Japanese sales figures are now in for the week of 17th - 23rd September, revealing that the physical version of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country - the DLC expansion to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - has narrowly missed out on a place in the top ten chart positions.

Of course, seeing a piece of DLC enter the charts is a rather strange situation; DLC releases are usually digital-only affairs, and these chart figures only include physical sales. Having a boxed copy of the expansion has allowed it to stand up and be counted, however, and it managed to outsell several new, full retail releases in their opening week. Not bad at all.

Spider-Man is unsurprisingly still on top, but the big news elsewhere is that Steins;Gate Elite - which has just been confirmed to be heading westward next year - managed to secure the 2nd and 4th place spots on PS4 and Switch respectively. The game sold 13,433 units on PS4, and just under that with 13,305 on Switch.

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


1) [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Bundle Version Included) (SIE, 09/07/18) – 38,065 (244,051)
2) [PS4] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb., 09/20/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 13,433 (New)
3) [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 13,317 (291,062)
4) [NSW] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb., 09/20/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 13,305 (New)
5) [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 13,205 (2,631,538)
6) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,288 (1,768,152)
7) [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix, 09/14/18) – 8,239 (40,410)
8) [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (Konami, 08/30/18) – 5,945 (109,640)
9) [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,910 (1,117,445)
10) [PS4] Conan Exiles (Spike Chunsoft, 08/23/18) – 5,822 (74,579)
11) [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country (Nintendo, 09/21/18) – 5,697 (New)
12) [PS4] F1 2018 (Ubisoft, 09/20/18) – 5,517 (New)
13) [PS4] Atelier: Alchemists of Arland 1, 2, and 3 DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo, 09/20/18) – 5,341 (New)
14) [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (Nintendo, 09/14/18) – 5,266 (16,926)
15) [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 5,103 (200,542)
16) [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 4,892 (348,492)
17) [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (The Pokémon Company, 11/17/17) – 4,467 (1,729,450)
18) [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 3,971 (1,817,116)
19) [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 3,732 (618,914)
20) [PSV] Steins;Gate Elite (5pb., 09/20/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 3,704 (New)


Moving over to the hardware side of things, Switch is still dominating as it has done for quite a while now. Sales are ever-so-slightly down across the board this week. Here are this week's figures, with last week's in brackets.

1) Switch – 37,733 (38,738)
2) PlayStation 4 – 11,661 (12,057)
3) New 2DS LL – 4,563 (4,684)
4) PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,332 (4,959)
5) PlayStation Vita – 2,718 (1,973)
6) New 3DS LL – 2,130 (2,248)
7) 2DS – 407 (359)
8) Xbox One X – 75 (159)
9) Xbox One – 28 (58)

< Last week's charts

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[via gematsu.com]