It's been a big sales week in Japan, as the arrival of a new version of Pokken Tournament for the Nintendo Switch proved to be one of the bigger draws in the fighting community. That said, not every brawler thrived, as Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite got off to a rough start.
According to recent sales numbers, Pokken Tournament DX got off on the right foot in its launch week, selling 53,395 copies right out the door. Not bad at all. And fans also dug into another Nintendo Switch favorite, Splatoon 2, which was in second place with 21,897 copies sold. (It's now sold over 1.1 million copies overseas to date, not including U.S. numbers.)
The top five also includes Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 for PlayStation 4 (16,854 copies), NBA 2K18 for PlayStation 4 (14,487 copies) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch (11,457 copies, over 706,000 to date).
That said, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite could've gone better, as the game ended up in a tenth place position with just over 8,200 units sold in its first week. It still outperformed racing game Project Cars 2 with only just over 7,300 units sold, but, yeah, Capcom was expecting that one to do better. Maybe in the next few weeks, it'll pick up.
Here's the top ten in game sales for Japan for the past week.
- Pokken Tournament DX(NS) – 53,395
- Splatoon 2(NS) – 21,897 (1,160,859)
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2018(PS4) – 16,854 (81,196)
- NBA 2K18(PS4) – 14,487
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe(NS) – 11,457 (706,642)
- Destiny 2(PS4) – 11,036 (81,317)
- Dragon Quest X: All In One Package(NS) – 9,482
- Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite(PS4) – 8,273
- Everybody's Golf(PS4) – 7,738 (144,432)
- Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age(3DS) – 7,482 (1,727,913)
As far as system sales go, the Nintendo Switch continues to do quite well, with 43,000 units sold in the past week, followed by PlayStation 4 (18,396), the New 3DS LL (8,726), the New 2DS LL (8,508) and the PlayStation 4 Pro (5,418). What's real surprising, though, is that the PlayStation Vita is holding steady, with 3,707 units sold in Japan.
We'll let you know how Pokken Tournament DX continues to dominate – and if Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite can catch up – in the weeks ahead.