Japan: more sales data for Week 39 (Media Create) / Setpember 2016 (Famitsu), more

Media Create

Today, Media Create released its weekly report for video game sales in Japan, providing us with more sales data for Week 39. During that week, a total of 349 000 units were sold for Software, which amounts to 83.61% of Week 38 sales. The drop is not as bad as last week, due to the new releases, but a drop is still a drop.

Talking of new releases, sales of new games are more or less stable compared to Week 38 (97.58% of sales). It’s mostly already releases titles which are dragging the whole market down, with a 20% decrease (78.46% of Week 38 sales).

Source: Media Create

First-day sell-through

Here’s the first-day sell-through for two Nintendo 3DS games:

[3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom): no data, due to the Saturday launch. Shipment is rumoured to be about 300 000 units;
[3DS] Kobito Game Taisen (Nippon Columbia): ~20%

Via: hiska-kun

Famitsu

This week, Famitsu shared some additional sales data for September 2016 (August 29th to September 25th). This time around, there’s only one game on Nintendo platforms in the Top 5 Software, and that’s… Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura, which came out in July.

01./00. [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 308.912 / NEW
02./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 123.561 / 1.212.062 (-54%)
03./00. [PS3] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) – 91.069 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600) – 66.915 / NEW
05./00. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) – 46.337 / NEW

PS4 – 2
3DS – 1
PS3 – 1
PSV – 1

Despite the lack of Nintendo published games in the Top 5, Nintendo still managed to grab the second spot of the publishers Top 3, thanks to the usual strong sales of its evergreen titles:

Atlus – 408.000
Nintendo – 195.000
Level 5 – 134.000

Source: Famitsu
Via: Chris1964

Dengeki

Here’s the sales data for individual versions of Yo-kai Watch 3, Puzzle & Dragons X, and Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire:

  • Yo-kai Watch 3: Tempura – 8 956 units this week, 587 582 units since launch;
  • Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi – 8 733 units this week, 620 568 units since launch;
  • Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou – 2 372 units this week, 92 073 units since launch;
  • Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou – 2 283 units this week, 92 801 units since launch;
  • Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – 1 871 units this week, 1 619 947 units since launch;
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby – 1 553 units this week, 1 410 045 units since launch.

Dengeki also provides data for the whole market for the first half of current Fiscal Year, and things are not really pretty. Both Software and Hardware are significantly down Year on Year:

  • Hardware: 1.77 million units (-8.8%), 45.3 billion Yen (-10.5%)
  • Software: 12.35 million units (-16.8%), 731 billion Yen (-10.6%)
  • Total: 1 184 billion Yen (-10.6%)

Dengeki notes a major drop in sales compare to the peak of 2017 (3 176 billion Yen during the first half of the fiscal year). Here’s the rundown for each platform:

  • PlayStation 4: 47.5 billion Yen (+42.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS: 35.9 billion Yen (-31.7%)
  • Wii U: 9.6 billion Yen (-53.6%)
  • PS Vita: 17.5 billion Yen (–9.4%)

Compared to the first half of 2015, the market shares for Sony and Nintendo are quite different:

  • 2015: 47% for Sony / 52.6% for Nintendo
  • 2016: 61% for Sony / 38% for Nintendo

Also, the ratio between handhelds / home consoles has shifted in favour of home consoles:

  • 2015: 48.3% for home consoles / 51.7% for handhelds
  • 2016: 54.5% for home consoles / 45.5% for handhelds

However, they note that thigns should change during the second half of the Fiscal Year, especially with the holidays which are Nintendo’s strongest season by far.

Source: Dengeki

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