Period: The week of April 9 – April 15 (2018)
Top-seller: The Snack World: Trejarers Gold – 35,655 (Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo Switch sales: 36,308 (Last week – 40,016)
Nintendo 2DS sales: 616 (551)
New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 4,564 (5,006)
New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,366 (3,865)
PlayStation 4 sales: 9,491 (9,530)
PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 1,473 (4,970)
PlayStation Vita sales: 2,921 (2,929)
Xbox One sales: 55 (72)
Xbox One X sales: 17 (47)
Last week, Japan saw the release of The Snack World’s new and improved Nintendo Switch version, along with Compile Heart’s latest RPG Death end re;Quest on PS4, and Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of April 9 through April 15, 2018.
The #1 of the week is also the first new title, and it’s none other than Level-5’s The Snack World: Trejarers Gold, a new and improved version with better graphics and playability from the original 3DS version. While it didn’t sell anywhere near the 3DS version’s debut of 97,535 in August 2017, The Snack World: Trejarers Gold sold 35,655 units on Switch to top the charts.
At #2 we have last week’s top in Kirby: Star Allies which continues seeing stron gsales with 23,695 units sold in the week. Following at #3 is Splatoon 2 with 18,729 units sold on Switch.
The next new title of the week is Compile Heart’s PS4 RPG Death end re;Quest which sold 15,303 units on PS4, a bit of a lower number for one of the company’s higher budget titles. Far Cry 5 continues selling well in Japan with 14,472 units sold on PS4. And lastly, the last new title in the top-20 goes to the city-building game Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition with 11,366 units sold in the week.
One title worth mentioning is Steins;Gate 0 on PS4 making it up on the list at #12. The game was not included in the top-50 last week, but it seems like the anime that premiered during the week had something to do with it along with some sales.
Another noteworthy mention is Monster Hunter: World, which may have fallen down the charts recently, but has finally hit the 2 million milestone on Media Create’s tracker with 3,640 units sold to place #16.
Hardware sales had an overall drop across all platforms. The PlayStation 4 sold 9,491 units and the PS4 Pro sold 1,473 units for a combined total of 10,964 units for the Sony home consoles. The Nintendo Switch sold 36,308 units which made for about 61.7% of all hardware sales in the week. Going by Media Create’s numbers, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,071,828 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.||The Snack World: Trejarers Gold||35,655||New||Switch||Level-5|
|01.||02.||Kirby: Star Allies||23,695||416,108||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||04.||Death end re;Quest||15,303||New||PS4||Compile Heart|
|02.||05.||Far Cry 5||14,472||116,678||PS4||Ubisoft|
|04.||06.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||12,415||1,473,250||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||07.||Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition||11,366||New||PS4||Spike Chunsoft|
|06.||08.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||6,990||954,532||Switch||Nintendo|
|07.||09.||Super Mario Odyssey||6,924||1,691,031||Switch||Nintendo|
|05.||10.||Super Robot Wars X||5,182||105,504||PS4||Bandai Namco|
|08.||11.||Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom||4,184||87,251||PS4||Level-5|
|12.||13.||Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon||3,931||1,614,909||3DS||Pokémon Company|
|09.||14.||Detective Pikachu||3,837||68,392||3DS||Pokémon Company|
|19.||15.||Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition||3,700||38,976||PS4||Ubisoft|
|11.||16.||Monster Hunter: World||3,640||2,003,054||PS4||Capcom|
|10.||17.||Super Robot Wars X||3,340||63,946||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|18.||18.||Hokuto ga Gotoku||3,074||163,636||PS4||Sega|
|13.||19.||Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition||3,070||40,408||Switch||Nintendo|
|15.||20.||Attack on Titan 2||2,822||52,102||PS4||Koei Tecmo|