Japanese Sales Chart: Spider-Man Fever Takes Hold in Japan

September 27, 2018Written by Uros Pavlovic

Spider Man Game Sales

According to the latest Japanese sales chart for September 17-23, 2018, Marvel’s Spider-Man is still very much top dog in the region. It appears that Sony’s game has now sold over 244,000 copies in Japan alone. During this most recent time period, over 38,000 copies of Marvel’s Spider-Man were sold, which includes bundled versions of the game. For a PS4 exclusive, staying atop the chart for three weeks in a row is quite an achievement.

Mind you, Spider-Man is not alone in keeping the PS4 strong in Japan. This week sees another newcomer appear, Steins;Gate Elite. While we won’t see it in other regions until 2019, it seems to be well received at launch in Japan.

On the hardware sales front, things remain the same, with the Nintendo Switch selling the most (just over 37,000 units), and Sony’s PS4 following behind with 11,661 units sold.

Check out the full Media Create sales charts for September 17-23, 2018 below:

Hardware sales

Switch – 37,733 (38,738)

PlayStation 4 – 11,661 (12,057)

New 2DS LL – 4,563 (4,684)

PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,332 (4,959)

PlayStation Vita – 2,718 (1,973)

New 3DS LL – 2,130 (2,248)

2DS – 407 (359)

Xbox One X – 75 (159)

Xbox One – 28 (58)

Software sales

  1. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Bundle Version Included) (SIE, 09/07/18) – 38,065 (244,051)
  2. [PS4] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb., 09/20/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 13,433 (New)
  3. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 13,317 (291,062)
  4. [NSW] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb., 09/20/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 13,305 (New)
  5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 13,205 (2,631,538)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,288 (1,768,152)
  7. [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix, 09/14/18) – 8,239 (40,410)
  8. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (Konami, 08/30/18) – 5,945 (109,640)
  9. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,910 (1,117,445)
  10. [PS4] Conan Exiles (Spike Chunsoft, 08/23/18) – 5,822 (74,579)
  11. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country (Nintendo, 09/21/18) – 5,697 (New)
  12. [PS4] F1 2018 (Ubisoft, 09/20/18) – 5,517 (New)
  13. [PS4] Atelier: Alchemists of Arland 1, 2, and 3 DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo, 09/20/18) – 5,341 (New)
  14. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (Nintendo, 09/14/18) – 5,266 (16,926)
  15. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 5,103 (200,542)
  16. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 4,892 (348,492)
  17. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 4,467 (1,729,450)
  18. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 3,971 (1,817,116)
  19. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 3,732 (618,914)
  20. [PSV] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb., 09/20/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 3,704 (New)

Marvel’s Spider-Man has been doing tremendously well not just in Japan, but in other regions too. The open world action adventure is currently one of the most popular releases worldwide. Did you get your hands on the game yet? If so, what do you think of it?

[Source: Gematsu and 4gamer.net]