[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 33, 2020 (August 10 – August 16) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 33, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 33)

As expected, Week 33 was a pretty big week for Nintendo Switch games, due to Obon. All evergreen titles saw a healthy bump in sales, with two major exceptions:

  • 01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) – 105.983 / 5.551.198 (-2%). Sales are slightly down due to Nintendo shipping more consoles during the pre-Obon week. Since sales of this game are still heavily tied to Hardware sales (and more precisely those of the bundle), it’s no wonder they are very slightly down. That being said, they remain unusually strong for a game that release 5 months ago;
  • 02./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 26.320 / 1.335.744 (-61%). Big drop this week, once again due to shortages.

While not an evergreen title (yet), Paper Mario: The Origami King saw a boost in sales due to Obon (20 978 units sold, +10%), with 222 575 units sold at retail since launch. Next few weeks will tell us what to expect for long-term sales. As for eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020, it also saw a modest increase in sales (16 444 units sold, +6%), which brings total sales to 190 925 units on Nintendo Switch alone.

Other highlights this week include:

  • 03./04. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 25.245 / 322.200 (+29%). It’s now sold over 300 000 units at retail since lauch.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 105.983 / 5.551.198 <80-100%> (-2%)
02./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 26.320 / 1.335.744 <80-100%> (-61%)
03./04. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 25.245 / 322.200 <80-100%> (+29%)
04./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 25.032 / 3.105.860 <80-100%> (+48%)
05./05. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King <ADV> (Nintendo) {2020.07.17} (¥5.980) – 20.978 / 222.575 <60-80%> (+10%)
06./08. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥6.980) – 16.444 / 190.925 <80-100%> (+6%)
07./03. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17} (¥6.900) – 14.953 / 345.317 <80-100%> (-53%)
08./12. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 12.673 / 3.796.608 <80-100%> (+29%)
09./11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 12.603 / 3.703.045 <80-100%> (+28%)
10./13. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 12.293 / 1.527.133 <80-100%> (+39%)
11./14. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 11.416 / 3.530.474 <80-100%> (+37%)
12./15. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 10.245 / 1.476.040 <80-100%> (+37%)
13./06. [PS4] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost On # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.07.30} (¥8.200) – 10.065 / 151.390 <80-100%> (-45%)
14./10. [PS4] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥7.980) – 9.012 / 165.168 <80-100%> (-9%)
15./17. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 7.215 / 477.175 <80-100%> (+59%)
16./16. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 6.262 / 883.364 <80-100%> (+37%)
17./18. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 5.206 / 279.426 <80-100%> (+16%)
18./19. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 5.203 / 1.629.989 <80-100%> (+23%)
19./20. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 4.974 / 953.283 <80-100%> (+44%)
20./25. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 4.915 / 22.239 <80-100%> (+120%)
21./22. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 4.886 / 503.179 <80-100%> (+60%)
22./27. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 3.743 / 333.678 <80-100%> (+79%)
23./21. [NSW] Ninjala <ACT> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2020.07.22} (¥3.618) – 3.686 / 21.864 <40-60%> (+12%)
24./24. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 3.606 / 676.013 <80-100%> (+39%)
25./00. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Wai Wai Gakuen Seikatsu _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| (Download Card) # <RPG> (Level 5) {2020.08.13} (¥4.364) – 3.059 / NEW <80-100%>
26./30. [NSW] Together! The Battle Cats <SLG> (Ponos) {2020.07.16} (¥3.500) – 2.292 / 18.340 <60-80%> (+39%)
27./28. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 2.228 / 544.423 <80-100%> (+15%)
28./00. [PS4] EA Sports UFC 4 <FTG> (Electronic Arts) {2020.08.14} (¥7.909) – 2.150 / NEW <40-60%>
29./00. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 2.119 / 832.423 <80-100%>
30./29. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.081 / 2.118.231 <80-100%> (+21%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 26
PS4 – 4

Famitsu – Hardware

As expected, Nintendo did ship a lot of Nintendo Switch consoles for Obon, though slightly less than during the pre-Obon week. A little under 150 000 units (148 699 units to be precise) were sold during Week 33, down from 173 338 units during Week 32. But despite that (rather minor) drop, sales are still at a much higher level than usual, with 3 times as many units sold in 2020 than in 2019 (only 50 714 units for Week 33 2019)!

And if you want to get a good idea of just how strong Nintendo Switch sales have been this year, here’s YTD sales for 2017 and 2018:

  • 2017 YTD: 3 312 619 units
  • 2018 YTD: 3 534 165 units

That’s right: August isn’t over yet, but the Nintendo Switch has already sold more units in 2020 than in 2017 (March to December), and came pretty close to do the same with 2018 sales. In 2019, the console ended up selling 4 493 885 units, and unless something happens during the 4 remaining months of the year, it should easily blow past that record.

There’s little doubt that 2020 will end up as the peak year for the Nintendo Switch. It’s not clear just how high sales will go, but with already 3.5 million units sold several months before the start the holiday season, +5 million units is the bare minimum to expect for YTD sales by the end of the year.

The gap between 2020 and 2019 sales just keeps on widening, with 3 463 081 units sold as of Week 33 2020, and “only” 1 832 759 units sold as of Week 33 2019. Since launch, the Nintendo Switch has already sold 14 846 512 units, with 2 507 237 units for the Lite model and 12 339 275 units for the OG model. Depending on how big the drop for Week 34 and 35, the Nintendo Switch may well hit the 15 million units milestone before the end of the month.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it did see a modest bump in sales with 1 173 units sold (vs. 834 units the previous week, and 5 544 units during the same week last year), bringing YTD sales to 39 802 units (vs. 154 001 units as of Week 33 2019), and LTD sales to 24 535 949 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    148.699 |    173.338 |     50.714 |  3.463.081 |  1.832.759 |  14.846.512 |
| PS4 # |      3.301 |      5.222 |     21.391 |    462.300 |    740.562 |   9.210.543 |
| 3DS # |      1.173 |        834 |      5.544 |     39.802 |    154.001 |  24.535.949 |
| XB1 # |         47 |         47 |         42 |      2.969 |      4.289 |     114.215 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    153.220 |    179.441 |     77.825 |  3.968.152 |  2.768.592 |  48.707.219 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     28.431 |     33.841 |            |  1.461.854 |            |   2.507.237 |
|  NSW  |    120.268 |    139.497 |     50.714 |  2.001.227 |  1.832.759 |  12.339.275 |
| XB1 X |         28 |         27 |         29 |      2.089 |      2.929 |      20.731 |
| XB1 S |         19 |         20 |         13 |        881 |      1.360 |      21.483 |
|PS4 Pro|        606 |      1.144 |      6.804 |    176.087 |    266.281 |   1.571.057 |
|  PS4  |      2.695 |      4.078 |     14.587 |    286.213 |    474.281 |   7.639.486 |
|n-2DSLL|      1.141 |        773 |      5.221 |     37.385 |    125.442 |   1.141.631 |
| n-3DS |         32 |         61 |        323 |      2.417 |     27.468 |   5.888.332 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 33)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
02./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
03./00. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980)
04./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
05./05. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo) {2020.07.17} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

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./03. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
04./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28}
05./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

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

01./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
02./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
03./00. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17}
04./05. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo) {2020.07.17}
05./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

Media Create (Week 34)

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

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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