Japan: Famitsu sales for Febuary 2018

This week, Famitsu shared their monthly data for the Japanese video game market, and more precisely February. The period covered goes from January 29th to February 5th (so 4 weeks in total).

Since the Top 5 Software is dominated by PlayStation 4, Famitsu didn’t have much to say about Nintendo platforms. There’s just one game mentioned: Splatoon 2, that sold 82 137 units in February, bringing the total to over 2 million units sold since launch. It’s the first multi-million seller on Nintendo Switch.

Here’s the Top 5 Software:

  1. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom): 478 691 units
  2. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 (Koei-Tecmo): 153 899 units
  3. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Bandai-Namco): 104 408 units
  4. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai-Namco): 83 161 units
  5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo): 82 137 units

Despite not releasing anything significant in February, Nintendo managed to sell nearly half a million games, and was the second most successful publisher. This just goes to show how strong the sales of the evergreen titles (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, etc.) have been, and bodes pretty well for months with significant new releases (starting with March, and Kirby Star Allies).

  1. Capcom: 519 000 units sold
  2. Nintendo: 482 000 units sold
  3. Bandai-Namco: 321 000 units sold

Hardware-wise, the Nintendo Switch kept selling steadily: it’s nearing 4 million units sold in Japan (3 848 000 units so far). It wasn’t the best-selling console in February, as it was once again outsold by the PlayStation 4 (probably for the last time, this year). Unsurprisingly, Hardware sales are down in February, which is usually a quiet month (January does have New Year to boost sales during the first week or so).

  1. PlayStation 4 – 264 042 units sold (330 137 units in January)
  2. Nintendo Switch – 171 988 units sold (269 047 units in January)

For more Japanese sales data, make sure to check out this page!

Source: Famitsu


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