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Kingdom Hearts III Sells 610,077 Units in Japan, PS4 Outsells Switch

Kingdom Hearts III Sells 610,077 Units in Japan, PS4 Outsells Switch - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 5,920 Views

Kingdom Hearts III (PS4) has debuted at the top of the Japanese charts with sales of 610,077 units, according to Media Create for the week ending January 20.

Resident Evil 2 (PS4) debuted in second with sales of 252,848 units. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (PS4) debuted in 20th with sales of 2,868 units.

The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling platform with sales 52,644 units. The Switch sold 52,429 units, the 3DS sold 4,932 units. The PlayStation Vita sold 1,701 units and Xbox One sold 93 units. 

Here is the complete top 20 chart:

  1. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Limited Edition Included) (Square Enix, 01/25/19) – 610,077 (New)
  2. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Z Version and Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 01/25/19) – 252,848 (New)
  3. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 57,725 (312,869)
  4. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 38,478 (2,764,751)
  5. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 01/17/19) – 25,499 (227,878)
  6. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 11,958 (983,903)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,860 (2,096,812)
  8. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 9,334 (1,436,633)
  9. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,588 (582,039)
  10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,329 (2,910,678)
  11. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 7,117 (217,610)
  12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,578 (1,279,601)
  13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 6,097 (229,283)
  14. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 5,275 (211,667)
  15. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 01/11/19) – 5,039 (53,994)
  16. [PS4] Yakuza 4 (Sega, 01/17/19) – 4,393 (22,833)
  17. [NSW] Fitness Boxing (Imagineer, 12/20/18) – 4,130 (19,719)
  18. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corporation, 01/17/19) – 3,408 (10,855)
  19. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (SIE, 10/12/18) – 3,261 (527,400)
  20. [PS4] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (Limited Edition Included) (Entergram, 01/24/19) – 2,868 (New)

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments
shikamaru317 (on 30 January 2019)

KH1 sold 415k first week at retail by comparison, while KH2 sold 740k first week at retail in Japan. But, you have to remember that console digital is a thing now and it wasn't when KH2 released, so it looks like KH3 at least matched KH2 first week sales in Japan.

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DakonBlackblade shikamaru317 (on 30 January 2019)

Id love to know the digital sales, specialy in Japan they are hughe nowadays. RE 2 numbers are also quite awesome, that game is sensacional, it deserves every copy it sells.

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DonFerrari shikamaru317 (on 31 January 2019)

Considering most games have been doing over 30% digital, sometimes even over 50%, it's pretty likely it outsold KH2 first week.

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KingofTrolls (on 30 January 2019)

KH3+RE2 and 200 units more than Switch. Japan is done with home consoles, looks like.

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Areym KingofTrolls (on 31 January 2019)

Totally unfounded opinion but I don't think its crazy to imagine that a decent chunk of people held off on the switch until smash arrived, where as the PS4 is close to its 6th year, I can't imagine anybody is holding off on getting it for any one particular game.

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Areym KingofTrolls (on 31 January 2019)

Totally unfounded opinion but I don't think its crazy to imagine that a decent chunk of people held off on the switch until smash arrived, where as the PS4 is close to its 6th year, I can't imagine anybody is holding off on getting it for any one particular game.

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HylianSwordsman (on 30 January 2019)

Well I'll be...KH3 actually did it! It hasn't lost steam as a franchise after all! Way to go KH3! Of course we're still waiting on global numbers, but KH has always done better in the US so we should be good.

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link3710 (on 30 January 2019)

Raise your hand if you're surprised. Not that KH3 doesn't deserve it, this game has been a masterpiece so far.

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DonFerrari (on 31 January 2019)

That is quite the one week on the year PS4 will outsell Switch in Japan. Funny though is that X1 done just 79 even having these same 2 games.

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Rob5VGC (on 30 January 2019)

Just as planned.

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curl-6 (on 30 January 2019)

52k and a near-tie on the week that two massive games release on PS4 is a testament to which way the winds are blowing in Japan.

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mjk45 curl-6 (on 30 January 2019)

I disagree those 93 Xbox sales shows demand and lots and lots of room to grow. PS4 is an old man and scoring a couple of hot chicks isn't going to get people interested in joining him like they would have when he was young and virile.

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Mystro-Sama (on 30 January 2019)

Woah.

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