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Media Create: Kingdom Hearts III unlocks another top chart victory in Japan

Resident Evil 2 holds a steady second, Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists debuts at No.6

In addition to topping UK charts and EMEAA region charts for its debut week, it should be little surprise that Kingdom Hearts III also won over Japan. The PS4 version of the game sits comfortably at the top of this week's Media Create sales charts, just above Resident Evil 2 on the same platform.

Though it's impossible to tell for certain, it appears that Kingdom Hearts III's debut (including the version bundled with a PS4 Pro) aided hardware sales for both the standard PS4 and especially the PS4 Pro this past week as well, as both numbers are notably higher than they've been in recent weeks.

The remainder of the top ten for Japan are mostly-unsurprising Nintendo contenders that have been hovering in the vicinity of the chart's upper regions for weeks now, though one stand-out is Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, which debuted in Japan only last week. The game opened at No.6 on PS4 (its Switch version is at No.11) and is a testament to the popularity of such RPGs in the region.

The top 10 software sellers for the week of January 28, 2019 - February 3, 2019 are shown below, along with hardware sales. The remainder of the chart can be viewed through Media Create.

Japanese Hardware Sales January 28, 2019 - February 3, 2019

Platform Sales
Nintendo Switch 69,472
PS4 15,074
PS4 Pro 10,540
New 2DS LL 3,622
PS Vita 1,521
New 3DS LL 1,188
2DS 104
Xbox One X 86
Xbox One 17

Japanese Software Sales January 28, 2019 - February 3, 2019

Rank Title Platform Units Sold
1 Kingdom Hearts III* PS4 91,019
2 Resident Evil 2* PS4 51,339
3 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Nintendo Switch 45,879
4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo Switch 35,217
5 Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu/Eevee* Nintendo Switch 21,274
6 Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World* PS4 18,679
7 Super Mario Party* Nintendo Switch 12,181
8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch 11,710
9 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown PS4 11,444
10 Minecraft* Nintendo Switch 8,250

*Denotes that sales include hardware/controller bundles or deluxe/special editions where available

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