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This Week In Sales: A Smashing Start To 2019


Period: The week of December 31 (2018) – January 6 (2019)

Top-seller: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 258,974 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 199,982 (Last week – 174,770)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 557 (374 )

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 22,645 (9,649)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,281 (3,576)

PlayStation 4 sales: 87,669 (58,203)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 29,513 (14,227)

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,138 (3,566)

Xbox One sales: 53 (169)

Xbox One X sales: 102 (189)

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We recently saw how games sold in the last week of 2018, and we now have a look at the sales data from Japanese sales tracker Media Create for the first week of 2019 that covers sales from December 31, 2018 through January 6, 2019.


Japan didn’t get any new releases since it was in the middle of the holiday, but at #1 we have Super Smash Bros. Ultimate retain its position with 258,974 units sold. It is now up to 2,615,160 units sold via retail in Japan.


Super Mario Party was #2 again with a solid 95,102 units sold for Switch. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! charted #3 with 68,308 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe followed at #4 with 55,758 units sold. The Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Builders 2 kept its #5 spot with 47,176 units sold while the PS4 version dropped to #8 with 38,969 units sold.


In hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 had a big boost with 87,669 units sold plus an additional 29,513 units of PS4 Pros to combine for 117,182 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the week with a whopping 199,982 units sold to make up about 57.5% of the week’s hardware. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch has passed the 7 million milestone, as it currently sits at 7,046,766 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.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate258,9782,614,160SwitchNintendo
02.02.Super Mario Party95,102936,140SwitchNintendo
03.03.Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee!68,3081,399,595SwitchPokémon Company
04.04.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe55,7582,055,899SwitchNintendo
05.05.Dragon Quest Builders 247,176179,438SwitchSquare Enix
06.06.Splatoon 243,0332,882,819SwitchNintendo
0708.Dragon Quest Builders 238,969179,130PS4Square Enix
12.09.Go Vacation21,82635,136SwitchBandai Namco
10.11.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild19,3631,246,656SwitchNintendo
13.12.Super Mario Odyssey16,8961,931,675SwitchNintendo
16.13.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!16,600286,278SwitchBandai Namco
14.14.Kirby: Star Allies14,769717,643SwitchNintendo
11.15.God Eater 310,610200,510PS4Bandai Namco
18.16.Mario Tennis Aces10,468411,002SwitchNintendo
19.17.Call of Duty: Black Ops IV8,726514,181PS4SIE
22.18.Battlefield V8,155167,514PS4EA
24.19.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker7,718177,872SwitchNintendo
26.20.Dragon Ball FighterZ7,55473,861SwitchBandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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