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Forums - Sales Discussion - Japan Sales Week 43 Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki - October 22-28, 2018

Consumer software weekly sales ranking Top 20

※ The ranking red background is a new work title.

RankModeltitleRelease dateSales volumeCumulative numberReader review
1 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Limited Edition, Including Included Version) 18/10/26 132, 984 132, 984
2 Call of Duty Black Ops IV 18/10/12 57, 567 378, 914 45
3 Super Mario Party 18/10/05 31,650 274, 350
Four Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection International 18/10/25 13,998 13,998
Five Minecraft 18/06/21 7, 901 342, 243
6 Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection International 18/10/25 7,443 7,443
7 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 17/04/28 6,486 1,810,278 73
8 Splatoon 2 (Splatoon 2) (Including included version) 17/07/21 6,468 2,677,505 73
9 Assassin's Creed Odyssey (limited edition included) 18/10/02 5,623 78,633 72
Ten Soul Calibur VI 18/10/18 5,413 29, 461
11 Beyblade burst battle zero 18/10/25 5,380 5,380
12 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (Including Limited Edition) 17/03/03 4,218 1,142,849 95
13 Musou OROCHI 3 (limited edition included) 18/09/27 3,862 148, 303
14 Marvel Spider-Man (Including included version) 18/09/07 3,441 294, 316 82
15 DARK SOULS REMASTERED (Dark soul remaster) 18/10/18 3,372 18,018
16 Pocket Monster Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 17/11/17 3, 323 1,749,894 62
17 Night cycle and late night night for Nintendo Switch 18/10/25 2,997 2,997
18 Super Mario Odyssey (Including included version) 17/10/27 2,920 1,834,612 91
19 The Legend of Heroes Legendary Flame IV IV - The End of Saga - (Including Limited Edition) 18/09/27 2,455 107, 997 58
20 Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch ~ Jon! 18/07/19 2,384 218, 005

 Consumer hard weekly sales ranking

Modelsales quantity
Switch 37, 855
PS4 Pro 10,975
PS4 9,664
New2DS LL 3,733
Vita 2,115
New 3 DS LL 1,669
2DS 247
Xbox One X 127
Xbox One 71

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Famitsu & dengeki

Red dead impressive, not crazily like black ops or spider man, but still impressive. Hardware down another week, one or two more meh weeks before the big swing upwards I imagine.


Red Dead Redemption 2 number one, yeah!

Strong Call of Duty Sales. And Spiderman has sold nearly 300,000 units on disc in Japan :) Impressive.

"The Last of Us 2" is officially the Game with the most Game of the Year Awards in video game history worldwide, voted by millions Players and Magazines. My Gratulation :) My personally Dream-Game is "Ghost of Tsushima".

Here is the week 43 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 20,639 -48,871 1,325,534 66.3% (+1.1) 74,940 (+5430)
Switch 37,855 -166,879 1,990,506 49.8% (+0.9) 223,277 (+18,543)

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.

As we get closer and closer to the end of the year the Math gets more punishing for not making the AWN. Both consoles are down from last week. 2 more weeks until the Pokemon/Smash bundle to see just how much the Switch can make up in that big week.

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Looks like RDR2 will easily pass RDR lifetime really fast. I did not expect that RDR2 would do that well in Japan

Nothing to see here, move along

PS4 digital has been exceptionally high this year in Japan, Spider Man did 90+k for September, I can see COD and Red Dead having similar (or greater) numbers. Japan seems to embracing western titles en mass this year.

Decent start for RDR2, and COD has a decent 3rd week.

I also didn't realize that SF was getting ported around again. Is that the Switch version ported to PS4?

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So the Switch is below the baseline, but this is expected to be honest. Not really anything new. But it will ramp up as we go on. Ps4 hardware is also not very impressive.

Red dead did well enough but I am interesting in seeing how it does next week. Speaking of that, pretty surprising for CoD to not drop off lower. Pretty good. As for Mario party, same thing. I thought it would have dropped off out of top 5 but it persists. Well done, physical will pass Spiderman too next week I think.

The meh-est week.

RDR2 responding well to the marketing push.