Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan’s best-selling games of August 2018 by Famitsu (Physical + Digital)

Note that these sales are based on data between July 30 and August 26.

1. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 99,160 (96,639 physical, 2,521 digital)

2. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 95,670 (86,897 physical, 8,773 digital)

3. [NSW] Minecraft – 93,551 (69,453 physical, 24,098 digital)

4. [3DS] WarioWare Gold – 92,648 (90,121 physical, 2,527 digital)

5. [PS4] Mafia III – 91,725 (N/A physical, 91,725 digital)

6. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun – 81,045 (75,834 physical, 5,211 digital)

7. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Nexus – 81,045 (75,834 physical, 5,211 digital)

8. [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution – 75,128 (70,363 physical, 4,765 digital)

9. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces – 53,948 (51,383 physical, 2,565 digital)

10. [PS4] Conan Exiles – 48,557 (32,525 physical, 16,032 digital)

11. [NSW] Octopath Traveler – 47,793 (35,980 physical, 11,813 digital)

12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 42,481 (42,185 physical, 296 digital)

13. [PS4] Yakuza 3 – 38,364 (33,610 physical, 4,754 digital)

14. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 37,673 (35,656 physical, 2,017 digital)

15. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 37,655 (36,006 physical, 1,649 digital)

16. [PS4] Border Break Starter Pack – 35,418 (13,123 physical, 22,295 digital)

17. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 34,256 (33,271 physical, 985 digital)

18. [PS4] Dead by Daylight: Special Edition – 28,326 (N/A physical, 28,326 digital)

19. [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World – 27,268 (23,205 physical, 4,063 digital)

20. [PS4] SaGa Scarlet Grace – 27,262 (20,792 physical, 6,470 digital)

21. [NSW] My Hero: One’s Justice – 26,773 (23,962 physical, 2,811 digital)

22. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies – 25,155 (23,899 physical, 1,256 digital)

23. [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game – 24,576 (18,871 physical, 5,705 digital)

24. [NSW] Okami HD – 24,413 (17,345 physical, 7,068 digital)

25. [PS4] Bullet Girls Phantasia – 22,247 (16,544 physical, 5,703 digital)

26. [NSW] Overcooked 2 – 19,040 (N/A physical, 19,040 digital)

27. [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey DX – 18,919 (18,162 physical, 757 digital)

28. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 – 18,263 (9,665 physical, 8,598 digital)

29. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 17,701 (17,029 physical, 672 digital)

30. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (New Price Edition) – 17,680 (4,253 physical, 13,427 digital)

Source: Famitsu



     


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Why is Mafia 3 so high?



Splatoon is just unstoppable, it's still slaying at #1 more than 1 year after release. Good numbers for Octopath Traveler.



This reminded me to look at Media Create CY 2017 report. It is very interesting, I think it is worth a thread, but I wouldn't know how to do it.



Mafia in beast mode



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The king of legs takes the top 3! And it seems like Overcooked 2 did quite well on the Switch!



Pocky Lover Boy! 

Nice. How did Famitsu got it's hand on digital numbers?

But yeah, digital seems a bit strange at times. Splatoon 2, a game you play online, has a much lower digital ratio than Mario Kart 8, which you can very well play solo.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Why is Mafia 3 so high?

I'd assume it was on sale for ¥100. It happens quite often actually. My guess is Sony aren't allowed to put Z rated games on PS+ or something so instead they put them on sale for ¥100.

God of War 3 Remastered is currently on offer for ¥100 and I believe it's also the current PS+ game for the west, hence my theory. Also, expect to see GOW3 very high on next months physical+digital chart



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Mnementh said:
Nice. How did Famitsu got it's hand on digital numbers?

But yeah, digital seems a bit strange at times. Splatoon 2, a game you play online, has a much lower digital ratio than Mario Kart 8, which you can very well play solo.

That doesn't really seem strange to me. Getting a game physically or digitally makes no difference to playing online, but it does make a difference to portability since it's easier to carry digital games with you. And since online focused games are harder to play while moving around due to connection issues going for games you can play solo digitally for portability makes sense.

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Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

It is a market that shrinks every year, increasingly difficult to satisfy due to cell phone games. Nintendo is in the last line of resistance but has shrunk a lot of what it already was, playstation then, only fulfilling table.