This Week In Sales: Little Dragons Café Serves Its Debut With Naruto x Boruto, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

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Period: The week of August 27 – September 2 (2018)

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Top-seller: Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – 73,389 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 42,151 (Last week – 46,259)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 496 (362)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 5,760 (5,015)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,126 (2,420)

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,189 (14,122)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 4,402 (8,716)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,452 (2,540)

Xbox One sales: 24 (53)

Xbox One X sales: 45 (58)

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Last week, Japan saw the release of several big titles starting with Little Dragons Café on PS4 and Switch, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, Naruto to Boruto: Shonobi Striker, and several more new rel. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of August 27 to September 2, 2018.


The top title of the week goes to Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 with 73,389 units sold on PlayStation 4 for the #1 spot. This tops last year’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 which debuted with 64,342 units on PS4. The surprise top title of last week, Conan Exiles, continued with strong sales at #2 with 20,509 units sold on PS4.


At #3 we have Minecraft on Switch with 19,110 units sold, followed by Splatoon 2 with 16,960 units sold on Switch, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #5 with 13,259 units sold for Switch.


As for other new titles, Little Dragons Café debuted at #6 with 11,860 units sold on Switch and at #16 with 5,308 units sold on PS4. This is another lopsided difference in another PS4 and Switch release, which we also saw the week prior with My Hero One’s Justice. With both versions combined, Little Dragons Café sold 17,168 units in its overall debut.


The next new title is Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker with 10,685 units sold on PS4, which is a bit on the lower side for a Naruto game. Firewall Zero Hour debuted on PS4 with 5,468 units sold to chart at #15. For our last new title we have Idea Factory otome game Piofiore no Banshou by Otomate at #19 with 5,153 units sold on PlayStation Vita.


Hardware sales were about the same as the week prior other than the PS4 Pro getting a drop of over 4,000 units. The PS4 sold 12,189 units and the PS4 Pro sold 4,402 units to combine for 16,591 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 42,151 units sold in the week to take up about 60.5% of all hardware sales. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,892,178 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 73,389 New PS4 Konami
01. 02. Conan Exiles 20,509 52,626 PS4 Spike Chunsoft
03. 03. Minecraft 19,110 249,514 Switch Nintendo
04. 04. Splatoon 2 16,960 2,589,842 Switch Nintendo
06. 05. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 13,259 1,735,297 Switch Nintendo
New 06. Little Dragons Café 11,860 New Switch Marvelous
New 07. Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker 10,685 New PS4 Bandai Namco
07. 08. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! 9,766 182,614 Switch Bandai Namco
09. 09. Mario Tennis Aces 7,721 332,211 Switch Nintendo
05. 10. My Hero One’s Justice 7,669 32,294 Switch Bandai Namco
10. 11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 7,416 1,099,210 Switch Nintendo
08. 12. WarioWare Gold 6,217 85,627 3DS Nintendo
11. 13. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 5,747 114,445 Switch Nintendo
13. 14. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 5,693 1,715,350 3DS Pokémon Company
New 15. Firewall Zero Hour 5,468 New PS4 SIE
New 16. Little Dragons Café 5,308 New PS4 Marvelous
14. 17. Kirby: Star Allies 5,203 606,779 Switch Nintendo
05. 18. My Hero One’s Justice 5,192 21,218 PS4 Bandai Namco
New 19. Piofiore no Banshou 5,153 New PSV Idea Factory
12. 20. Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution 4,830 82,581 Switch Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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