New Media Crate and Famitsu Sales Figures Reveal Two Sides of Japanese Market

New Media Crate and Famitsu Sales Figures Reveal Two Sides of Japanese Market

Japanese sales trackers Media Crate and Famitsu have released the region’s sales figures for the period of Feb. 13, 2017 to Feb. 19, 2017, with For Honor and Nioh dominating the charts.

Ubisoft’s recent hit For Honor takes the distinction of number one with over 40 000 units (sell through), while Tecmo Koei’s Souls-like Nioh took number two with 25, 776 units moved according to Media Crate or 28,224 Famitsu. While it’s worth noting that a Western title is at the number one spot in the Japanese charts, it’s not unheard of.  Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon continue it’s stay on top keeping the number three spot with 14,610 according to Media Crate, and 15, 615 according to Famitsu.  There is a bit of a discrepancy however as Media Crate lists Resident Evil 7: Biohazard in the number five spot with 11,772 units moved, while Famitsu shows Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit in that spot with 9,752 units.

In terms of hardware, not much has changed in terms of sales, according to Media Crate, the PlayStation 4 moved 27,203 units, which is a slight decrease compared to last week’s 28,975 with over 4 million units sold to date. Famitsu was slightly more generous with their numbers with 28,820 units moved. The 3DS is still solid in second place, with Media Crate showing 22, 924 units sold, and Famitsu recording 27,377.  Most notably, however, is the Xbox One’s continued struggles in the east.  Media Crate records 76 Xbox Ones moved, down from 112 from the week prior with only 76,404 units sold to date in that region. Things don’t look much better according to Famitsu who recorded 110 units moved, down from 178.

Historically, western content doesn’t translate well over in Japan, but last week showed a two completely different sides of the coin in regards to software and hardware.