[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 28, 2021 (July 05 – July 11) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 28, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 28)

Overall, Week 28 was a bit quiet for the video games market in Japan, though we do have two big entries in the Top 10 Software that both managed to sell over 100 000 units.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is off to a decent start with 137 676 units sold at retail at launch. This is less than the first entry on Nintendo 3DS, which sold 154 390 units at launch (and over 316 000 units LTD). Of course, that’s without taking into account digital sales, which are usually much stronger on Nintendo Switch. In fact, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin was #1 in the latest weekly Nintendo eShop chart.

This sequel should have no trouble outselling its predecessor (including digital sales, of course), and it should be able to sell over 500 000 units when all is said and done, provided sales don’t fall off a cliff during Week 2. As a straight up RPG, it does not have the same long-term sales potential as mainline Monster Hunter games, but nonetheless, it should enjoy strong sales throughout the Summer holiday season.

The second entry this week is eBaseball Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2021: Grand Slam, which sold 106 597 units at launch. This is a decent debut, but nowhere near as good as the previous entry back in 2019 (over 220 000 units on the two platforms it launched on). That being said, Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2019 was the first entry in over 4 years, so sales definitely got a big boost (the 2015 entry sold “only” ~100 000 units at launch).

It remains to be seen if eBaseball Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2021: Grand Slam will be able to come anywhere close the total sales of its predecessor (well over 320 000 units). It will definitely need strong and steady sales throughout the Summer holiday season and the rest of the year for that to happen (which is definitely possible, but far from guaranteed at this point).

This week, the Top 10 is made exclusively on Nintendo Switch games. The usual evergreen titles are there, though only Mario Kart 8 Deluxe saw its sales increase (all the others are slightly down). Unfortunately, no noteworthy milestones this time around!

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin <RPG> (Capcom) {2021.07.09} (¥6.990) – 137.676 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam <SPT> (Konami) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980) – 106.597 / NEW <40-60%>
03./01. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush <SPT> (Nintendo) {2021.06.25} (¥5.980) – 17.333 / 129.448 <60-80%> (-45%)
04./02. [NSW] Game Builder Garage <EDU> (Nintendo) {2021.06.11} (¥3.164) – 14.105 / 157.753 <80-100%> (-20%)
05./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 12.847 / 2.681.938 <80-100%> (-11%)
06./04. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 12.348 / 2.044.991 <80-100%> (-7%)
07./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 10.614 / 3.909.308 <80-100%> (+4%)
08./09. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 9.298 / 2.261.196 <80-100%> (-2%)
09./08. [NSW] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2021.05.21} (¥4.980) – 8.272 / 187.505 <80-100%> (-14%)
10./11. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 7.434 / 4.333.576 <80-100%> (-2%)
11./10. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 6.933 / 805.364 <80-100%> (-13%)
12./13. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 6.208 / 6.819.664 <80-100%> (+1%)
13./12. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) – 5.524 / 2.285.466 <80-100%> (-24%)
14./05. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 5 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2021.06.24} (¥7.800) – 5.324 / 55.570 <60-80%> (-54%)
15./15. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 5.237 / 1.929.324 <80-100%> (-6%)
16./16. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 4.582 / 743.542 <80-100%> (-3%)
17./20. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 4.533 / 4.080.005 <80-100%> (+10%)
18./06. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 5 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2021.06.24} (¥7.800) – 4.409 / 70.376 <60-80%> (-57%)
19./19. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.304 / 3.896.920 <80-100%> (+3%)
20./14. [PS4] Scarlet Nexus <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.06.24} (¥8.200) – 3.581 / 29.546 <80-100%> (-38%)
21./21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.558 / 1.835.938 <80-100%> (+19%)
22./18. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980) – 3.505 / 256.863 <60-80%> (-20%)
23./00. [NSW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Decisive Edition <RPG> (Clouded Leopard Entertainment) {2021.07.08} (¥3.980) – 3.426 / NEW <40-60%>
24./17. [NSW] Moshikashite? Obake no Shatekiya for Nintendo Switch <ACT> (Nippon Columbia) {2021.07.01} (¥4.800) – 2.884 / 7.370 <40-60%> (-36%)
25./22. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 2.708 / 119.050 <80-100%> (+3%)
26./00. [PS4] Fuuraiki 4 <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980) – 2.223 / NEW <60-80%>
27./25. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 2.132 / 113.263 <80-100%> (+2%)
28./00. [NSW] Fuuraiki 4 <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980) – 1.755 / NEW <60-80%>
29./27. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 1.666 / 2.246.777 <80-100%> (-5%)
30./29. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 1.650 / 1.107.391 <80-100%> (-2%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 27
PS4 – 3

