Marvel’s Spider-Man Dominates Japanese Sales while Switch Tops Hardware According to Media Create

Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man launched very successfully in Japan, achieving large sell-through numbers for a western game in the country.

on September 12, 2018 9:17 AM

Today is Wednesday, which means it’s time for the weekly Media Create numbers, and they’re indeed rather relevant, as they mark the debut of Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Below you can check out the software chart from September 3rd to September 9th. As usual, the first number represents weekly sell-through, while the second indicates lifetime sales.

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man – PS4 – 125,154/New
  2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – PS4 -20,840/94,229
  3. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS – PS4 – 17,313/New
  4. Minecraft – Switch – 14,752/264,266
  5. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 14,398/2,604,239
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 11,877/1,747,174
  7. SNK Heroine Tag Team Frenzy – PS4 – 10,018/New
  8. Conan Exiles – PS4 – 7,604/60,229
  9. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – Switch – 7,004/189,619
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 6,515/1,105,725
  11. Persona 5 New Price Edition – PS4 – 6,280/New
  12. Mario Tennis Aces – Switch – 6,195/338,406
  13. SNK Heroine Tag Team Frenzy – Switch – 5,493/New
  14. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 4,803/1,720,153
  15. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 4,459/611,238
  16. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Switch – 4,362/118,807
  17. WarioWare Gold – 3DS – 4,013/89,640
  18. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 3,972/1,809,287
  19. My Hero One’s Justice – Switch – 3,966/36,261
  20. NBA 2K19 – PS4 – 3,679/New

Following, you can enjoy the hardware chart.

  1. Switch – 43,513
  2. PS4 – 12,281
  3. PS4 Pro – 7,442
  4. New 2DS XL -4,951
  5. Vita – 2,348
  6. New 3DS XL – 2,185
  7. 2DS – 347
  8. Xbox One X – 30
  9. Xbox One – 19

While the Switch remains at the top of the hardware race, it’s the software top-three is entirely taken over by PS4 games.

Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac Games conquers another country after the UK’s results, selling 125,154 copies, which is pretty massive in Japan for a western game.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS launched relatively softly, but it’s still decent for a remaster (remasters really aren’t popular in Japan, most of the times).

SNK Heroine Tag Team Frenzy‘s launch is certainly soft, selling about twice as many copies on PS4 than it did on Switch.

If you want to compare, you can check out last week’s charts.

 /  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.