[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 40, 2021 (September 27 – October 03) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 40, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Important note: the reports for Week 38 and Week 39 have been updated with missing Famitsu and Media Create data.

Famitsu (Week 40)

Week 40 saw the release of quite a few games, including some multiplatform titles (which explains the large number of entries in the Top 10 Software).

FIFA 22 is off to an average debut with over 39 000 units sold across two platforms, with 13 385 units sold on Nintendo Switch specifically. That’s a big drop from FIFA 21, which sold over 51 000 units at launch. Said drop is entirely due to the PlayStation 4 version (it went from 39 152 units last year to 25 936 units this year, though sales were partially absorbed by the PlayStation 5 version), while the undesirable Nintendo Switch version (a mere roster update with no significant changes) actually went slightly up (FIFA 21 sold 11 990 units in comparison).

As for Melty Blood: Type Lumina, it’s off to a surprisingly tame debut with over 30 000 units sold, including 11 604 units on Nintendo Switch. It would appear the lack of cross-play support for multiplayer hurt sales, at least on Nintendo Switch, as the size of the userbase is critical for a (traditional) fighting game (players tend to go where they think there will be the most people to play against).

It will be interesting to see how sales go in the next few weeks, especially as this kind of game generally sells the most during the first couple of weeks.

Unfortunately, no noteworthy milestone this week!

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Dark # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2021.09.30} (¥7.800) – 50.114 / NEW <80-100%>
02./00. [PS4] FIFA 22 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (¥7.909) – 25.936 / NEW <80-100%>
03./01. [PS4] Lost Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2021.09.24} (¥8.290) – 20.393 / 132.245 <80-100%> (-82%)
04./00. [PS4] Melty Blood: Type Lumina # <FTG> (Delight Works) {2021.09.30} (¥6.800) – 18.833 / NEW <80-100%>
05./00. [NSW] FIFA 22: Legacy Edition <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (¥3.909) – 13.385 / NEW <40-60%>
06./00. [NSW] Melty Blood: Type Lumina # <FTG> (Delight Works) {2021.09.30} (¥6.800) – 11.604 / NEW <80-100%>
07./04. [NSW] WarioWare: Get It Together! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2021.09.10} (¥4.980) – 10.862 / 137.179 <60-80%> (-50%)
08./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 10.005 / 4.073.252 <80-100%> (-17%)
09./02. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.09.22} (¥6.680) – 9.897 / 51.971 <60-80%> (-76%)
10./06. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 9.611 / 2.214.466 <80-100%> (-26%)
11./07. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 8.262 / 2.851.394 <80-100%> (-34%)
12./09. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 7.786 / 4.439.018 <80-100%> (-5%)
13./05. [PS4] Tales of Arise # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.09.09} (¥7.980) – 7.337 / 207.005 <80-100%> (-52%)
14./00. [PS5] FIFA 22 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (¥8.818) – 6.984 / NEW <40-60%>
15./10. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 5.890 / 2.387.572 <80-100%> (-17%)
16./00. [NSW] B-Project: Ryuusei Fantasia # <ACT> (Mages.) {2021.09.30} (¥7.800) – 5.387 / NEW <60-80%>
17./11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 5.342 / 4.152.599 <80-100%> (-13%)
18./00. [NSW] Supedo no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful White World # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2021.09.30} (¥6.500) – 4.746 / NEW <60-80%>
19./12. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 4.422 / 895.003 <80-100%> (-20%)
20./13. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 4.066 / 6.891.924 <80-100%> (-21%)
21./14. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 3.638 / 807.740 <80-100%> (-26%)
22./15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 3.523 / 3.952.336 <80-100%> (-23%)
23./16. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 3.510 / 1.998.511 <80-100%> (-7%)
24./03. [PS5] Lost Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2021.09.24} (¥8.290) – 3.433 / 36.584 <60-80%> (-90%)
25./17. [PS4] Judgment [2][New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2021.04.23} (¥1.800) – 3.284 / 50.243 <80-100%> (-1%)
26./20. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.104 / 1.880.963 <80-100%> (+4%)
27./00. [NSW] Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon # <ADV> (Aniplex) {2021.08.26} (¥7.000) – 2.456 / 89.916 <80-100%> (+22%)
28./19. [NSW] Game Builder Garage <EDU> (Nintendo) {2021.06.11} (¥3.164) – 2.167 / 241.345 <80-100%> (-29%)
29./24. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam <SPT> (Konami) {2021.07.08} (¥6.980) – 1.985 / 195.906 <80-100%> (-19%)
30./00. [NSW] Hades <RPG> (Supergiant Games) {2021.09.30} (¥3.000) – 1.982 / NEW <40-60%>

