This Week In Sales: A Disaster In The Making Finally Unleashed

By Sato . November 28, 2018 . 2:00pm

Period: The week of November 19 – November 25 (2018)

Top-seller: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! – 162,467 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 108,375 (Last week – 200,850)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 952 (622)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 6,512 (4,189)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,419 (1,788)

PlayStation 4 sales: 13,281 (8,922)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 11,083 (8,867)

PlayStation Vita sales: 1,688 (1,877)

Xbox One sales: 46 (45)

Xbox One X sales: 676 (119)

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Last week in Japan there was a number of new releases including Disaster Report 4 Plus, Battlefield V, Shenmue I & II, Neko Tomo, and Nari Kids Park HUGtto! PreCure to hit the top-20. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of November 19 to November 25, 2018.

 

The #1 of the week goes to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! with 162,467 units sold for the Nintendo Switch to put its total  up to 823,707 units sold in Japan in its second week.

 

At #2 we have the first new title of the week with Battlefield V which sold a big 110,653 units in its opening week. Here’s how it compares to the debuts of previous entries in the series for Japan:

  • (2011) Battlefield 3 – 151,102 [PS3 – 123,378|X360 – 27,723]
  • (2013-2014) Battlefield 4 – 146,498 [PS3 – 121,699|PS4 – 24,799]
  • (2015) Battlefield: Hardline – 96,799 [PS3 – 28,976|PS4 – 68,832]
  • (2016) Battlefield 1 – 113,081 [PS4]
  • (2018) Battlefield V – 110,653 [PS4]

 

The next new entry is Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories with 42,272 units sold on PlayStation 4 which is close to the series’ spinoff title City Shrouded in Shadow that sold 48,935 units in its debut in October 2017. Shenmue I & II on PS4 followed at #4 with 37,529 units sold. Super Mario Party charted #5 with 24, 450 units sold on Switch.

 

As for other new titles of the week, Neko Tomo debuted at #14 with 5,212 units sold for Nintendo 3DS and Nari Kids Park HUGtto! PreCure charted #18 with 3,301 units sold for the Nintendo Switch.

 

In hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 sold 13,281 units and the PS4 Pro sold 11,083 units to combine for 24,364 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch continues its heavy sales with 108,375 units sold to make up 74.7% of all hardware sales in the week. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,631,161 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. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! 162,467 834,707 Switch Pokémon Company
New 02. Battlefield V 110,653 New PS4 EA
New 03. Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories 42,272 New PS4 Granzella
New 04. Shenmue I & II 37,529 New PS4 Sega
03. 05. Super Mario Party 24,450 370,077 Switch Nintendo
02. 06. Fallout 76 11,800 85,289 PS4 Bethesa
07. 07. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 11,714 1,847,777 Switch Nintendo
09. 08. Splatoon 2 10,527 2,709,412 Switch Nintendo
04. 09. Call of Duty: Black Ops IV 10,052 470,942 PS4 SIE
10. 10. Minecraft 9,818 375,166 Switch Nintendo
11. 11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 6,883 1,166,281 Switch Nintendo
06. 12. Luigi’s Mansion 6,640 43,329 3DS Nintendo
13. 13. Super Mario Odyssey 5,309 1,850,991 Switch Nintendo
New 14. Neko Tomo 5,212 New 3DS Bandai namco
08. 15. Red Dead Redemption 2 4,411 196,592 PS4 TakeTwo
14. 16. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 4,169 1,764,472 3DS Pokémon Company
16. 17. Kirby: Star Allies 3,996 646,201 Switch Nintendo
New 18. Nari Kids Park HUGtto! PreCure 3,301 New Switch Bandai Namco
05. 19. Hitman 2 2,821 12,983 PS4 Warner Bros.
18. 20. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! 2,650 228,067 PS4 Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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