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The soul still burns, but it does so from within a trashcan in Japan these days. SoulCalibur VI endured a disastrous opening in its native Japan, selling a feeble 24,049 copies on the PlayStation 4. That’s way down on previous entries, and with the sequel also struggling in Western territories like the UK, it’s not looking great for this epic series of swords and shields.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, meanwhile, is having a whale of a time. The first-person shooter topped the Japanese sales charts for a second successive week, shifting another 95,572 units, bringing its total up to 321,347 units. That’s a really impressive number when you consider the country’s usual tastes, and we’re eager to see whether Red Dead Redemption 2 can replicate this kind of success. The marketing’s certainly looking good.

In the hardware department, the PlayStation 4’s holding pretty steady at 21,673 units across all models, although Sony will have probably hoped for more considering it recently dropped the price of the PS4 Pro. Maybe it’ll take a little longer for word to get out – or perhaps Japan simply isn’t interested in the premium model.

Hardware Sales

  1. Switch – 42,148 (44,070)
  2. PlayStation 4 Pro – 11,515 (15,442)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 10,158 (10,030)
  4. New 2DS LL – 3,891 (4,665)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 2,247 (2,506)
  6. New 3DS LL – 2,231 (1,976)
  7. 2DS – 290 (305)
  8. Xbox One X – 169 (157)
  9. Xbox One – 62 (76)

Software Sales

  1. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (SIE, 10/12/18) – 95,572 (321,347)
  2. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 36,381 (242,700)
  3. [PS4] Soulcalibur VI (Bandai Namco, 10/18/18) – 24,049 (New)
  4. [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software, 10/18/18) – 14,646 (New)
  5. [PS4] Crystar (FuRyu, 10/18/18) – 10,473 (New)
  6. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Limited Edition Included) (Ubisoft, 10/05/18) – 8,807 (73,011)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,325 (334,343)
  8. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,293 (2,671,037)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 6,774 (1,803,792)
  10. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 (Limited Editions Included) (Koei Tecmo, 09/27/18) – 6,381 (144,441)
  11. [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Bonus Edition (Sega, 08/03/17) – 5,217 (New)
  12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,442 (1,138,631)
  13. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Bundle Version Included) (SIE, 09/07/18) – 4,207 (290,875)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 3,666 (1,746,5700
  15. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~ (Falcom, 09/27/18) – 3,581 (105,542)
  16. [PS4] FIFA 19 (Limited Editions Included) (Electronic Arts, 09/28/18) – 3,086 (79,638)
  17. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 2,962 (1,831,692)
  18. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco, 09/27/18) – 2,779 (38,664)
  19. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 2,535 (215,620)
  20. [NSW] Nintendo Labyo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (Nintendo, 09/14/18) – 2,412 (29,988)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]