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 company review, the team has decided to no longer share sales figures with the general public on a weekly basis.
Starting next month, Media Create data will require interested parties to pay to access sales figures. 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.