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This Week In Sales: Octopath Traveler Debuts Its Grand Journey


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)

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Octopath Traveler

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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
New01.Octopath Traveler110,111NewSwitchSquare Enix
New02.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker41,852NewSwitchNintendo
01.03.Mario Tennis Aces21,838227,452SwitchNintendo
03.04.Splatoon 220,4302,447,782SwitchNintendo
New06.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker14,558New3DSNintendo
05.07.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe11,4171,627,674SwitchNintendo
New08.Mary Skelter 210,370NewPS4Compile Heart
12.09.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon7,1451,668,5133DSPokémon Company
09.10.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild6,6221,043,717SwitchNintendo
08.11.Kirby: Star Allies6,160559,764SwitchNintendo
13.12.New Gundam Breaker5,02382,077PS4Bandai Namco
10.13.Super Mario Odyssey5,0161,766,438SwitchNintendo
06.14.The Crew 24,95132,276PS4Ubisoft
04.15.Zanki Zero: Last Beginning4,16419,705PS4Spike Chunsoft
16.16.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX3,788167,064PS4Square Enix
11.17.Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze3,642190,330SwitchNintendo
New18.Shining Resonance Refrain3,465NewSwitchSega
15.19.Detroit: Become Human3,32190,360PS4SIE
14.20.Pro Evolution Soccer 20182,724172,154PS4Konami

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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