Japan: more sales data for Week 7, 2017 (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create (Week 7, 2017)

Today, Media Create published its weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 7, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 328 000 units, which is 66.98% of Week 6 sales. Media Create notes that sales for new games dropped to only 1/3 of their Week 6 levels, with 71 000 units sold.

But on the other hand, sales of already-released titles remained stable, which shows that the drop in sales is exclusively due to the new releases that didn’t sell nearly as much as those from the previous week.

Hardware sales also dropped, to 59 000 units (91.42% of Week 6 sales): this is the first time in 23 weeks that total sales dropped below 60 000 units/week, according to Media Create.

Source: Media Create

Dengeki (Week 7, 2017)

Dengeki points out that, in the past few years, the market shares of domestic games (developed/published by Japanese companies) has been shrinking, and as a result, the shares of western have been increasing:

  • FY 2012: 4.9%
  • FY 2013: 7.0%
  • FY 2014: 8.1 %
  • FY 2015: 9.0%
  • FY 2016: 9.8%

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is currently the second best-selling western games for Fiscal Year 2016-17, with over 281 000 units sold at retail.

Here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 148,901 46.0% 8,070,725 28.5%
PS3 6,922 2.1% 1,107,510 3.9%
Vita 45,484 14.0% 3,605,173 12.7%
Wii U 9,428 2.9% 1,480,086 5.2%
3DS 112,067 34.6% 13,973,760 49.4%
X One 1,156 0.4% 38,832 0.1%
Total 323,958 100.0% 28,276,086 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year %
PS4 28,004 46.2% 1,770,484 39.3%
PS3 401 0.7% 37,236 0.8%
Vita 8,737 14.4% 638,783 14.2%
Wii U 578 1.0% 191,859 4.3%
3DS 17,334 28.6% 1,485,061 33.0%
2DS 5,477 9.0% 369,897 8.2%
X One 94 0.2% 7,449 0.2%
Total 60,625 100.0% 4,500,769 100.0%

Finally, here’s Dengeki’s Top 50 for Software:

01./00. [PS4] For Honor (Ubisoft) {2017.02.16} – 40,547 / NEW
02./02. [PS4] Nioh (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.09} – 25,703 / 101,190
03./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} – 15,436 / 141,325
04./00. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers: Lost Eden (Idea Factory) {2017.02.16} – 10,100 / NEW
05./04. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} – 9,200 / 304,240
06./05. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 8,261 / 985,860
07./06. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 7,967 / 688,826
08./00. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.16} – 7,922 / NEW
09./07. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 7,150 / 84,493
10./08. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 7,033 / 1,512,288
11./09. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 6,828 / 1,649,760
12./00. [PSV] Kamaitachi no Yoru: Rinne Saisei (5pb.) {2017.02.16} – 6,513 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] Digimon World: Next Order (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.16} – 6,060 / NEW
14./03. [PS4] Yonmegami Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune (Compile Heart) {2017.02.09} – 4,888 / 44,714
15./10. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 4,250 / 224,717
16./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,794 / 124,728
17./12. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 3,400 / 1,053,911
18./14. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 3,019 / 928,764
19./15. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} – 2,683 / 301,091
20./16. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 2,678 / 189,364
21./19. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 2,461 / 168,512
22./22. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 2,211 / 281,117
23./20. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,200 / 179,950
24./11. [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.01.19} – 2,183 / 100,714
25./00. [PS3] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.16} – 2,078 / NEW
26./24. [PS4] Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} – 2,000 / 265,229
27./17. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} – 1,972 / 175,551
28./18. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.02} – 1,783 / 13,633
29./00. [PSV] Moe Moe 2-ji Daisenryaku 3 (SystemSoft Alpha) {2017.02.16} – 1,747 / NEW
30./25. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,644 / 2,608,218
30./21. [PSV] Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} – 1,611 / 118,583
32./23. [PS4] Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) {2016.12.01} – 1,583 / 34,329
33./30. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 1,506 / 155,249
34./42. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} – 1,431 / 659,864
35./30. [3DS] Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} – 1,372 / 157,817
36./29. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} – 1,361 / 1,505,452
37./32. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,294 / 503,909
38./28. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes (Konami) {2016.12.15} – 1,228 / 110,116
39./40. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 (Konami) {2016.09.15} – 1,217 / 131,245
40./44. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} – 1,206 / 145,853
41./27. [PSV] Valkyria Revolution (Sega) {2017.01.19} – 1,200 / 30,770
42./37. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom) {2016.10.08} – 1,122 / 324,056
43./00. [PS4] Moe Moe 2-ji Daisenryaku 3 (SystemSoft Alpha) {2017.02.16} – 1,100 / NEW
44./26. [PS4] Valkyria Revolution (Sega) {2017.01.19} – 1,022 / 53,909
45./35. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sega) {2016.12.08} – 972 / 351,741
46./33. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura – Busters T-Pack {Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi \ Yo-Kai Watch 3: Tempura} (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 972 / 55,473
47./45. [PS4] Dragonball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.11.02} – 961 / 117,427
48./61. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} – 944 / 936,689
49./38. [PS4] Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) {2016.12.01} – 911 / 20,128
50./34. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom) {2015.11.28} – 894 / 2,884,977

Source: Dengeki
Software data compiled by: ZSaberLink (NeoGAF)

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