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Luigi’s Mansion Scares Away The Competition To Snag Number One In The Japanese Charts

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Switch sales at highest for some time.Japanese chart figures are now in for 5th November – 11th November, and the new 3DS release of Luigi’s Mansion has spooked its way right to the very top.Our favourite vacuum-wielding, green hat-wearing plumber’s ghostly adventure shifted 27,370 retail units in the region last week,…

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Japanese chart figures are now in for 5th November – 11th November, and the new 3DS release of Luigi’s Mansion has spooked its way right to the very top.

Our favourite vacuum-wielding, green hat-wearing plumber’s ghostly adventure shifted 27,370 retail units in the region last week, narrowly beating Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII‘s 25,740 sales. Super Mario Party is also still performing nicely, sitting in third place this week after generating another 23,333 sales.

Here’s a look at the top 20 (first numbers are this week’s sales, followed by total sales in brackets):


1) [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo, 11/08/18) – 27,370 (New)
2) [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (SIE, 10/12/18) – 25,740 (443,731)
3) [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 23,333 (324,685)
4) [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 (Limited Editions Included) (Take-Two Interactive, 10/26/18) – 16,819 (184,061)
5) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,466 (1,826,744)
6) [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,562 (357,898)
7) [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 6,783 (2,690,893)
8) [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,706 (1,153,183)
9) [PS4] Tetris Effect (SIE, 11/08/18) – 4,372 (New)
10) [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 3,780 (1,831,692)
11) [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Bundle Version Included) (SIE, 09/07/18) – 3,771 (301,895)
12) [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (The Pokémon Company, 11/17/17) – 3,349 (1,756,810)
13) [PS4] Deracine (Limited Edition Incldued) (SIE, 11/08/18) – 3,086 (New)
14) [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 2,963 (639,247)
15) [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Limited Edition Included) (Ubisoft, 10/05/18) – 2,832 (85,706)
16) [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 2,481 (223,236)
17) [NSW] Neko Tomo (Bandai Namco, 11/01/18) – 2,148 (6,298)
18) [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 (Limited Editions Included) (Koei Tecmo, 09/27/18) – 2,025 (153,214)
19) [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 1,977 (198,896)
20) [PS4] Soulcalibur VI (Bandai Namco, 10/18/18) – 1,824 (35,590)


On the hardware side of things, the Switch has seen a significant boost in sales this week taking it above and beyond its usual average of around 40-45,000 units, possibly as players prepare for the new Pokémon titles releasing in a couple of days’ time. Here are this week’s figures, with last week’s in brackets.

1) Switch – 54,235 (43,747)
2) PlayStation 4 – 8,154 (8,693)
3) PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,927 (8,847)
4) New 2DS LL – 4,243 (4,226)
5) PlayStation Vita – 1,869 (1,945)
6) New 3DS LL – 1,681 (1,775)
7) Xbox One X – 360 (129)
8) 2DS – 294 (273)
9) Xbox One – 46 (61)

< Last week’s charts

Any surprises this time around? Do you think Pokémon Let’s Go will comfortably secure the top spot next week? Let us know with a comment below.

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