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This Week In Sales: Steins;Gate Elite, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Torna, And Arland Ateliers


Period: The week of September 17 – September 23 (2018)

Top-seller: Marvel’s Spider-Man – 38,065 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 37,733 (Last week – 38,738 )

Nintendo 2DS sales: 407 (359)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,563 (4,684)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,130 (2,248)

PlayStation 4 sales: 11,661 (12,057)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 4,332 (4,959)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,718 (1,973)

Xbox One sales: 28 (58)

Xbox One X sales: 75 (159)

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Last week, Japan got several key releases with Steins;Gate Elite on PS4, PS Vita, Switch, the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 retail version of Torna ~ The Golden Country, and the Atelier Arland remasters. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of September 17 to September 23, 2018.


The #1 spot of the week is once again Marvel’s Spider-Man for the third week in a row, with 38,065 units sold on PS4. The first new title is Steins;Gate Elite which charted at #2 on PS4 with 13,433 units, #4 for Nintendo Switch with 13,305 units, and #20 for PS Vita with 3,704 units sold for a combined total of 30,442 units.


At #3 we have Minecraft with 13,317 units sold for Switch and Splatoon 2 at #5 with 13,205 units sold for Switch. The next new entry in the list is Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country with 5,697 units sold for Switch. Following at #12 is the next new title in F1 2018 for PS4 with 5,517 units sold in its debut, then Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack’s Premium Box edition at #13 with 5,341 units sold on PS4.


As for hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 sold 11,661 units and the PS4 Pro sold 4,332 units to combine for 15,993 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware with 37,733 units sold in the week to make up for 59.3% of all hardware sales. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch has passed the five million milestone and is currently at 5,012,162 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-Man38,065244,051PS4SIE
New02.Steins;Gate Elite13,433NewPS45pb.
New04.Steins;Gate Elite13,305NewSwitch5pb.
03.05.Splatoon 213,2052,631,538SwitchNintendo
06.06.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe10,2881,768,152SwitchNintendo
02.07.Shadow of the Tomb Raider8,23940,410PS4Square Enix
08.08.Pro Evolution Soccer 20195,945109,640PS4Konami
12.09.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild5,9101,117,445SwitchNintendo
09.10.Conan Exiles5,82274,579PS4Spike Chunsoft
New11.Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country5,697NewSwitchNintendo
New12.F1 20185,517NewPS4Ubisoft
New13.Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack Premium Box5,341NewPS4Koei Tecmo
05.14.Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit5,26616,926SwitchNintendo
11.15.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!5,103200,542SwitchBandai Namco
13.16.Mario Tennis Aces4,892348,492SwitchNintendo
13.17.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon4,4671,729,450SwitchPokémon Company
19.18.Super Mario Odyssey3,9711,817,116SwitchNintendo
18.19.Kirby: Star Allies3,732618,914SwitchNintendo
New20.Steins;Gate Elite3,704NewPSV5pb.

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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