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This Week In Sales: Dragon Ball FighterZ Has A Sparking Debut In Japan


Period: The week of January 29 – February 4 (2018)

Top-seller: Monster Hunter: World – 346,187 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 49,165 (Last week – 47,107)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 1,082 (1,094)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 6,522 (6,842)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,857 (3,377)

PlayStation 4 sales: 86,174 (110,023)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 23,113 (30,122)

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,207 (3,744)

Xbox One sales: 76 (68)

Xbox One X sales: 565 (1,618)

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Dragon Ball FighterZ (2)

Last week, Japan got the next big title to hit the market after Monster Hunter: World with Dragon Ball FighterZ which blasted off with a solid debut. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Switch was another new release. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of January 29 through February 4, 2018.


Monster Hunter: World kept its crown with a whopping 346,187 units sold in its second week, putting it at 1,591,356 units sold in Japan in retail alone. It continues to stay on track to become the best-selling Monster Hunter game. It should be interesting to see how it continues performing in the weeks to come.


At #2 we have the newcomer Dragon Ball FighterZ with 68,731 units sold on the PlayStation 4. Bandai Namco recently announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ was the fastest Dragon Ball game to ship out 2 million, and so far its Japanese debut is the highest we’ve seen in a Dragon Ball console game in recent history. To give you a comparison, Dragon Ball Xenoverse debuted with 34,690 units sold on PS4 in February 2015.  Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 debuted with 66,035 units sold on PS4 in November 2016.


Splatoon 2 charted at #3, once again, with 25,758 units sold, making it the top Switch title of the week. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle followed at #4 with 21,279 units sold on Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey followed at #5 with 21,263 units and #6 with 15,978 units sold respectively for Switch.


The only other new title in the top-20 is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which debuted with at #7 with 13,922 units sold on the Nintendo Switch, a bit on the lower end of the recent Switch port titles.


On the hardware end of things, the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console with 86,174 units sold in the week. The PS4 Pro sold 23,113 units, which puts the PS4 family at 109,287 units sold, thanks to the back-to-back blockbuster releases in Monster Hunter: World and Dragon Ball FighterZ. As for the Nintendo Switch, it continues seeing solid sales with 49,165 units sold in the week, which puts it at 3,634,147 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 2017, going by Media Create’s figures.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Monster Hunter: World346,1871,591,356PS4Capcom
New02.Dragon Ball FighterZ68,731NewPS4Bandai Namco
03.03.Splatoon 225,7581,997,568SwitchNintendo
02.04.Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle21,279114,059SwitchNintendo
04.05.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe21,2631,307,897SwitchNintendo
05.06.Super Mario Odyssey15,9781,587,954SwitchNintendo
New07.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim13,922NewSwitchBethesda
07.08.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild12,709847,677SwitchNintendo
06.09.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon11,0281,539,0293DSPokémon Company
11.10.Mario Party: The Top 1007,037149,3453DSNintendo
09.11.Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Sword & Magnum6,053496,9053DSLevel-5
???14.Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch3,767110,217SwitchBandai Namco
13.15.Pokkén Tournament DX3,731218,461SwitchPokémon Company
08.16.Dissidia Final Fantasy NT3,691137,791PS4Square Enix
16.17.Call of Duty: WWII3,363382,650PS4SIE
20.18.Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver.3,180211,119SwitchCapcom
23.19.Xenoblade Chronicles 23,158181,254SwtichNintendo
21.20.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo2,775371,5353DSNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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