Media Create: 2019 sales for Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (Software, Hardware)

Thanks to the latest Media Create White Book, we now have sales data for 2019 in three countries: Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. For Japan specifically, we have the Top 100 Software and Hardware sales for Japan, as well as total Software and Hardware sales data for South Korean and Taiwan (no data for specific games).

A big thanks goes to hiska-kun for translating and compiling the data below!

Update: added Used Software sales.

Japan

Software (New)

Here’s the Top 100 Software for 2019 in Japan (and more precisely the period going from December 31st 2018 to December 29th 2019).

RANK./LAST YEAR’S RANK. [SYSTEM] TITLE (PUBLISHER) {RELEASE DATE} (PRICE WITHOUT TAX) – YEAR-TO-DATE SALES / LIFETIME-TO-DATE SALES (YEAR OVER YEAR DIFFERENCE) (FIRST WEEK SALES )

001./000. [NSW] Pokemon Sword # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 1.306.211 / NEW (534.306 <84,96%>)
002./001. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 1.171.519 / 3.526.705 (-50%) (1.220.535 <68,52%>)
003./000. [NSW] Pokemon Shield # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) – 864.153 / NEW (359.817 <90,26%>)
004./000. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) – 849.364 / NEW (194.814 <42,60%>)
005./000. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 838.661 / NEW (610.077 <79,32%>)
006./000. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 786.094 / NEW (166.303 <52,53%>)
007./004. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 682.709 / 2.682.850 (-21%) (284.823 <73,66%>)
008./005. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 584.559 / 1.425.597 (-30%) (142.868 <55,95%>)
009./000. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 584.020 / NEW (95.549 <65,06%>)
010./010. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 512.614 / 1.019.523 (+1%) (61.764 <39,31%>)

011./000. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) – 511.385 / NEW (140.165 <51,46%>)
012./000. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack {Pokemon Sword \ Pokemon Shield} <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥11.960) – 492.789 / NEW (329.525 <73,46%>)
013./000. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) – 460.208 / NEW (301.788 <74,92%>)
014./000. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne Master Edition # <Monster Hunter: World \ Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne> <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) – 443.388 / NEW (171.129 <54,26%>)
015./003. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 385.718 / 3.225.504 (-64%) (648.085 <65,10%>)
016./000. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) – 376.315 / NEW (252.848 <75,09%>)
017./012. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 365.630 / 1.592.924 (-20%) (186.379 <68,11%>)
018./000. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} (¥5.700) – 326.119 / NEW (49.055 <72,76%>)
019./000. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} (¥6.980) – 309.635 / NEW (162.449 <79,99%>)
020./000. [PS4] Death Stranding # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.11.08} (¥6.900) – 291.399 / NEW (175.593 <70,72%>)

021./000. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.06.20} (¥5.980) – 277.719 / NEW (150.462 <59,68%>)
022./000. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice <ADV> (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600) – 277.502 / NEW (157.548 <82,63%>)
023./000. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600) – 267.302 / NEW (202.379 <92,23%>)
024./000. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) – 265.611 / NEW (148.778 <61,04%>)
025./000. [PS4] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.07.18} (¥8.800) – 262.789 / NEW (152.849 <65,72%>)
026./000. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal # <RPG> (Atlus) {2019.10.31} (¥8.800) – 243.907 / NEW (191.693 <79,90%>)
027./006. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 241.068 / 988.145 (-68%) (364.105 <62,96%>)
028./000. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) – 202.236 / NEW (53.327 <35,96%>)
029./000. [PS4] Days Gone <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) – 201.901 / NEW (105.507 <65,04%>)
030./000. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) – 199.159 / NEW (86.844 <59,83%>)

031./000. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) – 198.182 / NEW (116.202 <75,75%>)
032./000. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) – 197.580 / NEW (113.565 <50,88%>)
033./09. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 191.400 / 2.106.179 (-63%) (462.038 <82,64%>)
034./008. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 181.318 / 765.528 (-69%) (297.135 <51,80%>)
035./000. [PS4] New Sakura Wars # <ACT> (Sega) {2019.12.12} (¥8.800) – 168.969 / NEW (147.341 <83,91%>)
036./000. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 <SPT> (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) – 163.044 / NEW (16.316 <8,25%>)
037./015. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 157.133 / 426.810 (-42%) (69.984 <54,08%>)
038./000. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800) – 145.863 / NEW (72.757 <54,17%>)
039./039. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 138.582 / 270.844 (+5%) (97.673 <44,40%>)
040./007. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 132.198 / 835.072 (-81%) (222.031 <63,47%>)

