This Week In Sales: Ace Combat 7 Soars To New Heights

By Sato . January 23, 2019 . 2:00pm

Period: The week of January 14 – January 20 (2019)

Top-seller: Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – 202,379 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 71,139 (Last week – 78,056)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 158 (268)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,767 (3,954)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,514 (1,483)

PlayStation 4 sales: 9,505 (12,012)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 6,958 (6,289)

PlayStation Vita sales: 1,755 (1,711)

Xbox One sales: 24 (12)

Xbox One X sales: 94 (38)

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Last week in Japan, we saw several key releases with Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Yakuza 4 on PS4, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ retail release on PS4. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of January 14 to January 20, 2019.

 

The top dog of the week is Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown with a whopping 202,379 units sold on PS4 to chart at #1. There hasn’t been a main-numbered game since Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation so there isn’t much to give it a fair comparison, but that’s a huge debut for it nonetheless.

 

At #2 we have last week’s top with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe with 88,840 units sold on Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate followed at #3 with 49,533 units sold and is currently sitting at 2,726,273 units sold through retail in Japan.

 

The next new entry of the week charted at #4 and it is Yakuza 4 on PS4 with 18,440 units sold, a bit less than the Yakuza 3 remaster’s 26,047 debut back in August 2018. Super Mario Party followed at #5 with 16,752 units sold on Switch. As for other new titles, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition opened at #13 with 7,474 units sold on PS4 and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was right behind at #14 with 7,447 units sold for PS4.

 

In hardware sales, it wasn’t too different from the week prior when we saw the big holiday numbers come to a drop. The PlayStation 4 sold 9,505 units plus an extra 6,958 from PS4 Pros to combine for 16,463 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the week with 71,139 units sold to make up about 75% of all hardware sales. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 7,195,961 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. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown 202,379 New PS4 Bandai Namco
01. 02. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 88,840 255,143 Switch Nintendo
02. 03. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 49,533 2,726,273 Switch Nintendo
New 04. Yakuza 4 18,440 New PS4 Sega
06. 05. Super Mario Party 16,752 971,945 Switch Nintendo
09. 06. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 15,062 2,085,952 Switch Nintendo
08. 07. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! 12,351 1,427,298 Switch Pokémon Company
05. 08. Dragon Quest Builders 2 11.490 210,493 Switch Square Enix
10. 09. Minecraft 11,107 573,451 Switch Nintendo
11. 10. Splatoon 2 9,469 2,903,350 Switch Nintendo
07. 11. Dragon Quest Builders 2 9,330 206,392 PS4 Square Enix
12. 12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 7,731 1,263,023 Switch Nintendo
New 13. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition 7,474 New PS4 Bandai Namco
New 14. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 7,447 New PS4 PUBG Corp.
03. 15. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 7,446 48,955 PS4 Bandai Namco
13. 16. Go Vacation 5,151 47,862 Switch Bandai Namco
04. 17. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 4,598 31,186 Switch Bandai Namco
14. 18. Judgment 4,527 244,820 PS4 Sega
15. 19. Call of Duty: Black Ops IV 4,341 524,140 PS4 SIE
16. 20. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! 3,720 294,679 Switch Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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