[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 51, 2020 (December 14 – December 20) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 51, 2020 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Important note: the next sales data report will go live on January 7th, with data for Week 52 and Week 1 combined.

Famitsu (Week 51)

Week 51 was, as expected, a pretty big week for the Japanese video games market. Software-wise, sales are quite strong, though the few new games released during that week did not manage to chart.

Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! is #1 of sales for the 5th week in a row, with 209 123 units sold (+25%). It really is THE holiday title of the Nintendo Switch this year, with Konami taking full advantage of the lack of major Nintendo releases this holiday season. It’s nearly sold over 1 million units at retail alone, with 964 027 units sold as of this week. Sales during Week 52 and Week 1 are bound to be even stronger than this week.

Highlights this week include:

  • 03./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) – 58.654 / 2.028.444 (+18%). It’s now sold over 2 million units since launch, and demand remain extremely strong. No doubt we will keep seeing it in the Top 10 Software throughout much of 2021;
  • 05./06. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo)- 40.359 / 407.820 (+33%). It’s now sold over 400 000 units, and it’s not quite done selling. It should end at or above 500 000 units sold at retail alone when the holiday season is over.

As expected, all the evergreen titles on Nintendo Switch are perfroming really well. Animal Crossing: New Horizons nearly sold 100 000 units this week (95 097 units), and Super Smash Brops. Ultimate could reach the 4 million units milestone as early as next week depending on how big the Week 52 increase is.

Week 52 will be the biggest week of the year for the Japanese market, and so we can safely expect further increases for Software (and Hardware of course). Of course, it should be another week with a Nintendo Switch-only Top 10.

Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./01. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 209.123 / 964.207 <80-100%> (+25%)
02./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 95.097 / 6.270.353 <80-100%> (+33%)
03./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 58.654 / 2.028.444 <80-100%> (+18%)
04./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 44.450 / 3.388.984 <80-100%> (+39%)
05./06. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 40.359 / 407.820 <80-100%> (+33%)
06./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 35.165 / 1.654.462 <80-100%> (+38%)
07./09. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 33.475 / 3.959.987 <80-100%> (+46%)
08./10. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 30.046 / 1.687.940 <80-100%> (+34%)
09./13. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 28.102 / 455.469 <80-100%> (+50%)
10./18. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 24.502 / 479.976 <80-100%> (+84%)
11./11. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield + Expansion Pass <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2020.11.06} (¥8.689) – 23.189 / 115.454 <60-80%> (+9%)
12./12. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.11.20} (¥7.200) – 22.648 / 278.612 <80-100%> (+20%)
13./00. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Wai Wai Gakuen Seikatsu <RPG> (Level 5) {2020.12.17} (¥4.364) – 21.147 / 30.590 <60-80%>
14./17. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 21.081 / 3.852.055 <80-100%> (+52%)
15./16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 19.871 / 3.656.361 <80-100%> (+43%)
16./07. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 <PZL> (Sega) {2020.12.10} (¥4.990) – 13.806 / 40.152 <40-60%> (-48%)
17./20. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 13.312 / 964.088 <80-100%> (+49%)
18./00. [NSW] Family Trainer <HOB> (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.12.17} (¥4.980) – 13.189 / NEW <20-40%>
19./21. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 12.897 / 1.018.008 <80-100%> (+47%)
20./30. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 10.496 / 74.952 <80-100%> (+63%)
21./27. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 9.779 / 531.828 <80-100%> (+46%)
22./00. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Mario Set / Luigi Set <RCE> (Nintendo) {2020.10.16} (¥9.980) – 9.749 / 116.515 <60-80%>
23./24. [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) – 9.533 / 39.876 <40-60%> (+29%)
24./23. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 9.496 / 1.714.135 <80-100%> (+22%)
25./29. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 9.344 / 2.166.425 <80-100%> (+44%)
26./14. [NSW] Derby Stallion <SLG> (Game Addict) {2020.12.03} (¥7.800) – 9.209 / 100.364 <80-100%> (-46%)
27./00. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons: Hero Edition <RPG> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2020.09.08} (¥3.600) – 8.946 / 65.831 <60-80%>
28./02. [PS4] Cyberpunk 2077 # <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2020.12.10} (¥7.980) – 7.721 / 112.408 <60-80%> (-93%)
29./00. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Oheya no Sumi de Tabikibun Sugoroku <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 6.680 / 17.980 <40-60%> (+31%)
30./00. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 6.612 / 545.603 <80-100%>

