Japan: more sales data for Week 9, 2017, Nintendo Switch launch, more (Media Create, Dengeki)

Media Create (Week 9, 2017, Nintendo Switch launch)

Today, Media Create published its weekly report on video game sales in Japan during Week 9, 2017. It reveals that total Software sales topped 835 000 units, which is 124.10% of Week 8 sales. As for Hardware, sales topped 402 000 units, which is 520.94% of Week 8 sales. Naturally, those two massive increases are due to the launch of the Nintendo Switch.

Media Create reports that Nintendo’s new console sold about 329 000 units during its launch week, which is in line with previous console launches:

  • Wii (December 2006): 350 000 units
  • Wii U (December 2012): 308 000 units.

In fact, Nintendo shipped the same amount of Nintendo Switch units for launch as for the Wii U: about 350 000 units. The main difference is that the sell-through was higher: 95% (as opposed to 88% for the Wii U), which resulted in shortages. Right now, it’s not clear when retailers will get new units: there will be limited shipments this week-end, but that’s pretty much it. Sales are bound to drop sharply during the second week.

Software-wise, the 8 launch titles sold about 351 000 units (combined), which gives a rather mild attach rate: 1.07. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the most popular title, with 186 000 units for the Nintendo Switch version.

Media Create notes that the attach rate is quite lower than it was for the Wii U: 1.22 (with 11 titles selling about 376 000 units combined.) The main reason for that lower attach rate comes from third-party titles, which sold less on Nintendo Switch: only 25% of total Software sales are from third-party titles.

As comparison,  on Wii U, 40% of Software sales at launch were from third-party titles. Then again, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate alone sold 106 000 units

Source: Media Create

Dengeki (Week 9, 2017, Nintendo Switch launch)

Dengeki reports that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold about 204 000 units at launch on Nintendo Switch (243 000 units with the Wii U version). Its attach rate is much better than it was for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, with 60.8%. In comparison, the attach rate was 35.9% for Twilight Princess (128 000 units at launch, 529 000 units LTD).

Dengeki’s attach rate for Nintendo Switch Software is slightly higher than Media Create’s: 1.1. It’s still lower than the Wii’s and the Wii U’s: 1.7 and 1.2 respectively. They also report a high sell-through ratio for the console: 95% (as opposed to 90% for the Wii and the Wii U, and 85% for the PlayStation 4).

Here’s Software sales for each platform:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 255,469 30.2% 8,736,550 29.3%
PS3 6,913 0.8% 1,119,800 3.8%
Vita 46,776 5.5% 3,779,820 12.7%
Switch 379,459 44.8% 379,459 1.3%
Wii U 51,675 6.1% 1,541,604 5.2%
3DS 105,530 12.5% 14,178,041 47.6%
X One 251 0.0% 40,025 0.1%
Total 846,073 100.0% 29,775,299 100.0%

And here’s Hardware sales:

Platform This week This week (%) Fiscal Year Fiscal Year (%)
PS4 37,717 9.2% 1,851,356 37.1%
PS3 364 0.1% 37,916 0.8%
Vita 10,854 2.7% 660,567 13.2%
Switch 336,512 82.3% 336,512 6.7%
Wii U 580 0.1% 192,954 3.9%
3DS 17,342 4.2% 1,518,812 30.5%
2DS 5,362 1.3% 380,856 7.6%
X One 160 0.0% 7,889 0.2%
Total 408,891 100.0% 4,986,862 100.0%

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

01./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 204,487 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} – 113,683 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 90,673 / NEW
04./00. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} – 41,627 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} – 38,400 / NEW
06./01. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} – 35,881 / 224,428
07./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 22,859 / NEW
08./02. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} – 15,494 / 113,894
09./03. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.23} – 14,731 / 95,887
10./08. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} – 13,165 / 168,385
11./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris S (Sega) {2017.03.03} – 12,928 / NEW
12./04. [PS4] Nioh (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.09} – 10,756 / 129,962
13./09. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} – 7,617 / 1,000,838
14./10. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} – 6,967 / 702,343
15./11. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 6,811 / 1,663,015
16./05. [PS4] For Honor (Ubisoft) {2017.02.16} – 6,331 / 62,052
17./00. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2017 (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.02} – 6,217 / NEW
18./12. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} – 6,028 / 1,524,555
19./00. [3DS] Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} – 5,578 / NEW
20./13. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} – 5,447 / 95,968
21./16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} – 5,322 / 234,800
22./00. [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} – 4,643 / NEW
23./15. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom) {2017.01.26} – 4,376 / 313,585
24./00. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2017 (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.02} – 4,278 / NEW
25./06. [PS4] The Witch and the Hundred Knights 2 (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.02.23} – 3,550 / 17,944
26./19. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 3,505 / 1,060,799
27./00. [NSW] I am Setsuna (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} – 3,419 / NEW
28./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} – 3,178 / 131,312
29./22. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} – 3,033 / 173,934
30./17. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} – 2,756 / 935,226
31./24. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} – 2,350 / 285,667
32./23. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} – 2,339 / 194,003
33./26. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} – 2,278 / 184,311
34./14. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection (Ubisoft) {2017.02.23} – 2,200 / 7,400
35./25. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} – 2,056 / 305,264
36./00. [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.03} – 2,050 / NEW
37./40. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} – 1,989 / 158,666
38./35. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} – 1,794 / 2,611,634
39./37. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.10.27} – 1,678 / 149,092
40./29. [PS4] Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} – 1,672 / 257,915
41./00. [PS3] Winning Post 8 2017 (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.02} – 1,625 / NEW
42./33. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} – 1,606 / 1,508,736
43./07. [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.23} – 1,543 / 15,937
44./20. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2017.02.16} – 1,488 / 12,235
45./43. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} – 1,439 / 506,659
46./39. [PS4] Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) {2016.12.01} – 1,311 / 37,073
47./44. [3DS] Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} – 1,306 / 160,412
48./41. [PSV] Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} – 1,267 / 121,217
49./27. [PS4] Digimon World: Next Order (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.02.16} – 1,222 / 9,257
50./34. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} – 1,178 / 178,390

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

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