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.

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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:

RankLast weekModelTitle nameMakerRelease dateEstimated
sales
Total Sales
1PS4Warrior Orochi 4KOEI TECMO GAMES18/09/27112, 013112, 013
2PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IVJapan Falcom18/09/27109,660109,660
3PS4FIFA 19Electronic Arts18/09/2853, 67353, 673
4SwitchWarrior Orochi 4KOEI TECMO GAMES18/09/2727,79327,793
5SwitchDragon Ball FightersNAMCO BANDAI18/09/2725,79325,793
61PS4Marvel’s Spider-ManSIE18/09/0721, 256255, 208
7PS4Utawarerumono KnifeAqua Plus18/09/2718,69718,697
8SwitchFIFA 19Electronic Arts18/09/2815,80615,806
92SwitchMinecraftMicrosoft Microsoft18/06/2114,772329,009
10SwitchThe World Ends with You – Final RemixSquare Enix18/09/2714, 19314, 193
115SwitchSplatoon 2Nintendo17/07/2111, 7652,669,115
127SwitchMario Kart 8 DeluxeNintendo17/04/288,7611,763,887
13SwitchValkyria Chronicles 4Sega Games18/09/276,0536,053
148PS4Winning Eleven 2019KONAMI18/08/305,876119, 291
159SwitchTaiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch ~ Jon!NAMCO BANDAI18/07/195, 322216, 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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