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This Week In Sales: Yakuza 3, Okami, And Layton’s Mystery Journey Return As Remasters


Period: The week of August 6 – August 12 (2018)

Top-seller: Yakuza 3 – 26,047 (PS4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 50,143 (Last week – 50,799)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 498 (561)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 7,628 (9,015)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,784 (3,010)

PlayStation 4 sales: 16,982 (13,113)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,044 (5,889)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,507 (3,339)

Xbox One sales: 31 (21)

Xbox One X sales: 43 (53)

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Last week, Japan saw several HD remasters with the return of some big titles in Yakuza 3 on PS4, Okami and Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy on Nintendo Switch. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of August 6 through August 12, 2018.


At the top of the week is Yakuza 3 looking better than ever with a PS4 remaster that debuted with 26,047 units sold in its first week to chart at #1. Splatoon 2 is back at #2 after selling 21,630 units in the week to keep things going. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! also saw some solid sales with 21,020 units sold to chart at #3. Both Splatoon 2 and Taiko no Tatsujin on Switch continue with consistent sales.


At #4 we have our next new title with Fire Pro Wrestling World on PS4 with a solid 20,218 units sold in its debut. WarioWare Gold also continues to impress with 19,183 units sold on the Nintendo 3DS in its second week to chart at #5.


The next new title of the week is Bullet Girls Phantasia at #10 with 14,396 units sold on PS4 and at #19 with 6,441 units sold on the PS Vita to combine for 20,837 units between the two. That’s less than the very first Bullet Girls which debuted on the PS Vita with 29,690 units sold, but more than the 17,224 units that its sequel Bullet Girls 2 sold in its debut.


Okami HD released on the Nintendo Switch and it charted at #11 with 14,089 units sold. It actually wasn’t far from Okami HD’s PS4 release back in December 2017 when it sold 16,536 units during Christmas week. And lastly, we have Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy DX at #15 with 9,704 units sold on the Nintendo Switch. Its original version on 3DS sold 70,867 units on its 3DS debut.


In hardware sales, we saw a slight drop across most platforms, more so for the 2DS and 3DS LL that saw a boost last week thanks to Etrian Odyssey X and WarioWare Gold. The PlayStation 4 sold 16,982 and the PS4 Pro sold 5,044 to combine for a total of 22,026 units of PS4s sold in the week. The Nintendo Switch sold 50,143 units to make up for 57.9% of all consoles sold to take the top spot. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,803,768 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.Yakuza 326,047NewPS4Sega
05.02.Splatoon 221,6302,532,658SwitchNintendo
04.03.Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!21,020140,911SwitchBandai Namco
New04.Fire Pro Wrestling World20,218NewPS4Spike Chunsoft
03.05.WarioWare Gold19,18350,2013DSNintendo
07.06.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe17,7951,688,546SwitchNintendo
08.08.Mario Tennis Aces16,456297,138SwitchNintendo
02.09.Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution15,67158,517SwitchBandai Namco
New10.Bullet Girls Phantasia14,396NewPS4D3 Publisher
New11.Okami HD14,089NewSwitchCapcom
06.12.Octopath Traveler11,390175,625SwitchSquare Enix
15.13.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker10,78590,123SwitchNintendo
01.14.Etrian Odyssey X9,91481,8603DSAtlus
New15.Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy DX9,704NewSwitchLevel-5
14.16.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild8,3001,074,639SwitchNintendo
16.17.Kirby: Star Allies7,657587,496SwitchNintendo
17.18.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon6,4511,695,2643DSPokémon Company
New19.Bullet Girls Phantasia6,441NewPSVD3 Publisher
18.20.Super Mario Odyssey6,0161,788,814SwitchNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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