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This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest XI On Top For A Fourth Week Straight


Period: The week of August 14 – August 20 (2017)

Top-seller: Dragon Quest XI – 67,705 (Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo Switch sales: 22,277 (Last week – 87,798)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 2,999 (3,527)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 14,939 (24,187)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 575 (740)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 16,083 (17,276)

Wii U sales: 151 (132)

PlayStation 4 sales: 28,779 (34,691)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,909 (7,771)

PlayStation 3 sales: 110 (95)

PlayStation Vita sales: 5,177 (4,651)

Xbox One sales: 100 (75)

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Last week, Japan didn’t get any exciting new releases but it did get Dragon Quest X’s All-In-One Package version and Dragon’s Dogma Online’s Season 3 Limited Edition on PS4. Japanese sales tracker Media Create shared the latest on software and hardware sales data from the week of August 14 through August 20, 2017.


The Snack World may have snagged the #2 spot last week, but the top-2 are back to Dragon Quest XI on 3DS and PS4. The 3DS version sold 67,705 copies last week for a total of 1,640,920 copies, and the PS4 version sold 49,543 in the week with a total of 1,291,802. This puts Dragon Quest XI at a combined total of 2,932,722. The 3 million milestone is right around the corner, but there’s no guarantee if it’ll make it on time for next week’s report.


Splatoon 2 is back to #3 with 34,108 copies sold for Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, The Snack World charted at #4 in its second week with 25,674 copies, putting it into the six-digit territory.


Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package featuring all expansions on PS4 released and charted at #5 with 14,052 units sold. Dragon’s Dogma Online – Season 3 Limited Edition also made its debut with 4,590 units sold on PS4 at #18.


As far as hardware sales go, it looks like retailers are back to a shorter supply of Nintendo Switch consoles, which managed to sell 22,277 units in the week. Going by Media Create’s figures, the Nintendo Switch has sold 1,457,307 units in Japan since its March launch.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Dragon Quest XI67,7051,640,9203DSSquare Enix
03.02.Dragon Quest XI49,5431,291,802PS4Square Enix
04.03.Splatoon 234,108949,737SwitchNintendo
02.04.The Snack World25,674123,2083DSLevel-5
New05.Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package14,052NewPS4Square Enix
05.06.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe13,589646,483SwitchNintendo
12.08.Hey! Pikmin5,960120,7103DSNintendo
15.09.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo5,789224,1663DSNintendo
13.10.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild5,268566,032SwitchNintendo
06.11.Hitman: The Complete First Season5,21422,466PS4Square Enix
17.12.Pokémon Sun & Moon5,0483,314,6193DSPokémon Company
14.13.Sumikko Gurashi: Koko Doko Nan Desu4,93445,2883DSNihon Columbia
10.14.Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy4,92942,576PS4SIE
11.15.Layton’s Mystery Journey4,848120,0363DSLevel-5
07.16.The Great Ace Attorney 24,82985,4473DSCapcom
16.17.Gundam Versus4,754162,712PS4Bandai Namco
New18.Dragon’s Dogma Online – Season 3 Limited Edition4,590NewPS4Capcom
18.19.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition3,9421,195,570PSVSIE
20.20.Mario Kart 73,5352,806,1243DSNintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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