Astral Chain

Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 26th August - 1st September, revealing that PlatinumGames' Astral Chain has narrowly missed out on securing another number one position after its UK success earlier this week.

The game sold 32,236 physical copies in its opening week, but it wasn't quite enough to beat PS4 exclusive Azur Lane: Crosswave which achieved 33,763 sales. Beneath Astral Chain comes a string of Nintendo Switch titles, with the house of Mario hoovering up nine of the top ten spots.

Here are the top 10 (first numbers are this week's estimated sales, followed by total sales):


1) [PS4] Azur Lane: Crosswave (Compile Heart) {2019.08.29} - 33.763 / NEW
2) [NSW] Astral Chain (Nintendo) {2019.08.30} - 32.236 / NEW
3) [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} - 22.580 / 582.001
4) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} - 11.114 / 3.233.205
5) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 9.725 / 2.431.605
6) [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} - 9.715 / 144.136
7) [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} - 9.340 / 907.250
8) [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} - 7.641 / 229.097
9) [NSW] Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! (Pokémon Co.) {2018.11.16} - 6.697 / 1.619.353
10) [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} - 5.544 / 1.097.721


Switch hardware sales saw a whopping boost this week, possibly thanks to fans wanting the new Nintendo Switch model revision, tripling the number it managed to sell last week. Here are this week's figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

Nintendo Switch: 90,553 (8,842,948)
Playstation 4: 6,309 (7,065,828)
Play Station 4 Pro: 4,615 (1,247,494)
Xbox One X: 34 (16,451)
Xbox One S: 23 (18,868)

New Nintendo 2DS LL: 1,725 (1,073,404)
New Nintendo 3DS: 209 (5,883,726)
PlayStation Vita: 50 (5,862,452)

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[via famitsu.com, resetera.com]