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This Week In Sales: Debuts For Ys VIII On Nintendo Switch And The Crew 2


Period: The week of June 25 – July 1 (2018)

Top-seller: Mario Tennis Aces – 49,143 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 50,762 (Last week – 48,944)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 406 (389)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,222 (3,796)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,695 (2,627)

PlayStation 4 sales: 13,632 (15,036)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,179 (5,259)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,470 (2,163)

Xbox One sales: 53 (38)

Xbox One X sales: 234 (509)

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Last week, Japan got three new releases with Ubisoft’s open-world racing game The Crew 2, the Nintendo Switch version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and Kurenai no Homura: Sanada Ninpou Chou. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of June 25 through July 1, 2018.


The top-selling game of the week is Mario Tennis Aces, which enjoyed a nice debut last week, and it is back for another set with 49,143 units sold on Switch to chart at #1. Minecraft on Switch jumped up a spot with 25,773 units sold to take #2. This week’s first new entry, The Crew 2, placed #3 with 17,575 units sold on PS4.


Splatoon 2 continues riding the wave with 16,266 units sold on Switch for #4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe follows at #5 with 10,774 units sold. At #6 we have New Gundam Breaker with a big drop down to 9,159 units sold in the week.


The next new title is Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for Switch at #7 with 6,431 units sold in its debut. Lastly, the third new title is Idea Factory’s new adventure game by Otomate, Kurenai no Homura: Sanada Ninpou Chou, charted at #13 with 4,641 units sold in its debut on PS Vita.


Hardware sales were mostly the same across the board last week. The PlayStation 4 sold 13,632 units and the PS4 Pro sold 5,179 units to combine for a total of 18,811 between the two. The Nintendo Switch sold 50,762 units, making it about 62.9% of the consoles sold that week. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,494,317 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Mario Tennis Aces49,143172,917SwitchNintendo
New03.The Crew 217,575NewPS4Ubisoft
04.04.Splatoon 216,2662,410,990SwitchNintendo
05.05.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe10,7741,604,166SwitchNintendo
02.06.New Gundam Breaker9,15972,949PS4Bandai Namco
New07.Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana6,431NewSwitchNIS
06.08.Kirby: Star Allies6,379546,771SwitchNintendo
08.09.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild6,1431,030,773SwitchNintendo
10.10.Super Mario Odyssey5,0581,756,088SwitchNintendo
07.11.Fate/Extella Link4,772103,915PS4Marvelous
09.12.Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze4,757181,880SwitchNintendo
New13.Kurenai no Homura: Sanada Ninpou Chou4,641NewPSVIdea Factory
11.14.Detroit: Become Human4,29083,454PS4SIE
12.15.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon3,8981,656,9913DSPokémon Company
14.16.Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit3,342196,279SwitchNintendo
16.17.Pro Evolution Soccer 20183,201165,436PS4Konami
15.18.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX2,880159,802PS4Square Enix
13.19.Dark Souls Remastered2,440115,291PS4From Software
20.20.FIFA 182,046111,324SwitchEA

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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