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This Week In Sales: A Disaster In The Making Finally Unleashed


Period: The week of November 19 – November 25 (2018)

Top-seller: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! – 162,467 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 108,375 (Last week – 200,850)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 952 (622)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 6,512 (4,189)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,419 (1,788)

PlayStation 4 sales: 13,281 (8,922)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 11,083 (8,867)

PlayStation Vita sales: 1,688 (1,877)

Xbox One sales: 46 (45)

Xbox One X sales: 676 (119)

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Last week in Japan there was a number of new releases including Disaster Report 4 Plus, Battlefield V, Shenmue I & II, Neko Tomo, and Nari Kids Park HUGtto! PreCure to hit the top-20. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of November 19 to November 25, 2018.


The #1 of the week goes to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! with 162,467 units sold for the Nintendo Switch to put its total  up to 823,707 units sold in Japan in its second week.


At #2 we have the first new title of the week with Battlefield V which sold a big 110,653 units in its opening week. Here’s how it compares to the debuts of previous entries in the series for Japan:

  • (2011) Battlefield 3 – 151,102 [PS3 – 123,378|X360 – 27,723]
  • (2013-2014) Battlefield 4 – 146,498 [PS3 – 121,699|PS4 – 24,799]
  • (2015) Battlefield: Hardline – 96,799 [PS3 – 28,976|PS4 – 68,832]
  • (2016) Battlefield 1 – 113,081 [PS4]
  • (2018) Battlefield V – 110,653 [PS4]


The next new entry is Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories with 42,272 units sold on PlayStation 4 which is close to the series’ spinoff title City Shrouded in Shadow that sold 48,935 units in its debut in October 2017. Shenmue I & II on PS4 followed at #4 with 37,529 units sold. Super Mario Party charted #5 with 24, 450 units sold on Switch.


As for other new titles of the week, Neko Tomo debuted at #14 with 5,212 units sold for Nintendo 3DS and Nari Kids Park HUGtto! PreCure charted #18 with 3,301 units sold for the Nintendo Switch.


In hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 sold 13,281 units and the PS4 Pro sold 11,083 units to combine for 24,364 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch continues its heavy sales with 108,375 units sold to make up 74.7% of all hardware sales in the week. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,631,161 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee!162,467834,707SwitchPokémon Company
New02.Battlefield V110,653NewPS4EA
New03.Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories42,272NewPS4Granzella
New04.Shenmue I & II37,529NewPS4Sega
03.05.Super Mario Party24,450370,077SwitchNintendo
02.06.Fallout 7611,80085,289PS4Bethesa
07.07.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe11,7141,847,777SwitchNintendo
09.08.Splatoon 210,5272,709,412SwitchNintendo
04.09.Call of Duty: Black Ops IV10,052470,942PS4SIE
11.11.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild6,8831,166,281SwitchNintendo
06.12.Luigi’s Mansion6,64043,3293DSNintendo
13.13.Super Mario Odyssey5,3091,850,991SwitchNintendo
New14.Neko Tomo5,212New3DSBandai namco
08.15.Red Dead Redemption 24,411196,592PS4TakeTwo
14.16.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon4,1691,764,4723DSPokémon Company
16.17.Kirby: Star Allies3,996646,201SwitchNintendo
New18.Nari Kids Park HUGtto! PreCure3,301NewSwitchBandai Namco
05.19.Hitman 22,82112,983PS4Warner Bros.
18.20.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!2,650228,067PS4Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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