Period: The week of October 1 – October 7 (2018)
Top-seller: Super Mario Party – 142,868 (Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo Switch sales: 45,762 (Last week – 42,957)
Nintendo 2DS sales: 535 (310)
New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,788 (5,218)
New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,073 (1,978)
PlayStation 4 sales: 11,575 (15,322)
PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 2,490 (5,084)
PlayStation Vita sales: 2,635 (2,675)
Xbox One sales: 242 (23)
Xbox One X sales: 747 (52)
Last week, Japan had three major releases with Super Mario Party for Nintendo Switch, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on PS4, and Mega Man 11 for PS4 and Switch. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of October 1 to October 7, 2018.
The #1 spot of the week went to Super Mario Party with 142,868 units sold for the Nintendo Switch. This is the best debut for the Mario Party series since Mario Party 9 which sold 152,883 units on the Wii back in 2012.
At #2 we have Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with 45,166 units sold on PS4, which is close to last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins which sold 49,419 units back in November. Warriors Orochi 4 continues selling with 24,005 units on PS4 to chart #3 in its second week.
The next new title of the week is Mega Man 11 which sold 14,650 units on Nintendo Switch to chart at #4 and 12,052 units on PS4 to chart #7. Combined, the game sold 26,702 units between the two. While it might not be anywhere near the mega sales we saw from Mega Man games in the past, we can’t give it a proper comparison with previous entries in the series as it was the first retail release at launch since Mega Man 8 for PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
Other new titles of the week include Sumikko Gurashi Atsumare! Sumikko Town which sold 5,221 units on Switch to chart at #16 and Astro Bot: Rescue Mission with 4,963 units sold on PS4 to chart at #17.
In hardware sales, we’re seeing a slight drop in PlayStation sales after having strong two month streak of PS4 titles in the #1 spot dating back to early-August’s retail release of Minecraft on Switch. The PlayStation 4 console sold 11,575 units and an additional 2,490 units from the PS4 Pro model to total 14,065 units. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 45,762 units sold in the week to make up about 64.6% of all hardware sold. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 5,100,881 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.||Super Mario Party||142,868||New||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||02.||Assassin’s Creed Odyssey||45,166||New||PS4||Ubisoft|
|01.||03.||Warriors Orochi 4||24,005||124,836||PS4||Koei Tecmo|
|New||04.||Mega Man 11||14,650||New||Switch||Capcom|
|New||07.||Mega Man 11||12,052||New||PS4||Capcom|
|02.||08.||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV||12,032||97,193||PS4||Falcom|
|12.||11.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||9,953||1,788,666||Switch||Nintendo|
|05.||12.||Dragon Ball FighterZ||8,186||31,388||Switch||Bandai Namco|
|04.||13.||Warriors Orochi 4||7,022||30,682||Switch||Koei Tecmo|
|13.||14.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||5,896||1,129,097||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||16.||Sumikko Gurashi Atsumare! Sumikko Town||5,221||New||Switch||Nippon Columbia|
|New||17.||Astro Bot: Rescue Mission||4,963||New||PS4||SIE|
|17.||18.||Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon||4,637||1,738,872||3DS||Pokémon Company|
|16.||19.||Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!||4,472||209,827||Switch||Bandai Namco|
|20.||20.||Super Mario Odyssey||3,890||1,825,226||Switch||Nintendo|