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This Week In Sales: Hokuto ga Gotoku Is Already On Top


Period: The week of March 5 – March 11 (2018)

Top-seller: Hokuto ga Gotoku – 123,116 (PlayStation 4)

Nintendo Switch sales: 45,084 (Last week – 45,083)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 761 (901)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 5,413 (6,113)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 4,074 (4,326)

PlayStation 4 sales: 14,251 (20,070)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 14,112 (6,499)

PlayStation Vita sales: 5,476 (6,518)

Xbox One sales: 104 (117)

Xbox One X sales: 78 (147)

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Last week, Japan got a big release with the Yakuza Studio-developed action game Hokuto ga Gotoku on PS4 along with The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai, and Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of March 5 through March 11, 2018.


The top title of the week is Hokuto ga Gotoku with a whopping 123,116 units sold on PS4 in its debut to dethrone Monster Hunter: World for #1 of the week. It might not have reached the 200,000-plus we see from the Yakuza series by the same developers, but it did exceptionally well for a title based on Fist of the North Star nonetheless.


At #2 we have Monster Hunter: World which sold 25,382 units on PS4 and is currently sitting at 1,954,272 units sold through retail in Japan. Splatoon 2 is back at #3 with 22,162 units sold on Nintendo Switch. Following are three more Switch titles with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #4 with 17,329 units sold, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #5 with 11,611 units sold, and Super Mario Odyssey at #6 with 11,043 units sold in the week.


As for other new releases in the top-20, we have The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai –Thors Military Academy 1204- at #7 with 10,965 units sold on PS4 and Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition at #10 with 6,814 units sold on PS4.


In hardware sales, the PS4 sold 14,251 units and the PS4 Pro sold 14,112 units for a combined total of 28,363 units between the two for the PlayStation 4 family. The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console with 50.5% of all console sales in the week with 45,084 units sold. Going by Media Create’s data, the Nintendo Switch has now sold 3,846,717 units since its launch in March 3, 2017.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
New01.Hokuto ga Gotoku123,116NewPS4Sega
01.02.Monster Hunter: World25,3821,954,272PS4Capcom
03.03.Splatoon 222,1622,106,486SwitchNintendo
04.04.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe17,3291,399,804SwitchNintendo
05.05.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild11,611908,067SwitchNintendo
07.06.Super Mario Odyssey11,0431,648,855SwitchNintendo
New07.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai10,965NewPS4Falcom
08.08.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon8,6221,585,2083DSPokémon Company
09.09.Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition8,19116,233PS4Ubisoft
New10.Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition6,814NewPS4Square Enix
02.11.Dragon Quest Builders6,68635,116SwitchSquare Enix
11.12.Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle5,284163,605SwitchNintendo
06.13.Metal Gear Survive5,25649,189PS4Konami
10.15.Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match3,59957,547PS4Bandai Namco
16.16.Mario Party: The Top 1003,471173,5843DSNintendo
13.18.Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima3,4228,3703DSFuRyu
12.19.Dynasty Warriors 93,370156,737PS4Koei Tecmo
20.20.Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch3,321128,081SwitchBandai Namco


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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