Japan Sales: Famitsu Top 100 First Half 2019

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Famitsu Sales: H1-CY 2019 (2018 Dec 31 - 2019 Jun 30)

01. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) - 838.927 / NEW
02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 779.845 / 3.140.500
03. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 643.426 / NEW
04. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥7.800) - 393.688 / NEW
05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 318.492 / 2.348.789
06. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 312.278 / 1.565.955
07. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 305.640 / 830.685
08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 284.170 / 1.049.023
09. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice <ADV> (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600) - 260.223 / NEW
10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 224.791 / 3.099.211

11. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600) - 215.421 / NEW
12. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 196.153 / NEW
13. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We Are Looking Up at the Same Sky <RPG> (Level 5) {2019.06.20} (¥5.980) - 191.097 / NEW
14. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) - 183.627 / NEW
15. [PS4] Days Gone <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) - 182.787 / NEW
16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 168.697 / 1.348.389
17. [NSW] Yoshi's Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) - 153.197 / NEW
18. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800) - 125.308 / NEW
19. [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8.200) - 125.057 / NEW
20. [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥7.800) - 114.570 / NEW

21. [PS4] Tom Clancy's The Division 2 # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) - 112.238 / NEW
22. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) - 109.728 / 275.146
23. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8.600) - 102.767 / NEW
24. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} (¥7.800) - 84.397 / NEW
25. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 80.407 / 1.980.613
26. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball <SPT> (Konami) {2019.06.27} (¥6.980) - 75.505 / NEW
27. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) - 75.318 / 345.733
28. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) - 72.980 / 236.862
29. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.14} (¥7.600) - 70.164 / NEW
30. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 68.085 / 732.900

31. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980) - 66.783 / NEW
32. [NSW] Doraemon: Story of Seasons <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.06.13} (¥6.100) - 65.544 / NEW
33. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) - 64.727 / NEW
34. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit # <EDU> (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} (¥7.980) - 64.516 / NEW
35. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980) - 59.428 / 72.469
36. [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) - 57.576 / 288.550
37. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5.400) - 54.673 / NEW
38. [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega) {2018.12.13} (¥8.290) - 54.118 / 278.166
39. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) - 52.591 / 2.485.870
40. [NSW] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8.600) - 51.101 / NEW

41. [NSW] Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥4.800) - 46.360 / NEW
42. [PS4] NieR: Automata - Game of the YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata - 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥4.800) - 45.635 / NEW
43. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) - 45.371 / 421.737
44. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) - 43.345 / 187.655
45. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster <Final Fantasy X \ Final Fantasy X-2> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800) - 41.674 / NEW
46. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World [Best Price] # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥4.990) - 40.993 / 64.658
47. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700) - 40.918 / NEW
48. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} (¥5.800) - 39.974 / NEW
49. [PS4] Yakuza 4 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.01.17} (¥3.990) - 39.434 / NEW
50. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800) - 38.419 / 42.198

51. [PS4] Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥4.800) - 37.467 / NEW
52. [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 # <FTG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.01} (¥7.800) - 37.380 / NEW
53. [PS4] Left Alive # <ACT> (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8.300) - 33.401 / NEW
54. [PS4] Metro: Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥7.800) - 33.106 / NEW
55. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) - 32.211 / 511.722
56. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400) - 32.127 / 393.466
57. [PS4] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3.056) - 31.908 / NEW
58. [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} (¥7.800) - 31.600 / NEW
59. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) - 30.676 / 455.658
60. [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥5.800) - 30.494 / 89.875

61. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization - Deluxe Edition <Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization \ Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization - Abyss of the Shrine Maiden: Chapter I> <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} (¥5.700) - 29.782 / NEW
62. [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8.200) - 28.720 / 203.554
63. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900) - 28.276 / 82.095
64. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800) - 27.698 / 92.697
65. [PS4] Yakuza 5 <ADV> (Sega) {2019.06.20} (¥3.990) - 27.403 / NEW
66. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥7.600) - 27.294 / 182.539
67. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) - 27.255 / 183.585
68. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3.500) - 26.472 / 31.359
69. [3DS] Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥4.980) - 25.509 / NEW
70. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980) - 25.345 / 34.523

71. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990) - 25.047 / 31.293
72. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980) - 24.895 / NEW
73. [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.01.31} (¥7.800) - 24.874 / NEW
74. [NSW] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu & Sentouchuu Double Pack <Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi \ Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen!> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.300) - 24.657 / 47.831
75. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) - 24.606 / 33.108
76. [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥5.600) - 24.336 / 42.007
77. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) - 23.523 / 250.368
78. [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.700) - 23.429 / 34.312
79. [PS4] Winning Post 9 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.28} (¥8.800) - 22.848 / NEW
80. [PS4] Ys: Memories of Celceta - Kai <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2019.05.16} (¥3.980) - 22.669 / NEW

81. [PS4] Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥9.800) - 22.438 / NEW
82. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥8.800) - 22.256 / 227.842
83. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) - 20.162 / 233.879
84. [NSW] Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.04.25} (¥3.990) - 20.043 / NEW
85. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue <Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD \ Kingdom Hearts χ: Back Cover \ Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥6.800) - 19.631 / 224.738
86. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Complete Edition <Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet \ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Ambush of the Imposters \ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Betrayala of Comrades \ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Collapse of Balance \ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Dissonance of the Nexus> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.200) - 19.464 / NEW
87. [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.20} (¥3.200) - 19.349 / 34.471
88. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥4.980) - 18.152 / 100.729
89. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} (¥3.600) - 18.095 / NEW
90. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥5.800) - 18.072 / 47.609

91. [PS4] Rage 2 <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2019.06.06} (¥7.980) - 17.365 / NEW
92. [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.03.20} (¥7.800) - 17.208 / NEW
93. [PS4] Samurai Shodown <FTG> (SNK) {2019.06.27} (¥7.200) - 16.662 / NEW
94. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 16.659 / 434.862
95. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) - 16.652 / 2.874.900
96. [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥6.980) - 16.371 / 34.380
97. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) - 16.249 / 310.946
98. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 15.953 / 456.724
99. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980) - 15.868 / NEW
100. [PS4] Langrisser I & II <Langrisser \ Langrisser II> # <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2019.04.18} (¥6.800) - 15.254 / NEW

Top 100

PS4 - 47
NSW - 47
3DS - 6

SOFTWARE

Nintendo - 3.480.000
Square Enix - 1.490.000
Bandai Namco Games - 1.390.000
Capcom - 890.000
Sony Interactive Entertainment - 430.000
 

HaremKing

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Counting third-party (non Sony/Nintendo/PokemonCo published) sales only

PS4 - 3,561,217
NSW - 1,583,533
 

IronTed

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Interesting, most of the top 10 consists of games from previous years. Also for some reason I thought KH3 did more, must have misremembered.

94. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 16.659 / 434.862
97. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) - 16.249 / 310.946
98. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 15.953 / 456.724

All basically sold the same. Pretty solid performances from all as well.

88. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥4.980) - 18.152 / 100.729

Another 100k seller for the 3DS. Shame it never had a chance to do well.
 

Teeth

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14. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) - 183.627 / NEW
15. [PS4] Days Gone <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) - 182.787 / NEW


Wouldn't have expected that in Japan.
 

mazi

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a little bit disappointed with yoshi, i was expecting more. hopefully it's doing better WW.
 

Slarvax

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[NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800) - 27.698 / 92.697

I like that very much. PS4 version from Gamesdatalibrary:
Dragon Ball FighterZ [All Versions] -
59.465 / 125.333
 

Bruno MB

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Famitsu first half 2019 top 100 cut off at 15.254 units.
Famitsu first half 2009 top 100 cut off at 57.586 units.
 

weekev

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Oct 25, 2017
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More context:
PS4 - 43 third party games of 47, which 32 of them were new releases
NSW - 28 third party games of 47, which 14 of them were new releases
So using this and the data above.

