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This Week In Sales: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Swings In Next To Spider-Man


Period: The week of September 10 – September 16 (2018)

Top-seller: Marvel’s Spider-Man – 80,832 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 38,738 (Last week – 43,513)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 359 (347)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,684 (4,951)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,248 (2,185)

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,057 (12,281)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 4,959 (7,442)

PlayStation Vita sales: 1,973 (2,348)

Xbox One sales: 58 (19)

Xbox One X sales: 159 (30)

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Last week, Japan, along with the rest of the world, got Crystal Dynamics’ latest Tomb Raider game in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03 and Black Clover: Quartet Knights also had debuts.


Marvel’s Spider-Man retained the #1 spot with an impressive 80,832 units sold in the week to put the total at 205,986 units sold on PlayStation 4. Next up is Shadow of the Tomb Raider with 32,172 units sold on PS4. The 2013 Tomb Raider game debuted with 35,250 units on PS3 and Rise of the Tomb Raider sold 21,152 units for its debut on PS4 after releasing ln Xbox One and Xbox 360 the year prior, so things have been pretty consistent for Lara Croft in Japan.


At #3 we have Splatoon 2 with 14,094 units sold for Nintendo Switch, followed by Minecraft at #4 with 13,479 units sold on Switch. We can expect to continue seeing these two titles near the top of the chart for a good while. At #5 we have the next new title of the week with Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit with 11,659 units sold for Switch.


As far as other new titles go, Undertale’s physical version for Switch launched at #10 with 5,990 units sold in its debut. Black Clover: Quartet Knights debuted on PS4 with an underwhelming 4,630 units to chart at #15.


In hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 sold 12,057 units and the PS4 Pro sold 4,959 units to combine for 17,016 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch saw a bit of a dip with 38,738 units sold in the week but still made for a big 59.4% of the consoles released in the week. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,974,429 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Marvel’s Spider-Man80,832205,986PS4Activision
New02.Shadow of the Tomb Raider32,172NewPS4Square Enix
05.03.Splatoon 214,0942,618,333SwitchNintendo
New05.Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit11,659NewSwitchNintendo
06.06.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe10,6891,757,864SwitchNintendo
20.07.NBA 2K199,53613,215PS42K
02.08.Pro Evolution Soccer 20199,466103,695PS4Konami
08.09.Conan Exiles8,52868,757PS4Spike Chunsoft
09.11.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!5,820195,438SwitchBandai Namco
10.12.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild5,8091,111,535SwitchNintendo
12.13.Mario Tennis Aces5,193343,600SwitchNintendo
14.14.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon4,8301,724,9833DSPokémon Company
New15.Black Clover: Quartet Knights4,630NewPS4Bandai Namco
03.16.Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS4,50321,816PS4Konami
17.17.WarioWare Gold4,01893,6583DSNintendo
15.18.Kirby: Star Allies3,944615,182SwitchNintendo
18.19.Super Mario Odyssey3,8591,813,146SwitchNintendo
16.20.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker3,569122,376SwitchNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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