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Diablo IV debuts in Japan, selling over 46,000 copies but fail to overtake Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

11 months ago By AI Smith

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Switch were last week’s top sellers in Japan. Diablo IV sold more than 24,000 units upon its release.

Famitsu has revealed the best-selling physical and console video games for the past week in Japan (June 5-11), when Diablo-4 was released internationally (and had too strong sales success ). In the Japanese market, it has debuted with a total of 46,644 copies sold, a figure with which it has not managed to surpass The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which remains unbeatable in the Asian country.

As a curious fact, it is one of the few times that we have seen an Xbox Series X / S game on the best-seller list in Japan: this is because physical Xbox games are not distributed in this market, so the 8524 units that are collected here belong to the bundle with the console that has also been put on sale in Japan (as in the rest of the world).

As reported by earlier Blizzard in a press release, Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo IV has surpassed the barrier of $666 million in the five days of launch. These incomes have also been thanks to microtransactions, which have been the subject of controversy  since some cosmetics cost up to 25 euros in Diablo 4.

Also Read: https://esportsnews247.com/diablo-4-breaks-multiple-records-surpasses-666-million-in-just-5-days-of-launching/

Below you can see the list of the 10 best-selling physical video games in Japan from June 5 to 11:

[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo. 12/05/23) – 46,644 (1,640,919)

[PS5] Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment. 06/06/23) – 24375 (New)

[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo. 04/28/17) – 9233 (5,328,989)

[PS4] Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment. 06/06/23) – 8940 (New)

[XSX] Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment. 06/06/23) – 8524 (New)

[PS5] Street Fighter 6 (Capcom. 02/06/23) – 7672 (28,864)

[NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft. 06/21/18) – 6707 (3,159,687)

[PS4] Street Fighter 6 (Capcom. 02/06/23) – 6568 (18,646)

[NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo. 04/29/22) – 6358 (1,095,617)

[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo. 03/03/17) – 5554 (2,208,705)

The switch is the best seller in Japan again

As for consoles, Switch remains in first position with 104,413 units sold among its three models (OLED being the most popular of all, not only in its family but in general). In second position is PS5 with 43,609 units, followed by the 9,116 Xbox Series X/S consoles (many of them for the Diablo IV pack ) and lastly PS4 with 1,852 units.

Below you can see the list of consoles sold in Japan during the past week:

OLED switch – 74,347 (4,784,697)

PlayStation 5 – 38,622 (3,155,355)

Switch – 16,161 (19,359,751)

Switch Lite – 13,905 (5,334,567)

Xbox Series X – 8843 (195,052)

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 4987 (511,192)

PlayStation 4 – 1852 (7,875,608)

Xbox Series S – 273 (252,991)

New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 36 (1,191,734)

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