[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 32, 2021 (August 02 – August 08) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 32, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 32)

This week was quite uneventful for the Japanese video games market, with not a single entry in the Top 10 Software, and barely 15 000 units sold for the best-selling game. This lack of new releases and the overall languidness of Software sales have allowed Minecraft to grab the first spot, over 3 years after its launch back in 2018. It sold 14 912 additional units this week (+7%), which brings total sales to over 2.1 million units (2 102 413 units to be precise).

Most games in the Top 10 Software saw their sales increase this week, with the exception of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (a recent release) and Game Builder Garage. Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin finally got some new shipments, which is why their sales are up this week.

Overall, there’s not much to say about Software sales this week. The usual evergreen titles are still enjoying strong sales, though not quite as strong as previous years.

Milestones this week include:

  • Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi has now sold over 150 000 units, and should have no trouble reaching 200 000 units before the end of the month;
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has now sold over 200 000 units;
  • eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam reached 150 000 units sold last week;
  • Game Builder Garage has sold over 200 000 units.

Next week (Week 33) should see a significant increase in sales thanks to Obon.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./04. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 14.912 / 2.102.413 <80-100%> (+7%)
02./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD <ADV> (Nintendo) {2021.07.16} (¥5.980) – 13.873 / 234.224 <80-100%> (-25%)
03./05. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi # <ADV> (Neos) {2021.07.15} (¥5.982) – 13.798 / 156.274 <80-100%> (+12%)
04./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 13.615 / 3.958.065 <80-100%> (+11%)
05./07. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 12.282 / 2.734.231 <80-100%> (+5%)
06./11. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 10.927 / 2.300.976 <80-100%> (+19%)
07./09. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin <RPG> (Capcom) {2021.07.09} (¥6.990) – 10.135 / 205.463 <80-100%> (+6%)
08./12. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 8.978 / 4.367.573 <80-100%> (+5%)
09./13. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam <SPT> (Konami) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980) – 8.950 / 159.492 <80-100%> (+5%)
10./08. [NSW] Game Builder Garage <EDU> (Nintendo) {2021.06.11} (¥3.164) – 8.925 / 200.100 <60-80%> (-9%)
11./14. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 8.248 / 836.565 <80-100%> (+6%)
12./18. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 6.780 / 1.952.132 <80-100%> (+32%)
13./15. [NSW] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2021.05.21} (¥4.980) – 6.536 / 217.957 <80-100%> (-13%)
14./16. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 6.529 / 6.844.545 <80-100%> (+11%)
15./17. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush <SPT> (Nintendo) {2021.06.25} (¥5.980) – 6.057 / 161.785 <60-80%> (+9%)
16./20. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 5.077 / 762.996 <80-100%> (+5%)
17./19. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 4.974 / 4.099.325 <80-100%> (+3%)
18./26. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) – 4.748 / 2.303.192 <80-100%> (+24%)
19./24. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 4.639 / 397.154 <80-100%> (+18%)
20./21. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.460 / 3.915.901 <80-100%> (-7%)
21./25. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 4.210 / 1.852.012 <80-100%> (+7%)
22./03. [NSW] The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles <The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures \ The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve> <ADV> (Capcom) {2021.07.29} (¥4.990) – 3.737 / 18.197 <60-80%> (-74%)
23./01. [NSW] Neo: The World Ends with You <RPG> (Square Enix) {2021.07.27} (¥6.800) – 3.229 / 22.028 <60-80%> (-83%)
24./00. [NSW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II – Relentless Edition <RPG> (Clouded Leopard Entertainment) {2021.08.05} (¥3.980) – 2.853 / NEW <20-40%>
25./00. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980) – 2.756 / 265.980 <60-80%>
26./00. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.620 / 613.725 <80-100%>
27./00. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 2.577 / 604.827 <80-100%>
28./00. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <PZL> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 2.447 / 168.897 <80-100%> (+11%)
29./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 2.274 / 122.574 <80-100%> (-3%)
30./00. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 2.256 / 1.116.046 <80-100%> (+3%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 30

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales increased slightly, with 72 773 units sold (up from 62 865 units last week). Unfortunately for Nintendo, the drop Year on Year is massive: the console sold 173 338 units during the same week last year. As a result, the gap between 2021 and 2020 sales is now down to barely 110 000 units (even though it was hanging around 300 000 units until mast month). 2020 should catch up to 2021 within the next few weeks, before the OLED model is released.

As mentioned several times before, the drop is mostly due to the lack of big hit (Animal Crossing: New Horizons really boosted sales throughout most of 2020), though the announcement of the OLED model really did nothing to help. Also, the Nintendo Switch is already on its 5th year on the market, and has sold nearly 21 million units to date, so it stands to reason that sales would start going down (especially after such a crazy year as 2020!).

The next few weeks are going to be pretty interesting for the Nintendo Switch, what with Obon (Week 33) and the end of the Summer holiday season. What’s more, the line-up is unlikely to do much for sales, though WarioWare: Get It Together! should prove quite popular. It’s likely that the second half of August and September are going to be pretty quiet on the Hardware front…

As of this week, the Nintendo Switch has sold 3 424 717 units in 2021 (up from 3 314 382 units in 2020), which brings YTD sales to 20 765 091 units. The Lite model has sold 3 995 494 units to date (it will get to its 4th million next week!), and the OG model 16 769 597 units.

Finally, the Nintendo 3DS sold only 323 units this week (down from 358 units last week, and 834 units last year), which brings YTD sales to 18 979 units and LTD sales to 24 577 887 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     72.773 |     62.865 |    173.338 |  3.424.717 |  3.314.382 |  20.765.091 |
| PS5 # |     13.530 |     22.641 |            |    698.583 |            |     953.733 |
| PS4 # |      1.435 |      1.209 |      5.222 |     86.644 |    458.999 |   9.377.534 |
| XBS # |      1.069 |      1.802 |            |     39.165 |            |      70.589 |
| 3DS # |        323 |        358 |        834 |     18.979 |     38.629 |  24.577.887 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     89.130 |     88.875 |    179.441 |  4.268.088 |  3.814.933 |  56.914.569 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     11.017 |     18.020 |            |    590.141 |            |     796.763 |
| PS5DE |      2.513 |      4.621 |            |    108.442 |            |     156.970 |
| XBS X |        493 |        788 |            |     25.463 |            |      50.339 |
| XBS S |        576 |      1.014 |            |     13.702 |            |      20.250 |
| NSW L |     12.513 |     10.969 |     33.841 |    923.402 |  1.433.423 |   3.995.494 |
|  NSW  |     60.260 |     51.896 |    139.497 |  2.501.315 |  1.880.959 |  16.769.597 |
|  PS4  |      1.435 |      1.209 |      4.078 |     86.420 |    283.518 |   7.801.811 |
|n-2DSLL|        323 |        358 |        773 |     18.979 |     36.244 |   1.182.942 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 31)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
02./00. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi # (Neos) {2021.07.15} (¥5.982)
03./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
04./05. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600)
05./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo) {2021.07.16} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
02./01. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo) {2021.07.16}
03./03. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Justdan) {2021.07.09}
04./04. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12}
05./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}

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./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
04./03. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
04./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}
05./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}

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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