Japan: more sales data for Week 8 2018, February (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create (Week 8)

Today, Media Create published their weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 8, 2018. It reveals that total Software sales topped 437 000 units, which is 88.34% of Week 7 sales. Despite more games releasing that week (13, which is 5 more than the previous one), Software dropped because most of the new releases didn’t even reach 10 000 units sold.

It was a pretty lackluster week overall, and unfortunately, Hardware wasn’t much better (87.40% of Week 7 sales).

Source: Media Create

Media Create (Day 1 sell-through)

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through for a couple of Nintendo Switch games and one Nintendo 3DS titles:

  • [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix) (¥4.800) – 20%. A slow debut, but sales should improve during the week-end. Also, sales are expected to remain steady in the weeks following launch;
  • [NSW] Doom (Bethesda Softworks) (¥6.980) – 20%. The game didn’t really shine when it launched on PlayStation 4, and it was unlikely things would be any different on Nintendo Switch;
  • [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (FuRyu) (¥5.480) – 0-9%. Really poor debut yet another mediocre licenced game from FuRyu.

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

Dengeki (February)

Here’s some data for February (January 29th to February 25th):

  • Hardware: 500 000 units (+80.8% Year on Year) / 15.1 billion Yen (+115.1%)
  • Software: 2.15 million units (+20.1%) / 15.8 billion Yen (+35.8%)
  • Total: 30.9 billion Yen (+65.7%)

Dengeki points out that the market as a whole grew again in February, for the 8th month in a row.

Next, here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 234,565 55.6% 10,328,246 34.4%
PS3 1,643 0.4% 167,122 0.6%
Vita 30,924 7.3% 1,400,569 4.7%
Switch 103,272 24.5% 8,228,278 27.4%
Wii U 1,776 0.4% 291,615 1.0%
3DS 49,797 11.8% 9,601,863 32.0%
X One 140 0.0% 15,425 0.1%
Total 422,117 100.0% 30,033,118 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platforms This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 35,964 39.0% 1,885,156 27.9%
PS3 41 0.0% 7,521 0.1%
Vita 5,248 5.7% 231,088 3.4%
Switch 38,870 42.1% 3,229,005 47.8%
Wii U 107 0.1% 4,528 0.1%
3DS 4,175 4.5% 613,803 9.1%
2DS 7,751 8.4% 777,033 11.5%
X One 173 0.2% 6,725 0.1%
Total 92,329 100.0% 6,754,860 100.0%

Finally, here’s the Top 50 Software: coming soon.

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

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