[Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea] Famitsu and Media Create sales for Week 9, 2021 (February 22 – February 28) [Top 30]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for Week 9, 2021 in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea!

Famitsu (Week 9)

Week 9 saw the release of several major titles for the Nintendo Switch, starting with the latest entry in the Story of Seasons series.

The good news for Marvelous is that Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is off to a fantastic debut: with 202 396 units sold, this is by far the best debut ever for the series (even better than Harvest Moon: A New Beginning with 116 922 units sold at launch)… and that’s only for retailer sales. No data for digital yet, but the latest Nintendo eShop rankings point towards a strong debut on the Nintendo eShop.

There is a pretty high probability that it will become the best-selling entry in the series (right now, it’s Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness with a little over 300 000 units sold LTD).

The bad news for Marvelous is that the various technical issues currently impacting the game are going to hamper sales starting from Week 2. A patch is already in the works, but it will not be released before mid-March. It’s not clear how big of a drop we can expect for Week 2, but it should be worse than the average second week drop. Hopefully, the impact on long-term sales will be somewhat limited.

As for Bravely Default II, it’s off to a decent debut with 93 061 units sold. This is actually the worst debut for the series (Bravely Second: End Layer sold 97 220 units at launch), but digital sales were pretty much non-existent on Nintendo 3DS, which means Bravely Default II is, in all likelihood, the 2nd best debut for the series if you factor in digital sales.

Also, many retailers have ran out of copies to sold during launch week and during the second Week, which shows the game has exceeded expectations so far. Square-Enix were not caught completely unprepred this time around, for they have already sent additional shipments to retailers (but shortages still subsist). When all is said and done, Bravely Defauly II should have no trouble selling over 200 000 units in total.

The last entry of the week is Uta no Prince-Sama: Debut for Nintendo Switch, which is off to a satisfying debut with 10 588 units sold. This is in line with the previous port on Nintendo Switch (Uta no Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade Love for Nintendo Switch, which sold 9 216 units at launch).

Milestones this week include:

  • over 400 000 units sold for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (422 784 units to be precise), with 74 811 units sold this week (-24%).
Famitsu – Software sales (Top 30)

01./00. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2021.02.25} (¥5.980) – 202.396 / NEW <60-80%>
02./00. [NSW] Bravely Default II <RPG> (Square Enix) {2021.02.26} (¥6.800) – 93.061 / NEW <60-80%>
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 74.811 / 422.784 <80-100%> (-24%)
04./02. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 40.610 / 1.974.795 <80-100%> (-2%)
05./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 19.032 / 2.413.077 <80-100%> (-20%)
06./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 13.575 / 3.699.547 <80-100%> (+1%)
07./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 13.332 / 6.668.414 <80-100%> (-3%)
08./00. [NSW] Uta no Prince-Sama: Debut for Nintendo Switch <ADV> (Broccoli) {2021.02.25} (¥5.800) – 10.588 / NEW <60-80%>
09./06. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 9.957 / 4.175.273 <80-100%> (+7%)
10./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 9.386 / 1.834.873 <80-100%> (+11%)
11./07. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 9.115 / 3.796.602 <80-100%> (+7%)
12./09. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 9.069 / 3.980.667 <80-100%> (+17%)
13./10. [NSW] Little Nightmares II <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.02.10} (¥3.600) – 5.994 / 37.985 <80-100%> (-20%)
14./11. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <TBL> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 5.828 / 649.665 <80-100%> (+0%)
15./00. [NSW] Darius Cozmic Revelation <G Darius HD \ Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX+> # <STG> (Taito) {2021.02.25} (¥6.800) – 5.341 / NEW <80-100%>
16./12. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 4.479 / 1.833.609 <80-100%> (-7%)
17./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 4.325 / 1.784.661 <80-100%> (-3%)
18./14. [PS4] Little Nightmares II <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2021.02.10} (¥3.600) – 4.289 / 19.826 <80-100%> (-2%)
19./00. [PS4] Darius Cozmic Revelation <G Darius HD \ Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX+> # <STG> (Taito) {2021.02.25} (¥6.800) – 3.540 / NEW <80-100%>
20./15. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 3.363 / 73.199 <80-100%> (-2%)
21./16. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars <Super Mario 64 \ Super Mario Sunshine \ Super Mario Galaxy> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.09.18} (¥6.480) – 3.142 / 565.032 <80-100%> (+13%)
22./00. [NSW] Fantastic Night Dreams Cotton Reboot! <STG> (Beep Japan) {2021.02.25} (¥4.800) – 2.894 / NEW <60-80%>
23./17. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2020.10.30} (¥5.980) – 2.679 / 545.126 <80-100%> (-1%)
24./25. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) – 2.644 / 108.865 <80-100%> (+49%)
25./19. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise <HOB> (Imagineer) {2020.12.03} (¥5.800) – 2.548 / 76.038 <80-100%> (-4%)
26./23. [NSW] Human: Fall Flat <ADV> (Teyon Japan) {2020.06.25} (¥3.500) – 2.436 / 122.746 <80-100%> (+14%)
27./20. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2020.11.20} (¥7.200) – 2.404 / 349.480 <80-100%> (-6%)
28./18. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2020.11.12} (¥4.980) – 2.364 / 142.200 <80-100%> (-11%)
29./22. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 2.250 / 1.039.133 <80-100%> (+1%)
30./00. [PS4] Empire of Sin <SLG> (Sega) {2021.02.25} (¥5.990) – 2.098 / NEW <40-60%>

