[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 46, 2020 (November 09 – November 15) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 46, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 46)

Week 46 was a pretty big week for the Japanese market, and for obvious reasons. On Nintendo Switch, things were not as busy, but there’s still a couple of releases that made it to the Top 10 Software.

First, we have Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. It’s off to a great start with about 55 000 units sold, including 32 906 units on Nintendo Switch alone. The game really resonated with the Japanese audience (especially on social media), leading to widespread shortages for both versions (for once). This has led to strong digital sales, which means we will have to wait for an official announcement from Marvelous to get the full picture.

It will be interesting to see how Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin ends up selling on the long run. So far, it does appear to be a sleeper hit, with the potential to keep selling over a long period of time. Hopefully, Marvelous can get new copies to retailers fast enough to compensate for the impact of used sales.

The second entry in the Top 10 Software is Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, which is off to an average debut with only 22 813 sold on Nintendo Switch (the PlayStation 4 version did not chart, which means it sold less than 18 640 units). In comparison, the worst debut for the Theatrhythm series is Theatrhythm Dragon Quest with 61 073 units.

Highlights this week include:

  • 05./01. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 31.073 / 270.347 (-54%). It’s now sold over 250 000 units since launch, with the 300 000 units milestone coming later this month.
Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.13} (¥7.900) – 84.475 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2020.11.10} (¥8.400) – 45.055 / NEW <60-80%>
03./00. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 32.906 / NEW <80-100%>
04./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 32.585 / 5.974.018 <80-100%> (+3%)
05./01. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 31.073 / 270.347 <60-80%> (-54%)
06./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 24.115 / 1.807.723 <80-100%> (-35%)
07./00. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 22.955 / NEW <80-100%>
08./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.12} (¥5.900) – 22.882 / NEW <20-40%>
09./00. [NSW] Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory <ACT> (Square Enix) {2020.11.11} (¥6.800) – 22.813 / NEW <40-60%>
10./00. [PS5] Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.12} (¥5.900) – 18.640 / NEW <40-60%>
11./00. [PS5] Demon’s Souls <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.12} (¥7.900) – 18.607 / NEW <20-40%>
12./00. [NSW] Medabots Classics Plus: Metabee Ver. / Rokusho Ver. <Medabots: Metabee Ver. \ Medabots 2: Metabee Ver. \ Medabots 3: Metabee Ver. \ Medabots 4: Metabee Ver. \ Medabots 5: Susutake Mura no Tenkousei – Metabee Ver. \ Medabots Navi: Metabee Ver. \ Medabots AX: Metabee Ver. \ Medabots Nii Core: Metabee Ver.> / <Medabots: Rokusho Ver. \ Medabots 2: Rokusho Ver. \ Medabots 3: Rokusho Ver. \ Medabots 4: Rokusho Ver. \ Medabots 5: Susutake Mura no Tenkousei – Rokusho Ver. \ Medabots Navi: Rokusho Ver. \ Medabots AX: Rokusho Ver. \ Medabots Nii Core: Rokusho Ver.> # <RPG> (Imagineer) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 18.492 / NEW <40-60%>
13./00. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory <ACT> (Square Enix) {2020.11.11} (¥6.800) – 18.120 / NEW <40-60%>
14./04. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.11.06} (¥8.689) – 12.986 / 31.624 <20-40%> (-30%)
15./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 10.390 / 3.261.225 <80-100%> (-16%)
16./00. [NSW] Piofiore: Episodio 1926 # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2020.11.12} (¥6.500) – 8.528 / NEW <80-100%>
17./09. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 7.545 / 1.559.387 <80-100%> (-7%)
18./08. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 6.132 / 379.303 <60-80%> (-28%)
19./00. [PS5] Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.13} (¥8.800) – 6.045 / NEW <40-60%>
20./14. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 5.352 / 3.877.266 <80-100%> (-11%)
21./00. [PS5] Godfall # <RPG> (Playism) {2020.11.12} (¥7.900) – 5.342 / NEW <20-40%>
22./10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 4.922 / 3.795.705 <80-100%> (-36%)
23./16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 4.628 / 3.601.538 <80-100%> (-4%)
24./15. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 4.615 / 1.596.020 <80-100%> (-20%)
25./00. [PS5] Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2020.11.12} (¥8.400) – 4.227 / NEW <20-40%>
26./17. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 4.051 / 424.777 <80-100%> (-11%)
27./05. [NSW] Shadowverse: Champions Battle <TBL> (Cygames) {2020.11.05} (¥5.980) – 3.816 / 17.687 <40-60%> (-72%)
28./19. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 3.802 / 1.680.705 <80-100%> (-6%)
29./20. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 3.261 / 926.256 <80-100%> (-10%)
30./25. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Mario Set / Luigi Set <RCE> (Nintendo) {2020.10.16} (¥9.980) – 2.905 / 90.468 <60-80%> (+23%)