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales saw a noticeable drop in sales with “only” 69 283 units sold (down from 84 494 units last week). The OG model is the only one impacted by the drop: its sales fell to 52 867 units (down from 70 401 units), while sales for the Lite model went slightly up (from 14 093 units to 16 416 units).

Compared to last year, sales are down by a non-negligible amount: the Nintendo Switch sold 96 879 units during the same week in 2020. As expected, the Summer season is going to be a tough one for 2021 vs 2020 comparisons, though so far, 2021 has been able to hold out surprisingly well compared to 2020. As a result, the gap between the two years is still over 300 000 units, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to disappear quickly.

So far, it would appear that the announcement of the OLED model has not had a significant impact on sales, though of course, it’s still a bit too early to say there won’t be any impact whatsoever. Sales during the Summer holiday seasons will be quite telling when it comes to the number of people holding out for the new, shiny model!

YTD sales now stand at 3 155 234 units (vs. 2 816 011 units as of Week 28 in 2020), and LTD sales at 20 495 608 units. It looks like the Nintendo Switch will hit the next milestone before the end of the Summer holiday season!

As for the Nintendo 3DS, its sales are down to 628 units (down from 732 units last week, and 801 units last year), which brings YTD sales to 17 223 units (down from 35 074 units last year) and LTD sales to 24 576 131 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     69.283 |     84.494 |     96.879 |  3.155.234 |  2.816.011 |  20.495.608 |
| PS5 # |     14.404 |     16.354 |            |    634.191 |            |     889.341 |
| XBS # |      1.066 |      3.470 |            |     29.736 |            |      61.160 |
| PS4 # |        678 |      1.159 |      3.425 |     82.020 |    443.795 |   9.372.910 |
| 3DS # |        628 |        732 |        801 |     17.223 |     35.074 |  24.576.131 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     86.059 |    106.209 |    101.140 |  3.918.404 |  3.297.644 |  56.563.129 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     12.271 |     13.655 |            |    537.755 |            |     744.377 |
| PS5DE |      2.133 |      2.699 |            |     96.436 |            |     144.964 |
| XBS X |        579 |      2.716 |            |     20.417 |            |      45.293 |
| XBS S |        487 |        754 |            |      9.319 |            |      15.867 |
| NSW L |     16.416 |     14.093 |     24.596 |    875.527 |  1.345.708 |   3.947.619 |
|  NSW  |     52.867 |     70.401 |     72.283 |  2.279.707 |  1.470.303 |  16.547.989 |
|  PS4  |        678 |      1.159 |      1.704 |     81.796 |    272.477 |   7.797.187 |
|n-2DSLL|        628 |        732 |        732 |     17.223 |     32.922 |   1.181.186 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 27)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam <SPT> (Konami) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980)
02./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin <RPG> (Capcom) {2021.07.09} (¥6.990)
03./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
04./03. [NSW] Game Builder Garage <EDU> (Nintendo) {2021.06.11} (¥3.164)
05./01. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush <SPT> (Nintendo) {2021.06.25} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Justdan) {2021.07.09}
02./00. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam (Justdan) {2021.07.08}
03./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
04./04. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12}
05./02. [NSW] Family Trainer (Bandai Namco Games) {2021.04.29}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

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

01./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Capcom) {2021.07.09}
02./00. [NSW] Hades (H2 Interactive) {2021.07.08}
03./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
04./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
05./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2018.02.01}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

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


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