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This Week In Sales: Zanki Zero Drifts Ashore For Its Debut


Period: The week of July 2 – July 8 (2018)

Top-seller: Mario Tennis Aces – 32,697 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 44,237 (Last week – 50,762)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 528 (406)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,965 (4,222)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,739 (2,695)

PlayStation 4 sales: 12,608 (13,632)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,226 (5,179)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,444 (3,470)

Xbox One sales: 41 (53)

Xbox One X sales: 47 (234)

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Last week, things were more calm in video game releases, as the top-20 chart only saw one new game with Spike Chunsoft’s survival RPG Zanki Zero: Last Beginning on PS4 and PS Vita. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of July 2 through July 8, 2018.


The top-seller of the week was Mario Tennis Aces with 32,697 units sold on Nintendo Switch to chart at #1 for the third week in a row. Minecraft’s retail version on Switch was at #2 again with 19,148 units sold on Switch, followed by Splatoon 2 at #3 with 16,362 units sold in the week.


At #4 we have Zanki Zero: Last Beginning with 15,541 units sold on PlayStation 4. It also charted #7 with 9,111 units sold on PS Vita for a total of 24,652 units sold between the two. Next, we have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #5 with 12,090 units sold for Switch, The Crew 2 at #6 with 9,740 units sold on PS4, Kirby Star Allies at #8 with 6,833 units sold on Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #9 with 6,322 copies sold, and Super Mario Odyssey at #10 with 5,333 units sold.


Hardware sales didn’t change much with the PlayStation 4 selling 12,608 units and an additional 5,226 units from the PS4 Pro to combine for a total of 17,834. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 44,237 units to make up for 60.7% of all hardware sold in the week. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,550,472 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.Mario Tennis Aces32,697205,614SwitchNintendo
03.03.Splatoon 216,3622,427,352SwitchNintendo
New04.Zanki Zero: Last Beginning15,541NewPS4Spike Chunsoft
05.05.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe12,0901,616,256SwitchNintendo
06.The Crew 29,74027,325PS4Ubisoft
New07.Zanki Zero: Last Beginning9,111NewPSVSpike Chunsoft
08.08.Kirby: Star Allies6,833553,604SwitchNintendo
09.09.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild6,3221,037,095SwitchNintendo
10.10.Super Mario Odyssey5,3331,761,421SwitchNintendo
12.11.Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze4,808186,688SwitchNintendo
15.12.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon4,3771,661,3683DSPokémon Company
06.13.New Gundam Breaker4,10577,053PS4Bandai Namco
17.14.Pro Evolution Soccer 20183,994169,430PS4Konami
14.15.Detroit: Become Human3,58587,039PS4SIE
18.16.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX3,474163,276PS4Square Enix
16.17.Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit2,995199,273SwitchNintendo
11.18.Fate/Extella Link2,390106,304PS4Marvelous
20.19.FIFA 182,318134,832PS4EA
07.20.Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana2,1898,620SwitchNIS

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer4Gamer and Media Create.

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