This Week In Sales: Kingdom Hearts III & Resident Evil 2 Cash In Big

By Sato . January 30, 2019 . 4:00pm

Period: The week of January 21 – January 27 (2019)

Top-seller: Kingdom Hearts III – 610,077 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 52,429 (Last week – 71,139)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 179 (158)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,781 (3,767)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 972 (1,514)

PlayStation 4 sales: 19,612 (9,505)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 33,032 (6,958)

PlayStation Vita sales: 1,701 (1,755)

Xbox One sales: 11 (24)

Xbox One X sales: 82 (94)

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Last week in Japan, it was a huge week in video game sales as it featured the anticipated releases of a couple blockbuster titles in Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of January 21 to January 27, 2019.

  

The #1 crown of the week goes to Kingdom Hearts III which sold a whopping 610,077 units on PlayStation 4 for its debut. Below are the first week sales numbers of other entries as well as the remix titles in Japan:

  • (2009) Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – 295,205 [DS]
  • (2010) Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep – 445,962 [PSP]
  • (2012) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance – 213,579 [3DS]
  • (2013) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix – 128,414 [PS3]
  • (2014) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix – 84.935 [PS3]
  • (2017) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue – 137,797 [PS4]
  • (2017) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix – 62,770 [PS4]
  • (2019) Kingdom Hearts III – 610,077 [PS4]

  

Since the first two games released in 2002 and 2005 we can’t make any proper comparisons to their debuts, but as you can see, Kingdom Hearts III had an excellent debut in Japan.

  

Next up, we have Resident Evil 2’s remake which also had a big debut, charting at #2 with 252,848 units sold on PS4. Below is how it compares to the Japanese debuts of previous main-numbered Resident Evil releases:

  • (2009) Resident Evil 5 – 398,747 [319,590-PS3|79,157-Xbox 360]
  • (2012) Resident Evil 6 – 676,485 [634,933-PS3|41,652-Xbox 360]
  • (2017) Resident Evil 7 – 187,306 [PS4]
  • (2019) Resident Evil 2 – 252,848 [PS4]

  

It didn’t sell as much as the previous generation’s Resident Evil games, it made a good push from the previous release in Resident Evil 7: biohazard.

  

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe was at #3 with 57,725 units sold on Switch, followed by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at #4 with 38,478 units sold on Switch, and last week’s top dog Ace Combat 7 at #5 with 25,499 units sold on PS4. We also had one more new release with Higurashi When They Cry Hou for PS4 at #20 with 2,868 copies sold.

  

In hardware sales, the PS4 sold 19,612 units and an additional 33,032 units of PS4 Pro consoles to combine for a total of 52,644 units to outsell the Switch for what feels like the first time since the launch of the console almost two years ago thanks to the power of Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2. However, the Nintendo Switch was still the best-selling single console with 52,429 units sold to make up 46.9% of all hardware sales.

  

The top-20 chart of the week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Kingdom Hearts III 610,077 New PS4 Square Enix
New 02. Resident Evil 2 252,848 New PS4 Capcom
02. 03. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 57,725 312,869 Switch Nintendo
03. 04. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 38,478 2,764,751 Switch Nintendo
01. 05. Ace Combat 7 25,499 227,878 PS4 Bandai Namco
05. 06. Super Mario Party 11,958 983,903 Switch Nintendo
06. 07. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 10,860 2,096,812 Switch Nintendo
07. 08. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! 9,334 1,436,633 Switch Pokémon Company
09. 09. Minecraft 8,588 582,039 Switch Nintendo
10. 10. Splatoon 2 7,329 2,910,678 Switch Nintendo
11. 11. Dragon Quest Builders 2 7,117 217,610 Switch Square Enix
12. 12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 6,578 1,269,601 Switch Nintendo
22. 13. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix 5,275 229,283 PS4 Square Enix
11. 14. Dragon Quest Builders 2 5,275 211,667 PS4 Square Enix
15. 15. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 5,039 53,994 PS4 Bandai Namco
04. 16. Yakuza 4 4,393 22,833 PS4 Sega
25. 17. Fit Boxing 4,130 19,719 Switch Imagineer
14. 18. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 3,408 10,855 PS4 PUBG Corp.
19. 19. Call of Duty: Black Ops IV 3,261 527,400 PS4 SIE
New 20. Higurashi When They Cry Hou 2,868 New PS4 Entergram

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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