This Week In Sales: A Smashing Start To 2019

By Sato . January 15, 2019 . 2:00pm

Period: The week of December 31 (2018) – January 6 (2019)

Top-seller: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 258,974 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 199,982 (Last week – 174,770)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 557 (374 )

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 22,645 (9,649)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,281 (3,576)

PlayStation 4 sales: 87,669 (58,203)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 29,513 (14,227)

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,138 (3,566)

Xbox One sales: 53 (169)

Xbox One X sales: 102 (189)

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We recently saw how games sold in the last week of 2018, and we now have a look at the sales data from Japanese sales tracker Media Create for the first week of 2019 that covers sales from December 31, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

 

Japan didn’t get any new releases since it was in the middle of the holiday, but at #1 we have Super Smash Bros. Ultimate retain its position with 258,974 units sold. It is now up to 2,615,160 units sold via retail in Japan.

 

Super Mario Party was #2 again with a solid 95,102 units sold for Switch. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! charted #3 with 68,308 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe followed at #4 with 55,758 units sold. The Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Builders 2 kept its #5 spot with 47,176 units sold while the PS4 version dropped to #8 with 38,969 units sold.

 

In hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 had a big boost with 87,669 units sold plus an additional 29,513 units of PS4 Pros to combine for 117,182 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the week with a whopping 199,982 units sold to make up about 57.5% of the week’s hardware. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch has passed the 7 million milestone, as it currently sits at 7,046,766 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 258,978 2,614,160 Switch Nintendo
02. 02. Super Mario Party 95,102 936,140 Switch Nintendo
03. 03. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! 68,308 1,399,595 Switch Pokémon Company
04. 04. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 55,758 2,055,899 Switch Nintendo
05. 05. Dragon Quest Builders 2 47,176 179,438 Switch Square Enix
06. 06. Splatoon 2 43,033 2,882,819 Switch Nintendo
09. 07. Minecraft 42,845 549,754 Switch Nintendo
07 08. Dragon Quest Builders 2 38,969 179,130 PS4 Square Enix
12. 09. Go Vacation 21,826 35,136 Switch Bandai Namco
08. 10. Judgment 20,018 233,456 PS4 Sega
10. 11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 19,363 1,246,656 Switch Nintendo
13. 12. Super Mario Odyssey 16,896 1,931,675 Switch Nintendo
16. 13. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! 16,600 286,278 Switch Bandai Namco
14. 14. Kirby: Star Allies 14,769 717,643 Switch Nintendo
11. 15. God Eater 3 10,610 200,510 PS4 Bandai Namco
18. 16. Mario Tennis Aces 10,468 411,002 Switch Nintendo
19. 17. Call of Duty: Black Ops IV 8,726 514,181 PS4 SIE
22. 18. Battlefield V 8,155 167,514 PS4 EA
24. 19. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 7,718 177,872 Switch Nintendo
26. 20. Dragon Ball FighterZ 7,554 73,861 Switch Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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