Marvel’s Spider-Man Holds the Top in Japan for Second Week; Beats Tomb Raider and Nintendo Labo

Despite being on its second week on the Japanese shelves, Marvel's Spider-Man held its own against newer opponents, and left them behind.

on September 19, 2018 10:49 AM

Today is Wednesday, and like every Wednesday, we get brand new Media Create charts showing the second week on the shelves of Marvel’s Spider-Man and the launch of a few new titles.

Below you can check out the software chart related to the period between September 10th and September 16th. As usual, the second number represents lifetime sales, while the first shows weekly sales.

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man – PS4 – 80,832/205,986
  2. Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PS4 – 32,172/New
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 14,094/2,618,333
  4. Minecraft – Switch – 13,479/277,745
  5. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 3 – Drive Kit – Switch – 11,659/New
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 10,689/1,757,864
  7. NBA 2K19 – PS4 – 9,536/13,215
  8. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – PS4 – 9,466/103,695
  9. Conan Exiles – PS4 – 8,528/68,757
  10. Undertale – Switch – 5,990/New
  11. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – Switch – 5,820/195,438
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 5,809/1,111,535
  13. Mario Tennis Aces – Switch – 5,193/343,600
  14. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 4,830/1,724,983
  15. Black Clover: Quartet Knights – PS4 – 4,630/New
  16. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS – PS4 – 4,503/21,816
  17. WarioWare Gold – 3DS – 4,018/93,658
  18. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 3,944/615,182
  19. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 3,859/1,813,146
  20. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Switch – 3,569/122,376

Below you can find the hardware sales chart.

  1. Switch – 38,738
  2. PS4 – 12,057
  3. PS4 Pro – 4,959
  4. New 2DS XL – 4,684
  5. New 3DS XL – 2,248
  6. PS Vita – 1,973
  7. 2DS – 359
  8. Xbox One X – 159
  9. Xbox One – 58

First of all, Marvel’s Spider-Man has a stellar second week on the shelves, retaining the first position and passing 200,000 copies sold in Japan, despite shortages that have been affecting it until the weekend.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider had a decent launch, but not nearly enough to overtake Spider-Man’s long legs.

The third volume of Labo pretty much fell flat, despite a rather aggressive advertisement campaign in Japan by Nintendo. We could say that its popularity is flimsy like cardboard.

Even worse did Black Clover: Quartet Knights, which (perhaps unsurprisingly) debuts with less than 5,000 copies sold.

If you’re interested in comparing, you can check out last week’s article.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.