041./000. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.10.10} (¥6.100) – 124.930 / NEW (36.719 <42,63%>)
042./000. [PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.09.12} (¥7.600) – 122.593 / NEW (55.653 <52,94%>)
043./000. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) – 120.743 / NEW (76.894 <80,53%>)
044./000. [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800) – 118.991 / NEW (77.938 <92,28%>)
045./000. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) – 115.904 / NEW <63,817%>)
046./000. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8.600) – 115.792 / NEW (88.093 <88,13%>)
047./000. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) – 114.113 / NEW (62.442 <57,10%>)
048./000. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} (¥6.100) – 113.103 / NEW (46.144 <74,73%>)
049./000. [PS4] Code Vein # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} (¥8.200) – 104.090 / NEW (69.063 <76,53%>)
050./036. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 101.500 / 241.661 (-28%) (110.285 <54,46%>)

051./000. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit # <EDU> (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} (¥7.980) – 95.384 / NEW (32.620 <41,14%>)
052./000. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} (¥8.200) – 95.193 / NEW (71.029 <88,13%>)
053./000. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} (¥7.800) – 90.448 / NEW (47.620 <79,52%>)
054./431. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) – 83.009 / 88.627 (+1378%) (2.533 <22,68%>)
055./000. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint # <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.10.01} (¥8.400) – 80.703 / NEW (47.502 <53,10%>)
056./000. [PS4] NieR: Automata – Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) – 79.750 / NEW (21.326 <72,01%>)
057./000. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game <SPT> (Sega) {2019.07.24} (¥4.990) – 79.402 / NEW (8.551 <30,30%>)
058./000. [NSW] Rune Factory 4 Special # <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.07.25} (¥4.980) – 74.987 / NEW (46.143 <74,45%>)
059./000. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) – 73.077 / NEW (51.039 <71,96%>
060./000. [PS4] Ys IX: Monstrum Nox # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) – 72.510 / NEW (46.692 <69,53%>)

061./000. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) – 71.153 / NEW (41.510 <87,40%>)
062./030. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 70.641 / 230.000 (-56%) (110.653 <56,83%>)
063./000. [PS4] Borderlands 3 # <RPG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.09.13} (¥7.400) – 70.526 / NEW (33.790 <88,38%>)
064./000. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980) – 69.577 / NEW (51.824 <78,15%>)
065./000. [PSV] Professional Baseball Spirits 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2019.07.18} (¥7.500) – 69.470 / NEW (43.608 <79,11%>)
066./295. [NSW] Fortnite # <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3.000) – 69.299 / 80.362 (+526%) (3.860 <36,81%>)
067./149. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900) – 68.771 / 145.780 (+139%) (5.983 <86,88%>)
068./000. [PS4] FIFA 20 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥7.727) – 67.948 / NEW (38.922 <53,26%>)
069./000. [PS4] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) – 67.212 / NEW (44.693 <81,39%>)
070./418. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3.500) – 66.528 / 72.448 (+1023%) (818 <22,23%>)

071./261. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980) – 66.279 / 79.589 (+398%) (13.310 <24,28%>)
072./376. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990) – 65.954 / 73.165 (+815%) (948 <19,94%>)
073./013. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 64.928 / 465.463 (-84%) (123.774 <57,16%>)
074./000. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} (¥8.200) – 64.336 / NEW (47.801 <75,75%>)
075./000. [NSW] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8.600) – 62.670 / NEW (44.051 <79,74%>)
076./000. [NSW] Astral Chain # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.08.30} (¥7.980) – 61.854 / NEW (38.021 <80,31%>)
077./085. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) – 59.550 / 365.069 (-1%) (4.630 <21,90%>)
078./000. [NSW] Daemon X Machina <SLG> (Marvelous) {2019.09.13} (¥7.800) – 58.975 / NEW (37.989 <73,43%>)
079./000. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400) – 56.143 / NEW (26.285 <55,10%>)
080./337. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) – 55.861 / 64.500 (+547%) (1.699 <18,28%>)

081./000. [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.15} (¥7.727) – 55.406 / NEW (28.634 <73,43%>)
082./000. [PS4] Azur Lane: Crosswave # <STG> (Compile Heart) {2019.08.29} (¥7.800) – 55.139 / NEW (44.123 <85,23%>)
083./000. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥4.800) – 54.883 / NEW (28.509 <79,36%>)
084./000. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} (¥5.800) – 54.811 / NEW (16.527 <55,44%>)
085./000. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.11.28} (¥8.980) – 54.462 / NEW (29.354 <58,77%>)
086./000. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800) – 54.448 / NEW (13.549 <61,60%>)
087./000. [PS4] World War Z <ACT> (H2 Interactive) {2019.09.26} (¥5.480) – 53.550 / NEW (30.239 <71,75%>)
088./000. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) – 51.878 / NEW (26.588 <85,34%>)
089./000. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4++ <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.12.05} (¥6.480) – 51.623 / NEW (10.885 <17,78%>)
090./038. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 51.460 / 533.273 (-63%) (16.916 <32,39%>)

