Media Create: PES 2018 Tops Japanese Sales; Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Debuts at No.4

PES 2018 and Nintendo Switch comfortably come out on top of the software and hardware charts, but Metroid: Samus Returns and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy make decent debuts.

on September 20, 2017 10:38 AM

Media Create has released its weekly sales chart of the Japanese video game market.

For the week between September 11 and September 17, Konami’s latest installment in its yearly soccer simulation series, PES 2018 (known as Winning Eleven 2018 in Japan) debuted at No.1, doubling its nearest competitor, which was Splatoon 2. 

Rounding at the top five is new release Metroid: Samus Returns, followed by fellow new release from Naughty Dog, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a standalone game in the iconic PlayStation series. And brining up the rear was last week’s No.1, Destiny 2.

As for hardware, the Nintendo Switch once again comfortably came out on top, something it has done virtually every week since its launch back in March.

All of this week’s new additions to the Top 20 include: PES 2018 at No.1 (and at No.7 with its last-generation version), Metroid: Samus Returns at No.3, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy at No.4, F1 2017 at No.11, and Champion Jockey Special at No.20.

Below, you can view the full software chart (important to note: Media Create counts only retail sales, meaning digital sales are not included):

  1. PES 2018 — PS4 — 64,342 / New
  2. Splatoon 2 – Switch — 37,481 / 1,138,962
  3. Metroid: Samus Returns – 3DS — 30,855 / New
  4. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – PS4 — 23,131 / New
  5. Destiny 2 – PS4 — 20,018 / 70,281
  6. Everybody’s Golf – PS4 — 13,487 / 136,694
  7. PES 2018 – PS3 — 12,777 / New
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch — 10,971 / 694,185
  9. Dragon Quest XI – 3DS — 10,525 / 1,720,431
  10. Monster Hunter XX – Switch — 9,414 / 133,621
  11. F1 2017 – PS4 — 7,190 / New
  12. The Snack World – 3DS — 6,658 / 161,807
  13. Dragon Quest XI – PS4 — 5,877 / 1,343,479
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch — 5,000 / 585,553
  15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS — 3,840 / 239,954
  16. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Switch — 3,782 / 27,827
  17. ARMS – Switch — 3,589 / 221,700
  18. Minecraft — PS Vita — 3,160 / 1,208,116
  19. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 – 3DS — 3,057 / 38,653
  20. Champion Jockey Special – Switch — 2,626 / New

And here is the hardware chart for the week:

  1. Nintendo Switch: 44,052
  2. PS4: 19,322
  3. New 3DS XL: 10,650
  4. New 2DS XL: 8,761
  5. PS4 Pro: 5,338
  6. PS Vita:  3,847
  7. 2DS: 1,726
  8. New 3DS: 428
  9. PS3: 99
  10. Wii U: 86
  11. Xbox One: 57

For reference: here are last week’s charts.

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