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This Week In Sales: Debuts For Secret of Mana Remake, Bayonetta 1 & 2 On Switch


Period: The week of February 12 – February 18 (2018)

Top-seller: Monster Hunter: World – 85,322 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 39,303 (Last week – 43,404 )

Nintendo 2DS sales: 949 (904)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 5,778 (6,03)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,423 (3,581)

PlayStation 4 sales: 41,496 (59,691)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 8,006 (11,615)

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,959 (4,133)

Xbox One sales: 56 (52)

Xbox One X sales: 133 (209)

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Last week, Japan saw the release of a remake, a couple ports, and a crossover with Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on Switch, Secret of Mana, and A Certain Magical Virtual-On. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of February 12 through February 18, 2018.


At #1 this week is Monster Hunter: World, once again, for the fourth week in a row as it maintains its top spot with 85,322 units sold on PS4. The game is approaching its 2 million milestone in retail in Japan with a total of 1,836,291.


Secret of Mana’s remake was released last week and it debuted at #2 with 36,042 units sold on PS4 and #7 with 17,947 units sold on PS Vita for a total of 53,989 units sold between the two. At #3 we have Splatoon 2 with 21,815 units sold on Switch. #4 is the next new release of the week in the PS Vita otome game Idolish7: Twelve Fantasia, which debuted with 21,480 units, which is quite impressive for a PS Vita game, let alone a PS Vita otome game.


#5 of the week we have Dynasty Warriors 9 at 21,180 units sold on PS4. As for other new titles of the week, A Certain Magical Virtual-On debuted at #8 and #16 with 17,938 units sold on PS4 and 9,284 units sold on PS Vita for a total of 27,222 units sold between the two versions.


Bayonetta Ultimate Climax Edition debuted at #13 with 11,694 units sold on Switch and Bayonetta 2 followed at #14 with 9,532 units sold on Switch. The original Bayonetta released back in October 2009 with 135,242 units sold on Ps3 and 64,325 units sold on Xbox 360. The Wii U-exclusive Bayonetta 2 sold 38,828 copies back in September 2014 for its Japanese debut.


The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware with 41,496 units sold. Combined with the PS4 Pro’s 8,006 units sold last week, the PS4 family sold 49,502 consoles. The Nintendo Switch followed with 39,303 units sold to put it at 3,716,854 units sold in Japan if we go by Media Create’s numbers.


The top-20 chart of the week is as follows:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Monster Hunter: World85,3221,836,291PS4Capcom
New02.Secret of Mana36,042NewPS4Square Enix
04.03.Splatoon 221,8152,042,844SwitchNintendo
New04.Idolish7: Twelve Fantasia21,491NewPSVBandai Namco
02.05.Dynasty Warriors 921,180138,675PS4Koei Tecmo
06.06.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe19,2801,346,387SwitchNintendo
New07.Secret of Mana17,947NewPSVSquare Enix
New08.A Certain Magical Virtual-On17,938NewPS4Sega
03.09.Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet12,98188,604PS4Bandai Namco
07.10.Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle12,776142,591SwitchNintendo
09.11.Super Mario Odyssey12,6401,614,506SwitchNintendo
10.12.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild11,764871,528SwitchNintendo
New13.Bayonetta: Climax Edition11,694NewSwitchNintendo
New14.Bayonetta 29,532NewSwitchNintendo
12.15.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon9,3581,558,0423DSPokémon Company
New16.A Certain Magical Virtual-On9,284NewPSVBandai Namco
08.17.Dragon Ball FighterZ5,97588,943PS4Bandai Namco
13.18.Mario Party: The Top 1005,842161,6243DSNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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