[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 44, 2020 (October 26 – November 01) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 44, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 44)

Week 44 was fairly busy on the new releases front, with over half of the games in the Top 10 Software being brand new.

The biggest release of the week is Pikmin 3 Deluxe, which is off to an excellent debut with no less than 171 349 units at retail alone (it should have sold over 200 000 units with digital sales). It’s the best debut for the Pikmin series, as you can see for yourself:

  • Pikmin (GameCube): 101 299 units (502 996 units LTD)
  • Pikmin 2 (GameCube): 161 930 units (483 027 units LTD)
  • Pikmin 3 (Wii U): 102 188 units (232 313 units LTD)

The fact that Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a port, and not a brand new entry, did not really matter: it seems that for a majority of purchasers, this was a brand new game, since they skipped the original on Wii U. Now, it remains to be seen how it will sell during the holiday season, and in the long-run. Of course, it will have no trouble outselling the Wii U version, but it remains to be seen whether it will last long enough to outsell the first two games on GameCube.

Next: Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster. It’s off to a strong start, with over 100 000 units sold. The Nintendo Switch version was the best-selling SKU with 52 841 units sold. The original version sold 151 203 units at launch on PlayStation 2, so that’s a fairly good performance for a mere remaster.

Unfortunately, it being a remaster means sales are going to drop sharply from Week 2 onwards. The series primarily appeals to a fairly dedicated fanbase, and those fans generally buy the game at launch (or shortly after it). The fact that Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is not a brand new entry will further accentuate this phenomenon.

It’s not clear how much this remaster will end up selling (it should be able to top 200 000 units LTD with digital included), but this strong debut points towards a bright future for Shin Megami Tensei V next year.

Finally, the last entry this week is Kamen Rider memory of heroes. It’s off to a rather lukewarm start with only 11 683 units sold on Nintendo Switch (the PlayStation 4 version did not chart). In comparison, Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble Zi-O sold about 12 314 at launch.

This week, the usual evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch performed well, with Ring Fit Adventure and Pokémon Sword and Shield both seeing a healthy increase in sales (+38% and +33% respectively). No new milestone this week, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons is steadily moving towards its 6th million (5 909 746 units as of this week).

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 171.349 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.10.29} (¥5.980) – 52.481 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [PS4] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.10.29} (¥5.980) – 48.830 / NEW <60-80%>
04./00. [PS4] Watch Dogs: Legion # <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2020.10.29} (¥8.400) – 40.962 / NEW <60-80%>
05./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 29.086 / 1.746.352 <80-100%> (+38%)
06./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 24.009 / 5.909.746 <80-100%> (+4%)
07./00. [PS4] GreedFall <RPG> (Game Source Entertainment) {2020.10.29} (¥7.480) – 13.292 / NEW <60-80%>
08./00. [NSW] Kamen Rider: Memory of Heroez # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.10.29} (¥7.600) – 11.683 / NEW <40-60%>
09./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 9.569 / 3.238.517 <80-100%> (+9%)
10./06. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 9.421 / 3.783.145 <80-100%> (+33%)
11./00. [PS4] Kamen Rider: Memory of Heroez # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.10.29} (¥7.600) – 9.286 / NEW <40-60%>
12./03. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 9.207 / 364.635 <60-80%> (-11%)
13./07. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 6.390 / 1.543.751 <80-100%> (+9%)
14./00. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Game of the Year Edition <Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice \ Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice DLC> <ADV> (From Software) {2020.10.29} (¥4.800) – 5.826 / NEW <20-40%>
15./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 5.231 / 3.865.868 <80-100%> (+10%)
16./10. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 4.735 / 1.585.622 <80-100%> (+27%)
17./09. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 4.171 / 416.155 <80-100%> (+3%)
18./11. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 3.955 / 3.592.103 <80-100%> (+8%)
19./05. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Mario Set / Luigi Set <RCE> (Nintendo) {2020.10.16} (¥9.980) – 3.583 / 85.192 <60-80%> (-53%)
20./00. [NSW] FiNC HOME FiT <HOB> (Pocket) {2020.10.29} (¥5.500) – 3.212 / NEW <20-40%>
21./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.168 / 1.672.847 <80-100%> (+4%)
22./14. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 3.007 / 919.362 <80-100%> (+14%)
23./16. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17} (¥6.900) – 2.390 / 410.702 <80-100%> (-7%)
24./12. [PS4] FIFA 21 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2020.10.09} (¥7.909) – 2.239 / 51.884 <60-80%> (-34%)
25./00. [PS4] Saints Row: The Third Remastered <ACT> (EXNOA) {2020.10.29} (¥4.800) – 2.234 / NEW <40-60%>
26./15. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition <RPG> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2020.09.08} (¥3.600) – 2.104 / 38.961 <40-60%> (-19%)
27./20. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 2.054 / 980.445 <80-100%> (+12%)
28./19. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 2.037 / 313.908 <80-100%> (+3%)
29./17. [NSW] FIFA 21: Legacy Edition <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2020.10.09} (¥5.091) – 1.719 / 20.390 <40-60%> (-28%)
30./22. [NSW] Paper Mario: The Origami King <ADV> (Nintendo) {2020.07.17} (¥5.980) – 1.702 / 267.743 <80-100%> (+4%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 22
PS4 – 8

