This Week In Sales: Debuts For Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Lost Sphear, And No Heroes Allowed! VR

By Sato . October 18, 2017 . 7:00am

Period: The week of October 9 – October 15 (2017)

Top-seller: Middle-earth: Shadow of War – 20,144 (PS4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 40,803 (last week – 38,204)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 1,565 (1,594)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 10,569 (12,658)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 242 (265)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 8,369 (8,534)

Wii U sales: 58 (45)

PlayStation 4 sales: 16,933 (16,689)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,773 (5,869)

PlayStation 3 sales: 65 (72)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,938 (3,545)

Xbox One sales: 71 (186)

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Last week, Japan had four new releases with Middle-earth: Shadow of War on PS4, Square Enix’s Lost Sphear for PS4 and Switch, No Heroes Allowed! VR for PS4, and Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri on PS Vita. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest software and hardware sales data from the week of October 9 through October 15, 2017.

 

The top of the week goes to Middle-earth: Shadow of War which debuted with 20,144 units sold on PlayStation 4. This was probably not expected from many, but that’s a huge win for Warner Bros. considering its previous entry Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor debuted at #19 with 14,113 units sold on PS4 back in December 2014. (Note: If you’re wondering how 14k charted so low, it released on Christmas week in Japan.)

 

Splatoon 2 is back in its office at #2, just a hair away from the top spot with 19,622 units sold for Switch and continuing its mark as the best consistent-selling title of the year. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is making itself at home at #3 selling similar numbers to the week before with 13,321 units sold in the week.

 

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions charted at #4 with 12,215 units sold on 3DS. Meanwhile, Pokkén Tournament DX has been doing pretty well for a fighter at #5 with 8,367 units sold.

 

The next new title of the week goes to Lost Sphear, which charted at #6 with 7,363 units on PS4 and at #9 with 5,770 units sold for Switch. The two sold a combined total of 13,133 units between the two. This is a much lower number than Tokyo RPG Factory’s previous entry, I Am Setsuna which sold 61,263 units between PS4 (33,629 units) and PS Vita (27,994) back in February 2016. You might recall the studio saw a loss of 244 million yen from I Am Setsuna, so this isn’t good news for the nostalgia-fueled studio.

 

At #10 we have No Heroes Allowed! VR with 5,462 units sold on PS4, and the last new title is Prototype’s otome game Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri at #20 with 3,396 units sold on PS Vita.

 

There wasn’t any exciting changes in the hardware department, but the Nintendo Switch sold 40,803 units during the week to put it at 1,862,190 units sold in Japan since its launch in March going by Media Create’s numbers. It shouldn’t be long until it hits the 2 million milestone in Japan sales alone.

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Middle-earth: Shadow of War 20,144 New PS4 Warner Bros.
02. 02. Splatoon 2 19,622 1,232,523 Switch Nintendo
03. 03. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 13,321 747,454 Switch Nintendo
01. 04. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions 12,215 38,003 3DS Nintendo
06. 05. Pokkén Tournament DX 8,367 97,135 Switch Nintendo
New 06. Lost Sphear 7,363 New PS4 Square Enix
04. 07. FIFA 18 6,703 75,791 PS4 EA
11. 08. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 6,088 610,953 Switch Nintendo
New 09. Lost Sphear 5,770 New Switch Square Enix
New 10. No Heroes Allowed! VR 5,462 New PS4 SIE
05. 11. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III 5,457 105,298 PS4 Falcom
10. 12. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 4,307 102,018 PS4 Konami
08. 13. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 4,093 14,919 PS4 Ubisoft
09. 14. Fire Emblem Warriors 4,016 53,541 Switch Nintendo
14. 15. Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. 3,966 155,634 Switch Capcom
18. 16. The Snack World 3,939 180,898 3DS Level-5
17. 17. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch 3,815 44,239 Switch Bandai Namco
16. 18. Dragon Quest XI 3,659 1,741,582 3DS Square Enix
21. 19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 3,497 253,665 3DS Nintendo
New 20. Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri 3,396 New PSV Prorotype

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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