Average 3rd party sales on :
ps4 = approx 85k
Switch = approx 56k
Per new release (crude calculation doing total volume / new releases
Ps4 = 109k
Switch = 112k

So 3rd parties do still perform better on ps4, although that is heavily caveated with the fact that the top 5 ps4 releases were 3rd party releases which heavily weights their averages.
 

NewErakid

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Days gone sold pretty decently. I'm always curious why certain western games take-off in japan.
 

Kozy

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Nintendo - 3.480.000
Square Enix - 1.490.000
Bandai Namco Games - 1.390.000
Capcom - 890.000
Sony Interactive Entertainment - 430.000

Are we thinking that by the end of the year it's going to be Nintendo at number 1 and Pokémon Company at number 2?
 

Lelouch0612

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Nintendo - 3.480.000
Square Enix - 1.490.000
Bandai Namco Games - 1.390.000
Capcom - 890.000
Sony Interactive Entertainment - 430.000

Are we thinking that by the end of the year it's going to be Nintendo at number 1 and Pokémon Company at number 2?
Yes it is pretty much guarenteed.
 

RKR

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So KH will hit a million with ReMind.

Does PS4 have million sellers by the way? (non pack in?). Probably DQXI, MHW and what?
 

Piston

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Only 14 new releases for Japan's dominant system. Quite insane.
14 new releases that reached this chart.
Nintendo - 3.480.000
Square Enix - 1.490.000
Bandai Namco Games - 1.390.000
Capcom - 890.000
Sony Interactive Entertainment - 430.000

Are we thinking that by the end of the year it's going to be Nintendo at number 1 and Pokémon Company at number 2?
Easily.
 

Piston

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Big decline but worth noticing digital is much bigger nowadays. Many games that back then would have been released as physical games are now digital only.
It's tough to remember that sometimes. The charts can be depressing to look at when you go back and see that it used to be uncommon for the weekly Top 10 to ever have a title chart below 10k. At some point in future world, hopefully, we get digital included.
 

Alandring

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Only 14 new releases for Japan's dominant system. Quite insane.
Because the majority of new third party games don't target Japan. Resident Evil 2, for example, did less than 10% of its sales in Japan.

It's tough to remember that sometimes. The charts can be depressing to look at when you go back and see that it used to be uncommon for the weekly Top 10 to ever have a title chart below 10k. At some point in future world, hopefully, we get digital included.
I'm absolutely not sure digital is the main explanation for this decline. Digital ratio is pretty low in Japan compared to the West.
 

Onix555

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Xenoblade 2 is currently travelling on the Bionis Legs!

Because the majority of new third party games don't target Japan. Resident Evil 2, for example, did less than 10% of its sales in Japan.
But Switch is one of the fastest selling consoles in the US and EU. So they should put their games on Switch.
 

F4r0_Atak

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Days gone sold pretty decently. I'm always curious why certain western games take-off in japan.
Usually because these games are in line with their local Pop Culture. In the case of Days Gone, it is the biker and zombie elements of the game that helped its sales. The Rock & Roll culture (via the Rockabilly style) for example has been established in Japan since the mid 50s.
 

sfortunato

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I'm absolutely not sure digital is the main explanation for this decline. Digital ratio is pretty low in Japan compared to the West.
Who ever argued that "digital is the main explanation"? No one.

It is a factor though. We know digital sales for many games are pretty high. Even on Nintendo platforms we have witnessed a growth in digital sales. We know, for example, that some digital only 3DS games have sold more than 200k or 300k units. We know, via Nintendo shipments, that even big games like Splatoon and Smash had a sizable digital ratio. Also, we can safely estimate that at least 5-10%, on average, of total sales of packaged come from digital channels. We can't measure how much digital has eated BUT we can safely assume that a portion of physical sales migrated over digital channels.

Of course there are other factors: competition from mobile games and aging population concur to the decline in physical video game sales.