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This Week In Sales: Black Ops 4 Keeps The Series’ Selling Spree Going In Japan


Period: The week of October 8 – October 14 (2018)

Top-seller: Call of Duty: Black Ops IV – 228,775 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 44,070 (Last week – 45,762)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 305 (535)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,665 (4,788)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,976 *2,073)

PlayStation 4 sales: 10,030 (11,575)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 15,442 (2,490)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,506 (2,635)

Xbox One sales: 76 (242)

Xbox One X sales: 157 (747)

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Last week, Japan didn’t have as many new title releases, but it did have quite a big one in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which managed to continue the strong sales for the series with record numbers. 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.


The #1 spot of the week goes to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which managed to sell an impressive 228,775 for its debut on PS4 alone. While the Call of Duty series has always sold in the six-digit debuts, check out how well it has done compared to all the other main series titles since the very first Black Ops in Japan:

  • (2010) Call of Duty: Black Ops – 159,201 [128,922 – PS3|30,279 – X360]
  • (2011) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 210,839 [180,372 – PS3|30,466 – X360]
  • (2012) Call of Duty: Black Ops II – 219,527 [197,350 – PS3|22,177 – X360]
  • (2013) Call of Duty: Ghosts – 203,581 [190,631 – PS3|12,950 – X360]
  • (2014) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 147,376 [64,060 – PS4|79,586 – PS3]
  • (2015) Call of Duty: Black Ops III – 164,716 [143,817 – PS4|20,899 – PS3]
  • (2016) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 105,764 [PS4]
  • (2017) Call of Duty: WWII – 168,424 [PS4]
  • (2018) Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – 228,775 [PS4]


Next up we have Super Mario Party at #2 with a strong 63,451 units sold in its second week, followed by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at #3 with 19,037 units sold on PS4, and Warriors Orochi 4 with 13,224 units sold on PS4 to chart at #4. Then at #5 we have good ol’ Minecraft with 10,402 units sold for Nintendo Switch.


The only other new title to chart last week was Compile Heart’s new RPG Varnir of the Dragon Star, and it charted at #7 with 8,652 units sold on the PS4.


In hardware sales, the standard PS4 saw a small drop of about 100 but the PS4 Pro model saw a huge jump going from 2,635 units sold the week prior to 15,442 units. The PS4 consoles sold 25,472 units combined. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 44,070 units sold in the week, making up about 55.6% of all hardware sales. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,144,951 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.Call of Duty: Black Ops 4228,775NewPS4SIE
01.02.Super Mario Party63,451206,319SwitchNintendo
02.03.Assassin’s Creed Odyssey19,03764,204PS4Ubisoft
03.04.Warriors Orochi 413,224138,060PS4Koei Tecmo
10.06.Splatoon 28,7672,663,744SwitchNintendo
New07.Varnir of the Dragon Star8,652NewPS4Compile Heart
11.08.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe8,3521,797,018SwitchNintendo
06.09.Marvel’s Spider-Man7,590286,668PS4SIE
05.10.FIFA 195,35576,553PS4EA
14.11.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild5,0911,134,189SwitchNintendo
08.12.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV4,768101,961PS4Falcom
12.13.Dragon Ball FighterZ4,49635,885SwitchBandai Namco
18.14.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon4,0321,742,9053DSPokémon Company
20.15.Super Mario Odyssey3,5041,828,729SwitchNintendo
15.16.FIFA 193,38224,820SwitchEA
13.17.Warriors Orochi 43,33334,014SwitchKoei Tecmo
19.18.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!3,258213,085SwitchBandai Namco
17.19.Astro Bot: Rescue Mission3,1968,160PS4SIE
22.20.Kirby: Star Allies2,971629,157SwitchNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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