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)
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:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys||Publisher|
|New||01.||Hokuto ga Gotoku||123,116||New||PS4||Sega|
|01.||02.||Monster Hunter: World||25,382||1,954,272||PS4||Capcom|
|04.||04.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||17,329||1,399,804||Switch||Nintendo|
|05.||05.||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||11,611||908,067||Switch||Nintendo|
|07.||06.||Super Mario Odyssey||11,043||1,648,855||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||07.||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai||10,965||New||PS4||Falcom|
|08.||08.||Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon||8,622||1,585,208||3DS||Pokémon Company|
|09.||09.||Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition||8,191||16,233||PS4||Ubisoft|
|New||10.||Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition||6,814||New||PS4||Square Enix|
|02.||11.||Dragon Quest Builders||6,686||35,116||Switch||Square Enix|
|11.||12.||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle||5,284||163,605||Switch||Nintendo|
|06.||13.||Metal Gear Survive||5,256||49,189||PS4||Konami|
|10.||15.||Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match||3,599||57,547||PS4||Bandai Namco|
|16.||16.||Mario Party: The Top 100||3,471||173,584||3DS||Nintendo|
|13.||18.||Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima||3,422||8,370||3DS||FuRyu|
|12.||19.||Dynasty Warriors 9||3,370||156,737||PS4||Koei Tecmo|
|20.||20.||Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch||3,321||128,081||Switch||Bandai Namco|