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)
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|