[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 50, 2020 (December 07 – December 13) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 50, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 50)

Week 50 was another pretty big week for the Japanese market, thanks to the holiday season (now in full swing). As far as new releases go, there’s only one on Nintendo Switch in the Top 10 Software: Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.

Only the Nintendo Switch version of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 manage to chart, with 26 346 units sold. In comparison, the original game managed to sell over 50 000 units at launch, with about 42 000 units for the Nintendo 3DS version. That’s an ok debut, since there’s also digital sales to factor in. However, sales for the other platforms are expected to be far lower than the Nintendo Switch version.

Highlights this week include:

  • 01./01. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) – 166.774 / 755.084 (+44%). The game is quite unstoppable, and has already positioned itself as THE holiday title this year… even Animal Crossing: New Horizons is struggling to keep up. It’s now sold over 750 000 units at retail alone, and will easily sell over 1 million units before the end of the year (in fact, it could do so as early as next week!).

Other than that, all evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch saw a significant increase in sales this week. The biggest increase is for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which seems to have received an additional boost thanks to the announcement of the latest DLC character. Overall, this holiday seem to be going pretty well for the Nintendo Switch Software-wise, despite the lack of big Nintendo title.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 166.774 / 755.084 <80-100%> (+44%)
02./00. [PS4] Cyberpunk 2077 # <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.12.10} (¥7.980) – 104.687 / NEW <60-80%>
03./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 71.455 / 6.175.256 <80-100%> (+25%)
04./05. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 49.803 / 1.969.790 <80-100%> (+24%)
05./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 31.896 / 3.344.534 <80-100%> (+38%)
06./11. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 30.319 / 367.461 <80-100%> (+42%)
07./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 <PZL> (Sega) {2020.12.10} (¥4.990) – 26.346 / NEW <40-60%>
08./15. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 25.427 / 1.619.297 <80-100%> (+66%)
09./17. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 22.886 / 3.926.512 <80-100%> (+77%)
10./16. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 22.414 / 1.657.894 <80-100%> (+52%)
11./13. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.11.06} (¥8.689) – 21.264 / 92.265 <60-80%> (+37%)
12./08. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.11.20} (¥7.200) – 18.806 / 255.964 <80-100%> (-19%)
13./20. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 18.761 / 427.367 <80-100%> (+61%)
14./02. [NSW] Derby Stallion <SLG> (Game Addict) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 16.911 / 91.155 <60-80%> (-77%)
15./23. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 15.874 / 64.918 <80-100%> (+85%)
16./24. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 13.942 / 3.636.490 <80-100%> (+66%)
17./22. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 13.852 / 3.830.974 <80-100%> (+57%)
18./27. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 13.319 / 455.474 <80-100%> (+92%)
19./00. [NSW] Dokapon Up! Mugen no Roulette # <TBL> (Aqua Plus) {2020.12.10} (¥5.800) – 9.334 / NEW <60-80%>
20./29. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 8.925 / 950.776 <80-100%> (+41%)
21./00. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 8.758 / 1.005.111 <80-100%> (+80%)
22./00. [NSW] Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV with Power-Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.10} (¥9.800) – 7.929 / NEW <40-60%>
23./28. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 7.761 / 1.704.639 <80-100%> (+19%)
24./26. [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) – 7.407 / 30.343 <20-40%> (+0%)
25./07. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 7.243 / 35.855 <60-80%> (-75%)
26./18. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 7.164 / 19.819 <40-60%> (-43%)
27./00. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 6.720 / 522.049 <80-100%>
28./14. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 6.547 / 22.067 <40-60%> (-58%)
29./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 6.480 / 2.157.081 <80-100%>
30./00. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 6.447 / 64.456 <60-80%>

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 28
PS4 – 2

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch increased slightly to 229 698 units (vs. 204 622 units last week). Despite the lack of big Nintendo title this holiday season, 2020 sales have no trouble keeping up with 2019 sales (which had Pokémon Sword and Shield). The fantastic performance of Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! and the strong sales of the evergreen titles are more than enough to compensate, it seems!

This week, sales are down compared to last year (about 7 000 units less), but that drop is fairly negligible. The next couple of weeks are going to be pretty interesting for yearly comparisons, as they are two really big weeks. Will the lack of big Nintendo title this year be a big enough hurdle, or will Momotaro Dentetsu and the evergreen titles be enough to compensate?

It does help that the Nintendo Switch is now readily available in stores, and shortages are no longer limiting sales. Demand for the console is extremely strong, and now that Nintendo are able to ship enough units to retailers, sales are bound to remain quite strong during the rest of the holiday season.

YTD sales now stand at 5 415 466 units, and LTD sales at 16 798 897 units. The Nintendo Switch is bound to hit the next milestone next week (17 million units), unless sales drop below 202 000 units (such a drop is highly unlikely, unless shortages come back in full force).

So far, the Lite model has sold 2 964 706 units, and the OG model has sold 13 834 191 units.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, it sold 553 units (vs. 490 units last week, and 3 694 units last year during the same week). YTD sales now stand at 61 520 units (vs. 184 822 units last year), and LTD sales at 24 557 667 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    229.698 |    204.622 |    236.625 |  5.415.466 |  3.968.132 |  16.798.897 |
| PS5 # |     11.056 |     11.893 |            |    224.384 |            |     224.384 |
| PS4 # |      9.154 |      3.055 |     11.216 |    519.586 |  1.007.491 |   9.267.829 |
| XBS # |      1.411 |      1.622 |            |     30.844 |            |      30.844 |
| 3DS # |        553 |        490 |      3.694 |     61.520 |    184.822 |  24.557.667 |
| XB1 # |         38 |         28 |        522 |      3.523 |      7.792 |     114.769 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    251.910 |    221.710 |    252.108 |  6.255.323 |  5.205.814 |  50.994.390 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |      9.025 |      7.514 |            |    180.977 |            |     180.977 |
|PS5 Dig|      2.031 |      4.379 |            |     43.407 |            |      43.407 |
| XBS X |      1.186 |      1.388 |            |     24.431 |            |      24.431 |
| XBS S |        225 |        234 |            |      6.413 |            |       6.413 |
| NSW L |     47.334 |     37.534 |     81.109 |  1.919.323 |    850.765 |   2.964.706 |
|  NSW  |    182.364 |    167.088 |    155.516 |  3.496.143 |  3.117.367 |  13.834.191 |
| XB1 X |         20 |         17 |        345 |      2.410 |      4.825 |      21.052 |
| XB1 S |         18 |         11 |        177 |      1.113 |      2.967 |      21.715 |
|PS4 Pro|         58 |         69 |      3.848 |    180.396 |    367.260 |   1.575.366 |
|  PS4  |      9.096 |      2.986 |      7.368 |    339.190 |    640.231 |   7.692.463 |
|n-2DSLL|        528 |        463 |      3.549 |     58.537 |    154.046 |   1.162.783 |
| n-3DS |         25 |         27 |        145 |      2.983 |     29.685 |   5.888.898 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 50)

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./00. [PS4] Cyberpunk 2077 # <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.12.10} (¥7.980)
03./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
04./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
05./00. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [PS4] Cyberpunk 2077 (Sega) {2020.12.10}
02./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
03./02. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo) {2020.11.20}
04./00. [NSW] Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo) {2020.12.10}
05./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

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

01./00. [PS4] Cyberpunk 2077 (H2 Interactive) {2020.12.10}
02./01. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
03./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
04./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./04. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo) {2020.11.20}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

Media Create (Week 51)

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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