Nintendo Switch Lifetime Japanese Sales Data Compilation (Media Create)

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Update: (October 9th, 2018 4:18M EST) Week 34-39’s Media Create Top 50, Famitsu Top 30, and Dengeki’s Top 50 are FINALLY up!

I also decided to finally split the three trackers into their own articles due to the sheer size of the article now. This will be repurposed as the Media Create article and the central hub with all updates. Find the trackers linked to below!

Links to each tracker:

Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki

This will be the complete database of all up-to-date Nintendo Switch sales data in Japan. I will update this post multiple times a week as new data comes in! I will include data from all three trackers; Media Create, Famitsu, AND Dengeki!

Each entry will now show their most recent week. This helps know how old the numbers are, and helps me do the math when any shows up weeks later to determine their amount of weeks absent.

Note: Famitsu throughout 2017 would have their week show as one later (example; Media Create would be Week 9, 2017, where as Famitsu would be Week 10, 2017). Also, Famitsu had a Week 53 in the same week that Media Create had its Week 52, after that, both started at Week 1, 2018, matching each other.

All the data will be after the jump.

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The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (Switch) Review


Title: The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: February 12th, 2019 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

The first NISA Switch game of 2019 is here! This is another in NIS’s “indie” sort of projects where they hold a sort of internal pitch contest and the winning ones get made into smaller budget games. Prior examples include Penny-Punching Princess and the original Yomawari: Night Alone. You can read my reviews of both on Switch here and here.

So how does this one fare? Let’s find out!

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Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (Switch) Review


Title: Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Compile Heart/Ghostlight Games (Switch version)
Publisher: Idea Factory International (NA)
Release Date: January 17th, 2019 (NA)

Review copy provided by Idea Factory International

This is the first Idea Factory game I’ve reviewed. After a long absence on Nintendo hardware since the Wii days, Idea Factory and Compile Heart have returned with a Switch port of a JRPG that originated on PS3. The only thing is that the port was instead done by longtime PC port and EU publishing house Ghostlight Games, who’ve ported a number of Idea Factory and Compile Heart’s games to PC over the years.

And this is their first Switch port and their first one on a console in a long time, possibly ever. So how does the game itself fare and how did it turn out on Switch? Will the game’s Fairize technique Maximize your enjoyment of the game, or will the game turn out to be so bad that it’ll Terrorize you? Let’s fine out!

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Western release of DW8XL Definitive Edition (Switch) recognizes JP-only Musou Switch ports. Potential sign of said games being localized?

Courtesy of a user on ResetEra and twitter named lyte edge found a VERY interesting bit of info. Apparently the western release of Dynasty Warriors Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition on Switch (which just came out today on the eShop), actually recognizes and is compatible with the save files of the Japan-only Musou Switch ports released last year in their proper English names.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (Switch) Review


Title: SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Digital Eclipse
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: November 13th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

SNK was a titan in the arcade business with their signature Neo Geo arcade and home console systems. They created numerous franchises including Metal Slug, The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, etc. They just recently with NISA put out SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~ on Switch (here’s my review!). Most today know them from their Neo Geo days, but what about their beginnings, before the Neo Geo? That’s where this collection comes in. This is a compilation of many of SNK’s earliest arcade and console games, generally from the 8 and 16-bit era (vs the 32-bit era that the Neo Geo was from).

This review will be a bit different from normal. Normally I’d be focusing on the games in the collection, but there’s a lot of games. On top of that, one of the main people behind the collection at Digital Eclipse, founder Frank Cifaldi, actually wants reviewers to focus on the sheer hard work they poured into the details and options in the collection. And so, I will happily grant him that request and will focus on that. It’s far easier for me, so win-win! 😛 So how is the collection? Let’s dig right into it!

