon were the best-sellers in November, but their Nintendo eShop sales were not that high: this isn’t surprising for Pokémon, since digital sales for family-focuses titled usually do not have a good digital ratio (after all, parents buy games in shops, not on the Nintendo eShop). Digital sales estimates for the other Nintendo 3DS titles is proof of that.

01. [3DS] Pokémon Sun / Moon: 58.874 / 58.874 (Pokémon Co.) – {18/11/2016}
02. [PS4] Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Edition: 36.493 / 36.493 (Sony Computer Entertainment) – {03/12/2015}
03. [PS4] Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: 24.309 / 24.309 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) – {04/11/2016}
04. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis: 19.022 / 19.022 (Bandai Namco) – {22/11/2016}
05. [PS4] Dishonored HD: 18.184 / 18.184 (Bethesda Softworks) – {27/08/2015}
06. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six: Siege: 16.107 / 39.944 (Ubisoft) – {10/12/2015}
07. [PSV] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis: 15.850 / 15.850 (Bandai Namco) – {22/11/2016}
08. [PSV] Romancing SaGa 2: 14.116 / 77.988 (Square Enix) – {24/03/2016}
09. [PS4] Titanfall 2: 13.824 / 19.893 (Electronic Arts) – {27/10/2016}
10. [PS4] Battlefield 1: 13.628 / 57.180 (Electronic Arts) – {18/10/2016}
11. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2: 11.217 / 11.217 (Bandai Namco) – {02/11/2016}
12. [PS4] Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star: 9.966 / 9.966 (Marvelous) – {10/11/2016}
13. [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition: 8.635 / 8.635 (Bethesda Softworks) – {10/11/16}
14. [PSV] Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star: 7.973 / 7.973 (Marvelous) – {10/11/2016}
15. [PS4] Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey: 4.913 / 4.913 (Koei Tecmo) – {02/11/16}
16. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization: 4.463 / 27.286 (Bandai Namco) – {27/10/2016}
17. [PS4] Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru: 3.347 / 3.347 (Koei Tecmo) – {23/11/2016}
18. [PS4] World of Final Fantasy: 3.095 / 11.523 (Square Enix) – {27/10/2016}
19. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization: 2.550 / 11.941 (Bandai Namco) – {27/10/2016}
20. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition: 2.499 / 175.102 (Microsoft) – {17/12/2015}
21. [PSV] Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey: 2.053 / 2.053 (Koei Tecmo) – {02/11/16}
22. [PSV] World of Final Fantasy: 1.857 / 6.673 (Square Enix) – {27/10/2016}
23. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition: 1.556 / 349.980 (Mojang) – {23/06/2014}
24. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo: 1.442 / 1.442 (Nintendo) – {23/11/2016}
25. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories: 1.416 / 14.106 (Capcom) – {08/10/2016}
26. [PSV] Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru: 1.196 / 1.196 (Koei Tecmo) – {23/11/2016}
27. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush: 1.163 / 3.502 (Nintendo) – {20/10/2016}
28. [3DS] PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design: 416 / 416 (Takara Tomy) – {10/11/2016}
29. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura: 363 / 25.640 (Level 5) – {16/07/2016}
30. [3DS] Beyblade: Burst: 262 / 262 (FuRyu) – {10/11/2016}

Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by Okami


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