[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 49, 2020 (November 30 – December 06) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 49, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 49)

Week 49 was a busy week for the Japanese market, with quite a lot of entries in the Top 10 Software.

The biggest one is the latest entry in the long-running Derby Stallion, which is off to a good debut with 74 244 units sold at launch. That’s slightly better than the Nintendo 3DS entry, which sold 70 402 units at launch (and 122 222 units LTD). Depending on word of mouth, it could go on to sell over 200 000 units. December sales will pretty telling as for where we can expect its sales to land when all is said and done.

The second entry this week is Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, which is off to a good start with over 74 000 units sold. That’s not quite as good as the first game, but the drop is fairly limited (about 4 000 units less). What’s more, the Nintendo Switch saw a bigger share of sales this time, with 30 643 units sold (vs. 25 538 units for the first game).

Atelier Ryza Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout ended up selling over 100 000 units at retail alone, but was marred by shortages in the weeks that followed launch. This time around, both Koei-Tecmo and retailers correctly anticipated demand, and there are no widespread shortages. In other words, retail sales will not drop off a cliff next week. It will be interesting to see if the Nintendo Switch version will be able to catch up with the PlayStation 4 version this time around.

Highlights this week include:

  • 01./01. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) – 115.884 / 588.310 (-9%). It’s now sold over 500 000 units since launch, with a really strong 3rd week. As expected, December is looking pretty good for the game, and it looks like it could end up selling over 1 million units at retail alone by the end of the year.

The usual evergreen titles saw a noticeable increase in sales this week thanks to the start of the holiday season and stronger Nintendo Switch sales (especially important for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which gets a big chunk of its sales from the bundle).

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 115.884 / 588.310 <80-100%> (-9%)
02./00. [NSW] Derby Stallion <SLG> (Game Addict) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 74.244 / NEW <60-80%>
03./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 57.104 / 6.103.801 <80-100%> (+61%)
04./00. [PS4] Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 43.987 / NEW <60-80%>
05./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 40.176 / 1.919.987 <80-100%> (+12%)
06./00. [NSW] Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 30.643 / NEW <60-80%>
07./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 28.612 / NEW <40-60%>
08./02. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.11.20} (¥7.200) – 23.276 / 237.158 <60-80%> (-43%)
09./08. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 23.180 / 3.312.638 <80-100%> (+58%)
10./00. [PS4] Densha de Go!! Hashirou Yamanotesen <SLG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 21.592 / NEW <60-80%>
11./05. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 21.280 / 337.142 <80-100%> (+0%)
12./00. [NSW] Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.12.03} (¥3.980) – 19.594 / NEW <60-80%>
13./10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.11.06} (¥8.689) – 15.543 / 71.001 <60-80%> (+26%)
14./00. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 15.520 / NEW <40-60%>
15./12. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 15.280 / 1.593.870 <80-100%> (+49%)
16./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 14.765 / 1.635.480 <80-100%> (+25%)
17./16. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 12.894 / 3.903.626 <80-100%> (+88%)
18./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 12.655 / NEW <40-60%>
19./09. [NSW] Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2020.11.17} (¥3.000) – 11.948 / 57.362 <80-100%> (-16%)
20./14. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 11.668 / 408.606 <80-100%> (+30%)
21./07. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.13} (¥7.900) – 9.559 / 133.930 <80-100%> (-35%)
22./18. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 8.827 / 3.817.122 <80-100%> (+35%)
23./20. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 8.587 / 49.044 <80-100%> (+43%)
24./19. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 8.396 / 3.622.548 <80-100%> (+34%)
25./13. [PS4] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 7.887 / 48.019 <80-100%> (-18%)
26./06. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack <Taiko no Tatsujin: Don and Katsu’s Great Time Adventure \ Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.11.26} (¥6.100) – 7.432 / 22.936 <20-40%> (-52%)
27./21. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 6.941 / 442.155 <80-100%> (+31%)
28./22. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.519 / 1.696.878 <80-100%> (+24%)
29./23. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 6.319 / 941.851 <80-100%> (+37%)
30./00. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Oheya no Sumi de Tabikibun Sugoroku <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 6.190 / NEW <0-20%>

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 25
PS4 – 5

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch saw a nice rebound with no less than 204 622 units sold, despite the lack of notable release to boost sales. Not only is that 55 000 units more than last week, it’s also about 16 000 units more than during Week 49 2019 (188 501 units sold). It’s not enough to compensate for the drop Year on Year from last week, but it’s a welcome increase nonetheless.

