Recently, the head of Media Create Atsushi Hosokawa told Bloomberg the practice of releasing Japanese hardware and software sales data publicly may not continue. Now, after a review, the team has decided to no longer share weekly sales figures with the general public.
Starting next month, companies requiring sales data will need to contact Media Create directly. Media Create will still publish the top ten software ranking without sales numbers. In terms of freely accessible sales data, Famitsu will potentially fill the void, although this data may not be as accurate. Media Create has been providing Japanese video game sales data to the public since 1994.