Today is Wednesday, which means it’s time for another round of Media Create charts.
That being said, the week between Jan. 21 and Jan. 27 is a special one, as it saw the massively anticipated release in Japan of Kingdom Hearts III and of the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Below you can check out the software chart. As usual, the second number for each game represents lifetime siles where applicable.
- Kingdom Hearts III – PS4 – 610,077/New
- Resident Evil 2 – PS4 – 252, 848/New
- New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe – Switch – 57,725/312,869
- Super Smash Bros. Infinite – Switch – 38,478/2,764,751
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – PS4 – 25,499/227,878
- Super Mario Party – Switch – 11,958/983,903
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 10,860/2,096,812
- Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee – Switch – 9,334/1,436,633
- Minecraft – Switch – 8,588/582,039
- Splatoon 2 – Switch – 7,329/2,910,678
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 – Switch – 7,117/217,610
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 6,578/1,269,601
- Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix – PS4 – 6,097/229,283
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 – PS4 – 5,275/211,667
- Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition – PS4 – 5,039/53,994
- Yakuza 4 – PS4 – 4,393/22,833
- Fit Boxing – Switch – 4,130/19,719
- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – PS4 – 3,408/10,855
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – PS4 – 3,261/527,400
- Higurashi When They Cry – PS4 – 2,868/New
And here is the hardware chart.
- Switch: 52,429
- PS4 Pro: 33,032
- PS4: 19,612
- New 2DS XL: 3,781
- PS Vita: 1,701
- New 3DS XL: 972
- 2DS: 179
- Xbox One X: 82
- Xbox One: 11
If you want to compare, you can also check out last week’s results.
Perhaps predictably, Kingdom Hearts III easily took the top soundly beating Resident Evil 2. Japanese gamers aren’t into remakes and remasters all that much (unless we’re talking about Mario Kart, but Mario Kart is a religion in Japan).
As a consequence, PS4 and PS4 Pro sold 52,644 units cumulatively, narrowly beating the Nintendo Switch for the first time in a long while.
The narrow margin is no surprise considering that we’re into that phase in which almost anyone who wants a PS4 at this price in Japan pretty much has one. Most PS4 sales were probably of the Kingdom Hearts III limited editions.
The only thing that can stably bolster PS4 sales in the country at the moment is most likely a price cut.
The Kingdom Hearts fever is strong enough that even HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix made it back into the top twenty.
On the other hand, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown keeps selling pretty well, which is an indication that more Japanese gamers have heard via word of mouth that it’s really good.