[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 45, 2020 (November 02 – November 08) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 45, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 45)

Week 45 was not as eventful as Week 44, but it did see the release of a few games. Unfortunately, those new releases didn’t really set the charts on fire.

The best-selling entry is the Pokémon Sword and Shield + Expansion Pass bundle, which sold 18 638 units. Considering this bundle does not offer any sort of discount (it’s the same price as the stand-alone release + the DLC bought separately) or any other bonus, this is a fairly solid debut.

The holiday season is when this bundle is expected to shine, as it makes a very handy gift for parents (who won’t have to buy anything on the Nintendo eShop: everything’s already on the cart).

As for Shadowverse: Champions Battle, it’s off to an “okay” debut with 13 871 units sold at launch. As a kids-friendly title, it does have the potential to sell well during the holiday season. The anime series it’s based on is fairly popular, which should help with sales in the long run.

Highlights this week include:

  • 01./01. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) – 67.925 / 239.274 (-60%). Despite the fairly standard second week drop, it’s well on its way to become the best-selling Pikmin game ever (if you add digital sales, of course). It’s now sold over 200 000 units, and the next milestone (250 000 units) is just around the corner.

Thanks to a significant increase in Hardware sales, the usual evergreen titles all saw a noticeable jump in sales. The only exception is Pokémon Sword and Shield, because of the bundle mentioned above.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 67.925 / 239.274 <60-80%> (-60%)
02./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 37.256 / 1.783.608 <80-100%> (+28%)
03./06. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 31.687 / 5.941.433 <80-100%> (+32%)
04./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.11.06} (¥8.689) – 18.638 / NEW <20-40%>
05./00. [NSW] Shadowverse: Champions Battle <TBL> (Cygames) {2020.11.05} (¥5.980) – 13.871 / NEW <40-60%>
06./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.318 / 3.250.835 <80-100%> (+29%)
07./04. [PS4] Watch Dogs: Legion # <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2020.10.29} (¥8.400) – 8.723 / 49.685 <60-80%> (-79%)
08./12. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 8.536 / 373.171 <60-80%> (-7%)
09./13. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 8.091 / 1.551.842 <80-100%> (+27%)
10./10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 7.638 / 3.790.783 <80-100%> (-19%)
11./02. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.10.29} (¥5.980) – 7.068 / 59.549 <60-80%> (-87%)
12./00. [PS4] Mary Skelter Finale # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2020.11.05} (¥7.600) – 6.819 / NEW <60-80%>
13./03. [PS4] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster # <RPG> (Atlus) {2020.10.29} (¥5.980) – 6.671 / 55.501 <60-80%> (-86%)
14./15. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 6.046 / 3.871.914 <80-100%> (+16%)
15./16. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 5.783 / 1.591.405 <80-100%> (+22%)
16./18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.807 / 3.596.910 <80-100%> (+22%)
17./17. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 4.571 / 420.726 <80-100%> (+10%)
18./00. [NSW] Mary Skelter Finale # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2020.11.05} (¥7.600) – 4.544 / NEW <40-60%>
19./21. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 4.056 / 1.676.903 <80-100%> (+28%)
20./22. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 3.633 / 922.995 <80-100%> (+21%)
21./27. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 2.728 / 983.173 <80-100%> (+33%)
22./00. [NSW] Ouchi de Relaxuma: Relaxuma ga Ouchi ni Yatte Kita <ADV> (Nippon Columbia) {2020.11.05} (¥5.800) – 2.673 / NEW <20-40%>
23./26. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition <RPG> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2020.09.08} (¥3.600) – 2.476 / 41.437 <40-60%> (+18%)
24./08. [NSW] Kamen Rider: Memory of Heroez # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.10.29} (¥7.600) – 2.468 / 14.151 <60-80%> (-79%)
25./19. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Mario Set / Luigi Set <RCE> (Nintendo) {2020.10.16} (¥9.980) – 2.371 / 87.563 <60-80%> (-34%)
26./28. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) – 2.323 / 316.231 <80-100%> (+14%)
27./23. [PS4] Ghost of Tsushima <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.07.17} (¥6.900) – 2.166 / 412.868 <80-100%> (-9%)
28./00. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 2.130 / 47.736 <80-100%> (+28%)
29./00. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 2.102 / 504.241 <80-100%> (+28%)
30./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 2.030 / 2.140.133 <80-100%> (+25%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 26
PS4 – 4

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, the Nintendo Switch saw a major and rather unexpected jump in sales with no less than 139 200 units sold. It’s partly due to the release of the Fortnite bundle, though it’s not clear how many units it contributed to this week’s total.

