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This Week In Sales: Brewing And Building With Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists


Period: The week of January 28 – February 3 (2019)

Top-seller: Kingdom Hearts III – 91,019 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 69,472 (Last week – 52,429)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 104 (179)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,622 (3,781)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,188 (972)

PlayStation 4 sales: 15,074 (19,612)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 10,540 (33,032)

PlayStation Vita sales: 1,521 (1,701)

Xbox One sales: 17 (11)

Xbox One X sales: 86 (82)

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Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists

Last week in Japan, we saw the release of several new titles with the biggest one being the Atelier spinoff Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists for PS4, PS Vita, and Switch among others.


The #1 title of the week is Kingdom Hearts III again with 91,019 units sold on PS4 in its second week to put it at a total of 701,096 units sold. Resident Evil 2 followed at #2 with 51,339 units sold on PS4. Next, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe charted at #3 again with 45,879 units sold on Switch.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also remained at #4 with 35,217 units sold on Switch to put its total retail sales in Japan at 2,799,969. At #5 we have Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! with 21,274 units sold on Switch.


The first new title of the week is Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists which charted at #6 with 18,679 units sold for PS4,, #11 with 8,046 units sold for Switch , and #16 on with 4,589 units sold for PS Vita to combine for 31,314 units total.


While it isn’t a main Atelier game, here’s how it stacks against the previous entries:


    • (2013) Atelier Escha & Logy – 57,550 [PS3]
    • (2014) Atelier Shallie – 43,744 [PS3]
    • (2015) Atelier Sophie – 68,106 [PS4-39,759|PSV-25,805]
    • (2016) Atelier Firis – 43,525  [PS4-23,372|PSV-16,153]
    • (2017) Atelier Lydie & Suelle – 21,129* [PS4]
    • (2019) Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists – 31,314 [PS4/PSV/Switch]



*PS4 only as Switch and PS Vita versions didn’t chart



As for other new titles, Dragon Marked For Death’s retail version debuted at #17 with 4,492 units sold, Fate/Extella Link’s Switch version charted at #18 with 4,134 units sold, and Robotics;Notes DaSH opened with 3,943 units sold on PS4 to chart at #19.

In hardware sales, things are back to normal after an explosive PlayStation week last week with the releases of Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2. This past week, the PlayStation 4 sold 15,074 units plus an additional 10,540 PS4 Pros to combine for 25,614 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the week with 69,472 units sold to make up 68.4% of all hardware sales. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 7,317,862 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.


The top-20 chart of the week is as follow:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Kingdom Hearts III91,019701,096PS4Square Enix
02.02.Resident Evil 251,339304,186PS4Capcom
03.03.New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe45,879358,748SwitchNintendo
04.04.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate35,2172,799,969SwitchNintendo
08.05.Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee!21,2741,457,907SwitchPokémon Company
New06.Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists18,679NewPS4Koei Tecmo
06.07.Super Mario Party12,181996,084SwitchNintendo
07.08.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe11,7102,108,522SwitchNintendo
05.09.Ace Combat 711,444239,322PS4Bandai Namco
New11.Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists8,046NewSwitchKoei Tecmo
10.12.Splatoon 27,6892,918,368SwitchNintendo
12.13.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild6,9571,276,558SwitchNintendo
13.14.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix6,023235,306PS4Square Enix
11.15.Dragon Quest Builders 25,814223,424SwitchSquare Enix
New 16.Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists4,589NewPSVKoei Tecmo
New17.Dragon Marked For Death4,492NewSwitchInti Creates
New18.Fate/Extella Link4,134NewSwitchMarvelous
17.20.Fitness Boxing3,61323,332SwitchBandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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