This Week In Sales: Funky Kong Is Still Riding The Waves

By Sato . May 16, 2018 . 8:30am

Period: The week of May 7 – May 13 (2018)

Top-seller: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 25,886 (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 31,720 (Last week – 53,113 )

Nintendo 2DS sales: 384 (731)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,639 (6,545)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,331 (3,509)

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,534 (25,064)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,154 (9,930)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,229 (5,502)

Xbox One sales: 126 (161)

Xbox One X sales: 42 (27)

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Last week, Japan went through a rather slow post-Golden Week that didn’t see any new releases in the top-20, but Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze continued strong sales among other titles. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of May 7 through May 13, 2018.

 

The top spot goes to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze with 25,886 units to chart at #1 for the second straight week with a total of 114,307 units sold thus far. Konami’s baseball game Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 managed to stay in #2 with 15,172 units sold on PS4 in its third week.

 

At #3 we have Splatoon 2 making itself comfortable in the familiar top-3 again with 12,966 units sold on Switch, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #4 with 10,383 units sold on Switch and Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit with 9,818 units sold on Switch to chart at #5.

 

Kirby: Star Allies charted at #6 with 9,414 units on Switch and now has a total of 492,230 units sold via retail in Japan and will likely hit the 500,000 milestone next week or the week after. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was #8 with 5,754 units sold and now has a total of 986,181 units sold on Switch via retail, so we should see it finally hit the one million marker in the coming weeks.

 

Hardware sales saw an overall decline along with software sales, which is quite common for the week after Golden Week in Japan when consumers spend more, and it’ll likely remain on the lower end until big titles start releasing this summer. The PlayStation 4 sold 12,534 units and the PS4 Pro sold 5,154 for a total of 17,688 between the two. The top-selling hardware was the Nintendo Switch at 31,720 units sold in the week. Going by Media Create’s numbers, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,195,413 units sold in Japan 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
01. 01. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 25,886 114,307 Switch Nintendo
02. 02. Jikkkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 15,172 179,432 PS4 Konami
05. 03. Splatoon 2 12,966 2,310,403 Switch Nintendo
06. 04. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 10,383 1,532,201 Switch Nintendo
03. 05. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit 9,818 158,385 Switch Nintendo
04. 06. Kirby: Star Allies 9,414 492,230 Switch Nintendo
07. 07. God of War 6,473 98,579 PS4 SIE
11. 08. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 5,754 986,181 Switch Nintendo
08. 09. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 5,580 79,882 PSV Konami
10. 10. Super Mario Odyssey 4,597 1,721,235 Switch Nintendo
09. 11. The Snack World: Trejarers Gold 4,318 78,956 Switch Level-5
13. 12. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 3,125 1,631,988 3DS Pokémon Company
23. 13. Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition 2,581 51,295 PS4 Ubisoft
12. 14. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit 2,146 43,149 Switch Nintendo
24. 15. Cities: Skylines PlayStation 4 Edition 1,977 27,066 PS4 Spike Chunsoft
15. 16. Far Cry 5 1,960 133,748 PS4 Ubisoft
20. 17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 1,884 407,189 3DS Nintendo
14. 18. 1-2-Switch 1,866 443,548 Switch Nintendo
16. 19. ARMS 1,714 405,118 Switch Nintendo
21. 20. Detective Pikachu 1,637 79,050 3DS Pokémon Company

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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