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Japan: Famitsu sales for First Half of 2018

Kirby Star Allies

In its newest problem, launched yesterday, Famitsu shares the newest sales knowledge for the online game market in Japan. This time, we’ve got knowledge for the primary half of 2018, and extra exactly the interval going from January 1st to June 24th (so 25 weeks in complete).

Whereas the Prime 10 is essentially dominated by Nintendo platforms, and extra particularly the Nintendo Change, the best-selling recreation through the first half of the yr is on… PlayStation four! Then once more, it’s not simply any recreation: it’s the newest entry within the fashionable Monster Hunter collection, and it might have been shocking (and worrying for Capcom) if it didn’t find yourself #1!

The remaining of the Prime 10 is, as talked about above, largely dominated by Nintendo platforms: they take eight of the 10 spots of the Prime 10. The Nintendo Change has utterly changed the Nintendo 3DS in gamers’ minds, with just one recreation within the Prime 10.

Based on the info from Famitsu, Kirby Star Allies is off to an incredible begin, with 536 881 models at retail alone. Because it’s solely going to maintain promoting by means of the remaining of the yr, it seems prefer it’s really going to turn into a million-seller in the long run (a primary for the Kirby collection because the Nintendo DS).

As for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, it’s additionally bought fairly properly in Japan, with 200 131 models at retail based on Famitsu. Granted, it’s nowhere close to sales in Europe and North America, however the Rabbids collection isn’t precisely common in Japan (alert: understatement detected), so that is truly a robust efficiency (by far the preferred Rabbids recreation in that nation).

Lastly, Donkey Kong Nation: Tropical Freeze has already outsold the Wii U model with 179 179 models bought at retail… so near the 200 00zero models milestone, which may have been reached with digital sales.

Under, you can find the entire Prime 100 Software program for Half 1 2018 from Famitsu, however earlier than that, some further knowledge! Nintendo platforms managed to seize 45 of the 100 spots of the Prime 100, with the Nintendo Change getting 31 of them and the Nintendo 3DS “only” 14.

This can be a fairly good efficiency for the previous, given the somewhat poor help from third-party publishers (although the state of affairs has undoubtedly improved since final yr, it’s simply that video games do take time to develop!). Little question the Nintendo Change may have much more video games within the Prime 100 for the complete yr, with fairly a couple of evergreen titles amongst these.

The Nintendo 3DS, regardless of a (close to) full lack of notable releases managed to seize 14 spots.

PS4 – 47
NSW – 31
3DS – 14
PSV – eight

As soon as once more, Nintendo was probably the most profitable writer. It bought a minimum of three 940 00zero models, which is nearly as a lot because the publishers ranked #2 to #5… mixed! That’s fairly the efficiency given the second half is by far an important one for the corporate.

It seems to be like there’s an actual probability Nintendo finally ends up promoting over 10 million video games in Japan this yr (and that’s regardless of The Pokémon Firm publishing Pokémon video games in Japan).

Right here’s the Prime 5 of publishers for the primary half of the 2018, based on Famitsu knowledge:

Nintendo – three.940.00zero
Capcom – 2.180.00zero
Bandai Namco Video games – 1.020.00zero
Sq. Enix – 550.00zero
Koei Tecmo – 490.00zero

Hardware sales have been dominated by the Nintendo Change, which bought over 1 million models. Sales are surprisingly near their 2017 ranges, which is sort of sudden because the console has been readily available in shops for many months now (since late January, principally). Granted, 2017 had the launch month (March), nevertheless it shortly turn out to be extraordinarily onerous to seek out in shops.

This exhibits that whereas the Nintendo Change is certainly promoting nicely in Japan, it undoubtedly hasn’t hit its stride but. In fact, issues are sure to enhance as extra video games are launched on the platform (particularly titles from third-party publishers, which have been fairly sluggish in adaptating their plans for this new, well-liked console.

In fact, the worth can also be a problem, particularly amongst youthful gamers who can’t actually afford such an costly console on their very own.

The Nintendo 3DS solely bought 323 499 models through the first 6 months of 2018, which is greater than twice decrease than final yr throughout the identical interval. As talked about a number of occasions earlier than, the hand-held is nicely on its strategy to retirement, although it doesn’t seem like Nintendo has any plan to discontinue it any time quickly… definitely not with three new New Nintendo 2DS XL bundles releasing subsequent week!

