Period: The week of May 21 – May 27 (2018)
Top-seller: Dark Souls: Remastered – 71,739 (PlayStation 4)
Nintendo Switch sales: 36,590 (Last week – 33,125)
Nintendo 2DS sales: 384 (413)
New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,524 (3,489)
New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,686 (2,353)
PlayStation 4 sales: 12,595 (12,404)
PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 4,887 (4,536)
PlayStation Vita sales: 2,298 (2,219)
Xbox One sales: 89 (146)
Xbox One X sales: 74 (54)
Last week, Japan had a busy one with the release of Dark Souls: Remastered, Detroit: Become Human, Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night, Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2, and more. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of May 21 through May 27, 2018.
Starting at #1 this week is Dark Souls: Remastered with 71,739 units sold on PlayStation 4. It might not be the 210,141 units that Dark Souls III debuted with, but nobody was expecting the remaster of the first Dark Souls to get anywhere near that amount. Overall it was good enough to be top of the week, almost doubling the next title at #2 with Detroit: Become Human which sold 39,548 units on PS4.
At #3 we have Persona Dancing All-Star Triple Pack with 27,240 units. The pack includes Persona 3 & 5 Dancing plus a digital copy of Persona 4: Dancing All Night. At #4 we have Persona Dancing Deluxe Twin Plus, the PS Vita version bundle with Persona 3 & 5 Dancing plus a bunch of DLCs, and it sold 21,569 units.
Since the two bundles are a separate SKU, we’ll look at how the individual titles performed. Persona 5: Dancing Star Night’s standalone versions charted at #10 with 7,876 units sold on PS4 and at #14 with 4,554 units sold on PS Vita for a total of 12,430 units between the two. Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night charted at #16 with 3,305 units sold just for the PS Vita version in the top-20. The original Persona 4: Dancing All Night debuted with 94,036 units sold on PS Vita back in June 2015.
Other new titles include Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 for Nintendo Switch, which charted at #9 with 8,093 units sold on the Nintendo Switch. The last new entry in the top-20 is the Dark Souls Trilogy Box that comes with Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition. It charted at #19 with 3,155 units sold on PS4.
As far as hardware sales go, the PlayStation 4 sold 12,595 units plus an additional 4,887 units from the PS4 Pro to combine for 17,482 units sold in the week, which is more or less the same as the previous week. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 36,590 units sold in the week. Going by Media Create’s numbers, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,265,128 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.||Dark Souls: Remastered||71,730||New||PS4||From Software|
|New||02.||Detroit: Become Human||39,548||New||PS4||SIE|
|New||03.||Persona Dancing All-Star Triple Pack||27,240||New||PS4||Atlus|
|New||04.||Persona Dancing Deluxe Twin Plus||21,570||New||PSV||Atlus|
|02.||06.||Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze||13,278||143,037||Switch||Nintendo|
|05.||07.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||9,221||1,551,492||Switch||Nintendo|
|06.||08.||Kirby: Star Allies||8,686||509,308||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||09.||Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2||8,093||New||Switch||Capcom|
|New||10.||Persona 5: Dancing Star Night||7,876||New||PS4||Atlus|
|07.||11.||Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit||7,584||174,120||Switch||Nintendo|
|04.||12.||Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018||6,890||196,561||PS4||Konami|
|08.||13.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||6,099||997,967||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||14.||Persona 5: Dancing Star Night||4,554||New||PSV||Atlus|
|09.||15.||Super Mario Odyssey||4,302||1,730,169||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||16.||Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night||3,305||New||PSV||Atlus|
|13.||17.||Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon||3,280||1,638,196||3DS||Pokémon Company|
|11.||18.||The Snack World: Trejarers Gold||3,173||85,677||3DS||Level-5|
|New||19.||Dark Souls Trilogy Box||3,155||New||PS4||From Software|
|01.||20.||The Caligula Effect: Overdose||3,008||23,408||PS4||FuRyu|