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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Megadimension Neptunia VII (Switch eShop) Review

Title: Megadimension Neptunia VII
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Compile Heart/Ghostlight Games (Switch version)
Publisher: Idea Factory International (NA)
Release Date: July 28th, 2020 (NA)
File Size: 6.9GB

Review copy provided by Idea Factory International

This is my third review of an Idea Factory game, the first being Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (also ported by Ghostlight), and the second being Super Neptunia RPG. Despite the name, it’s actually the 4th entry in the series, because “Neptunia 3” was called Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, and this game is literally pronounced as “V 2”, not “7”. So how does this game fare? Will it make you as sad as Neptune gets when she’s out of pudding, or will it make you feel happy like Neptune is with unlimited pudding? Let’s find out!

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(RUMOR) NatsumeAtari is making a new Kiki KaiKai game for Switch

It’s been reported by the usual Japanese blogger Ryokutya that (going by Google Translate), NatsumeAtari are making a new Kiki KaiKai project for Switch. This is to be another of their Tengo Projects that includes Wild Guns Reloaded and The Ninja Saviors, both of which are also on Switch.

Reminder that this is seen via Google Translate. Veteran Japanese new reporter Gematsu or Siliconera will likely have a report with a proper translation soon enough. Are you excited for this? Let me know!

void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium (Switch) Review

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Title: void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: July 14th, 2020 (NA)
File Size: 785MB

Review copy provided by NIS America

Another NIS game! Yes, this comes from the team behind The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (review), and prior games not on Switch including htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary and A Rose in the Twilight. Indeed, that Firefly game has a very similar style of name. If anything this game and that are most similar I suppose (just guessing), hell even the character designs are identical.

A big twist is that this game vs. the prior ones has 3D bits in it in the form of the Mystery Dungeon/Rogue-Like gameplay sections. But there’s quite a bit more… like a Tamagotchi element!? Curious? Read on!

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Switch) Review

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Title: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nihon Falcom/Engine Software (Switch version)
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: June 30th, 2020 (NA)
File Size: 7.3GB

Review copy provided by NIS America

It’s that time again! Not only do I have yet another review of a game published by NISA, but it’s also a game that for quite a long time seemed like it was a pipe dream of ever coming to Switch. Right around two years after the release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (which I also reviewed), Falcom and NISA reunited to bring The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III to Switch. How does this game fare? Will it steel your time, or will it leave you cold? Let’s find out!

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Physicality Games teases Rabi-Libi for Switch

Physicality Games (which works with Mastiff) has a new newsletter that people can freely sign-up for, and among the perks of doing so will give subscribers exclusive sneak peeks at announcements. Well the first one is a gif teasing Rabi-Libi for Switch (showing the opening cutscene)… which was actually leaked by the ESRB a bit ago. Below is the teaser for the game in full from the newsletter:

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – RtB on Switch now pre-loadable on the eShop in both NA and JP

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The Switch version of CyberConnect2’s Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto is now up for pre-load in both North America and Japan at the very least. In Japan, the game will actually only take up 12GB of storage, while in the west it will be 13.1GB (likely due to the addition of the English dub). So it seems like the 40GB report was a mistake on Bandai Namco’s part somehow.

As a perk for pre-ordering the game, you gain the ability to obtain early the 11 new costumes announced for the game, as well as unlocking early 22 playable characters (don’t know who though), and early unlocks for Momoshiki and Kinshiki Otsutsuki who are also playable. As implied, these are 100% obtainable in the game without pre-ordering, but it’s just a perk for doing so! 🙂

The game will launch first in Japan on April 23rd, 2020, while the west will get the game on the following day on April 24th, 2020. The game will get a retail release in Japan (as the trilogy did), but there’s still no word on if the west will as well. Finally, the game in the US will cost $49.99, while in Canada it’s $64.99, compared to the trilogy costing $39.99 and $49.99 respectively. The extra cost, plus the 12/13.1GB size might imply an intention of a 16GB cart physical version in the west (though Bandai Namco does this most often in EU, leaving NA with a digital version).

Are you looking forward to the game? Did you buy any of the prior trilogy on Switch? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo (Switch) Review

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Title: Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Psikyo (original games)/Zerodiv (Switch versions)
Publisher: NISA (NA and EU)/City Connection (JP and eShop WW)
Release Date: February 18th, 2020 (NA)
File Size: 1GB

Review copy provided by NIS America

And here’s the second Psikyo collection! I just reviewed the Alpha collection last month. Both collections have their own set of six classic Psikyo games. It’s worth noting that the vast majority of the 6 games here are shmups of various styles. In fact, they ALL are except for one game and that’s Gunbarich in this collection, which is actually a Block Breaker clone. Anyway, how’s the Bravo collection? Let’s find out!

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