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Days Gone Holds Onto First Place in Japan, Switch Hardware Benefits Most From Golden Week - VGChartz
Days Gone Holds Onto First Place in Japan, Switch Hardware Benefits Most From Golden Week

Days Gone Holds Onto First Place in Japan, Switch Hardware Benefits Most From Golden Week - Sales

by Craig Snow , posted on 13 May 2019 / 3,237 Views

Days Gone's remarkable performance in Japan continued into its second week, according to Famitsu. With a relatively light drop for a major western release in the land of the rising sun, helped in large part by the Golden Week celebrations, Days Gone managed to shift almost 34,000 units. That means it's already eclipsed the lifetime sales of multiple other western Sony hits in Japan, including God of War and Detroit: Become Human.

Huge increases were the name of the game elsewhere in the chart, with Japan's national holiday boosting Switch evergreen titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey by over 100%. Indeed the whole chart will make for good reading at Nintendo HQ, with 9 of the overall top 10 being Switch titles, as well as 23 of the top 30, even though Golden Week as a whole was fairly modest this year.

This was reflected in hardware sales, where Nintendo's Switch received a 63.9% boost to 52,171 units, vastly outdoing the more modest increases for the PS4 (26.3% increase to 21,448) and 3DS (9.0% increase to 7,373). The PlayStation Vita managed to shift just 406 units, in a sign of its imminent demise.

Here's the complete software top 30:

01./01. [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) – 33.876 / 148.195  (-70%)
02./04. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 23.756 / 3.066.906  (+75%)
03./05. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 20.114 / 768.123  (+91%)
04./08. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 19.310 / 604.116  (+115%)
05./09. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 17.723 / 2.287.304  (+110%)
06./07. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) – 15.275 / 125.146  (+67%)
07./11. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 14.220 / 1.518.658  (+93%)
08./16. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 13.272 / 1.020.100  (+124%)
09./14. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 12.233 / 3.058.082  (+93%)
10./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 10.497 / 1.309.237  (+58%)
11./15. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.04} (¥6.800) – 9.703 / 109.255  (+55%)
12./10. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit # (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} (¥7.980) – 9.205 / 52.380  (+23%)
13./12. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥7.600) – 7.054 / 245.923  (-2%)
14./02. [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} (¥5.800) – 6.462 / 26.828  (-68%)
15./03. [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} (¥5.700) – 5.395 / 23.013  (-69%)
16./23. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.325 / 1.967.074  (+120%)
17./24. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 4.512 / 720.038  (+116%)
18./17. [PS4] Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (D3Publisher) {2019.04.11} (¥7.800) – 4.379 / 78.691  (-25%)
19./26. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 4.317 / 331.255  (+118%)
20./21. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥8.800) – 3.692 / 825.772  (+11%)
21./19. [NSW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Square Enix) {2019.04.11} (¥6.800) – 3.390 / 30.183  (-20%)
22./06. [NSW] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen # (Capcom) {2019.04.25} (¥3.990) – 3.338 / 13.545  (-67%)
23./00. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 2.839 / 413.777  
24./22. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 # (Ubisoft) {2019.03.15} (¥8.400) – 2.454 / 106.703  (-4%)
25./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 2.254 / 2.474.179  (+82%)
26./27. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Deluxe Edition (Ubisoft) {2019.04.11} (¥3.600) – 2.118 / 9.871  (+12%)
27./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800) – 1.869 / 269.130  
28./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 1.852 / 247.344  
29./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760) – 1.770 / 26.091  
30./29. [NSW] Billion Road (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.700) – 1.754 / 29.709  (+14%)


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4 Comments

Azzanation (on 13 May 2019)

Its seems to have been a good move for MS to bring Minecraft to the Switch. It seems to be doing rather good there.


Ganoncrotch (on 13 May 2019)

in the Jap version of the eshop Cuphead is currently at.....number 4 on digital download titles so Microsoft have found a way to sell their software in Japan which is pretty awesome for all concerned, Nintendo win from the cut they get, MS win because their games get sold there and Japanese gamers win because they get cuphead and minecraft on a great little system.


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Podings (on 14 May 2019)

Only 7 titles in the top 30 NOT on Switch? Djeesys.


Ganoncrotch (on 13 May 2019)

That top 30 could have the letter F added to the console name because of what Nintendo is doing to the charts over there. When was/is golden week btw? just to know when these numbers will be showing up on the HW weekly chartz here. Sorry if I missed the date in the article.