And as talked about simply above, the worth of the Nintendo Change undoubtedly is a matter for youthful gamers, so preserving an reasonably priced handheld alive for this specific demographic is certainly a clever factor to do.

Right here’s Hardware sales for H1 2018 from Famitsu:

Lastly, right here’s the Prime 100 Software program from Famitsu:

01./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) 2018.01.26 (¥eight.980) – 1.949.592 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) 2017.07.21 (¥5.980) – 631.298 / 2.383.394
03./00. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) 2018.03.16 (¥5.980) – 536.881 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart eight Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) 2017.04.28 (¥5.980) – 450.206 / 1.553.950 (-10%)
05./00. [NSW] Tremendous Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) 2017.10.27 (¥5.980) – 389.680 / 1.713.960
06./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) 2017.03.03 (¥6.980) – 292.459 / 980.503 (-36%)
07./00. [3DS] Pokemon Extremely Solar / Extremely Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) 2017.11.17 (¥four.980) – 240.135 / 2.243.742
08./00. [PS4] Jikkyou Highly effective Professional Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) 2018.04.26 (¥7.980) – 217.178 / NEW
09./00. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) 2018.01.18 (¥5.980) – 200.131 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Donkey Kong Nation: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) 2018.05.03 (¥5.980) – 179.179 / NEW
11./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Selection Package <EDU> (Nintendo) 2018.04.20 (¥6.980) – 174.792 / NEW
12./00. [PS4] Fist of the North Star: Misplaced Paradise # <ADV> (Sega) 2018.03.08 (¥eight.390) – 174.744 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) 2018.02.08 (¥7.800) – 171.195 / NEW
14./00. [3DS] Mario Celebration: The Prime 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) 2017.12.28 (¥four.980) – 153.zero15 / 199.203
15./00. [PS4] Dissidia: Remaining Fantasy NT <ACT> (Sq. Enix) 2018.01.11 (¥7.800) – 150.250 / NEW
16./00. [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) 2018.03.29 (¥eight.400) – 144.455 / NEW
17./00. [PS4] Sword Artwork On-line: Deadly Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.02.08 (¥eight.200) – 126.585 / NEW
18./00. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) 2018.06.22 (¥5.980) – 122.zero70 / NEW
19./00. [PS4] Darkish Souls Remastered <Darkish Souls Darkish Souls: Artorias of the Abyss> <RPG> (From Software program) 2018.05.24 (¥four.800) – 112.974 / NEW
20./00. [PS4] Tremendous Robotic Wars X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.03.29 (¥eight.600) – 107.866 / NEW
21./00. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Blasters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Degree 5) 2017.12.16 (¥four.800) – 105.206 / 501.670
22./10. [NSW] 1-2-Change <ETC> (Nintendo) 2017.03.03 (¥four.980) – 102.117 / 398.405 (-49%)
23./00. [PS4] Destiny/Extella: The Umbral Star Hyperlink # <ACT> (Marvelous) 2018.06.07 (¥7.980) – 100.782 / NEW
24./00. [PSV] Jikkyou Highly effective Professional Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) 2018.04.26 (¥6.980) – 98.591 / NEW
25./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.02.01 (¥7.600) – 98.552 / NEW
26./00. [PS4] God of Conflict # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Leisure) 2018.04.20 (¥6.900) – 97.504 / NEW
27./00. [NSW] The Snack World: TreJarers Gold <RPG> (Degree 5) 2018.04.12 (¥5.980) – 94.697 / NEW
28./18. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) 2017.06.16 (¥5.980) – 93.503 / 378.566 (-40%)
29./00. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Degree 5) 2018.03.23 (¥eight.00zero) – 88.193 / NEW
30./00. [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (Pokemon Co.) 2018.03.23 (¥four.980) – 84.648 / NEW
31./00. [NSW] Pokken Event DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) 2017.09.22 (¥5.980) – 79.933 / 256.314
32./00. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Change <FTG> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2017.09.07 (¥6.800) – 70.210 / 161.zero49
33./00. [PSV] Tremendous Robotic Wars X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.03.29 (¥7.600) – 70.115 / NEW
