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This Week In Sales: A Pair Of Burning Souls


Period: The week of October 15 – October 21 (2018)

Top-seller: Call of Duty: Black Ops IV – 92,572 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 42,148 (Last week – 44,070)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 290 (305)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,891 (4,665)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,231 (1,976)

PlayStation 4 sales: 10,158 (10,030)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 11,515 (15,442)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,247 (2,506)

Xbox One sales: 62 (76)

Xbox One X sales: 169 (157)

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Last week, Japan had some notable releases with SoulCalibur VI, Dark Souls Remastered for Switch, FuRyu’s crying RPG Crystar, and a Switch edition for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of October 8 to October 14, 2018.


At the #1 spot we have Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with a strong second week selling 92,572 units on the PS4. Super Mario Party is at #2 with 36,381 units sold on Switch. The first new title of the week is SoulCalibur VI at #3 with 24,049 units sold on the PS4.


Here’s how it compares with the previous two entries of SoulCalibur:

  • (2008) SoulCalibur IV – 109,393 [75,607 – PS3|34,786 – X360]
  • (2012) SoulCalibur V – 42,007 [34,328 – PS3|7,679 – X360]
  • (2018) SoulCalibur VI – 24,049 [PS4]


It might not be selling like it used to, but it’s been over six years since the release of its last main entry in SoulCalibur V, so it’s about right.


Dark Souls Remastered charted #4 with 14,646 units sold on the Nintendo Switch, followed by Crystar at #5 with 10,473 units sold on PS4. Lastly, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Bonus Edition released at #11 with 5,216 units sold on Switch.


As for hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 console sold 10,158 units plus an additional 11,515 from the PS4 Pro models for a total of 21,673 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the week with 42,148 units sold, which makes it about 58% of all hardware sold. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,187,099 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Call of Duty: Black Ops 492,572321,347PS4SIE
02.02.Super Mario Party36,381242,700SwitchNintendo
New03.SoulCalibur VI24,049NewPS4Bandai Namco
New04.Dark Souls Remastered14,646NewSwitchBandai Namco
03.06.Assassin’s Creed Odyssey8,80773,011PS4Ubisoft
06.08.Splatoon 27,2932,671,037SwitchNintendo
08.09.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe6,7741,803,792SwitchNintendo
04.10.Warriors Orochi 46,381144,441PS4Koei Tecmo
New11.Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Bonus Edition5,217NewPS4Sega
11.12.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild4,4421,138,631SwitchNintendo
09.13.Marvel’s Spider-Man4,207290,875PS4SIE
14.14.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon3,6661,746,5703DSPokémon Company
12.15.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV3,581105,542PS4Falcom
16.16.FIFA 193,08679,638PS4EA
15.17.Super Mario Odyssey2,9621,831,692SwitchNintendo
13.18.Dragon Ball FighterZ2,77938,664SwitchBandai Namco
18.19.Taiko no Tatsijin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!2,535215,620SwitchBandai Namco
22.20.Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit2,41229,988SwitchNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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