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 29
PS4 – 1

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales saw another increase with 263 304 units sold (vs. 229 698 units last week). Unfortunately, that’s not quite as much as last year during the same week (291 485 units), but that was expected given the lack of major (Nintendo) title for the holiday season. Still, despite that, sales remain quite strong, and they should increase even further during Week 52.

It’s more than likely that the Nintendo Switch will end up selling over 300 000 units during Week 52 (or will come really close to that number). The following week (Week 1) will have New Year, so sales are not going to drop below 200 000 units before Week 2.

This week, the Nintendo Switch reached yet another milestone: 17 million units sold since launch. Once the holiday season is over, the console will be well on its way to the next milestone (18 million units), which should be reached sometime in Q1 2021. The OG model accounts for 14 015 916 units (another milestone), and the Lite model 3 016 285 units (yes, another one!).

As mentioned above, Week 52 and Week 1 are expected to be pretty big for the video games market in Japan, and there’s little doubt the Nintendo Switch will enjoy extremely strong sales during those two weeks. But will they be strong enough to keep up with Week 52, 2019 and Week 1, 2020? We will have to wait until January 7th to find out.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales are perfectly flat with 583 units sold (vs 553 units last week, and 3 316 units last year). YTD sales now stand at 62 103 units (vs. 188 138 units last year), and LTD sales at 24 558 250 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    263.304 |    229.698 |    291.485 |  5.678.770 |  4.259.617 |  17.062.201 |
| PS5 # |     17.578 |     11.056 |            |    241.962 |            |     241.962 |
| PS4 # |     10.343 |      9.154 |    107.313 |    529.929 |  1.114.804 |   9.278.172 |
| 3DS # |        583 |        553 |      3.316 |     62.103 |    188.138 |  24.558.250 |
| XBS # |        375 |      1.411 |            |     31.219 |            |      31.219 |
| XB1 # |         33 |         38 |        226 |      3.556 |      8.018 |     114.802 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    292.216 |    251.910 |    402.378 |  6.547.539 |  5.608.192 |  51.286.606 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     15.122 |      9.025 |            |    196.099 |            |     196.099 |
|PS5 Dig|      2.456 |      2.031 |            |     45.863 |            |      45.863 |
| XBS X |        268 |      1.186 |            |     24.699 |            |      24.699 |
| XBS S |        107 |        225 |            |      6.520 |            |       6.520 |
| NSW L |     51.579 |     47.334 |    101.577 |  1.970.902 |    952.342 |   3.016.285 |
|  NSW  |    211.725 |    182.364 |    189.908 |  3.707.868 |  3.307.275 |  14.045.916 |
| XB1 X |         17 |         20 |        166 |      2.427 |      4.991 |      21.069 |
| XB1 S |         16 |         18 |         60 |      1.129 |      3.027 |      21.731 |
|PS4 Pro|         52 |         58 |     32.894 |    180.448 |    400.154 |   1.575.418 |
|  PS4  |     10.291 |      9.096 |     74.419 |    349.481 |    714.650 |   7.702.754 |
|n-2DSLL|        556 |        528 |      3.081 |     59.093 |    157.127 |   1.163.339 |
| n-3DS |         27 |         25 |        235 |      3.010 |     29.920 |   5.888.925 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 51)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./01. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300)
02./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980)
03./04. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)
04./05. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥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./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
02./01. [PS4] Cyberpunk 2077 (Sega) {2020.12.10}
03./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}
04./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./03. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo) {2020.11.20}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 4
PS4 – 1

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

01./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
02./03. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
03./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
04./00. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15}
05./00. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create (Week 52)

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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