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This Week In Sales: Final Fantasy Legends Gather Once Again In Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

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Period: The week of January 8 – January 14 (2018)

Top-seller: Dissidia Final Fantasy NT – 105,667 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 37,500 (Last week – 146,006)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 1,656 (5,254)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 9,929 (28,237)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 5,279 (12,246)

PlayStation 4 sales: 32,890 (75,344)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 10,918 (16,339)

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,388 (11,929)

Xbox One sales: 107 (190)

Xbox One X sales: 6 (9)

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Last week, Japan only saw the release of one major title that made it into the top-20 of the sales chart and it is none other than Square Enix’s RPG fighter, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PlayStation 4. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest software and hardware sales data from the week of January 8 through January 14, 2018.

 

#1 of the week goes to the new title, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, which sold 105,667 units on the PlayStation 4. Those are pretty good numbers in today’s standards, especially after the holiday sales have seemingly ended, but it a far cry from its previous entries which sold 286,117 units in its predecessor Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy which sold 286,117 on its first week on PSP back in March 2011 and the very first Dissidia Final Fantasy which sold 489,126 units on PSP in December 2008.

 

#2 of the week goes to Splatoon 2 which continues its pace as the best-selling Switch title for the second week straight with 34,632 units. Super Mario Odyssey isn’t that far behind at #3 with 28,193 units sold on Switch. Following at #4 is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe keeping up with 22,836 units sold on Switch. And at #5 we have Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon with 21,494 units sold on 3DS. It’s also worth mentioning that Mario Party: The Top 100 is also staying on top of its game (or mini-games) with 20,320 units sold to chart at #6. Basically, #1~#7 from last week kept their placements and went down just one with Dissidia Final Fantasy NT taking the spot.

 

As for hardware sales, we saw a big decline as we did in software, marking the end of the holiday shopping boost. The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console with 37,500 units sold, putting it at a total of 3,494,854 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 2017, if we go by Media Create’s numbers. The PlayStation 4 kept close with 32,890 units sold for the standard model and the PS4 Pro sold 10,918 units. We can expect to see the PS4 numbers increase as major releases in Monster Hunter: World and Dragon Ball FighterZ release in the coming weeks.

 

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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
New01.Dissidia Final Fantasy NT105,667NewPS4Square Enix
01.02.Splatoon 234,6321,917,342SwitchNintendo
02.03.Super Mario Odyssey28,1931,536,340SwitchNintendo
03.04.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe22,8361,238,435SwitchNintendo
04.05.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon21,4941,498,5093DSPokémon Company
05.06.Mario Party: The Top 10020,320124,3193DSNintendo
07.07.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild12,415815,227SwitchNintendo
10.08.Earth Defense Force 510,717212,130PS4D3 Publisher
06.09.Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Sword & Magnum7,851473,8363DSLevel-5
08.10.ARMS7,352346,681SwitchNintendo
12.11.Call of Duty: WWII7,185369,194PS4SIE
09.12.1-2-Switch6,886377,919SwitchNintendo
13.13.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo4,806362,5093DSNintendo
15.14.Xenoblade Chronicles 24,476172,676SwitchNintendo
31.15.Super Bomberman R4,134145,029SwitchKonami
18.16.Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out Together3,21547,124SwitchNintendo
11.17.Kirby: Battle Royale2,959142,5243DSNintendo
21.18.Yakuza Kiwami 22,908195,332PS4Sega
16.19.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition2,8421,276,619PSVSIE
23.20.Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver.2,810201,839SwitchCapcom

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.