[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 36, 2020 (August 31 – September 06) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 36, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 36)

Week 36 was a bit calmer when it comes to new releases, with only 2 of them in the Top 10 Software. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch version of NBA 2K21 did not manage to chart, which means it sold less than 7 318 units. Considering NBA 2K20 only sold 2 828 units at launch (4 419 units LTD), it’s not surprising that NBA 2K21 is a no-show.

Unfortunately, there’s not much to say about Software sales this week. The usual evergreen titles performed well as usual, with only Animal Crossing: New Horizons seeing a light drop in sales (32 136 units, -7%; 5 660 598 units LTD) due to Nintendo slowing down with the Nintendo Switch bundles.

Ring Fit Adventure is back at #1 with 63 958 units sold (+19%). Demands remains extremely strong (too strong for Nintendo to keep up), with nearly 1.5 million units sold LTD (that’s for next week!). There’s little doubt it will reach 2 million units, and even before the start of the holiday season.

Highlights this week include:

  • 05./10. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 13.410 / 362.420 (+7%). It’s now sold over 350 000 units at retail alone.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 63.958 / 1.483.985 <80-100%> (+19%)
02./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Avengers <ACT> (Square Enix) {2020.09.04} (¥7.980) – 42.979 / NEW <40-60%>
03./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 32.136 / 5.660.598 <80-100%> (-7%)
04./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 13.523 / 3.145.381 <80-100%> (+11%)
05./10. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 13.410 / 362.420 <80-100%> (+7%)
06./09. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17} (¥6.900) – 9.563 / 385.143 <80-100%> (-28%)
07./00. [PS4] NBA 2K21 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2020.09.04} (¥7.000) – 8.541 / NEW <40-60%>
08./16. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 7.725 / 3.817.668 <80-100%> (+27%)
09./01. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2020.08.27} (¥7.800) – 7.606 / 91.286 <80-100%> (-91%)
10./12. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥6.980) – 7.318 / 215.075 <80-100%> (+0%)
11./13. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 6.960 / 3.724.957 <80-100%> (+0%)
12./14. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 6.916 / 3.551.679 <80-100%> (+1%)
13./17. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 5.939 / 1.494.098 <80-100%> (+4%)
14./18. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 5.819 / 1.543.965 <80-100%> (+12%)
15./15. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King <ADV> (Nintendo) {2020.07.17} (¥5.980) – 5.719 / 244.110 <80-100%> (-11%)
16./03. [NSW] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.08.27} (¥4.800) – 5.137 / 54.094 <80-100%> (-90%)
17./07. [NSW] Jump Force: Deluxe Edition <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.08.27} (¥6.680) – 4.346 / 19.934 <60-80%> (-72%)
18./20. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.996 / 1.641.050 <80-100%> (+12%)
19./24. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 3.897 / 289.438 <80-100%> (+28%)
20./19. [PS4] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2020.07.09} (¥7.980) – 3.565 / 177.864 <80-100%> (-5%)
21./06. [NSW] Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.08.27} (¥7.600) – 3.285 / 19.963 <60-80%> (-80%)
22./26. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 3.165 / 892.556 <80-100%> (+14%)
23./05. [PS4] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.08.27} (¥4.800) – 3.034 / 33.203 <60-80%> (-90%)
24./08. [PS4] Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.08.27} (¥7.600) – 2.994 / 16.822 <60-80%> (-78%)
25./30. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 2.735 / 29.004 <80-100%> (+42%)
26./00. [NSW] NBA 2K21 <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2020.09.04} (¥6.000) – 2.489 / NEW <20-40%>
27./25. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 2.477 / 485.935 <80-100%> (-13%)
28./28. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 2.476 / 960.980 <80-100%> (+4%)
29./22. [PS4] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost On # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.07.30} (¥8.200) – 2.300 / 161.014 <80-100%> (-26%)
30./29. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.292 / 510.333 <80-100%> (+4%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 22
PS4 – 8

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales are more or less flat, and not just compared to Week 35. With 77 611 units, the Nintendo Switch sold nearly the same as during Week 35 2020 (78 773 units) and Week 36 2019 (77 392). It’s the first time in quite a while that 2019 and 2020 sales are so close.

The gap between the two years is still as big as ever, with 3 689 594 units sold so far this year vs. 2 030 776 units (about 1.6 million units difference) in 2019. Of course, this will change in a couple of weeks with the launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite in 2019.

This week, the Nintendo Switch reached another milestone: 15 millions units (see this post for more details). The OG model is by far the most popular with 12 489 095 units sold, leaving “only” 2 583 930 units for the Lite model.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it’s back in 3 digit territory again with 923 units sold (vs. 1 011 units last week, and 1 518 units during the same week last year). YTD sales now stand at 42 097 units (vs. 159 680 units in 2019), and LTD sales at 24 539 054 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     77.611 |     78.773 |     77.392 |  3.689.594 |  2.030.776 |  15.073.025 |
| PS4 # |      1.816 |      1.926 |     33.728 |    466.925 |    794.960 |   9.215.168 |
| 3DS # |        923 |      1.011 |      1.518 |     42.907 |    159.680 |  24.539.054 |
| XB1 # |         29 |         28 |         65 |      3.051 |      4.455 |     114.297 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     80.379 |     81.738 |    112.737 |  4.202.477 |  3.027.003 |  48.941.544 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     31.650 |     24.039 |            |  1.538.547 |            |   2.583.930 |
|  NSW  |     45.961 |     54.734 |     77.392 |  2.151.047 |  2.030.776 |  12.489.095 |
| XB1 X |         17 |         15 |         36 |      2.135 |      3.031 |      20.777 |
| XB1 S |         12 |         13 |         29 |        916 |      1.424 |      21.518 |
|PS4 Pro|        103 |        109 |     13.061 |    176.454 |    287.965 |   1.571.424 |
|  PS4  |      1.713 |      1.817 |     20.667 |    290.471 |    506.995 |   7.643.744 |
|n-2DSLL|        867 |        969 |      1.357 |     40.356 |    130.527 |   1.144.602 |
| n-3DS |         56 |         42 |        161 |      2.551 |     28.062 |   5.888.466 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 36)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Avengers <ACT> (Square Enix) {2020.09.04} (¥7.980)
02./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
03./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
04./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
05./00. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [PS4] NBA 2K21 (Take-Two Interactive) {2020.09.04}
02./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Avengers (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.09.04}
03./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
04./00. [NSW] NBA 2K21 (Take-Two Interactive) {2020.09.04}
05./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 3
PS4 – 2

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

01./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
02./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo) {2020.09.03}
03./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
04./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Avengers (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.09.04}
05./01. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki (Clouded Leopard Entertainment) {2020.08.27}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 3
PS4 – 2

Media Create (Week 37)

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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