Trails of Cold Steel IV and Warrior Orochi 4 dominate sales in Japan [September 4th Week Sales 2018)

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV and Warrior Orochi 4 have dominated the sales charts in Japan.

The latest sales figures from Japan are here for the last week of September 2018 – September 24-30 courtesy of Dingeki Online.

As expected, Warriors Orochi 4, or Musou Orochi 3 as its known in Japan, came in at number 1. The game sold around 140k copies across the Nintendo Switch and PS4, with the latter platform contributing to most of the sales.

The number 2 name on this list makes me super happy as Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV sold almost 110k in its opening week. This number is a huge jump from 87k that Cold Steel III sold, however it’s still not as good as Cold Steel II which sold around 152k copies in its opening week. It should be noted though as Cold Steel II was released for two platforms, the PS3 and PS Vita, with the Vita being a major contributor to sales in Japan. Cold Steel III and IV are exclusive to the PS4. So in short, the numbers for Cold Steel IV should be a huge success for developers Falcom! Now just wait until they bring it to the West.

The Final Entry in the most underrated JRPG series ever releases today in Japan

FIFA 19 sold really well as expected from the worldwide sports game. Dragon Ball Fighters made its debut on the Switch performing to expectations.

The major disappointments on the chart is The World Ends with You – Final Remix, which sold just 14k copies. Check out the Top 15 sellers in Japan for last week below:

Rank Last week Model Title name Maker Release date Estimated
Total Sales
1 PS4 Warrior Orochi 4 KOEI TECMO GAMES 18/09/27 112, 013 112, 013
2 PS4 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Japan Falcom 18/09/27 109,660 109,660
3 PS4 FIFA 19 Electronic Arts 18/09/28 53, 673 53, 673
4 Switch Warrior Orochi 4 KOEI TECMO GAMES 18/09/27 27,793 27,793
5 Switch Dragon Ball Fighters NAMCO BANDAI 18/09/27 25,793 25,793
6 1 PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man SIE 18/09/07 21, 256 255, 208
7 PS4 Utawarerumono Knife Aqua Plus 18/09/27 18,697 18,697
8 Switch FIFA 19 Electronic Arts 18/09/28 15,806 15,806
9 2 Switch Minecraft Microsoft Microsoft 18/06/21 14,772 329,009
10 Switch The World Ends with You – Final Remix Square Enix 18/09/27 14, 193 14, 193
11 5 Switch Splatoon 2 Nintendo 17/07/21 11, 765 2,669,115
12 7 Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo 17/04/28 8,761 1,763,887
13 Switch Valkyria Chronicles 4 Sega Games 18/09/27 6,053 6,053
14 8 PS4 Winning Eleven 2019 KONAMI 18/08/30 5,876 119, 291
15 9 Switch Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch ~ Jon! NAMCO BANDAI 18/07/19 5, 322 216, 941

What did you think of the sales from September 26-30? As expected? Let us know in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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