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This Week In Sales: Record of Grancrest War Debuts, Bomberman R And God Wars Return

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Period: The week of June 11 – June 17 (2018)

Top-seller: Splatoon 2 – 15,715 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 48,062 (Last week – 40,834)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 475 (466)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 3,862 (3,640)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 2,715 (2,736)

PlayStation 4 sales: 19,090 (20,174)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 6,048 (6,497)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,099 (3,955)

Xbox One sales: 53 (56)

Xbox One X sales: 733 (56)

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Last week, Japan didn’t see any major new releases, but it did get Record or Grancrest War’s strategy game debut on PS4 along with Super Bomberman R on PS4 and God Wars: The Complete Legend on Switch and PS4.

 

The #1 of the week was a bit of a surprise with Splatoon 2 taking it back for the first time since around the time it released back in July 2017 and stayed on top for a while. Yeah, Japan loves its Splatoon, and it’s good to see it on top after hanging out in the #2 and #3 slots for so long.

 

Last week’s top-seller in Fate/Extella Link on PS4 dropped to #2 with 13,996 units sold in the week. Its PS Vita version that was #3 last week went #9 with 6,565 units sold. At #3 we have this week’s first new title with Record of Grancrest War with 11,871 units sold on PS4.

 

Following is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #4 with a strong 10,885 units sold for Switch, Kirby: Star Allies at #5 with 7,698 units sold for Switch, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze with 7,429 units sold for Switch.

 

As for the other new titles of the week, we have Super Bomberman R for PlayStation 4 at #12 with 4,946 units sold, God Wars: The Complete Legend at #15 with 2,967 units sold on Switch and at #17 with 2,656 units sold on PS4. An honorable mention goes to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX that squeezed in at #19 with 2,324 units sold on PS4 after charting #47 last week. The E3 2018 hype was definitely real.

 

Hardware sales were mostly close to the previous week with the PS4 selling 19,090 units and the PS4 Pro with 6,048 to combine for 25,138 units between the two. The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console with 48,062 units sold in the week. Going by Media Create’s numbers, the Nintendo Switch is currently at 4,394,611 units sold in Japan since its launch in March 3, 2017.

 

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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
03.01.Splatoon 215,7152,379,977SwitchNintendo
01.02.Fate/Extella Link13,99692,644PS4Marvelous
New03.Record of Grancrest War11,871NewPS4Bandai Namco
06.04.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe10,8851,583,096SwitchNintendo
09.05.Kirby: Star Allies7,698533,672SwitchNintendo
07.06.Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze7,429171,528SwitchNintendo
05.07.Detroit: Become Human7,04374,458PS4SIE
11.08.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild6,9391,018,144SwitchNintendo
02.09.Fate/Extella Link6,56544,721PSVMarvelous
12.10.Super Mario Odyssey5,4821,745,894SwitchNintendo
04.11.Dark Souls Remastered5,370109,588PS4From Software
New12.Super Bomberman R4,946NewPS4Konami
14.13.Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit4,231189,720SwitchNintendo
17.14.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon3,9211,649,2433DSPokémon Company
New15.God Wars: The Complete Legend2,967NewSwitchKadokawa
16.16.Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 20182,656208,392PS4Konami
New17.God Wars: The Complete Legend2,649NewPS4Kadokawa
20.18.Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido2,3277,562SwitchNintendo
47.19.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX2,324153,836PS4Square Enix
19.20.Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition2,31063,482PS4Ubisoft

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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