34./00. [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles four # <SLG> (Sega) 2018.03.21 (¥7.990) – 66.214 / NEW
35./00. [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft Recreation Studios) 2018.06.21 (¥three.600) – 66.050 / NEW
36./00. [NSW] Assault on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) 2018.03.15 (¥7.800) – 62.414 / NEW
37./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Sq. Enix) 2018.03.01 (¥four.800) – 61.255 / NEW
38./00. [PS4] Detroit: Turn into Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Leisure) 2018.05.25 (¥6.900) – 61.220 / NEW
39./00. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) 2017.11.30 (¥four.980) – 57.850 / 179.144
40./00. [PS4] Assault on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) 2018.03.15 (¥7.800) – 57.536 / NEW
41./00. [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.06.21 (¥7.600) – 57.179 / NEW
42./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Superior Version <ACT> (Ubisoft) 2018.03.01 (¥6.00zero) – 56.zero44 / NEW
43./00. [PS4] Women und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.02.22 (¥7.600) – 55.704 / NEW
44./26. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) 2016.11.23 (¥2.700) – 53.677 / 373.288 (-53%)
45./00. [PS4] Gintama Ranbu # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.01.18 (¥7.600) – 50.709 / NEW
46./00. [PSV] Destiny/Extella: The Umbral Star Hyperlink # <ACT> (Marvelous) 2018.06.07 (¥5.980) – 49.393 / NEW
47./00. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Digital Arts) 2017.09.29 (¥5.800) – 49.340 / 106.643
48./00. [PS4] Metallic Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) 2018.02.21 (¥four.980) – 48.874 / NEW
49./00. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Version <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) 2018.03.22 (¥6.800) – 46.214 / NEW
50./00. [PS4] Earth Protection Pressure 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) 2017.12.07 (¥7.800) – 44.513 / 233.417
51./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robotic Package <EDU> (Nintendo) 2018.04.20 (¥7.980) – 43.877 / NEW
52./00. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # <RPG> (Sq. Enix) 2018.02.15 (¥four.800) – 43.097 / NEW
53./00. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Minimize it Out, Collectively! <PZL> (Nintendo) 2017.11.10 (¥three.280) – 42.771 / 76.561
54./00. [PS4] Name of Obligation: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Leisure) 2017.11.03 (¥7.900) – 42.zero18 / 383.125
55./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Final # <ACT> (Capcom) 2017.08.25 (¥5.800) – 39.997 / 243.356
56./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) 2017.12.01 (¥7.980) – 39.253 / 188.643
57./30. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) 2015.10.08 (¥four.990) – 38.681 / 365.776 (-62%)
58./00. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn> <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) 2018.02.01 (¥6.980) – 38.256 / NEW
59./28. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Version # <ADV> (Sony Pc Leisure) 2015.03.19 (¥2.400) – 37.701 / 1.zero85.582 (-66%)
60./38. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation four Version <ADV> (Sony Pc Leisure) 2015.12.03 (¥2.400) – 37.667 / 321.446 (-47%)
61./00. [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal # <ACT> (Marvelous) 2018.02.22 (¥6.980) – 35.637 / NEW
62./00. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) 2017.12.07 (¥5.800) – 35.268 / 69.188
63./32. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) 2011.12.01 (¥four.571) – 34.249 / 2.821.830 (-64%)
64./00. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Degree 5) 2017.08.10 (¥four.800) – 33.703 / 266.446
65./00. [PS4] Shining Resonance Chorus # <RPG> (Sega) 2018.03.29 (¥5.990) – 32.342 / NEW
66./00. [PS4] Cities: Skylines – PlayStation four Version <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) 2018.04.12 (¥5.400) – 31.675 / NEW
67./00. [PSV] Gintama Ranbu # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.01.18 (¥6.800) – 31.367 / NEW
68./00. [3DS] Pokemon Crystal _3DS Digital Console Version_ |DL| (Devoted Obtain Card Particular) <RPG> (Nintendo) 2018.01.26 (¥1.389) – 29.816 / NEW