So far, 2020 sales are keeping up with 2019 sales during this holiday season, and it will be interesting to see how much the Nintendo Switch end up selling during the next few weeks. The lack of mega hit this year may be a liability, the evergreen titles and Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! are certainly pulling their weight to compensate!

YTD sales now stand at 5 185 768, and it looks like the Nintendo Switch does have a shot at hitting 6 million units YTD. It will all depend on how strong sales are during the next 3 weeks, for the last week of the year always sees a drop in sales. In comparison, the Nintendo Switch had sold 3 731 507 units in 2019 after the same amount of weeks.

LTD sales now stand at 16 569 199 units, with 2 917 372 units for the Lite model, and 13 651 827 units for the OG Model.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales just keep on dropping, with only 490 units sold this week (vs. 520 units last week, and 4 074 units last year). YTD sales now stand at 60 967 units (vs. 181 128 units last year) and LTD sales at 24 557 114 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    204.622 |    145.178 |    188.501 |  5.185.768 |  3.731.507 |  16.569.199 |
| PS5 # |     11.893 |     40.459 |            |    213.328 |            |     213.328 |
| PS4 # |      3.055 |      3.644 |     41.401 |    510.432 |    996.275 |   9.258.675 |
| XBS # |      1.622 |      3.593 |            |     29.433 |            |      29.433 |
| 3DS # |        490 |        520 |      4.074 |     60.967 |    181.128 |  24.557.114 |
| XB1 # |         28 |         32 |        400 |      3.485 |      7.270 |     114.731 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    221.710 |    193.426 |    234.421 |  6.003.413 |  4.953.706 |  50.742.480 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |      7.514 |     28.202 |            |    171.952 |            |     171.952 |
|PS5 Dig|      4.379 |     12.257 |            |     41.376 |            |      41.376 |
| XBS X |      1.388 |      2.584 |            |     23.245 |            |      23.245 |
| XBS S |        234 |      1.009 |            |      6.188 |            |       6.188 |
| NSW L |     37.534 |     27.196 |     66.285 |  1.871.989 |    769.656 |   2.917.372 |
|  NSW  |    167.088 |    117.982 |    122.216 |  3.313.779 |  2.961.851 |  13.651.827 |
| XB1 X |         17 |         18 |        176 |      2.390 |      4.480 |      21.032 |
| XB1 S |         11 |         14 |        224 |      1.095 |      2.790 |      21.697 |
|PS4 Pro|         69 |         63 |      9.645 |    180.338 |    363.412 |   1.575.308 |
|  PS4  |      2.986 |      3.581 |     31.756 |    330.094 |    632.863 |   7.683.367 |
|n-2DSLL|        463 |        476 |      3.950 |     58.009 |    150.497 |   1.162.255 |
| n-3DS |         27 |         44 |        124 |      2.958 |     29.540 |   5.888.873 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 49)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)


01./01. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300)
02./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
03./00. [NSW] Derby Stallion <SLG> (Game Addict) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800)
04./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
05./00. [PS4] Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.03}
02./01. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo) {2020.11.20}
03./00. [PS4] Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.03}
04./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
05./00. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Justdan) {2020.12.03}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

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

01./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
02./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
03./00. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Nintendo) {2020.12.03}
04./02. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo) {2020.11.20}
05./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2018.02.01}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create (Week 49)

Media Create – Day 1 sell-through

  • [PS4] [NSW] Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.10} (¥9.800) – 40%
  • [NSW] [PS4] [PS5] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Sega) {2020.12.10} (¥4.990) – 20%

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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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