[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 2, 2021 (January 04 – January 10) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 2, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 2)

Week 2 was fairly quiet for the Japanese market, which really isn’t all that surprising for the first post-holiday season week.

Thanks to strong sales and a lack of notable new releases, Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! is once again #1 of Software sales. It’s the 8th week in a row that the party game is the best-selling game in Japan. This week, it sold 87 087 units (-54%), which brings total sales to 1 510 537 units. That’s right: it’s now sold over 1.5 million units, and it should reach the 2 million units milestone within the next couple of months.

Highlights this week include:

  • 02./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) – 45.124 / 6.517.609 (-52%). It’s now sold over 6.5 million units at retail alone, and it’s clearly not done selling!
  • 08./09. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) – 14.069 / 513.225 (-61%). It’s now sold over 500 000 units, and if you add digital sales, there’s little doubt it will end up selling over 1 million units when all is said and done.

This week, all games saw a significant drop in sales, but despite that, the many evergreen titles in the Top 10 Software all sold more than last year during the same week. Software-wise, the Nintendo Switch is off to a great start in 2021, and it looks like Q1 is indeed going to be a strong quarter if those sales and the upcoming games line-up are anything to go by.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 87.087 / 1.510.537 <80-100%> (-54%)
02./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 45.124 / 6.517.609 <80-100%> (-52%)
03./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 44.282 / 2.202.001 <80-100%> (-37%)
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 34.027 / 3.575.063 <80-100%> (-59%)
05./05. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 24.189 / 4.092.228 <80-100%> (-56%)
06./06. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 21.086 / 586.089 <80-100%> (-54%)
07./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 19.933 / 1.760.384 <80-100%> (-47%)
08./09. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 14.069 / 513.225 <80-100%> (-61%)
09./11. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 13.895 / 3.732.158 <80-100%> (-53%)
10./07. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 12.885 / 1.787.548 <80-100%> (-71%)
11./12. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 12.057 / 3.919.364 <80-100%> (-55%)
12./10. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 11.021 / 536.634 <80-100%> (-67%)
13./13. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.11.06} (¥8.689) – 9.661 / 181.784 <80-100%> (-59%)
14./15. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 9.218 / 109.881 <80-100%> (-42%)
15./25. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 7.781 / 49.880 <60-80%> (-16%)
16./14. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 7.710 / 1.013.202 <80-100%> (-64%)
17./20. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.305 / 1.748.951 <80-100%> (-46%)
18./18. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 6.983 / 2.197.429 <80-100%> (-52%)
19./16. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.11.20} (¥7.200) – 6.648 / 326.454 <80-100%> (-55%)
20./17. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 <PZL> (Sega) {2020.12.10} (¥4.990) – 6.234 / 77.092 <80-100%> (-57%)
21./19. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 5.249 / 1.054.338 <80-100%> (-63%)
22./00. [NSW] Family Trainer <HOB> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.12.17} (¥4.980) – 4.860 / 32.053 <40-60%>
23./26. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 4.508 / 46.571 <80-100%> (-48%)
24./30. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.13} (¥7.900) – 4.309 / 162.275 <80-100%> (-38%)
25./21. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 4.048 / 559.406 <80-100%> (-63%)
26./22. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 3.986 / 101.700 <80-100%> (-61%)
27./29. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 3.803 / 355.040 <80-100%> (-49%)
28./27. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack <Taiko no Tatsujin: Don and Katsu’s Great Time Adventure \ Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.11.26} (¥6.100) – 3.802 / 64.948 <60-80%> (-55%)
29./24. [NSW] Derby Stallion <SLG> (Game Addict) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 3.745 / 121.740 <80-100%> (-60%)
30./23. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 3.442 / 737.965 <80-100%> (-64%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 29
PS4 – 1

Famitsu – Hardware

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch managed to sell 167 596 units this week (down from 312 121 units last week). Despite the end of the holiday season, sales remain unusually strong and the drop in sales is fairly limited (about -50%). Demand for the console remain quite strong (with sporadic shortages at some stores), and it will be interesting to see how long it can stay at such levels.

In comparison, the Nintendo Switch sold 116 301 units during the same week last year. With just the first two weeks, 2021 is already 78 000 units ahead of 2020. Given the massive shortages that severely impacted sales during Q1 2020, it’s more than likely that the gap will keep on widening during the next few weeks, especially as the Q1 2021 line-up is far stronger (though there’s no equivalent to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March!).

LTD sales for the Nintendo Switch now stand at 17 820 091 units, with 3 173 022 units for the Lite model and 14 647 069 units for the OG model. With the way things are going, it’s more than likely that the console will reach its next milestone (18 million units) before the end of the month.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it sold 551 units this week (down from 714 units last week, and 943 units last year). This brings YTD sales to 1 265 units (down from 4 973 units last year), and LTD sales to 24 560 173 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    167.596 |    312.121 |    116.301 |    479.717 |    401.128 |  17.820.091 |
| PS5 # |     11.164 |     10.632 |            |     21.796 |            |     276.946 |
| PS4 # |      6.820 |     17.876 |      7.359 |     24.696 |     65.603 |   9.315.586 |
| 3DS # |        551 |        714 |        943 |      1.265 |      4.973 |  24.560.173 |
| XBS # |        109 |        134 |            |        243 |            |      31.667 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    186.240 |    341.477 |    124.736 |    527.717 |    471.949 |  52.004.463 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |      9.921 |      7.606 |            |     17.527 |            |     224.149 |
|PS5 Dig|      1.243 |      3.026 |            |      4.269 |            |      52.797 |
| XBS X |         63 |         98 |            |        161 |            |      25.037 |
| XBS S |         46 |         36 |            |         82 |            |       6.630 |
| NSW L |     33.494 |     67.436 |     40.953 |    100.930 |    148.352 |   3.173.022 |
|  NSW  |    134.102 |    244.685 |     75.348 |    378.787 |    252.776 |  14.647.069 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 1)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

Coming soon!

Number of games in Top 5

Coming soon!

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
02./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
03./03. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
04./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11}
05./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

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

01./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
02./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
03./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
04./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2018.02.01}
05./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create (Week 2)

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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