This Week In Sales: Samus Returns

By Sato . September 20, 2017 . 7:00am

Period: The week of September 11 – September 17 (2017)

Top-seller: Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 – 64,342 (PS4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 44,052 (Last week – 45,439 )

Nintendo 2DS sales: 1,726 (1,772)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 8,761 (9,403)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 428 (331)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 10,650 (9,628)

Wii U sales: 86 (90)

PlayStation 4 sales: 19,322 (18,483)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,338 (10,999)

PlayStation 3 sales: 99 (115)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,847 (3,913)

Xbox One sales: 57 (63)

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Metroid Samus Returns

Last week, Japan saw several releases with Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 on PS4 and PS3, Metroid: Samus Returns for 3DS, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, F1 2017, and Champion Jockey Special on Nintendo Switch. Japanese sales tracker Media Create shared the latest on software and hardware sales data from the week of September 11 through September 17, 2017.

At #1 we have Pro Evolution Soccer which sold 64,342 units on PS4. Its PS3 version sold 12,777 units for #7 of the week. This time last year, PES 2017 sold 66,037 units on its debut for PS4 and 34,502 units for the PS3 version.

 

Splatoon 2 charted at #2 for the fourth week straight with 37,481 units sold on the Nintendo Switch.

 

At #3 we have Metroid: Samus Returns, the 2.5D remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus, which opened with 30,855 units sold on the Nintendo 3DS. Metroid games usually sell in lower numbers in Japan compared to Nintendo’s bigger series so you won’t be seeing it open with the six-digit debuts we might see from Nintendo’s bigger franchises. To give you an idea, the last traditional Metroid game Metroid: Zero Mission sold a life-to-date total of 58,546 units in Japan for Game Boy Advance back in 2004.

 

Other new titles of the week includes Uncharted: The Lost Legacy with 23,131 units sold on PS4 to chart at #4, F1 2017 came in #11 with 7,190 copies sold on PS4, and Champion Jockey Special was in last place of the top-20 with 2,626 units sold on the Nintendo Switch.

 

Hardware sales remained mostly the same with PlayStation 4 Pro numbers going back to normal after seeing a spike in sales from the Glacier White model that released the week prior. The Nintendo Switch was on top again with 44,052 units sold in the week.  Going by Media Create’s numbers, the Nintendo Switch has sold a total of 1,666,526 units in Japan since its launch in March.

 

The top-20 chart of the week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 64,342 New PS4 Konami
02. 02. Splatoon 2 37,481 1,138,962 Switch Nintendo
New 03. Metroid: Samus Returns 30,855 New 3DS Nintendo
New 04. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy 23,131 New PS4 SIE
01. 05. Destiny 2 20,018 70,281 PS4 SIE
04. 06. Everybody’s Golf 13,487 136,694 PS4 SIE
New 07. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 12,777 New PS3 Konami
07. 08. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 10,971 694,185 Switch Nintendo
05. 09. Dragon Quest XI 10,525 1,720,431 3DS Square Enix
06. 10. Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. 9,414 133,621 Switch Capcom
New 11. F1 2017 7,190 New PS4 Ubisoft
09. 12. The Snack World 6,658 161,807 3DS Level-5
08. 13. Dragon Quest XI 5,877 1,343,479 PS4 Square Enix
13. 14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 5,000 585,553 Switch Nintendo
17. 15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 3,840 239,954 3DS Nintendo
03. 16. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch 3,782 27,827 Switch Bandai Namco
16. 17. ARMS 3,589 221,700 Switch Nintendo
19. 18. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 3,160 1,208,116 PSV SIE
12. 19. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 3,057 38,653 3DS Atlus
New 20. Champion Jockey Special 2,626 New Switch Koei Tecmo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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