This Week In Sales: Super Robot Wars X Blasts Off And Far Cry 5 Explores Bigger Opportunities

By Sato . April 4, 2018 . 8:00am

Period: The week of March 26 – April 1 (2018)

Top-seller: Super Robot Wars X – 89,259 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 44,033 (Last week – 50,412)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 756 (646)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 5,517 (6,487)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,936 (4,070)

PlayStation 4 sales: 17,457 (15,458)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 7,868 (8,398)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,992 (3,627)

Xbox One sales: 76 (102)

Xbox One X sales: 77 (80)

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Last week, Japan had three new titles in the top-20 software charts with Super Robot Wars X on PS4 and PS Vita, Far Cry 5 on PS4, and Shining Resonance Refrain on PS4. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of March 26 through April 1, 2018.

 

The #1 spot of the week goes to Super Robot Wars X on PS4 with 89,259 units sold, and it also grabbed the #3 spot with its PS Vita version selling 54,042, combining for a total of 143,301 units between the two. Last March Japan saw the release of Super Robot Wars V which sold 183,887 units (100,154 on PS4 and 83,733 on PSV) so it took a bit of a drop on the same systems.

 

Next up we have Far Cry 5 at #2, and it has been met with pleasant reception in Japan with a big debut of 75,474 units sold in its first week on PS4. This is a huge bump from its previous title Far Cry Primal which opened with 25,302 units sold on PS4 back in April 2016. The last main-numbered Far Cry game in Far Cry 4 debuted with 36,239 units for PS4 in February 2015 in Japan, so it is overall a huge improvement for the series. Perhaps we could attribute this to the open-world co-op aspect that is being pushed for the new entry.

 

Kirby: Star Allies which was the #1 of the past two weeks finds itself at #4 with an impressive 50,437 units sold on Nintendo Switch for its third week. At #5 we have Splatoon 2 with 25,639 units sold. The third and last new title in this week’s top-20 is Shining Resonance Refrain at #6 with 23,054 units sold on PS4.

 

In the hardware front, the PlayStation 4 sold 17,457 units and the PS4 Pro sold 7,868 for a total of 25,325 units sold between the two. The best-selling console of the week goes once again to the Nintendo Switch with 44,033 units sold to take up about 52.6% of all hardware sales in the week. Going by Media Create’s data, the Nintendo Switch has now sold 3,995,504 units since its launch in March 3, 2017.

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Super Robot Wars X 89,259 New PS4 Bandai Namco
New 02. Far Cry 5 75,474 New PS4 Ubisoft
New 03. Super Robot Wars X 54,042 New PSV Ubisoft
01. 04. Kirby: Star Allies 50,437 357,093 Switch Nintendo
05. 05. Splatoon 2 25,639 2,191,686 Switch Nintendo
New 06. Shining Resonance Refrain 23,054 New PS4 Sega
03. 07. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom 18,851 74,865 PS4 Level-5
04. 08. Detective Pikachu 15,584 57,597 3DS Pokémon Company
07. 09. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 14,486 1,446,986 Switch Nintendo
08. 10. Monster Hunter: World 10,011 1,994,226 PS4 Capcom
10. 11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 9,373 938,990 Switch Nintendo
02. 12. Valkyria Chronicles 4 9,108 72,029 PS4 Sega
11. 13. Super Mario Odyssey 8,442 1,675,896 Switch Nintendo
06. 14. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition 7,642 32,549 Switch Nintendo
12. 15. Attack on Titan 2 7,362 44,649 PS4 Koei Tecmo
15. 16. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 5,999 1,605,916 3DS Pokémon Company
13. 17. Hokuto ga Gotoku 4,604 156,805 PS4 Sega
17. 18. Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition 4,441 31,680 PS4 Ubisoft
24. 19. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch 3,981 137,570 Switch Bandai Namco
19. 20. 1-2-Switch 3,979 423,926 Switch Nintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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