[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 21, 2020 (May 18 – May 24) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 21, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 21)

Week 21 was pretty quiet for the Japanese market. Now that we’re in one of the slowest periods of the year for video game sales, said sales are unsurprisingly down… even for the usual evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch.

That being said, there are a couple of exceptions:

  • Splatoon 2 with 10 144 units sold (+26%), probably helped by the bonus Splatfest generating buzz around the game;
  • Minecraft with 6 107 units sold (+1%);
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield with 4 497 units sold (+11%). It makes its comeback in the Top 10 this week.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing much to say about Software sales, as this was a really uneventful week. Here’s some highlights:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons has now sold over 4.5 million units LTD (4 582 670 units to be precise). It sold 102 553 units this week (-21%), and may well drop below the 100 000 units/week threshold for the first time next week. However, Nintendo is expected to ship a significantly larger number of consoles during Week 22, so sales could remain flat (or start increasing again);
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now sold over 3.7 million units LTD (3 703 810 units to be precise), and is still well on its way to 4 million units LTD;
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield has now sold over 3.6 million units (3 602 252 units to be precise), and is also well on its way to 4 million units LTD. Unless the upcoming DLC boosts sales in a really significant manner, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will beat it to that milestone by a significant margin.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 102.553 / 4.582.670 <80-100%> (-21%)
02./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 11.746 / 917.041 <80-100%> (-47%)
03./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 10.144 / 3.427.383 <80-100%> (+26%)
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 8.974 / 2.955.429 <80-100%> (-13%)
05./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 6.107 / 1.393.109 <80-100%> (+1%)
06./03. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.10} (¥8.980) – 5.902 / 914.239 <80-100%> (-47%)
07./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 5.892 / 3.703.810 <80-100%> (-18%)
08./07. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 5.678 / 234.735 <80-100%> (-14%)
09./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 4.830 / 1.451.093 <80-100%> (-11%)
10./13. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 4.497 / 3.602.252 <80-100%> (+11%)
11./00. [PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 6 – Deluxe Package # <RPG> (Sega) {2020.05.21} (¥4.990) – 4.258 / NEW <60-80%>
12./10. [PS4] Trials of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.24} (¥5.980) – 4.085 / 126.838 <80-100%> (-25%)
13./12. [NSW] Trials of Mana # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.24} (¥5.980) – 3.745 / 93.813 <80-100%> (-24%)
14./19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition <Grand Theft Auto V \ Grand Theft Auto Online> [2][Reprint] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.11.07} (¥3.500) – 3.041 / 54.226 <80-100%> (+3%)
15./16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 2.972 / 1.587.390 <80-100%> (-11%)
16./18. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 2.810 / 915.893 <80-100%> (-11%)
17./09. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package Ver.1-5 {Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online \ Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online \ Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online \ Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online \ Dragon Quest X: The Maiden of Thorns and the God of Destruction Online} <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.05.14} (¥4.800) – 2.774 / 8.431 <40-60%>
18./23. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered <The Last of Us \ The Last of Us: Left Behind> [PlayStation Hits] <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥1.990) – 2.634 / 75.856 <80-100%> (+29%)
19./17. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 2.471 / 844.059 <80-100%> (-22%)
20./14. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package Ver.1-5 {Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online \ Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online \ Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online \ Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online \ Dragon Quest X: The Maiden of Thorns and the God of Destruction Online} <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.05.14} (¥4.800) – 2.127 / 5.994 <40-60%>
21./20. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter: World \ Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) – 1.998 / 471.927 <80-100%> (-23%)
22./25. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 1.984 / 645.185 <80-100%> (+3%)
23./00. [NSW] Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud: Episode 6 – Deluxe Package # <RPG> (Sega) {2020.05.21} (¥4.490) – 1.898 / NEW <40-60%>
24./21. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.03.06} (¥5.980) – 1.839 / 253.399 <80-100%> (-14%)
25./24. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 1.832 / 506.768 <80-100%> (-5%)
26./15. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 1.752 / 108.688 <80-100%> (-50%)
27./28. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 1.714 / 520.693 <80-100%> (+4%)
28./27. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 1.651 / 439.131 <80-100%> (-10%)
29./22. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.03.26} (¥7.800) – 1.526 / 117.954 <80-100%> (-25%)
30./26. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2020.04.03} (¥7.800) – 1.481 / 258.676 <80-100%> (-21%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 21
PS4 – 8
3DS – 1