Number of games in Top 30

NSW – 26
PS4 – 4

Famitsu – Hardware

This week, Nintendo Switch sales saw a slight increase with 78 049 units sold (up from 74 298 units sold last week). Demand remains unusually strong, and the release of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town and Bravely Default II certainly did nothing to lower interest in the console.

But despite the comeback of the infamous shortages, Nintendo have been able to (more or less) keep up with demand so far this year, and the console is still readily available in most stores (though the OG model can occassionally be hard to find). That’s why sales are noticeably higher than last year during the same week, when it sold “only” 53 098 units.

The gap between 2021 and 2020 sales just keeps on widening, with 1 225 836 units sold so far this year vs. 917 356 units last year. The last couple of weeks in March will determine whether Q1 sales end up with an increase Year on Year (beating Animal Crossing: New Horizons launch weeks is going to be tough, Hardware-wise).

So far, the Nintendo Switch has sold 18 566 210 units this year, with 3 346 656 units for the OG model, and 15 219 554 units for the Lite model.

As for the Nintendo 3DS, sales dropped to 673 units this week (from 827 units last week, and 1 131 units last year). YTD sales now stand at 5 959 units (vs. 10 549 units last year), and LTD sales at 24 564 867 units.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |     78.049 |     74.298 |     53.098 |  1.225.836 |    917.356 |  18.566.210 |
| PS5 # |     33.838 |     25.037 |            |    167.709 |            |     422.859 |
| PS4 # |      3.217 |      2.949 |      9.583 |     49.056 |    115.177 |   9.339.946 |
| XBS # |      1.487 |        230 |            |      4.093 |            |      35.517 |
| 3DS # |        673 |        827 |      1.131 |      5.959 |     10.549 |  24.564.867 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    117.264 |    103.341 |     63.884 |  1.452.653 |  1.043.716 |  54.086.114 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     30.117 |     21.512 |            |    150.061 |            |     356.683 |
|PS5 Dig|      3.721 |      3.525 |            |     17.648 |            |      66.176 |
| XBS X |      1.429 |        133 |            |      3.007 |            |      27.883 |
| XBS S |         58 |         97 |            |      1.086 |            |       7.634 |
| NSW L |     27.908 |     22.554 |     37.784 |    274.564 |    378.682 |   3.346.656 |
|  NSW  |     50.141 |     51.744 |     15.314 |    951.272 |    538.674 |  15.219.554 |
|PS4 Pro|         16 |         14 |      3.637 |        163 |     52.205 |   1.575.662 |
|  PS4  |      3.201 |      2.935 |      5.946 |     48.893 |     62.972 |   7.764.284 |
|n-2DSLL|        673 |        827 |      1.064 |      5.959 |      9.974 |   1.169.922 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Media Create (Week 8)

Media Create – Software sales (Japan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2021.02.25} (¥5.980)
02./00. [NSW] Bravely Default II <RPG> (Square Enix) {2021.02.26} (¥6.800)
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980)
04./02. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300)
05./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980)

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create – Software sales (Taiwan – Top 5)

01./00. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Sega) {2021.02.25}
02./00. [NSW] Bravely Default II (Square Enix) {2021.02.26}
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12}
04./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.31}
05./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

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

01./02. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20}
02./01. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12}
03./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18}
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.12.15}
05./05. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05}

Number of games in Top 5

NSW – 5

Media Create (Week 10)

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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