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

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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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
New01.Anthem77,938NewPS4EA
03.02.New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe23,235455,006SwitchNintendo
04.03.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate22,4302,883,416SwitchNintendo
New04.NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition21,326NewPS4Square Enix
01.05.Jump Force17,47194,365PS4Bandai Namco
06.06.Kingdom Hearts III14,258770,068PS4Square Enix
05.07.Far Cry: New Dawn12,38438,668PS4Ubisoft
08.08.Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee!11,0571,501,846SwitchPokémon Company
09.09.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe9,3082,142,319SwitchNintendo
11.10.Super Mario Party8,7701,027,659SwitchNintendo
14.11.Minecraft8,380615,882SwitchNintendo
15.12.The  Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild7,7481,299,813SwitchNintendo
New13.Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX7,651NewSwitchBandai Namco
02.14.Catherine: Full Body7,03158,855PS4Atlus
16.15.Splatoon 25,9622,938,590SwitchNintendo
10.16.Resident Evil 25,781344,273PS4Capcom
07.17.Metro Exodus5,18722,701PS4Spike Chunsoft
New18.Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy4,419NewSwitchCapcom
New19.Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy3,783NewPS4Capcom
21.20.Super Mario Odyssey2,7241,954,432SwitchNintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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