091./019. [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) – 51.248 / 264.686 (-76%) (148.246 <66,63%>)
092./000. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2019.07.18} (¥5.800) – 50.538 / NEW (7.996 <32,15%>)
093./029. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) – 49.293 / 219.447 (-71%) (41.852 <71,10%>)
094./000. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥5.093) – 48.617 / NEW (9.696 <24,32%>)
095./000. [PS4] Yakuza 4 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.01.17} (¥3.990) – 48.459 / NEW (18.440 <62,33%>)
096./000. [PS4] Yakuza 5 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.06.20} (¥3.990) – 47.058 / NEW (21.487 <66,79%>)
097./000. [NSW] Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.07.04} (¥7.800) – 46.932 / NEW (16.505 <59,24%>)
098./066. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 46.164 / 260.965 (-42%) (62.770 <65,98%>)
099./000. [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition <Horizon Zero Dawn \ Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds> [PlayStation Hits] <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.06.27} (¥1.990) – 46.105 / NEW (2.191 <40,00%>)
100./170. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [1][Best Price] # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥4.990) – 45.537 / 69.635 (+89%) (4.889 <15,70%>)

With over 16 million units sold, the Nintendo Switch sold more games than all other platforms combined (62% market share, after all).

  • Switch – 16.646.620 (61,97%)
  • PS4 – 9.235.333 (34,38%)
  • 3DS – 664.355 (2,47%)
  • Vita – 301.706 (1,12%)
  • XB1 – 12.946 (0,05%)
  • TOTAL – 26.860.960 (100%)

Software (Used)

  • PS4 – 5.192.690 (35,43%)
  • NSW – 4.168.850 (28,44%)
  • 3DS – 2.437.539 (16,63%)
  • PSV – 964.720 (6,58%)
  • PS3 – 931.509 (6,36%)
  • NDS – 447.214 (3,05%)
  • PSP – 195.436 (1,33%)
  • WIU – 181.724 (1,24%)
  • Wii – 135.497 (0,92%)
  • XB1 – 1.250 (0,01%)
  • TOTAL – 14.656.430 (100%)

Hardware

2019 was the biggest year for the Nintendo Switch, with nearly 4.5 million units sold and a +75% market share.

  • Switch – 3.446.206 (58,11%)
  • Switch Lite – 1.044.109 (17,60%)
  • PS4 – 744.803 (12,56%)
  • PS4 Pro – 418.337 (7,05%)
  • New 2DS XL – 201.170 (3,39%)
  • New 3DS XL – 28.900 (0,49%)
  • 2DS – 10.897 (0,18%)
  • Vita – 28.968 (0,49%)
  • XB One X – 3.840 (0,06%)
  • XB One – 3.605 (0,06%)
  • TOTAL – 5.930.837 (100%)

South Korea

Hardware

Last year, the Nintendo Switch dominated Hardware sales in South Korea (over 68% market share), though obviously, sales are not on the same scale as Japan.

  • Switch – 354.961 (63,77%)
  • Switch Lite – 31.290 (5,62%)
  • PS4 Pro – 118.374 (21,27%)
  • PS4 – 31.380 (5,64%)
  • New 2DS XL – 20.645 (3,71%)
  • TOTAL – 556.650 (100%)

Software

The Nintendo Switch also dominated Software sales (over 63% market share), with over 1.5 million units sold for all games combined.

  • Switch – 1.564.125 (63,42%)
  • PS4 – 844.641 (34,25%)
  • 3DS – 57.676 (2,34%)
  • TOTAL – 2.466.442 (100%)

NB: Media Create does not have data for the Xbox One in South Korea.

Taiwan

Hardware

Just like in South Korea, the Nintendo Switch dominated sales in Taiwan (over 66% market share):

  • Switch – 183.726 (66,10%)
  • Switch Lite – 12.844 (4,62%)
  • PS4 Pro – 62.706 (22,56%)
  • PS4 – 18.013 (6,48%)
  • XB One X – 502 (0,18%)
  • Vita – 170 (0,06%)
  • TOTAL – 277.961 (100%)

Software

The Nintendo Switch also dominated Software sales (over 51% market share), but the PlayStation 4 put up a much better fight. Quite interestingly, despite Hardware sales being much lower than in South Korea (about 50% lower), Software sales are only slightly worse. Taiwanese players certainly bought a lot of games!

  • Switch – 1.136.238 (51,33%)
  • PS4 – 1.060.802 (47,93%)
  • XB1 – 9.840 (0,44%)
  • 3DS – 4.267 (0,19%)
  • Vita – 2.271 (0,10%)
  • TOTAL – 2.213.418 (100%)

Source: Media Create White Book 2020
Data translated and compiled by hiska-kun (Source 1 / Source 2 / Source 3)


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