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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan Sales Week 41 Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - October 8-14, 2018

Consumer software weekly sales ranking Top 20


※ The ranking red background is a new work title.

RankModeltitleRelease dateSales volumeCumulative numberReader review
1 Call of Duty Black Ops IV 18/10/12 228, 775 228, 775
2 Super Mario Party 18/10/05 63, 451 206, 319
3 Assassin's Creed Odyssey (limited edition included) 18/10/02 19,037 64, 204
Four Musou OROCHI 3 (limited edition included) 18/09/27 13,224 138,060
Five Minecraft 18/06/21 10, 402 326, 0 18
6 Splatoon 2 (Splatoon 2) (Including included version) 17/07/21 8,767 2,663,744 73
7 Vernier's Varnir (Limited Edition included) 18/10/11 8,652 8,652
8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 17/04/28 8,352 1,797,018 73
9 Marvel Spider-Man (Including included version) 18/09/07 7,590 286, 668 82
Ten FIFA 19 (limited edition included) 18/09/25 5,355 76,553 85
11 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (Including Limited Edition) 17/03/03 5,091 1,134,189 95
12 The Legend of Heroes Legendary Flame IV IV - The End of Saga - (Including Limited Edition) 18/09/27 4,768 101, 961 30
13 Dragon Ball Fighters 18/09/27 4,496 35,885
14 Pocket Monster Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 17/11/17 4,032 1,742,905 62
15 Super Mario Odyssey (Including included version) 17/10/27 3,504 1,828,729 91
16 FIFA 19 (limited edition included) 18/09/25 3,382 24, 820
17 Musou OROCHI 3 (limited edition included) 18/09/27 3, 333 34,014
18 Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch ~ Jon! 18/07/19 3,258 213, 085
19 ASTRO BOT: RESCUE MISSION 18/10/04 3,196 8, 160
20 Star Kirby Star Allize 18/03/16 2,971 629, 157 87



 Consumer hard weekly sales ranking


Modelsales quantity
Switch 44,070
PS4 Pro 15,442
PS4 10,030
New2DS LL 4,665
Vita 2,506
New 3 DS LL 1,976
2DS 305
Xbox One X 157
Xbox One 76


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The biggest COD opening in Japan ever, up almost 40% over last year. I have a feeling second week numbers will be massive as well. Another record in the bag.



Call of Duty number 1, strong sales figures oO Spiderman in the next two weeks 300.000 (retail) in japan - impressive.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming, let's see which game from the West will be the most successful in Japan :) very exciting!

Last edited by KazumaKiryu - on 17 October 2018

Legendary Games: Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us 2 =)

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Here is the week 41 update in terms of the two big consoles in Japan's path to be able to reach the commonly stated (in these sales threads) estimates for 2018 sales (2 mil for PS4, 4 mil for Switch) .

  TWS GD YTD % Goal AWN (Change)
PS4 25,472 -36,382 1,283,222 64.1% (+1.2) 65,161 (+3307)
Switch 44,070 -133,727 1,910,503 47.8% (+1.2) 189,954 (+12,157)

TWS - This week's sales
GD - Goal differential, the difference between the average week needed from last week compared to this week's sales
YTD - Units sold in 2018 so far including this week's sales
AWN - Average weekly sales needed to reach the estimate for the console.

PS4 pro pricecut leads to a decent bump but it doesn't seem like it will bring the PS4 that much closer to its goal. Switch is basically staying around the same amount of units sold each week and will likely hit 200,000 AWN next week.



EDIT: Nevermind, I forgot the Pro had a pricecut.



Massive first week for Black Ops 4, Call of Duty seems to become more and more popular in Japan!

Nice little bump for PS4 hardware numbers thanks to the price-cut and the Black Ops 4 release!



Underwhelming PS4 sales considering price drop of pro. also I expect it to be a blip and will settle back into it's old sale rate.... If it wasn't the fact that holidays are approaching



TheBraveGallade said:
Underwhelming PS4 sales considering price drop of pro. also I expect it to be a blip and will settle back into it's old sale rate.... If it wasn't the fact that holidays are approaching

While it will be telling later on if it was worth it, I will say it isn't a bad increase. Honestly anything that keeps PS4 up above 20,000 is a great thing at this stage. If in two-three weeks it drops below 20,000, ya it will be underwhelming.