Japanese Sales Chart: Pro Evolution Soccer Launches at Number One

September 20, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

PES 2018 sales

Once again there’s a new release on top of the Japanese sales chart, as Konami’s football sim managed to dethrone Destiny 2. In fact, Bungie’s first-person shooter dropped to fifth place in its second week as it managed to sell 20,000 additional copies. Ahead of it were two new releases in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (which finally came out in Japan) and Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS, and Splatoon 2 managed to continue to be a force as it sold nearly 40,000 copies.

As far as hardware goes, the Nintendo Switch once again managed to top the charts by a wide margin. It outsold the second best selling console (the PlayStation 4) by nearly 20,000 units.

There weren’t many new PS4 releases on this week’s chart, but Winning Eleven 2018 also managed to score the seventh spot on PS3, while F1 2017 on PS4 grabbed number 11.

According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games (new releases are bolded), along with how each system sold in Japan from September 11 to September 17, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Winning Eleven 2018 (PS4) – 64.342
  2. Splatoon 2 (NS) – 37.481 (1.138.962)
  3. Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) – 30.855 
  4. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4) – 23.131
  5. Destiny 2 (PS4) – 20.018 (70.281)
  6. Everybody’s Golf (PS4) – 13.487 (136.694)
  7. Winning Eleven 2018 (PS3) – 12.777 
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) – 10.971 (694.185)
  9. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS) – 10.525 (1.720.431)
  10. Monster Hunter Double Cross (NS) – 9.414 (133.621)
  11. F1 2017 (PS4) – 7.190 
  12. The Snack World: TreJarers (3DS) – 6.658 (161.807)
  13. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4) – 5.877 (1.343.479)
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS) – 5.000 (585.553)
  15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (3DS) – 3.840 (239.954)
  16. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (NS) – 3.782 (27.827)
  17. Arms (NS) – 3.589 (221,700)
  18. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Vita) – 3.160 (1.208.116)
  19. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (3DS) – 3.057 (38.653)
  20. Champion Jockey Special (NS) – 2.626 

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Switch –44.052 (45,439)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,322 (18,483)
  3. New 3DS LL – 10,650 (9,628)
  4. New 2DS LL – 8,761 (9,403)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,338 (10,999)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,847 (3,913)
  7. 2DS – 1,726 (1,772)
  8. New 3DS – 428 (331)
  9. Xbox One – 57 (63)

[Source: NeoGAF]