This Week In Sales: Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party, More Ended 2018 On A Good Note

By Sato . January 13, 2019 . 11:30am

Period: The week of December 24 – December 30 (2018)

Top-seller: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 275,417 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 174,770 (Last week – 278,701)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 374 (724)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 9,649 (19,096)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,576 (7,116)

PlayStation 4 sales: 58,203 (57,948)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 14,227 (17,845)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,566 (3,939)

Xbox One sales: 169 (182)

Xbox One X sales: 189 (195)

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After a bit of a delay due to the holidays in Japan, we got a look at the updated sales chart from Japanese sales tracker Media Create that shared the data from the week of December 24 to December 30, 2018 that saw the release of Go Vacation and Diablo III: Eternal Collection for Switch and Mario & Luigi: Bowser Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey for 3DS.

 

The top-selling title of the week went to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which continued strong with 275,417 units sold in the week to take #1, for a total of 2,355,186 units sold for Switch since it’s December 7 debut.

 

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When Super Mario Party released for the Switch back in October, not many would’ve predicted that it would stand at #2 in the last week of the year, but the game appears to have reminded Japan how much they loved Mario Party games, as it sits at 841,037 units sold thus far.

 

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Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! also enjoyed its share of success in 2018 after its November 16 launch on Switch, and it sold 65,497 units to chart #3 in the week. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe made a Golden Mushroom dash to chart #4 with 41,872 units sold, just on time to hit the 2 million milestone before the end of the year with a total of 2,000,142units sold in Japan.

 

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 made its debut last week with the PS4 version on top, but the Switch version struck back in its second week to chart #5 with 34,589 units sold. The PS4 version wasn’t far behind at #7 with 29,877 units sold, right behind Splatoon 2 at #6 with 30,669 units.

 

In hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 sold 58,203 units plus an additional 14,227 from PS4 Pro to combine for 72,430 units sold in Japan in the last week of 2018. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the week with 174,770 units sold to make up about 66% of all hardware sales. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 6,846,784 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. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 275,417 2,355,186 Switch Nintendo
02. 02. Super Mario Party 98,682 841,037 Switch Nintendo
03. 03. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! 65,497 1,331,287 Switch Pokémon Company
07. 04. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 41,872 2,000,142 Switch Nintendo
05. 05. Dragon Quest Builders 2 34,589 132,269 Switch Square Enix
08. 06. Splatoon 2 30,669 2,839,787 Switch Nintendo
04. 07. Dragon Quest Builders 2 29,877 140,161 PS4 Square Enix
09. 08. Judgment 27,549 213,438 PS4 Sega
06. 09. Minecraft 27,140 506,909 Switch Nintendo
14. 10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 15,250 1,227,293 Switch Nintendo
10. 11. God Eater 3 14,228 189,900 PS4 Bandai Namco
New 12. Go Vacation 13,310 New Switch Bandai Namco
12. 13. Super Mario Odyssey 12,553 1,914,779 Switch Nintendo
11. 14. Kirby: Star Allies 10,935 702,874 Switch Nintendo
New 15. Diablo III: Eternal Collection 10,143 New Switch Blizzard
15. 16. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! 9,814 269,677 Switch Bandai Namco
New 17. Mario & Luigi: Bowser Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey 9,436 New 3DS Nintendo
19. 18. Mario Tennis Aces 7,778 400,543 Switch Nintendo
28. 19. Call of Duty: Black Ops IV 6,692 505,455 PS4 SIE
20. 20. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 6,257, 1,796,584 3DS Pokémon Company

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create. We will have part 2 of the year-end sales from Media Create covering the dates of December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019 soon.



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