This Week In Sales: Black Ops 4 Keeps The Series’ Selling Spree Going In Japan

By Sato . October 17, 2018 . 2:00pm

Period: The week of October 8 – October 14 (2018)

Top-seller: Call of Duty: Black Ops IV – 228,775 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 44,070 (Last week – 45,762)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 305 (535)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,665 (4,788)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,976 *2,073)

PlayStation 4 sales: 10,030 (11,575)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 15,442 (2,490)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,506 (2,635)

Xbox One sales: 76 (242)

Xbox One X sales: 157 (747)

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Last week, Japan didn’t have as many new title releases, but it did have quite a big one in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which managed to continue the strong sales for the series with record numbers. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of October 8 to October 14, 2018.

 

The #1 spot of the week goes to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which managed to sell an impressive 228,775 for its debut on PS4 alone. While the Call of Duty series has always sold in the six-digit debuts, check out how well it has done compared to all the other main series titles since the very first Black Ops in Japan:

  • (2010) Call of Duty: Black Ops – 159,201 [128,922 – PS3|30,279 – X360]
  • (2011) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 210,839 [180,372 – PS3|30,466 – X360]
  • (2012) Call of Duty: Black Ops II – 219,527 [197,350 – PS3|22,177 – X360]
  • (2013) Call of Duty: Ghosts – 203,581 [190,631 – PS3|12,950 – X360]
  • (2014) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 147,376 [64,060 – PS4|79,586 – PS3]
  • (2015) Call of Duty: Black Ops III – 164,716 [143,817 – PS4|20,899 – PS3]
  • (2016) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 105,764 [PS4]
  • (2017) Call of Duty: WWII – 168,424 [PS4]
  • (2018) Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – 228,775 [PS4]

 

Next up we have Super Mario Party at #2 with a strong 63,451 units sold in its second week, followed by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at #3 with 19,037 units sold on PS4, and Warriors Orochi 4 with 13,224 units sold on PS4 to chart at #4. Then at #5 we have good ol’ Minecraft with 10,402 units sold for Nintendo Switch.

 

The only other new title to chart last week was Compile Heart’s new RPG Varnir of the Dragon Star, and it charted at #7 with 8,652 units sold on the PS4.

 

In hardware sales, the standard PS4 saw a small drop of about 100 but the PS4 Pro model saw a huge jump going from 2,635 units sold the week prior to 15,442 units. The PS4 consoles sold 25,472 units combined. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 44,070 units sold in the week, making up about 55.6% of all hardware sales. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,144,951 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
New 01. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 228,775 New PS4 SIE
01. 02. Super Mario Party 63,451 206,319 Switch Nintendo
02. 03. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 19,037 64,204 PS4 Ubisoft
03. 04. Warriors Orochi 4 13,224 138,060 PS4 Koei Tecmo
09. 05. Minecraft 10,402 326,018 Switch Nintendo
10. 06. Splatoon 2 8,767 2,663,744 Switch Nintendo
New 07. Varnir of the Dragon Star 8,652 New PS4 Compile Heart
11. 08. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 8,352 1,797,018 Switch Nintendo
06. 09. Marvel’s Spider-Man 7,590 286,668 PS4 SIE
05. 10. FIFA 19 5,355 76,553 PS4 EA
14. 11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 5,091 1,134,189 Switch Nintendo
08. 12. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV 4,768 101,961 PS4 Falcom
12. 13. Dragon Ball FighterZ 4,496 35,885 Switch Bandai Namco
18. 14. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 4,032 1,742,905 3DS Pokémon Company
20. 15. Super Mario Odyssey 3,504 1,828,729 Switch Nintendo
15. 16. FIFA 19 3,382 24,820 Switch EA
13. 17. Warriors Orochi 4 3,333 34,014 Switch Koei Tecmo
19. 18. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! 3,258 213,085 Switch Bandai Namco
17. 19. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission 3,196 8,160 PS4 SIE
22. 20. Kirby: Star Allies 2,971 629,157 Switch Nintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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