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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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (Switch) Review

Title: Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: June 29thth, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 6.4GB

Review copy provided by NIS America

This is the LONG awaited 6th entry in the Disgaea series. Disgaea 5 originally came out on PS4 all the way back in 2015 worldwide, so it’s been 6 (heh) years since that came out. Of course we can’t forget Disgaea 5 Complete which came out on Switch at launch in Japan and then a bit later in May 2017 for the west. Apparently that version did SO well, that NISA made the decision to actually only release the Switch version of Disgaea 6 in the west, leaving the PS4 version behind in Japan. This is a historical moment in the franchise as that makes it a Nintendo-exclusive in the franchise’s biggest market (the series only does… okayish in Japan, but a huge lion’s share of the sales in the west). So yeah, crazy times. So is this game a punch in the enemy’s throat, a punch in YOUR throat? Let’s find out!

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Dragon Star Varnir (Switch eShop) Review

Title: Dragon Star Varnir
Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop
Developer: Compile Heart
Publisher: Idea Factory International (NA)
Release Date: August 3rd, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 7.1GB

Review copy provided by Idea Factory International

This is another Idea Factory/Compile Heart JRPG review, though this time, it actually uses a more unique battle system than simply running around a circular field. Yes, it can be done! Anyway, with this release, Compile Heart have ported over nearly every one of their “Galapagos RPG” line of games from PS4, with the sole exception now being Omega Quintet. So how does this game fare? Is it bewitching, or does it dragon for too long? Let’s find out!

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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (Switch) Review

Title: Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nihon Falcom/Engine Software (Switch version)
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: July 6th, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 3.2GB

Review copy provided by NIS America

My 4th Falcom game review and 3rd of the ones by NISA! The first two were Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. Where as Ys VIII was ported to Switch by NIS internally (apparently by the Disgaea team?), Ys IX was instead ported to Switch by Engine Software, who did the Switch ports of Cold Steel III and Cold Steel IV. So how does this game fare? Is it Ys-y or a curse? Let’s find out!

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (Switch) Review

Title: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Neversoft (original games)/Vicarious Visions (remakes)/Turn Me Up Games (Switch version)
Publisher: Activision
Release Date: June 25th, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 12.2GB

Review copy provided by Activision

Here’s my newest Activision review, and the first not of a Crash or Spyro game! This time we have the remakes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 from the N64 era. These were originally by Neversoft, then remade last year by Crash Bandicoot veteran Vicarious Visions, and finally ported to Switch by Turn Me Up Games, who also did the Switch ports of Borderlands 1 and 2 last year. So how do these fare? Do they fly like a bird, or feel like a boulevard of broken bones? Let’s find out!

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World’s End Club (Switch) Review

Title: World’s End Club
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Too Kyo Games / Grounding
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America / IzanagiGames (JP)
Release Date: May 28th, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 6GB

Review copy provided by NIS America

Another NISA review so soon? You betcha! This time we have something a little different… a mystery adventure game! This comes from newcomer Too Kyo Games, who were formed by Kotaro Uchikoshi, the creator of Zero Escape at Chunsoft, and Kazutaka Kodaka, the creator of Danganronpa at Spike! But a 3rd founder was also Takumi Nakazawa, who formed Regista and directed games like Root Double and Memories Off. So yeah, Too Kyo’s really a dream team of top tier mystery adventure storytellers, ain’t it?

Their first game at Too Kyo was actually a game called Death Come True, which was actually this sort of live-action Japanese horror adventure game. It actually did release on Switch and other platforms and in the west to boot (have a look). This was actually something Chunsoft did back in the day like 428 on Wii. Anyway, this game is their second game and something more light-hearted (to a point) and cartoony. Fun fact, do the character designs look at all familiar Pokémon fans? They should, as they’re by Take, who designed characters like Nessa and Milo in Pokémon Sword & Shield! Finally, this game actually originated as an Apple Arcade game with only I think the first main act of the game, the same I believe is the ENTIRE free demo on the eShop. So does this game feel like a win, or is it the end of the world? Let’s find out!

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Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited (Switch) Review

Title: Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Experience Inc. / Codeglue (Switch ports)
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: March 16th, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 3.1GB

Review copy provided by NIS America

This one’s quite a bit late! Anyway, this is a 2-pack of developer Experience Inc.’s recent Dungeon RPG games; Saviors of Sapphire Wings, originally a JP-only Vita game, and Stranger of Sword City Revisited, which in its original form was a JP-only Xbox 360 game in 2014 (those were a thing!), with the Revisited release debuting also on Vita in 2015 (which did get localized by NISA as well). The 2-pack was actually ported by Codeglue, the same dev that helped out on Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed‘s localization (my review) and did the Switch port of Corpse Party: Blood Drive. So how do both of these fare on Switch? Will it give you wings or make you who is a total stranger feel like a total stranger? Let’s find out!

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SEGA Announces Sonic Colors: Ultimate + New Projects at Sonic Central

SEGA Unveils Supersonic Lineup of Sonic the Hedgehog News

At First-Ever Sonic Central Virtual Event

Announcing Sonic Colors: Ultimate, further details on Netflix’s Sonic Prime, mobile news, musical events and much more!

Burbank, California — May 27, 2021 — Today, in honor of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary, SEGA hosted the first-ever “Sonic Central” livestream event, broadcasted on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube and Twitch channels. During the celebratory event, SEGA revealed a plethora of upcoming entertainment experiences starring the Blue Blur himself. The stream kicked off with the creators of the upcoming Netflix animated series Sonic Prime. While no celebration would be complete without a little music, SEGA unveiled that they will be celebrating Sonic’s 30th anniversary with a live orchestra event on June 23rd featuring music from Sonic games over the last 30 years with a special preview coming during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live! on June 10, with special guest performances by Crush 40 and Tomoya Ohtani.

