Resident Evil 3 Sells Nearly 190,000 Units for Launch Week in Japan – Famitsu

However, Animal Crossing: New Horizons remained on top with over 423,000 units sold.

Posted By | On 08th, Apr. 2020

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Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 had a very strong release in Japan for its opening week, according to Famitsu. The remake sold a whopping 189,490 units at retail according to the publication’s estimated sales for March 30th to April 5th 2020. Estimates included the regular release and Z-rated version of the game.

Impressive as it is, this wasn’t enough to dethrone Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Despite launching several weeks ago, the Switch exclusive sold an estimated 423,367 units at retail for the week. This brings its lifetime total sales in Japan to 3,031,784 which is pretty crazy even without accounting for digital sales.

Check out the full software sales charts below. In terms of hardware, the Nintendo Switch sold about 155,000 units for the week across both the regular and Lite models. The PS4 managed roughly 19,000 units sold for the week with the base model and PS4 Pro accounted for. Full hardware sales can also be seen below.

Software sales (followed by lifetime sales in Japan):

  1. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 423,367 (3,031,784)
  2. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 (Z Version Included) (Capcom, 04/03/20) – 189,490 (New)
  3. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 18,333 (94,331)
  4. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 17,340 (79,911)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 14,171 (2,855,101)
  6. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 12,257 (3,635,531)
  7. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 11,017 (3,553,541)
  8. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,045 (1,340,884)
  9. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Nintendo, 03/06/20) – 8,556 (226,950)
  10. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 8,496 (753,623)

Hardware sales (followed by lifetime sales in Japan)

  1. Switch Lite – 100,084 (2,109,557)
  2. Switch – 54,556 (11,128,866)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,419 (7,468,308)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,116 (1,489,556)
  5. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 1,172 (1,705,377)
  6. New 3DS LL – 58 (5,886,893)
  7. Xbox One S – 28 (93,100)
  8. Xbox One X – 23 (19,599)

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