Today is Wednesday, which means that a new round of Media Create charts has been released, painting the picture of the Japanese video game market in the week between Feb. 25 and March 3.
This time around we get to see the debut of quite a few new games, including Dead or Alive 6 and Left Alive.
Below you can check out the software chart, keeping in mind that the second number for each game represent lifetime sales where applicable.
- Dead or Alive 6 – PS4 – 26,442/New
- Super Smash Bros. Infinite – Switch – 25,617/2,909,033
- New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe – Switch – 24,436/479,443
- Anthem – PS4 – 20,368/98,306
- Left Alive – PS4 – 17,622/New
- Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee – Switch – 12,864/1,514,711
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 12,369/2,154,698
- Kingdom Hearts III – PS4 – 10,983/781,051
- Zoid Wild: King of Blast – Switch – 10,030/New
- Super Mario Party – Switch – 9,900/1,037,559
- Darius Cozmic Collection – Switch – 9,495/New
- Splatoon 2 – Switch – 8,986/2,947,577
- Jump Force – PS4 – 8,655/103,020
- Minecraft – Switch – 8,638/624,521
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 7,694/1,307,507
- NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition – PS4 – 6,625/27,950
- Far Cry New Dawn – PS4 – 6,000/44,668
- Resident Evil 2 – PS4 – 4,505/348,778
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration – Switch – 3,370/New
- Catherine: Full Body – PS4 – 3,000/61,855
You can also read the hardware chart below.
- Switch: 68,666
- PS4: 11,871
- PS4 Pro: 7,986
- New 2DS XL: 6,202
- PS Vita: 3,287
- New 3DS XL: 1,203
- 2DS: 116
- Xbox One X: 67
- Xbox One: 23
While the Switch keeps firmly dominating the hardware scene, Dead or Alive 6 debuts at the top of software, doing slightly better than Last Round in terms of first-week sales. On the other hand, Left Alive didn’t do terribly, especially considering the poor reception it suffered from, but landed quite far from the top spot.
What’s pretty impressive is the performance of Anthem, that is now close to 100,000 copies sold, defying the mixed reception in the west.
On the other hand, Zoid Wild: King of Blast launched pretty much with a whimper considering the popularity of its franchise.
While Catherine: Full Body is now at the bottom of the top twenty, it passed 60,000 copies sold, which for a niche remaster is extremely flattering in a country like Japan where this kind of operation tends to be unsuccessful. It’s obvious that many Japanese gamers embraced quirky puzzle adventure.
If you want to compare, you can check out last week’s charts.