Following the opening segment, SEGA jumped into the medium where it all began, with a slew of supersonic gaming-related announcements bringing the Blue Blur to the following console, PC, and mobile experiences this year:

  • Sonic Colors: Ultimate & Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps: SEGA revealed Sonic Colors: Ultimate, an adrenaline-pumping remaster of the beloved 2010 platformer, Sonic Colors, alongside a colorful debut trailer here. Sonic Colors: Ultimate is set to release both digitally and physically on PlayStation®4, Microsoft Xbox® One and Nintendo Switch™, with a digital-only release on PC via the Epic Game Store on September 7, 2021. Fans can pre-order Sonic Colors: Ultimate today here to receive the exclusive “Baby Sonic” keychain and other bonus items. In addition, SEGA unveiled a teaser here to the two-part animation series, Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps, the first short-form animation featuring full dialogue and a voice cast including the return of legendary Sonic voice actor, Roger Craig Smith. 
  • Sonic Origins: SEGA is working on a new compiled series that includes Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles as well as Sonic CD. Fans who are looking for a nostalgic gameplay experience can check out these classic hits for some non-stop Sonic action and fresh content, with more information coming soon. 
  •  New Sonic Team Game: Get ready to take on a new journey in the next flagship Sonic title from Sonic Team, the team that brought you Sonic Generations and Sonic Forces. Check out the trailer here.
  • Tokyo 2020: Sonic is headed to the Olympic Games! Dress up your Avatar as Sonic and compete in 18 fun-filled Olympic events in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game™, coming to all platforms on June 22nd and available for pre-order today. 
  • Platform Expansions: This year Sonic is more available than ever with Sonic Mania and Team Sonic Racing now available on Amazon Luna. In addition, on June 1st – Sonic Forces, Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania Are coming to PlayStation Now! And later in the month on June 24th Sonic Mania will be available on the Epic Game Store. 
  • Mobile Game Special Events: Sonic Forces: Speed Battle mobile will get a very special character, allowing players to harness the power of Chaos Emeralds and blast into battle as Super Sonic, with private races coming later this year as part of a limited-time event. In Sonic Dash, players can sail into a special pirate-themed party and unlock Pirate Sonic and Captain Shadow, collecting other prizes along the way. Sonic Racing is bringing in the classic feel, with classic characters, cars and three new tracks in a classic zone, along with some old school remixes. Finally, this October, prepare for a fright as the Warehog bounds into Sonic Forces and Sonic Dash. Look out for his arrival around Halloween and Unleash your power!

Additionally, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary, Sonic will be making a few special cameo in SEGA’s Two Point Hospital:

  • Two Point Hospital: Build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece, this time complete with exclusive Sonic in-game items, character customization options and hospital decor. Swap staff outfits to celebrate Sonic’s 30th, with items available in-game for free on July 22.

But there are more ways to celebrate! SEGA revealed a lineup of commemorative merchandise to celebrate the 30th anniversary that Sonic fans can cherish for years to come. 

  • Licensed Products: SEGA will be collaborating with a robust list partners throughout the year to create brand new Sonic products, including exciting items like a Giant Eggman Robot playset from JAKKS Pacific Inc., a full-color hardcover Sonic encyclopedia from Dark Horse and more. As part of Sonic’s 30th celebration, IDW will release a special super-sized 80-page comic book featuring three tales of colorful heroes and dastardly villains. Commemorative 30th Anniversary gold and silver coins will also be available this year from APMEX.

To stay current on Sonic the Hedgehog news, follow Sonic on Twitter and Instagram, like him on Facebook, and subscribe to the Twitch channel and the YouTube channel. For more information, please visit www.sonicthehedgehog.com.

Death end re;Quest (Switch eShop) Review

Title: Death end re;Quest
Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop
Developer: Compile Heart
Publisher: Idea Factory International (NA)
Release Date: April 27th, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 8GB

Review copy provided by Idea Factory International

Here’s my newest Idea Factory/Compile Heart review! Prior I also reviewed Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force, Super Neptunia RPG, and Megadimension Neptunia VII, all on Switch. All (including this game) but Super Neptunia RPG were developed by Compile Heart and it shows as the three have very similar gameplay styles and cutscenes. Funny enough, this is the only of said three not ported by Ghostlight but seemingly in-house by Compile Heart themselves. However that doesn’t “fix” the prior games’ issues and brings to light some interesting things which I’ll get to. Anyway, how does this game fare? Will you feel like a pro gamer or will the game leave you feeling buggy? Let’s find out!

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Poison Control (Switch) Review

Title: Poison Control
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: April 13th, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 2GB

Review copy provided by NIS America

Poison Control is the newest new 3D IP from NIS, and seemingly by the same folks that brought us The Princess Guide (review) and Penny-Punching Princess (review). Indeed, while those to games were these 2D overhead beat-em-up style games, this game goes full 3D with freely explorable areas, and it’s a 3rd person shooter!? Yeah, that’s quite a change in direction! So how does this game fare? Let’s find out!

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Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 (Switch eShop) Review

Title: Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1
Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop
Developer: Code Mystics
Publisher: SNK
Release Date: March 17th, 2021 (NA)
File Size: 911MB

Review copy provided by SNK

Here’s something pretty nifty and special; SNK and Code Mystics have not only bundled all six of the current Neo Geo Pocket Color games already out on Switch into one package… but have added FOUR more games on top of that! I actually reviewed three of the first six already; The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny, Fatal Fury First Contact, and SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium. How are the new games added, as well as the package as a whole? Is this a good package of pocket fun, or does it leave you feeling like you’ve misplaced that damn cartridge behind the sofa and forgot about it? Let’s find out!

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