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo was able to ship more Nintendo Switch consoles, which is why sales are noticeably up: they went from 38 380 units to 52 557 units. But unfortunately, demand is still far from being met, as currently, the only way to get a Nintendo Switch is via one of the many lotteries at retailers. But despite those intense shortages, sales are still up by over 100% Year on Year, as the console only sold 25 918 units last year during the same week.

Boosted by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Nintendo Switch is riding a rather impressive wave of popularity, and it’s certainly a shame Nintendo are unable to keep up (so this time, there’s not much they could have done to prevent it). Next week (Week 22) is expected to have a much bigger shipment, and it will be interesting to see how big that shipment will end up (and how big the drop for Week 23 will be).

The gap between 2020 and 2019 sales is nearly a million units, which is quite remarkable given the shortages of the past few weeks and months. The Nintendo Switch has sold 2 263 683 units so far this year, and “only” 1 294 573 units last year after the same amount of weeks. Since launch, the console has sold 13 647 114 units, with 2 232 201 units for the Lite model, and 11 414 913 units for the OG model.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales are up by 100% to 2 084 units (vs. 1 028 units the previous week, and 2 595 units last year during the same week). YTD sales now stand at 27 903 units, vs. 117 515 last year after the same amount of weeks. LTD sales now stand at 24 524 050 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     52.557 |     38.380 |     25.918 |  2.263.683 |  1.294.573 |  13.647.114 |
| PS4 # |      3.771 |      6.241 |      9.642 |    378.726 |    544.869 |   9.126.969 |
| 3DS # |      2.084 |      1.028 |      2.595 |     27.903 |    117.515 |  24.524.050 |
| XB1 # |        223 |         32 |         92 |      2.287 |      2.752 |     113.533 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     58.635 |     45.681 |     38.561 |  2.672.599 |  1.994.627 |  47.411.666 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     17.205 |     10.483 |            |  1.186.818 |            |   2.232.201 |
|  NSW  |     35.352 |     27.897 |     25.918 |  1.076.865 |  1.294.573 |  11.414.913 |
| XB1 X |        205 |         20 |         53 |      1.602 |      1.934 |      20.244 |
| XB1 S |         18 |         12 |         39 |        685 |        818 |      21.287 |
|PS4 Pro|      2.823 |      4.235 |      4.080 |    142.607 |    195.162 |   1.537.577 |
|  PS4  |        948 |      2.006 |      5.562 |    236.119 |    349.707 |   7.589.392 |
|n-2DSLL|      2.041 |        955 |      2.081 |     26.248 |     93.717 |   1.130.494 |
| n-3DS |         43 |         73 |        514 |      1.655 |     22.707 |   5.887.570 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 21)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 10)

01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
02./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
03./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980)
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
05./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)
06./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980)
07./09. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600)
08./00. [PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 6 – Deluxe Package # <RPG> (Sega) {2020.05.21} (¥4.990)
09./07. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480)
10./04. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.04.10} (¥8.980)

Number of games in Top 10

NSW – 8
PS4 – 2

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
02./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
03./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
04./03. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
05./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) {2020.04.10}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

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

01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
02./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
03./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
04./03. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}
05./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2018.02.01}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create (Week 22)

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through data for two new Nintendo Switch titles:

  • [NSW] Uta no Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade Love for Nintendo Switch (Broccoli) (¥5.800) – 40%
  • [NSW] [PS4] Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! (Success) (¥2.800) – Poor debut.

Click here for more Japanese sales data!

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


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