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)
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:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys||Publisher|
|01.||01.||Kingdom Hearts III||91,019||701,096||PS4||Square Enix|
|02.||02.||Resident Evil 2||51,339||304,186||PS4||Capcom|
|03.||03.||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe||45,879||358,748||Switch||Nintendo|
|04.||04.||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||35,217||2,799,969||Switch||Nintendo|
|08.||05.||Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee!||21,274||1,457,907||Switch||Pokémon Company|
|New||06.||Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists||18,679||New||PS4||Koei Tecmo|
|06.||07.||Super Mario Party||12,181||996,084||Switch||Nintendo|
|07.||08.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||11,710||2,108,522||Switch||Nintendo|
|05.||09.||Ace Combat 7||11,444||239,322||PS4||Bandai Namco|
|New||11.||Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists||8,046||New||Switch||Koei Tecmo|
|12.||13.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||6,957||1,276,558||Switch||Nintendo|
|13.||14.||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix||6,023||235,306||PS4||Square Enix|
|11.||15.||Dragon Quest Builders 2||5,814||223,424||Switch||Square Enix|
|New||16.||Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists||4,589||New||PSV||Koei Tecmo|
|New||17.||Dragon Marked For Death||4,492||New||Switch||Inti Creates|
|17.||20.||Fitness Boxing||3,613||23,332||Switch||Bandai Namco|