[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 41, 2021 (October 04 – October 10) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 41, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 41)

Week 41 was a pretty important week for the Nintendo Switch, what with the launch of the Nintendo Switch OLED model and Metroid Dread.

Software-wise, the biggest release of the week is none other than Metroid Dread with about 86 000 units sold. Make sure to check out this post for our comments and additional info about this game!

The other entry this week is Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!, which sold 9 513 units sold at retail alone. A fairly decent performance for an indie release at retail. Unlike Europe and North America, the digital and physical releases were simultaneous in Japan, which no doubt helped sales (along with the low price of the retail package, which does include some extras).

This week, some of the usual evergreen titles made their comeback in the Top 10 Software thanks to the release of the Nintendo Switch OLED model. But there’s one game that saw a bigger increase than all others: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with +53%, no doubt helped by the announcement of the final DLC character (Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series).

No noteworthy milestone this week, though WarioWare: Get It Together is about to reach 150 000 units sold at retail alone (144 966 units sold as of this week).

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [NSW] Metroid Dread # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.10.08} (¥6.980) – 86.798 / NEW <80-100%>
02./00. [PS4] Far Cry 6 # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2021.10.07} (¥8.400) – 34.219 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [PS5] Far Cry 6 # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2021.10.07} (¥8.400) – 16.686 / NEW <40-60%>
04./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.257 / 4.085.509 <80-100%> (+23%)
05./12. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 11.936 / 4.450.954 <80-100%> (+53%)
06./11. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 11.257 / 2.862.651 <80-100%> (+36%)
07./10. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 10.699 / 2.225.165 <80-100%> (+11%)
08./00. [NSW] Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! <ADV> (Playism) {2021.10.07} (¥3.818) – 9.513 / NEW <60-80%>
09./03. [PS4] Lost Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2021.09.24} (¥8.290) – 8.589 / 140.834 <80-100%> (-58%)
10./07. [NSW] WarioWare: Get It Together! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2021.09.10} (¥4.980) – 7.787 / 144.966 <60-80%> (-28%)
11./15. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 6.988 / 2.394.560 <80-100%> (+19%)
12./20. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 5.795 / 6.897.719 <80-100%> (+43%)
13./01. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Dark # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2021.09.30} (¥7.800) – 5.733 / 55.847 <80-100%> (-89%)
14./17. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 5.689 / 4.158.288 <80-100%> (+6%)
15./00. [NSW] Shuuen no Virche – ErroR: Salvation # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2021.10.07} (¥6.500) – 5.665 / NEW <80-100%>
16./19. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 5.427 / 900.430 <80-100%> (+23%)
17./05. [NSW] FIFA 22: Legacy Edition <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (¥3.909) – 5.416 / 18.801 <40-60%> (-60%)
18./09. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.09.22} (¥6.680) – 5.358 / 57.329 <80-100%> (-46%)
19./02. [PS4] FIFA 22 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (¥7.909) – 5.074 / 31.010 <80-100%> (-80%)
20./13. [PS4] Tales of Arise # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.09.09} (¥7.980) – 4.042 / 211.047 <80-100%> (-45%)
21./21. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 3.837 / 811.577 <80-100%> (+5%)
22./23. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 3.625 / 2.002.136 <80-100%> (+3%)
23./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild + Expansion Pass <ADV> (Nintendo) {2021.10.08} (¥8.164) – 3.266 / NEW <0-20%>
24./00. [NSW] Astria Ascending # <RPG> (3goo) {2021.10.07} (¥4.980) – 2.972 / NEW <60-80%>
25./25. [PS4] Judgment [2][New Price Edition] <ADV> (Sega) {2021.04.23} (¥1.800) – 2.843 / 53.086 <80-100%> (-13%)
26./22. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 2.701 / 3.955.037 <80-100%> (-23%)
27./26. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 2.621 / 1.883.584 <80-100%> (-16%)
28./00. [NSW] Splatoon 2 + Octo Expansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.10.08} (¥6.345) – 2.456 / NEW <0-20%>
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) – 2.325 / 145.250 <80-100%> (+38%)
30./28. [NSW] Game Builder Garage <EDU> (Nintendo) {2021.06.11} (¥3.164) – 2.221 / 243.566 <80-100%> (+2%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 23
PS4 – 6
PS5 – 1

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales saw a big jump thanks to the release of the Nintendo Switch OLED model. More details about launch sales in this post!

