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This Week In Sales: Tank Girls And Ninja Girls Ready To Burst Into Action

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    Period: The week of February 19 – February 25 (2018)

    Top-seller: Monster Hunter: World – 53,982 (PlayStation 4)

    Nintendo Switch sales: 39,696 (Last week – 39,303)

    Nintendo 2DS sales: 850 (949)

    New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 6,693 (5,778)

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,693 (3,423)

    PlayStation 4 sales: 29,392 (41,496)

    PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,383 (8,006)

    PlayStation Vita sales: 5,017 (4,959)

    Xbox One sales: 135 (56)

    Xbox One X sales: 139 (133)

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    Last week, Japan saw three key releases in Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match, Metal Gear Survive, and Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, all for PlayStation 4. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of February 19 through February 25, 2018.

     

    Another week, another top spot finish for Monster Hunter: World, which charted at #1 for the fifth week straight with 53,982 units sold on PS4. Its updated total via retail sales is now at 1,890,273 units and getting closer to that 2 million retail sales milestone.

     

    At #2 we have the first new title of the week, Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match with 46,411 units sold on PS4, which is actually pretty impressive for any anime-based game. We’ve seen more popular anime struggle to reach those numbers, so it looks like another win for Bandai Namco.

     

    Konami’s Metal Gear Survive charted at #3 with 31,359 units sold on PS4. To give you an idea how it compares to the previous Metal Gear game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain debuted with 293,652 units sold on PS4 and 117,547 units sold on PS3 for a combined total of 411,199 in Japan. However, keep in mind that there are a lot of factors that go into Metal Gear Survive’s much lower number, for example it isn’t a main entry title and it wasn’t made by Hideo Kojima and his crew.

     

    Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal sold 24,118 to chart at #4, which is about right for a Senran Kagura remake. We can expect to see more for the series when Marvelous eventually releases 7even.

     

    At #5 we have Splatoon 2 with 19,501 units sold on Switch. The other big Switch titles followed with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #6 with 17,259 units, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #7 with 12,252 units, and Super Mario Odyssey at #8 with 11,639 units sold in the week.

     

    As far as other new releases go, Koei Tecmo’s otome game Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate charted at #10 with 8,833 units sold on PS Vita, and its boy band title Tokimeki Restaurant: Project Tristars charted at #16 with 4,319 units sold on PS Vita.

     

    The Nintendo Switch is back to being the top-selling hardware after PlayStation 4 dominated for the past month after the release of Monster Hunter: World. The Switch sold 39,696 units in Japan, which now puts it at 3,756,550 units sold in Japan if we go by Media Create’s numbers. The PlayStation 4 sold 29,392 units and the PS4 Pro sold 5,383 units for a total of 34,775 units between the two.

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
    01.01.Monster Hunter: World53,9821,890,273PS4Capcom
    New02.Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match46,411NewPS4Bandai Namco
    New03.Metal Gear Survive31,359NewPS4Konami
    New04.Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal24,118NewPS4Marvelous
    03.05.Splatoon 219,5012,062,345SwitchNintendo
    06.06.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe17,2591,363,646SwitchNintendo
    12.07.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild12,252883,780SwitchNintendo
    11.08.Super Mario Odyssey11,6391,626,145SwitchNintendo
    05.09.Dynasty Warriors 98,959147,634PS4Koei Tecmo
    New10.Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate8,833NewPSVKoei Tecmo
    10.11.Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle8,634151,225SwitchNintendo
    15.12.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon8,6141,566,6563DSPokémon Company
    09.13.Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet6,02794,631PS4Bandai Namco
    14.14.Bayonetta 25,44314,975SwitchNintendo
    02.15.Secret of Mana5,33641,378PS4Square Enix
    New16.Tokimeki Restaurant: Project Tristars4,319NewPSVKoei Tecmo
    18.17.Mario Party: The Top 1004,271165,8943DSNintendo
    20.18.1-2-Switch4,215403,972SwitchNintendo
    17.19.Dragon Ball FighterZ3,99292,935PS4Bandai Namco
    50.20.Star Wars: Battlefront II3,89889,486PS4EA

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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

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