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This Week In Sales: Red Dead Redemption 2 Saddles Up For A Debut In Japan


    Period: The week of October 22 – October 28 (2018)

    Top-seller: Red Dead Redemption 2 – 132,984 (PlayStation 4)

    Nintendo Switch sales: 37,855 (Last week – 42,148)

    Nintendo 2DS sales: 247 (290)

    New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,733 (3,891)

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,669 (2,231)

    PlayStation 4 sales: 9,664 (10,158)

    PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 10,975 (11,515)

    PlayStation Vita sales: 2115 (2,247)

    Xbox One sales: 71 (62)

    Xbox One X sales: 127 (169)

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    Last week, Japan along with the rest of the world got Red Dead Redemption 2. In Japan they also finally got Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, new Beyblade game, and Yomawari’s Long Night Collection.


    At the top of the list is Red Dead Redemption 2 at #1 with 132,984 units sold for the PS4. Back in October 2010 the first Read Dead Redemption made its debut with 96,272 units sold (70,599 from PS3 and 25,673 from Xbox 360) so it’s a big improvement.


    Call of Duty: Black Ops IV was bumped to #2 after two weeks on top since its debut, but sold enough with 57,567 units on PS4 to take silver. At #3 Super Mario Party continues its strong sales with 31,650 units sold on Switch.


    The next new title is Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection International, which is basically the same thing we got in the West except with fixes in Japan after fans complained about the lack of proper Japanese localization. The collection charted at #4 with 13,998 units sold on PS4 and at #6 with 7,443 units sold for Switch to combine for 21,441. Between them we have Minecraft for Switch at #5 with 7,901 units sold.


    As for other new titles, Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero launched at #11 with 5,380 units sold for Switch, and Yomawari: The Long Night Collection featuring both Night Alone and Midnight Shadows released its Switch version in Japan which debuted at #17 with 2,997 units sold.


    Hardware sales didn’t see any big changes but it did get an overall decline across the boards. The PlayStation 4 sold 9,664 units plus an additional 10,975 from the PS4 Pro models to total 20,639 units for the PS4. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the week with 37,855 units, which was a bit of a drop from the previous week’s 42,148 but still made up for 57% of all hardware sold. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,224,954 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.Red Dead Redemption 2132,984NewPS4TakeTwo
    01.02.Call of Duty: Black Ops IV57,567378,914PS4SIE
    02.03.Super Mario Party31,650274,350SwitchNintendo
    New04.Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection13,998NewPS4Capcom
    New06.Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection7,443NewSwitchCapcom
    09..07.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe6,4861,810,278SwitchNintendo
    08.08.Splatoon 26,4682,677,505SwitchNintendo
    06.09.Assassin’s Creed Odyssey5,62378,633PS4Ubisoft
    03.10.SoulCalibur VI5,41329,461PS4Bandai Namco
    New11.Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero5,380NewSwitchFuRyu
    12.12.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild4,2181,142,849SwitchNintendo
    10.13.Warriors Orochi 43,862148,303PS4Koei Tecmo
    13.14.Marvel’s Spider-Man3,441294,316PS4SIE
    04.15.Dark Souls Remastered3,37218,018SwitchBandai Namco
    14.16.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon3,3231,749,8943DSPokémon Company
    New17.Yomawari: The Long Night Collection2,997NewSwitchNIS
    17.18Super Mario Odyssey2,9201,834,612SwitchNintendo
    15.19.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV2,455107,997PS4Falcom
    19.20.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!2,384218,005SwitchBandai Namco

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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