[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 19, 2021 (May 03 – May 09) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 19, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 19)

After a fairly solid Golden Week, the Japanese market suffered from the usual post-Golden Week slump during Week 19. On Nintendo Switch, there isn’t a single entry in the Top 10 Software.

This week, pretty much all games saw a drop in sales, with one blocky exception: Minecraft on Nintendo Switch. Its sales increased by 17% with 15 942 units sold. It’s now sold 1 940 130 units at retail alone, and will definitely hit the 2 million units milestone within the next few months.

As for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, their sales were relatively stable this week (-3% and -2% respectively). The former recently passed the 700 000 units milestone (728 009 units sold as of this week), while the latter is steadily working its way towards the 4 million units milestone.

Finally, New Pokémon Snap had a decent second week with 46 643 units sold, which brings total sales to 194 385 units sold at retail. Next couple of weeks will tell us if we can expect this game to sell in the long run, or if the majority of its sales will concentrate on the first few weeks.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [PS4] Resident Evil Village # <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08} (¥7.990) – 111.171 / NEW <40-60%>
02./02. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) – 68.115 / 2.141.438 <80-100%> (-34%)
03./01. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980) – 46.643 / 194.385 <40-60%> (-68%)
04./00. [PS5] Resident Evil Village # <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08} (¥7.990) – 38.713 / NEW <40-60%>
05./03. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 26.251 / 728.009 <80-100%> (-3%)
06./05. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 18.574 / 2.167.409 <80-100%> (-22%)
07./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 15.942 / 1.940.130 <80-100%> (+17%)
08./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 15.359 / 3.824.997 <80-100%> (-2%)
09./06. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 14.547 / 2.554.184 <80-100%> (-14%)
10./04. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… <RPG> (Square Enix) {2021.04.22} (¥7.800) – 12.223 / 146.662 <80-100%> (-52%)
11./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 11.260 / 4.271.596 <80-100%> (+4%)
12./09. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 9.958 / 6.765.337 <80-100%> (-17%)
13./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 8.477 / 1.883.623 <80-100%> (-11%)
14./13. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 7.667 / 700.486 <80-100%> (+3%)
15./14. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 6.983 / 3.859.333 <80-100%> (+5%)
16./16. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 5.956 / 4.045.036 <80-100%> (-9%)
17./22. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 3.257 / 146.764 <80-100%> (+16%)
18./19. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2021.02.25} (¥5.980) – 2.971 / 281.140 <80-100%> (-8%)
19./20. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 2.873 / 1.093.621 <80-100%> (+0%)
20./25. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.842 / 2.233.038 <80-100%> (+7%)
21./24. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 2.667 / 1.814.325 <80-100%> (-1%)
22./23. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 2.648 / 1.059.895 <80-100%> (-2%)
23./15. [PS5] Returnal <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2021.04.30} (¥7.900) – 2.575 / 9.148 <60-80%> (-61%)
24./18. [PS4] Judgment [2][New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2021.04.23} (¥1.800) – 2.565 / 9.140 <80-100%> (-24%)
25./28. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.562 / 592.688 <80-100%> (+15%)
26./00. [NSW] Apex Legends: Champion Edition <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2021.03.18} (¥3.909) – 2.515 / 29.057 <60-80%>
27./29. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 2.512 / 585.608 <80-100%> (+16%)
28./26. [NSW] Little Nightmares II <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.02.10} (¥3.600) – 2.505 / 71.364 <80-100%> (+2%)
29./00. [NSW] Together! The Battle Cats – Soft & Pouch Set <SLG> (Ponos) {2020.07.16} (¥3.500) – 2.503 / 39.492 <80-100%>
30./27. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 2.351 / 96.173 <80-100%> (+3%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 25
PS4 – 3
PS5 – 2

Famitsu – Hardware

Just like Software, Hardware sales took a big hit this week due to the usual post-Golden Week slump.

But that’s not the only reason the Nintendo Switch sold “only” 70 760 units this week. A look at sales for the two models show that the OG model was once again hit by shortages: sales for the OG model dropped to 40 546 units (vs. 130 352 units last week), whereas sales for the Lite model (not impacted by shortages of any kind) only dropped to 30 214 units (vs. 34 916 units last week).

Despite that, 2021 sales are still ahead of 2020 by a non-negligible margin: sales had dropped to 42 420 units during the same week last year. Therefore, the gap between the two years widened some more this week, with 2 412 227 units sold so far this year vs. 2 172 746 units last year as of Week 19.

LTD sales for the Nintendo Switch now stand at 19 752 601 units, with 3 771 281 units for the Lite model, and 15 981 320 units for the OG model (which will hit the 16 million units milestone next week).

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales dropped down to 484 units (vs. 543 units last week, and 1 718 units last year). This brings YTD sales to 12 831 units (down from 24 791 units last year), and LTD sales to 24 571 739 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     70.760 |    165.268 |     42.420 |  2.412.227 |  2.172.746 |  19.752.601 |
| PS5 # |     22.667 |     30.973 |            |    457.268 |            |     712.418 |
| PS4 # |        848 |      1.736 |      8.143 |     67.972 |    368.714 |   9.358.862 |
| XBS # |        695 |        512 |            |     11.173 |            |      42.597 |
| 3DS # |        484 |        543 |      1.718 |     12.831 |     24.791 |  24.571.739 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     95.454 |    199.032 |     52.316 |  2.961.471 |  2.568.283 |  55.601.804 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     18.030 |     26.930 |            |    389.249 |            |     595.871 |
| PS5DE |      4.637 |      4.043 |            |     68.019 |            |     116.547 |
| XBS X |        435 |        373 |            |      7.184 |            |      32.060 |
| XBS S |        260 |        139 |            |      3.989 |            |      10.537 |
| NSW L |     30.214 |     34.916 |     11.083 |    699.189 |  1.159.130 |   3.771.281 |
|  NSW  |     40.546 |    130.352 |     31.337 |  1.713.038 |  1.013.616 |  15.981.320 |
|  PS4  |        848 |      1.736 |      3.341 |     67.748 |    233.165 |   7.783.139 |
|n-2DSLL|        484 |        543 |      1.576 |     12.831 |     23.252 |   1.176.794 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 18)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./00. [PS4] Resident Evil Village # <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08} (¥7.990)
02./02. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990)
03./00. [PS5] Resident Evil Village # <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08} (¥7.990)
04./01. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980)
05./03. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 3
PS4 – 1
PS5 – 1

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [PS4] Resident Evil Village <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08}
02./01. [NSW] Family Trainer <HOB> (Bandai Namco Games) {2021.04.29}
03./00. [PS5] Resident Evil Village <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.05.08}
04./02. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26}
05./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 3
PS4 – 1
PS5 – 1

Media Create – Software sales (South Korea – Top 5)

01./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
02./03. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12}
03./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create (Week 18)

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

Unfortunately, no data this week.

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Source: Media Create / Famitsu / Famitsu / Media Create (via hiska-kun) / Gamer (via hiska-kun)
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetEra)


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