69./00. [3DS] Fashion Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) 2017.11.02 (¥four.980) – 29.575 / 138.608
70./00. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyukusha e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aqua Plus) 2018.04.26 (¥6.800) – 28.711 / NEW
71./00. [PS4] Persona Dancing: All-Star Triple Pack <Persona three: Dancing in Moonlight Persona four: Dancing All Night time Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight > <ACT> (Atlus) 2018.05.24 (¥16.880) – 28.702 / NEW
72./00. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors three – Deluxe Version <ACT> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2017.12.21 (¥5.800) – 28.340 / 45.zero29
73./23. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Reminiscences> Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II Kingdom Hearts II: Remaining Combine+ Kingdom Hearts: Delivery by Sleep>> <RPG> (Sq. Enix) 2017.03.09 (¥6.800) – 28.320 / 165.073 (-76%)
74./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Sq. Enix) 2017.07.29 (¥5.980) – 28.308 / 1.772.911
75./00. [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus <ADV> (Sony Interactive Leisure) 2018.02.08 (¥four.900) – 28.248 / NEW
76./00. [PSV] Assault on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) 2018.03.15 (¥6.800) – 27.902 / NEW
77./33. [NSW] Tremendous Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) 2017.03.03 (¥four.980) – 27.393 / 147.573 (-70%)
78./00. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2017.10.26 (¥6.100) – 26.368 / 79.175
79./00. [PS4] Metallic Max Xeno # <RPG> (Kadokawa Video games) 2018.04.19 (¥6.980) – 26.255 / NEW
80./00. [PSV] IDOLiSH7 Twelve Fantasia! # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.02.15 (¥6.800) – 25.876 / NEW
81./00. [PS4] The Caligula Impact: Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) 2018.05.17 (¥7.980) – 25.759 / NEW
82./07. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Sq. Enix) 2017.02.23 (¥7.800) – 25.644 / 389.745 (-92%)
83./00. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) 2018.02.17 (¥5.980) – 25.zero16 / NEW
84./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Digital Arts) 2017.11.17 (¥7.800) – 24.737 / 99.252
85./00. [PS4] Profitable Eleven 2018 <SPT> (Konami) 2017.09.14 (¥7.600) – 24.486 / 159.458
86./00. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Leisure) 2017.10.19 (¥6.900) – 24.350 / 218.091
87./00. [PSV] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # <RPG> (Sq. Enix) 2018.02.15 (¥four.800) – 23.731 / NEW
88./00. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) 2018.03.01 (¥5.480) – 23.439 / NEW
89./00. [PS4] Demise finish re;Quest # <RPG> (Compile Coronary heart) 2018.04.12 (¥7.200) – 23.253 / NEW
90./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Chilly Metal I Kai – Thors Army Academy 1204 <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) 2018.03.08 (¥three.980) – 22.814 / NEW
91./00. [PS4] Road Fighter V: Arcade Version <FTG> (Capcom) 2018.01.18 (¥four.990) – 22.zero71 / NEW
92./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age # <RPG> (Sq. Enix) 2017.07.29 (¥eight.980) – 21.621 / 1.357.801
93./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations Final [Best Price!] <ACT> (Capcom) 2017.11.30 (¥three.990) – 21.583 / 30.601
94./00. [NSW] SD Gundam G Era: Genesis for Nintendo Change <SLG> (Bandai Namco Video games) 2018.04.26 (¥6.800) – 21.229 / NEW
95./62. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) 2017.03.03 (¥four.990) – 20.971 / 77.617 (-49%)
96./00. [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Professional # <ACT> (Atlus) 2018.02.08 (¥7.980) – 20.619 / NEW
97./00. [NSW] PriPara All Idol Good Stage! <ACT> (Takara Tomy) 2018.03.22 (¥5.980) – 20.268 / NEW
98./00. [3DS] Assault on Titan 2: Future Coordinates <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) 2017.11.30 (¥5.980) – 20.219 / 49.383
99./00. [PS4] Cyber Troopers Digital-On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Digital-On # <ACT> (Sega) 2018.02.15 (¥7.990) – 19.703 / NEW
100./00. [PS4] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle # <FTG> (Arc System Works) 2018.05.31 (¥5.800) – 19.369 / NEW

Supply: Famitsu journal
Knowledge compiled by: Chris1964 (ResetEra)

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