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 22
PS4 – 6
PS5 – 2

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales are slightly down with 40 463 units sold, down from 46 297 units last week. The lack of notable releases and the upcoming launch of the Nintendo Switch model aren’t helping sales, which have slowed down considerably these past few weeks.

The drop Year on Year is pretty hefty: the Nintendo Switch sold 91 093 units during the same week last year. The gap between 2021 and 2020 is widening, with 3 905 114 units sold so far this year, and 4 045 178 units in 2020 as of Week 40. The launch of the OLED model should allow 2021 sales to catch up with 2020 sales, but will it be enough to last through the last quarter? The next 3 months will be key in determining whether 2021 ends up with yet another Year on Year increase or not.

LTD sales now stand at 21 245 488 units, with 4 080 134 units for the Lite model, and 17 165 354 units for the OG model.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales are down to 474 units (down from 588 units last week, and 1 568 units last year). This brings YTD sales to 23 789 units (down from 54 424 units last year), and YTD sales to 24 582 697 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     40.463 |     46.297 |     91.093 |  3.905.114 |  4.045.178 |  21.245.488 |
| PS5 # |     12.822 |     26.481 |            |    829.868 |            |   1.085.018 |
| XBS # |      4.135 |      2.643 |            |     67.720 |            |      99.144 |
| PS4 # |        933 |      1.641 |      6.539 |     97.339 |    480.380 |   9.388.229 |
| 3DS # |        474 |        588 |      1.568 |     23.789 |     54.424 |  24.582.697 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     58.827 |     77.650 |     99.225 |  4.923.830 |  4.583.153 |  57.575.121 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     11.041 |     22.545 |            |    702.521 |            |     909.143 |
| PS5DE |      1.781 |      3.936 |            |    127.347 |            |     175.875 |
| XBS X |      1.372 |      1.042 |            |     38.881 |            |      63.757 |
| XBS S |      2.763 |      1.601 |            |     28.839 |            |      35.387 |
| NSW L |      8.377 |     10.003 |     24.936 |  1.008.042 |  1.654.555 |   4.080.134 |
|  NSW  |     32.086 |     36.294 |     66.157 |  2.897.072 |  2.390.623 |  17.165.354 |
|  PS4  |        933 |      1.641 |      6.097 |     97.115 |    300.899 |   7.812.506 |
|n-2DSLL|        474 |        588 |      1.538 |     23.789 |     51.701 |   1.187.752 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 39)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Dark # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2021.09.30} (¥7.800)
02./00. [PS4] FIFA 22 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (¥7.909)
03./01. [PS4] Lost Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2021.09.24} (¥8.290)
04./00. [PS4] Melty Blood: Type Lumina # <FTG> (Delight Works) {2021.09.30} (¥6.800)
05./00. [NSW] FIFA 22: Legacy Edition <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (¥3.909)

Number of games in Top 5

PS4 – 4
NSW – 1

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Grandia HD Collection (Justdan) {2021.10.01}
02./02. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.09.22}
03./03. [PS4] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.09.09}
04./00. [PS4] The Wicked King and the Noble Hero (Sega) {2021.09.30}
05./00. [PS5] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.09.09}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 2
PS4 – 2
PS4 – 1

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

01./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
02./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
03./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
04./00. [PS5] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01}
05./04. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS5 – 1

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

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