PS4 Sales Improving in Japan, but Switch Still Dominates the Region

August 22, 2018Written by Uros Pavlovic

Japanese sales chart shows PS4 sales improving

Let’s have a look at how consoles are doing in Japan! According to the latest Media Create sales figures for the week of August 13-19, 2018, this seem to be proceeding as usual. The Nintendo Switch is maintaining its lead. However, unlike in the previous weeks and months, the PlayStation 4 is doing a bit better, in terms of sales.

The Media Create news sales chart shows that Sony’s PlayStation 4 has seen a jump in base model sales, with just under 21,000 units sold (as opposed to the just over 16,000 it sold previously). This definitely makes it a bit of an improvement over the previous months. Have a look at the Japanese hardware sales chart below:

  • Switch – 54,647 (50,143)
  • PlayStation 4 – 20,911 (16,982)
  • New 2DS LL – 7,872 (7,628)
  • PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,932 (5,044)
  • New 3DS LL – 3,316 (2,784)
  • PlayStation Vita – 3,083 (3,507)
  • 2DS – 708 (498)
  • Xbox One – 51 1(31)
  • Xbox One X – 45 (43)

On the software side of things, here’s what gamers in Japan have been buying as of late. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is at the very top of the chart, but it might be worth mentioning that the Yakuza 3 remaster on PlayStation 4, plunged from 1st down all the way down to the 14th spot. And yes, as you can see, the chart is still dominated by Switch games.

Check out the latest Japanese software sales below:

[NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 25,948 (212,170)

[NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 24,188 (2,556,846)

[NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 21,109 (162,020)

[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 20,346 (1,708,892)

[3DS] WarioWare Gold (Nintendo, 08/02/18) – 20,142 (70,344)

[NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 18,520 (315,658)

[NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax (Bandai Namco, 08/02/18) – 13,259 (71,776)

[NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 07/13/18) – 12,111 (102,235)

[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 9,682 (1,084,321)

[NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 8,707 (596,203)

[3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 8,447 (1,703,711)

[NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix, 07/13/18) – 8,002 (183,627)

[NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 7,006 (1,795,879)

[PS4] Yakuza 3 (Sega, 08/09/18) – 6,753 (32,800)

[3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 07/13/18) – 5,766 (39,742)

[NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX (Level-5, 08/09/18) – 5,101 (14,805)

[NSW] Okami HD (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 08/09/18) – 4,758 (18,848)

[NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo, 04/20/18) – 4,703 (222,514)

[PS4] Jikkyou Pro Powerful Yakyuu 2018 (Konami, 04/26/18) – 3,449 (227,851)

[PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World (Limited Edition Included) (Spike Chunsoft, 08/09/18) – 3,326 (23,544)

Yakuza 3 is one fine game! How many of you finished the PlayStation 3 version? Also, how many of you are waiting for the Yakuza 3 PS4 remaster?

[Source: 4gamer via Gematsu]