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales went back up, with 86 985 units sold this week (up from 64 678 units last week). It looks like Nintendo chose to ship more consoles for the launch of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, though the increase itself is still due primarily to pent up demand (rather than Pikmin 3 Deluxe itself).

Unfortunately, sales are once again down Year on Year, and this time, the gap is larger than it was during Week 43: the Nintendo Switch sold 119 937 units during Week 44 2019, thanks to the release of the special Pokémon Sword and Shield model for the Nintendo Switch Lite (released on November 1st).

YTD sales now stand at 4 401 358 units (vs. 2 907 343 units in 2019), with still two full months left… including the holiday season! Depending on how sales go in November, the Nintendo Switch could, in theory, hit the 5 million units milestone this very month. And at this rate, there’s very little doubt the console will sell over 6 million units YTD. The question is: how close to 7 million units will it get?

LTD sales now stand at 15 784 789 units, with 2 781 904 units for the Lite model. The OG model reached a new milestone with over 13 million units sold. It’s remained the most popular model by a wide margin, and was only outsold by the Lite model during specific periods (around the launch of the Lite model, and with the massive shortages in early 2020 and following the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons).

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it’s back in 4 digit territory with 1 467 units sold this week. Quite interestingly, sales are actually up Year on Year (1 070 units were sold last year during the same week), but it’s not enough to close the gap between 2019 and 2020 sales (58 302 units vs 171 365 units). LTD sales now stand at 24 554 449 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     86.985 |     64.768 |    119.397 |  4.401.358 |  2.907.343 |  15.784.789 |
| PS4 # |      3.150 |      3.137 |      8.338 |    494.717 |    915.271 |   9.242.960 |
| 3DS # |      1.467 |        608 |      1.070 |     58.302 |    171.365 |  24.554.449 |
| XB1 # |         36 |         47 |         75 |      3.342 |      5.725 |     114.588 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     91.638 |     68.560 |    128.921 |  4.957.719 |  4.037.094 |  49.696.786 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     20.303 |     16.086 |     66.272 |  1.736.521 |    418.443 |   2.781.904 |
|  NSW  |     66.682 |     48.682 |     53.125 |  2.664.837 |  2.488.900 |  13.002.885 |
| XB1 X |         21 |         28 |         43 |      2.308 |      3.813 |      20.950 |
| XB1 S |         15 |         19 |         32 |      1.034 |      1.912 |      21.636 |
|PS4 Pro|         84 |        132 |      3.346 |    179.968 |    335.088 |   1.574.938 |
|  PS4  |      3.066 |      3.005 |      4.992 |    314.749 |    580.183 |   7.668.022 |
|n-2DSLL|      1.438 |        592 |        989 |     55.495 |    141.161 |   1.159.741 |
| n-3DS |         29 |         16 |         81 |      2.807 |     29.113 |   5.888.722 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 44)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980)
02./00. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.10.29} (¥5.980)
03./00. [PS4] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.10.29} (¥5.980)
04./00. [PS4] Watch Dogs: Legion # <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2020.10.29} (¥8.400)
05./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 3
PS4 – 2

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2020.10.30}
02./00. [PS4] Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft) {2020.10.29}
03./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
04./00. [PS4] Xuan Yuan Sword VII (Justdan) {2020.10.29}
05./00. [PS4] The Dark Pictures: Little Hope (Bandai Namco) {2020.10.29}

Number of games in Top 5

PS4 – 3
NSW – 2

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

01./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
02./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
03./00. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2020.10.30}
04./03. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}
05./00. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (Sega) {2020.10.29}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create (Week 45)

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

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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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