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This Week In Sales: Debuts For Trails of Cold Steel IV, Warriors Orochi 4, And TWEWY: Final Remix


Period: The week of September 24 – September 30 (2018)

Top-seller: Warriors Orochi 4 – 100,831 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 42,957 (Last week – 37,733)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 310 (407)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 5,218 (4,563)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,978 (2,130)

PlayStation 4 sales: 15,322 (11,661)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,084 (4,332)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,675 (2,718)

Xbox One sales: 23 (28)

Xbox One X sales: 52 (75)

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Last week, Japan had a big week full of major releases including The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, Warriors Orochi 4, Utawarerumono: Zan, The World Ends With You: Final Remix, and more. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of September 24 to September 30, 2018.


The top-selling title of the week was Warriors Orochi 4 at #1 with 100,831 units sold for PS4 and also at #4 with 23,660 units sold for  Switch to combine for 124,491 units, topping last major Musou release Dynasty Warriors 9 that sold 117,495 units in its debut.


The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV –The End of Saga- released in #2 with 85,161 units sold on PS4 for its debut. Below is a look at how it compares with the debuts of the previous entries in the series:

  • (2013) Trails of Cold Steel – 149,340 [PSV – 81,622|PS3 – 67,718]
  • (2014) Trails of Cold Steel II – 151,781 [PSV – 86,283|PS3 – 65,498]
  • (2017) Trails of Cold Steel III – 87,261 [PS4]


As far as other new entries go, FIFA 19 on PS4 followed at #3 with 57,772 units sold and again at #8 with 16,200 units sold for Nintendo Switch to combine for 73,972 units. This top’s last year’s FIFA 18 which sold 69,973 between PS4 and Switch. Dragon Ball FighterZ for Switch launched at #5 with 23,202 units sold. Utawarerumono Zan debuted with 21,316 units to chart at #7. The World Ends With You: Final Remix at #9 with 14,216 units sold for Switch, and Valkyria Chronicles 4’s Switch version made its debut of 5,596 units for #14.


In hardware sales, the PS4 sold 15,322 units plus an additional 5,084 for PS4 Pro models to total 20,406 units sold in the week. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 42,957 units sold, making up 58.4% of all hardware sales of the week. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch has passed the five million milestone and is currently at 5,055,119 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.Warriors Orochi 4100,831NewPS4Koei Tecmo
New02.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV85,161NewPS4Falcom
New03.FIFA 1957,772NewPS4EA
New04.Warriors Orochi 423,660NewSwitchKoei Tecmo
New05.Dragon Ball FighterZ23,202NewSwitchBandai Namco
0106.Marvel’s Spider-Man22,751266,802PS4SIE
New07.Utawarerumono Zan21,316NewPS4Aquaplus
New08.FIFA 1916,200NewSwitchEA
New09.The World Ends With You: Final Remix14,216NewSwitchSquare Enix
05.11.Splatoon 213,0592,644,596SwitchNintendo
06.12.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe10,5611,778,713SwitchNintendo
09.13.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild5,7561,123,201SwitchNintendo
New14.Valkyria Chronicles 45,596NewSwitchSega
08.15.Pro Evolution Soccer 20195,137114,777PS4Konami
15.16.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!4,813205,355SwitchBandai Namco
17.17.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon4,7851,734,2353DSPokémon Company
16.18.Mario Tennis Aces4,579353,070SwitchNintendo
14.19.Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit4,30621,231SwitchNintendo
18.20.Super Mario Odyssey4,2201,821,336SwitchNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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