This Week In Sales: An Anthem Debut And Glory To Mankind With A Game of the YoRHa Edition

By Sato . February 27, 2019 . 2:00pm

Period: The week of February 18 – February 24 (2019)

Top-seller: Anthem – 77,938 (PS4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 53,270 (Last week – 65,958)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 113 (142 )

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,388 (3,358)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,052 (1,254)

PlayStation 4 sales: 10,632 (11,792)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 6,956 (7,892)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,600 (1,767)

Xbox One sales: 21(13)

Xbox One X sales: 51 (55)

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Last week in Japan, there were several key releases with the online multiplayer action RPG Anthem, NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition, Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX, and Ace Attorney Trilogy. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of February 18 to February 24, 2019.

 

The #1 title of the week is Anthem with 77,938 units sold on PS4, which isn’t amazing but pretty decent for the debut of a new IP from the West. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe keeps powering on and hopped up to #2 with 23,235 units sold on Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate charted #3 with 22,430 units sold on Switch.

 

The next new entry, NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition, charted at #4 with 21,326 units sold on PS4. Following at #5 is last week’s top title, Jump Force, with 17,471 copies sold for PS4. As for other new entries in the top-20, we have Girl und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX at #13 with 7,651 units sold. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy made its debut and charted at #18 with 4,419 units sold on Switch and at #19 with 3,783 units sold on PS4 to combine for 8,202 units.

 

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! also reached a new milestone of 1.5 million units sold in Japan through retail.

 

In hardware sales, most platforms dropped in sales other than the PS Vita that got an extra boost of about 2,000 units from the week prior. The PlayStation 4 sold 10,632 units plus an additional 6,956 PS4 Pros to combine for 17,588 units. The Nintendo Switch sold 53,270 units to make up for about 67.4% of all hardware sales in the week. Going by Media Create’s numbers, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 7,498,370 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. Anthem 77,938 New PS4 EA
03. 02. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 23,235 455,006 Switch Nintendo
04. 03. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 22,430 2,883,416 Switch Nintendo
New 04. NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition 21,326 New PS4 Square Enix
01. 05. Jump Force 17,471 94,365 PS4 Bandai Namco
06. 06. Kingdom Hearts III 14,258 770,068 PS4 Square Enix
05. 07. Far Cry: New Dawn 12,384 38,668 PS4 Ubisoft
08. 08. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! 11,057 1,501,846 Switch Pokémon Company
09. 09. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 9,308 2,142,319 Switch Nintendo
11. 10. Super Mario Party 8,770 1,027,659 Switch Nintendo
14. 11. Minecraft 8,380 615,882 Switch Nintendo
15. 12. The  Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 7,748 1,299,813 Switch Nintendo
New 13. Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX 7,651 New Switch Bandai Namco
02. 14. Catherine: Full Body 7,031 58,855 PS4 Atlus
16. 15. Splatoon 2 5,962 2,938,590 Switch Nintendo
10. 16. Resident Evil 2 5,781 344,273 PS4 Capcom
07. 17. Metro Exodus 5,187 22,701 PS4 Spike Chunsoft
New 18. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 4,419 New Switch Capcom
New 19. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 3,783 New PS4 Capcom
21. 20. Super Mario Odyssey 2,724 1,954,432 Switch Nintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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