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 20
PS4 – 5
PS5 – 5

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, the Nintendo Switch is not the best-selling platform for the first time in many months due to the launch of the PlayStation 5. But due to vastly insufficient shipments, the Nintendo Switch very nearly outsold it anyway with 116 267 units sold (only 2 000 units difference). It will be back at the top next week.

This week, sales are down Week on Week (139 200 units were sold last week) and Year on Year (180 136 units were sold during Week 46 2019). Year on Year, the drop is primarily due to the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield last year that significantly boosted sales. This year, there’s no such megahit, and Nintendo “only” sold what they were able to ship to retailers (demand is still far from being met for the OG model).

Next week is bound to a big one for the Nintendo Switch, what with the release of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, but more importantly the Ring Fit Adventure bundle. And with the holiday season just around the corner, sales are unlikely to drop below the 100 000 units milestone any time soon.

Since launch, the Nintendo Switch has now sold over 16 million units (16 040 256 units to be precise), with 2 824 591 units for the Lite model, and 13 215 665 units for the OG model. The gap between 2020 and 2019 sales is still around 1.5 million units, with 4 656 825 units sold so far in 2020 vs. 3 176 251 units sold in 2019 as of Week 46.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales dropped even further to 474 units (vs. 561 units last week, and 1 262 units last year). YTD sales now stand at 59 337 units (vs. 174 401 units last year), and LTD sales at 24 555 484 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| PS5 # |    118.085 |            |            |    118.085 |            |     118.085 |
| NSW # |    116.267 |    139.200 |    180.136 |  4.656.825 |  3.176.251 |  16.040.256 |
| XBS # |     20.534 |            |            |     20.534 |            |      20.534 |
| PS4 # |      2.974 |      3.275 |      8.094 |    500.966 |    939.175 |   9.249.209 |
| 3DS # |        474 |        561 |      1.262 |     59.337 |    174.401 |  24.555.484 |
| XB1 # |         25 |         29 |         80 |      3.396 |      5.869 |     114.642 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    258.359 |    143.065 |    189.592 |  5.359.143 |  4.333.128 |  50.098.210 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |    103.901 |            |            |    103.901 |            |     103.901 |
|PS5 Dig|     14.184 |            |            |     14.184 |            |      14.184 |
| XBS X |     16.247 |            |            |     16.247 |            |      16.247 |
| XBS S |      4.287 |            |            |      4.287 |            |       4.287 |
| NSW L |     22.596 |     20.091 |     97.565 |  1.779.208 |    550.531 |   2.824.591 |
|  NSW  |     93.671 |    119.109 |     82.571 |  2.877.617 |  2.625.720 |  13.215.665 |
| XB1 X |         14 |         16 |         39 |      2.338 |      3.882 |      20.980 |
| XB1 S |         11 |         13 |         41 |      1.058 |      1.987 |      21.660 |
|PS4 Pro|         71 |         91 |      3.701 |    180.130 |    347.335 |   1.575.100 |
|  PS4  |      2.903 |      3.184 |      4.393 |    320.836 |    591.840 |   7.674.109 |
|n-2DSLL|        474 |        536 |      1.188 |     56.505 |    144.069 |   1.160.751 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 46)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.13} (¥7.900)
02./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
03./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2020.11.10} (¥8.400)
04./00. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980)
05./01. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 3
PS4 – 2

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (Ubisoft) {2020.11.10}
02./00. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Sega) {2020.11.12}
03./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.12}
04./00. [NSW] Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft) {2020.11.12}
05./00. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Sega) {2020.11.12}

Number of games in Top 5

PS4 – 3
NSW – 2

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

01./00. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.12}
02./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
03./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
04./00. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (Ubisoft) {2020.11.10}
05./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War (Activision) {2020.11.13}

Number of games in Top 5

PS4 – 3
NSW – 2

Media Create (Week 47)

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

Unfortunately, no data this week!

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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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