It looks like Nintendo have really ramped up production and shipments for their console, as some retailers have already stopped (or are about to stop) doing lotteries for it. We can expect strong sales during the remaining two months of they ear, with the next big week being Week 47 with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and the new Ring Fit Adventure bundle.

Last year, during the same week, the Nintendo Switch sold “only” 88 772 units. The Year on Year increase is fairly noticeable, especially given the lack of heavy hitter. It looks like we can expect 2020 sales to be able to hold their own against even the biggest weeks of the 2019 holiday season.

If you want to get an idea of how much stronger sales have been this year: as of this week, the Nintendo Switch has sold more units this year (4 540 558 units) than throughout the entirety of 2019 (4 493 885 units)… and with a little under two months left! 2019 was the best year for the Nintendo Switch, which means 2020 is now officially the peak year. Of course, this really comes as no surprise if you’ve been following sales on a regular basis!

The gap between 2019 and 2020 sales is now nearly 1.5 million units. It’s unlikely to reach 2 million units, since 2019 had a really strong holiday season, but it’s also unlikely to drop too much in the coming weeks.

LTD sales now stand at 15 923 989 units, which means the 16 million units milestone may be reached as early as next week. The Lite model has sold 2 801 995 units, and the OG model 13 121 994 units.

Finally, Nintendo 3DS sales dropped back in 3 digits territory this week with only 561 units (most likely, the past few weeks had retailers clearing stock), down from 1 467 units the previous week and 1 774 units last year during the same week. YTD sales now stand at 58 863 units (down from 173 139 units last year), and LTD sales at 24 555 010 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    139.200 |     86.985 |     88.772 |  4.540.558 |  2.996.115 |  15.923.989 |
| PS4 # |      3.275 |      3.150 |     15.810 |    497.992 |    931.081 |   9.246.235 |
| 3DS # |        561 |      1.467 |      1.774 |     58.863 |    173.139 |  24.555.010 |
| XB1 # |         29 |         36 |         64 |      3.371 |      5.789 |     114.617 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    143.065 |     91.638 |    106.442 |  5.100.784 |  4.143.536 |  49.839.851 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW L |     20.091 |     20.303 |     34.523 |  1.756.612 |    452.966 |   2.801.995 |
|  NSW  |    119.109 |     66.682 |     54.249 |  2.783.946 |  2.543.149 |  13.121.994 |
| XB1 X |         16 |         21 |         30 |      2.324 |      3.843 |      20.966 |
| XB1 S |         13 |         15 |         34 |      1.047 |      1.946 |      21.649 |
|PS4 Pro|         91 |         84 |      8.546 |    180.059 |    343.634 |   1.575.029 |
|  PS4  |      3.184 |      3.066 |      7.264 |    317.933 |    587.447 |   7.671.206 |
|n-2DSLL|        536 |      1.438 |      1.720 |     56.031 |    142.881 |   1.160.277 |
| n-3DS |         25 |         29 |         54 |      2.832 |     29.167 |   5.888.747 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 45)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./01. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980)
02./05. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
03./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
04./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980)
05./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
02./01. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2020.10.30}
03./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
04./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./00. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

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] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
04./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2018.02.01}
05./00. [NSW] Buried Stars (Line Games) {2020.07.30}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create (Week 46)

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

This week, we have the Day 1 sell-through data for a few multiplatform titles:

  • [NSW] [PS4] Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (Square Enix) {2020.11.11} (¥6.800) – 30-20%
  • [NSW] [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 70%

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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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