Period: The week of July 8 – July 15 (2018)
Top-seller: Octopath Traveler – 110,111 (Switch)
Nintendo Switch sales: 50,239 (Last week – 44,237 )
Nintendo 2DS sales: 448 (528)
New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,176 (3,965)
New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,507 (2,739)
PlayStation 4 sales: 12,431 (12,608)
PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,165 (5,226)
PlayStation Vita sales: 4,112 (3,444)
Xbox One sales: 47 (41)
Xbox One X sales: 32 (47)
Last week, Japan had several key releases with the Square Enix RPG Octopath Traveler on Switch, Captain Toad on Switch, Mary Skelter 2, and Shining Resonance Refrain. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of July 8 through July 15, 2018.
The top-selling title of the week goes to Octopath Traveler with 110,111 units sold to take the #1 spot for an impressive debut that’ll surely satisfy Square Enix. IT should be interesting to see its numbers for the coming weeks as RPGs tend to drop quicker than other genres, but we’ll have to wait and see how Octopath Traveler does. It’ll also be interesting to see its sell-through rate later this week.
Next at #2 we have Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker with 41,852 units sold on Switch, and it also charted at #6 with 14,558 units for the 3DS version to combine for 56,410 units between the two. The original Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker sold 28,025 units on the Wii U back in November 2014.
Last week’s top-seller Mario Tennis Aces charted at #3 with 21,838 units sold on Switch. Meanwhile we have Splatoon 2 at #4 with 20,430 units sold, and Minecraft’s retail version on Switch at #5 with 15,101 units sold in the week.
The next new release of the week is Mary Skelter 2 with 10,370 units sold on PS4. The previous entry, Mary Skelter: Nightmares sold 18,358 for PS Vita in its debut back in October 2016. Lastly, we have Shining Resonance Refrain’s Switch version at #18 with 3,465 units sold. The PS4 version released in April with 23,054 units sold in its debut, so it hasn’t been too long since then.
Hardware sales didn’t see much of a difference from the week prior. The PlayStation 4 sold 12,431 units and the PS4 Pro sold 5,165 to combine for 17,596 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the week with 50,239 units sold to make up for 63.5% of all consoles sold in the week. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,600,711 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.||Octopath Traveler||110,111||New||Switch||Square Enix|
|New||02.||Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker||41,852||New||Switch||Nintendo|
|01.||03.||Mario Tennis Aces||21,838||227,452||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||06.||Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker||14,558||New||3DS||Nintendo|
|05.||07.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||11,417||1,627,674||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||08.||Mary Skelter 2||10,370||New||PS4||Compile Heart|
|12.||09.||Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon||7,145||1,668,513||3DS||Pokémon Company|
|09.||10.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||6,622||1,043,717||Switch||Nintendo|
|08.||11.||Kirby: Star Allies||6,160||559,764||Switch||Nintendo|
|13.||12.||New Gundam Breaker||5,023||82,077||PS4||Bandai Namco|
|10.||13.||Super Mario Odyssey||5,016||1,766,438||Switch||Nintendo|
|06.||14.||The Crew 2||4,951||32,276||PS4||Ubisoft|
|04.||15.||Zanki Zero: Last Beginning||4,164||19,705||PS4||Spike Chunsoft|
|16.||16.||Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX||3,788||167,064||PS4||Square Enix|
|11.||17.||Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze||3,642||190,330||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||18.||Shining Resonance Refrain||3,465||New||Switch||Sega|
|15.||19.||Detroit: Become Human||3,321||90,360||PS4||SIE|
|14.||20.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2018||2,724||172,154||PS4||Konami|