Japanese Sales Chart: Trails of Cold Steel III Sales Impress, MvC: Infinite Drops Off

October 4, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

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Once again there’s a new release on top of the Japanese sales chart, as two PlayStation 4 games placed first and second place. The best selling game wasn’t FIFA 18, but the newly released The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. Sales were strong as it moved nearly 90,000 copies in its opening week.

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 over 50,000 units.

There were several other new PlayStation releases on this week’s chart. Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers managed to crack the top 10 with 10,000 unites moved. Meanwhile, Fallout 4: Game of the Year EditionCoven and Labyrinth of Refrain, and Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu: Kanmitsu Hana Emaki came in number 18. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite failed to chart in its second week.

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 25 to October 1, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Limited Edition Included) (PS4) – 87,261
  2. FIFA 18 (PS4) – 55,919 (New)
  3. Fire Emblem Warriors (NS) – 41,491 (New)
  4. Splatoon 2 (NS) – 29,704 (1,190,563)
  5. Pokken Tournament DX (NS) – 23,543 (76,938)
  6. Fire Emblem Warriors (3DS) – 18,357
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) – 15,098 (720,741)
  8. FIFA 18 (NS) – 12,616
  9. Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers (PS4) – 10,389
  10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PS4) – 10,250 (91,446)
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (NS) – 7,615 (598,670)
  12. Destiny 2 (PS4) – 7,371 (88,688)
  13. Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition (PS4) – 6,507
  14. Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (NS) – 6,350 (146,883)
  15. Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain (PS4) – 5,681
  16. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS) – 5,639 (1,733,552)
  17. The Snack World: Trejarers (3DS) – 5,073 (172,833)
  18. Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu: Kanmitsu Hana Emaki (Vita) – 4,629
  19. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (NS) – 4,419 (36,085)
  20. Everybody’s Golf (PS4) – 4,213 (148,645)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Switch – 73,231 (43,426)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 22,822 (18,396)
  3. New 3DS LL – 9,915 (8,726)
  4. New 2DS LL – 8,359 (8,508)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,547 (5,418)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,732 (3,707)
  7. 2DS – 1,655 (1,659)
  8. New 3DS – 392 (379)
  9. Xbox One – 71 (76)
  10. Wii U – 68 (56)
  11. PlayStation 3 – 64 (87)

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]