Last year, the Nintendo Switch sold 108 575 units during the same week, but thanks to the launch of the Nintendo Switch OLED model, 2021 did even better (and by a wide margin). However, that great performance isn’t enough to compensate for the Year on Year drop these past few weeks. So far, the Nintendo Switch has sold 4 084 965 units this year, as opposed to 4 153 753 units last year as of Week 41.

Quite interestingly, the OG and Lite models were not negatively impacted by the launch of the OLED model… quite the opposite! Their sales actually went slightly up this week, with 8 650 units for the Lite model, and 32 792 units for the OG model.

Considering the OLED model is severely supply-constrained, it’s hard to gauge whether it’s going to replace either “old” models any time soon. At the very least, a non-negligible amount of users are more than happy with the OG and Lite models. This would imply that a fair number of the 138 409 units of the Nintendo Switch OLED model sold at launch were bought by people upgrading to the latest model.

One thing’s for sure though: whether or not 2021 sales are ever going to catch up with 2020 sales will depend (almost entirely) on whether or not Nintendo can cope with demand for the latest Nintendo Switch model.

As of this week, the Nintendo Switch has sold 21 425 339 units, with 138 409 units for the OLED model, 4 088 784 units for the Lite model, and 17 198 146 units for the OG model. And as mentioned above, the Nintendo Switch hit another milestone this week: 4 million units YTD! Unless shipments for all models drop like a rock during Q4, the Nintendo Switch will have absolutely no trouble selling over 5 million units this year again.

Finally, Nintendo 3DS sales dropped to 405 units this week (down from 474 units last week, and 947 units last year). This brings YTD sales to 24 194 units (down from 55 371 units last year), and LTD sales to 24 583 102 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    179.851 |     40.463 |    108.575 |  4.084.965 |  4.153.753 |  21.425.339 |
| PS5 # |     15.885 |     12.822 |            |    845.753 |            |   1.100.903 |
| XBS # |      3.447 |      4.135 |            |     71.167 |            |     102.591 |
| PS4 # |        961 |        933 |      4.533 |     98.300 |    484.913 |   9.389.190 |
| 3DS # |        405 |        474 |        947 |     24.194 |     55.371 |  24.583.102 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    200.549 |     58.827 |    114.085 |  5.124.379 |  4.697.238 |  57.776.075 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     13.786 |     11.041 |            |    716.307 |            |     922.929 |
| PS5DE |      2.099 |      1.781 |            |    129.446 |            |     177.974 |
| XBS X |        527 |      1.372 |            |     39.408 |            |      64.284 |
| XBS S |      2.920 |      2.763 |            |     31.759 |            |      38.307 |
| NSWEL |    138.409 |            |            |    138.409 |            |     138.409 |
| NSW L |      8.650 |      8.377 |     24.583 |  1.016.692 |  1.679.138 |   4.088.784 |
|  NSW  |     32.792 |     32.086 |     83.992 |  2.929.864 |  2.474.615 |  17.198.146 |
|  PS4  |        961 |        933 |      4.368 |     98.076 |    305.267 |   7.813.467 |
|n-2DSLL|        405 |        474 |        928 |     24.194 |     52.629 |   1.188.157 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 40)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Metroid Dread # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.10.08} (¥6.980)
02./00. [PS4] Far Cry 6 # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2021.10.07} (¥8.400)
03./00. [PS5] Far Cry 6 # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2021.10.07} (¥8.400)
04./00. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200)
05./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 3
PS4 – 1
PS5 – 1

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Metroid Dread (Nintendo) {2021.10.08}
02./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
03./00. [PS4] Far Cry 6 (Lauro Taiwan) {2021.10.07}
04./00. [PS5] Far Cry 6 (Lauro Taiwan) {2021.10.07}
05./02. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.09.22}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 3
PS4 – 1
PS5 – 1

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

01./00. [NSW] Metroid Dread (Nintendo) {2021.10.08}
02./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2018.02.01}
03./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
04./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
05./00. [PS5] Far Cry 6 (Intra Games) {2021.10.07}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS5 – 1

Click here for more Japanese sales data!

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


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