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Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon Tops Japanese Sales; Star Wars Battlefront 2 Bombs

by Jose Belmonte

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon expectedly top this week’s Japanese sales, according to Media Create. The games debut with combined sales of more than 900,000 units, an impressive number as usual in the series, although the high amount of limited editions sold seem to point to a bigger drop than usual in the second week. The other supposed big release of the week is Star Wars Battlefront 2, but the Japanese public seems to have turned their backs on the EA title following the recent scandals, with the game only selling 38,769 units, far from the 123,908 copies sold by the first entry in its debut. The game also had a disappointing launch in the United Kingdom.

The new expansion of Dragon Quest XI debuts on Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and PS4. It’s especially surprising that Nintendo’s former home console received most of the sales, which seems to indicate that a considerable part of the fanbase has still not transitioned to the Switch.

On the hardware chart, Nintendo Switch continues to pull impressive numbers, and the upcoming bigger shipments suggest that the console will be able to move even more copies in the weeks leading to Christmas. Pokemon give 3DS a boost of sales, doubling numbers from the week before. PS4 remains stable, while the Xbox One X fails to make an impression following its disappointing debut.

Software List

01./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon – 667.439 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Veteran Trainer’s Dual Pack – 247.782 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 62.024 / 714.308 (-15%)
04./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II – 38.769 / NEW
05./02. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII – 34.116 / 269.483 (-49%)
06./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 25.118 / 1.343.255 (+9%)
07./00. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: 5000-nen no Harukanaru Kokyou e Online – 24.836 / NEW
08./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: 5000-nen no Harukanaru Kokyou e Online – 18.444 / NEW
09./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 16.532 / 819.004 (+18%)
10./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: 5000-nen no Harukanaru Kokyou e Online – 13.657 / NEW
11./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 7.004 / 641.853 (+27%)
12./18. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX – 6.642 / 122.333 (+72%)
13./08. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star – 6.523 / 48.349 (-32%)
14./04. [PS4] Need for Speed: Payback – 6.440 / 27.404 (-69%)
15./07. [PS4] Ark: Survival Evolved – 6.178 / 109.978 (-40%)
16./06. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Origins – 5.593 / 88.336 (-49%)
17./13. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport – 5.063 / 187.503 (-7%)
18./09. [PS4] .hack//G.U. Last Recode – 3.738 / 72.214 (-44%)
19./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3.444 / 270.765 (+12%)
20./00. [PS4] The Sims 4 – 3.428 / NEW

Hardware List

01. Nintendo Switch – 86.999
02. Nintendo 3DS – 43.480
03. PlayStation 4 – 26.302
04. PlayStation Vita – 3.090
05. Xbox One (+ Xbox One X) – 247
06. PlayStation 3 – 46
07. Wii U – 43

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