[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 36, 2021 (August 30 – September 05) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 36, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 36)

Week 36 was a pretty uneventful week for the Japanese market. Last week’s releases are already out of the Top 10 Software, which is hardly a surprise. No More Heroes 3 had a rather lukewarm debut, and unfortunately, both Type-Moon and retailers underestimated demand for Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon (which completely sold out during this second week).

The usual evergreen titles had a pretty decent week, as all titles except Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! saw their sales either stay flat or increase slightly.

No milestone this week Software-wise, though a couple of games are nearing one. For example, Super Mario Party is nearly at 2 million units sold with 1 982 289 units sold as of Week 36.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 15.610 / 2.804.231 <80-100%> (+0%)
02./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 15.592 / 4.025.525 <80-100%> (+5%)
03./05. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 14.229 / 2.167.282 <80-100%> (+3%)
04./06. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 10.307 / 2.358.861 <80-100%> (-14%)
05./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 9.697 / 4.407.632 <80-100%> (+14%)
06./02. [PS4] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon # <ADV> (Aniplex) {2021.08.26} (¥7.000) – 7.939 / 74.110 <80-100%> (-88%)
07./11. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 7.829 / 872.702 <80-100%> (+6%)
08./10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 7.764 / 4.128.200 <80-100%> (+4%)
09./15. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 5.824 / 788.500 <80-100%> (+8%)
10./14. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 5.739 / 1.982.289 <80-100%> (+0%)
11./13. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 5.728 / 6.872.733 <80-100%> (-6%)
12./07. [NSW] Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale!! <TBL> (Konami) {2021.08.12} (¥6.000) – 4.691 / 127.221 <60-80%> (-51%)
13./17. [NSW] Game Builder Garage <EDU> (Nintendo) {2021.06.11} (¥3.164) – 4.613 / 229.121 <80-100%> (-7%)
14./20. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.299 / 3.935.543 <80-100%> (-1%)
15./27. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 4.149 / 1.868.457 <80-100%> (+24%)
16./01. [NSW] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon # <ADV> (Aniplex) {2021.08.26} (¥7.000) – 4.124 / 76.361 <80-100%> (-94%)
17./18. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam <SPT> (Konami) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980) – 3.997 / 186.042 <80-100%> (-18%)
18./23. [NSW] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2021.05.21} (¥4.980) – 3.625 / 239.775 <80-100%> (-11%)
19./19. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi # <ADV> (Neos) {2021.07.15} (¥5.982) – 3.305 / 183.733 <80-100%> (-24%)
20./22. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD <ADV> (Nintendo) {2021.07.16} (¥5.980) – 3.245 / 261.082 <80-100%> (-22%)
21./00. [NSW] Demon Gaze Extra # <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2021.09.02} (¥6.800) – 3.111 / NEW <60-80%>
22./25. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin <RPG> (Capcom) {2021.07.09} (¥6.990) – 3.018 / 227.554 <80-100%> (-17%)
23./30. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 3.006 / 141.017 <80-100%> (+9%)
24./21. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut <Ghost of Tsushima \ Ghost of Tsushima: Legends \ Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island> <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2021.08.20} (¥6.900) – 2.977 / 17.355 <80-100%> (-28%)
25./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 2.962 / 134.245 <80-100%> (+10%)
26./28. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise # <ACT> (Capcom) {2021.03.26} (¥7.990) – 2.868 / 2.318.363 <80-100%> (-8%)
27./00. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush <SPT> (Nintendo) {2021.06.25} (¥5.980) – 2.437 / 179.938 <80-100%> (-4%)
28./00. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 2.312 / 1.091.418 <80-100%>
29./00. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap <ACT> (Pokemon Co.) {2021.04.30} (¥5.980) – 2.310 / 276.800 <60-80%> (+2%)
30./00. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 2.251 / 625.524 <80-100%> (-4%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 28
PS4 – 2

Famitsu – Hardware

This week again, Nintendo Switch did drop but stayed at an unusually high level. It sold 60 942 units this week, down from 63 254 units last week, and 77 611 units during the same week last year. The gap between 2021 and 2020 sales is now barely 22 000 units (3 711 172 units sold so far in 2021 vs. 3 689 594 units sold in 2020), and it’s extremely unlikely that 2021 sales will stay ahead of 2020 sales until the release of the OLED model this October.

This week, the Nintendo Switch hit two milestones:

  • it’s now sold over 21 million units since launch (21 051 546 units to be precise). It will outsell the Nintendo 3DS (24 580 203 units as of this week) sometime in early 2022;
  • the OG model has now sold over 17 million units (17 009 507 units to be precise). It’s far more popular than the Lite model, which has only sold 4 042 039 units since launch back in 2019.

On September 24th, pre-orders for the OLED model will kick off in Japan, and we will see if this will have a noticeable impact on sales. So far, this new model hasn’t really done much to Nintendo Switch sales, and demand is even stronger than expected for a console in its 5th year on the market and without strong titles to boost sales.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales jumped to 746 units this week (up from 509 units last week, but 923 units last year), which brings YTD sales to 21 295 units (down from 42 907 units last year), and LTD sales to 24 580 203 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     60.942 |     63.254 |     77.611 |  3.711.172 |  3.689.594 |  21.051.546 |
| PS5 # |     17.075 |     20.154 |            |    757.506 |            |   1.012.656 |
| XBS # |      2.605 |      5.669 |            |     54.477 |            |      85.901 |
| PS4 # |      1.431 |      2.067 |      1.816 |     92.255 |    466.925 |   9.383.145 |
| 3DS # |        746 |        509 |        923 |     21.295 |     42.907 |  24.580.203 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     82.799 |     91.653 |     80.379 |  4.636.705 |  4.202.477 |  57.285.502 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     15.580 |     17.852 |            |    640.799 |            |     847.421 |
| PS5DE |      1.495 |      2.302 |            |    116.707 |            |     165.235 |
| XBS X |      1.259 |      2.848 |            |     33.324 |            |      58.200 |
| XBS S |      1.346 |      2.821 |            |     21.153 |            |      27.701 |
| NSW L |     11.088 |     10.766 |     31.650 |    969.947 |  1.538.547 |   4.042.039 |
|  NSW  |     49.854 |     52.488 |     45.961 |  2.741.225 |  2.151.047 |  17.009.507 |
|  PS4  |      1.431 |      2.067 |      1.713 |     92.031 |    290.471 |   7.807.422 |
|n-2DSLL|        746 |        509 |        867 |     21.295 |     40.356 |   1.185.258 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 35)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
02./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
03./05. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600)
04./02. [PS4] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon # (Aniplex) {2021.08.26} (¥7.000)
05./00. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Rune Factory 5 <SLG> (Sega) {2021.09.02}
02./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
03./02. [PS5] Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2021.08.20}
04./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./05. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS5 – 1

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

01./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
02./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
03./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
04./05. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}
05./00. [NSW] Rune Factory 5 <SLG> (Sega) {2021.09.02}

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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