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This Week In Sales: Spidey Sales Are Tingling


Period: The week of September 3 – September 9 (2018)

Top-seller: Marvel’s Spider-Man – 125,154 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 43,513 (Last week – 42,151)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 347 (496)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,951 (5,760)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,185 (2,126)

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,281 (12,189)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 7,442 (4,402)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,348 (2,452)

Xbox One sales: 19 (24)

Xbox One X sales: 30 (45)

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Last week, Japan had several releases including the anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS, and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of September 3 to September 9, 2018.


If you guessed Marvel’s Spider-Man as the top-selling title, you’re absolutely right, as it topped the charts by a landslide with a whopping 125,154 units sold on PS4 in its debut to take the #1 spot. Last week’s top title, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, charted at #2 with 20,840 units sold on PS4.


The next new title of the week is Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS at #3 with 17,313 units sold to make for a PS4 hat-trick for the top-3, which hasn’t happened for a while now. At #4 we have Minecraft on Switch with 14,752 units sold in the week, followed by Splatoon 2 at #5 with 14,398 units sold and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #5 with 11,877 units sold.


The next new entry of the week is SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy which sold 10,018 units on PS4 to chart at #7 and 5,493 units on Switch to chart at #13, combining for 15,511 units between the two. It continues the trend of fighting games selling better on PS4 for the most part while other releases have recently been leaning towards Switch when given the choice.


At #11 we have Persona 5 New Price Edition which sold 6,280 units on PS4. This is basically just the same game at a lower price and different SKU. And lastly, NBA 2K19 charted at #20 with 3,679 units sold on PS4.


Hardware sales didn’t change by much, but we did see an increase of about 3k for the PS4 Pro compared to the week prior, which we can attribute to the Spider-Man hype train. The PS4 sold 12,281 units and the PS4 Pro sold 7,442 to combine for 19,723 units sold between the two. The Nintendo Switch, however, still remains the best-selling hardware by far with 43,513 units sold in the week, which is about 59.5% of all console sales. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,935,691 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.Marvel’s Spider-Man125,154NewPS4Activision
01.02.Pro Evolution Soccer 201920,84094,229PS4Konami
New03.Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS17,313NewPS4Konami
04.05.Splatoon 214,3982,604,239SwitchNintendo
05.06.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe11,8771,747,174SwitchNintendo
New07.SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy10,018NewPS4SNK
02.08.Conan Exiles7,60460,229PS4Spike Chunsoft
08.09.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum  ‘n’ Fun!7,004189,619SwitchBandai Namco
11.10.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild6,5151,105,725SwitchNintendo
New11.Persona 5 New Price Edition6,280NewPS4Atlus
09.12.Mario Tennis Aces6,195338,406SwitchNintendo
New13.SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy5,493NewSwitchSNK
14.14.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon4,8031,720,1533DSPokémon Company
17.15.Kirby: Star Allies4,459611,238SwitchNintendo
13.16.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker4,362118,807SwitchNintendo
12.17.WarioWare Gold4,01389,6403DSNintendo
21.18.Super Mario Odyssey3,9721,809,287SwitchNintendo
18.19.My Hero One’s Justice3,96636,261SwitchBandai Namco
New20.NBA 2K193,679NewPS42K

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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