Media Create Sales Top 20 - Week #1 2018

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    Every week, sales figures are published by Media Create for the Japanese gaming market. A lot of companies use these stats for an indication of what the next hot title could be in the West.
    They are also usually a great talking point, and as it's a new year and week 1's figures have just been published, we've decided to cover them on GBAtemp:


    Famitsu Sales: Week 1, 2018 (Jan 01 - Jan 07)

    01./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 130.901 / 1.882.997 <80-100%> (+63%)
    02./03. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 126.467 / 1.450.747 <80-100%> (+60%)
    03./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 98.731 / 1.202.475 <80-100%> (+11%)
    04./04. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 76.528 / 2.080.135 <80-100%> (+30%)
    05./05. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) - 64.885 / 111.073 <80-100%> (+40%)
    06./06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa - Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) - 49.252 / 445.716 <80-100%> (+52%)
    07./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 38.416 / 726.460 <80-100%> (+37%)
    08./10. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 22.516 / 307.579 <80-100%> (+70%)
    09./08. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 20.183 / 316.471 <80-100%> (+10%)
    10./09. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) - 18.298 / 207.202 <80-100%> (+25%)
    11./14. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) - 17.112 / 138.406 <80-100%> (+84%)
    12./12. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) - 15.380 / 191.761 <80-100%> (+41%)
    13./16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) - 12.296 / 331.907 <80-100%> (+55%)
    14./15. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) - 10.872 / 351.979 <80-100%> (+31%)
    15./20. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980) - 10.526 / 119.559 <60-80%> (+77%)
    16./19. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280) - 9.706 / 43.496 <80-100%> (+49%)
    17./22. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800) - 9.410 / 43.330 <60-80%> (+82%)
    18./13. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) - 9.238 / 158.628 <80-100%> (-6%)
    19./18. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) - 9.064 / 99.903 <80-100%> (+35%)
    20./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 8.856 / 129.036 <80-100%>


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    +-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
    |System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
    +-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
    |  NSW  |    159.636 |    115.255 |            |    159.636 |            |   3.566.794 |
    | PS4 # |    103.607 |     58.182 |     89.346 |    103.607 |    182.490 |   5.960.470 |
    | 3DS # |     64.986 |     35.357 |    121.419 |     64.986 |    241.267 |  23.803.530 |
    | PSV # |     13.119 |      7.040 |     43.616 |     13.119 |     76.576 |   5.656.745 |
    | XB1 # |        273 |        287 |        402 |        273 |      1.146 |      87.865 |
    |  WIU  |        140 |         69 |      3.593 |        140 |      6.797 |   3.301.695 |
    +-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
    |  ALL  |    341.761 |    216.212 |    259.094 |    341.761 |    509.696 |  52.651.212 |
    +-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
    | XB1 X |        116 |        145 |            |        116 |            |       2.419 |
    | XB1 S |        157 |        142 |        293 |        157 |        830 |      13.444 |
    |PS4 Pro|     17.481 |     12.523 |      4.484 |     17.481 |     12.987 |     532.425 |
    |  PS4  |     86.126 |     45.659 |     84.862 |     86.126 |    169.503 |   5.428.045 |
    |  PSV  |     13.119 |      7.040 |     43.616 |     13.119 |     76.576 |   5.656.745 |
    |n-2DSLL|     47.230 |     22.038 |            |     47.230 |            |     634.781 |
    |  2DS  |      2.598 |      1.596 |     42.212 |      2.598 |     79.783 |     565.288 |
    | n-3DS |     15.158 |     11.723 |     79.207 |     15.158 |    161.484 |   5.683.184 |
    +-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
    As we can see from these figures, Nintendo have 18 of the top 20 best selling games in the chart and are also dominating weekly hardware sales.
    Splatoon 2 is also the first console game to break 2 million copies in Japan in the last 8 years.
    Will they keep up this momentum throughout 2018?

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  2. Retinal_FAILURE

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    Most probably yes bc they're Nintendo...hello?
     
  3. Xzi

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    Switch game sales should theoretically be even bigger this year than last as the library continues to grow. PS4 should also get a boost I'd think from Monster Hunter World, and I know PC is pretty much negligible in Japan.
     
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    I hardly think we can correlate Japan's market to west and don't know why any serious gaming business in thr west would but I hope NSW success motivates Nintendo to take advantage of the momentum it has right now.
     
  5. sj33

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    If you live in Japan, these figures are no surprise. Switch, 3DS and Vita dominate the shelf spaces. Even the PS4 seems to lag behind the Vita there.

    Xbox One gets a token corner of the store, usually next to all the retro-bit clone consoles.
     
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    Nintendo gives no fucks.
     
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    *looks at X-Boner sales* :lol:

    Is that referring to home console sales only? I find it hard to believe that no home or handheld console games have sold over 2 million copies in the last 8 years, considering how popular the 3DS is, especially in Japan, and it had a lot of system sellers released for it.

    Also, the console sales table is unreadable on the dark theme, please fix.
     
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  8. Shadowfied

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    I'm surprised at how many members seem so very familiar with Japanese video game sales figures. I definitely found it interesting. Had no idea Nintendo were dominating SO hard over there.
     
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    I think most people would be surprised. Store shelves are probably 70% Nintendo, 25% Sony, 5% miscellaneous.
     
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  11. Owenge

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    [sarcastic voice] odd how Nintendo is topping everything, it's almost like they know what they're doing :O

    To be honest, I took a snapshot of this just to show my xbox friends B-)
     
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