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Disgaea 1 Complete (Switch) Review


Title: Disgaea 1 Complete
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: October 9th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

At the Switch’s launch in Japan, NIS released a port of the formerly PS4-exclusive Disgaea 5 on Switch as Disgaea 5 Complete, which contained all the DLC. Fast forward to now, and NIS has released a remake of the original Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, originally for PS2, on the Switch in HD! This is actually the game’s second go on Nintendo platforms, after Disgaea DS on the, you guessed it, DS.

How is the game? Will it be fun as hell or make you feel like hell? Let’s find out!

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Ms. Splosion Man (Switch eShop) Review


Title: Ms. Splosion Man
Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop
Developer: Twisted Pixel Games
Publisher: Twisted Pixel Games
Release Date: November 22nd, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Twisted Pixel Games

This is a shocker. What we have here is the first ever non-Microsoft console game by the formerly Microsoft-owned developer Twisted Pixel Games. Microsoft bought them back in 2011 but spun them off in 2015. Every one of their projects before and after they were owned by Microsoft were (console-wise) only on Microsoft consoles (exceptions being PC and mobile devices, which Microsoft release games on anyway).

Ms Splosion Man was Twisted Pixel Games’ fourth title (released back in 2011 on Xbox 360) and is the sequel to the original Splosion Man released back in 2009. For the Switch version, Twisted Pixel Games made a number of enhancements. Most notable is the framerate being doubled from 30fps to 60fps, and it’s apparently higher resolution to boot (though I don’t know the exact numbers). HD Rumble is also supported, AND single-Joy-Con play is as well! So how is this game anyway? Read on and find out!

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Potential release dates for the new trio of THQ Nordic Switch games


THQ Nordic today announced that three new games are being released on Switch; Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and The Raven Remastered. The latter two were known to be coming prior via the Brazilian rating board.

THQ Nordic only said in the announcement that all three are due in early 2019, but apparently we may already have actual dates for all three games.

First via its official trailer, The Raven Remastered is due on January 22nd, 2019. Next via its Amazon US page, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is due on January 29th, 2019. Finally via its own trailer as well, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is due on February 5th, 2019. See the pattern? All are due one week after another on Tuesday. For reasons unknown Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy didn’t get a trailer.

All are releasing at both retail and on the eShop for $29.99.

Are you looking forward to any of the three games? let me know in the comments below!

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Yomawari: The Long Night Collection (Switch) Review


Title: Yomawari: The Long Night Collection
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: October 30th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a 2-pack of both Yomawari games previously released primarily for Vita; Yomawari: Night Alone, and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. Aside from the PC versions, this is the first HD release of Night Alone, since only Midnight Shadows came out on PS4 as well.

So both games are now on Switch in one single package with both games in one cart. How are the games? Let’s find out.

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GameFly lists Yoshi’s Crafted World’s NA release date for March 29th, 2019


Pic of the game’s logo and Spring 2019 slide from the last Nintendo Direct

GameFly has just recently, possibly even today, updated their listed release date for Yoshi’s Crafted World for Switch as being March 29th, 2019.

When retailer sites list games, they typically list placeholder dates. These dates, when there’s a vague year or even month known, are usually listed as the last day of the month, or year. For example, if Yoshi was confirmed for March 2019, then they would list it as say, March 31st, 2019. Or if it’s just 2019, then it’d be December 31st, 2019.

March 29th, 2019 is an oddly specific choice for a placeholder date. So it’s very possible that GameFly spilled the beans on a possible release date for the game. All we knew so far was a Spring 2019 release period as confirmed in the last Nintendo Direct back on September 13th, 2018.

As a reminder, the game was revealed without a title back at E3 2017 during Nintendo’s E3 spotlight presentation. The game is developed by Good-Feel, the same team who also developed Yoshi’s Woolly World on Wii U and 3DS, as well as Kirby’s Epic Yarn on Wii (and its upcoming 3DS port called Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn), and before that Wario Land: Shake It! (or Wario Land: The Shake Dimension in EU) on Wii.

That’s all there is for now. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!