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Japan: Here’s This Week’s Charts

It’s Wednesday which means it is time to see how the Nintendo Switch performed in Japan. The console sold 61.998 units this week placing it firmly in the number one position beating both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS. Sadly, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild slipped from number one to number three and was overtaken by Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft, 03/09/17) – 89,791 (New)
  2. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 62,770 (New)
  3. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 44,483 (230,862)
  4. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (SIE, 03/02/17) – 34,292 (151,289)
  5. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 20,746 (100,282)
  6. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix, 02/23/17) – 20,523 (257,068)
  7. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 17,482 (62,084)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 11,646 (3,200,916)
  9. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (Square Enix, 02/09/17) – 9,795 (172,853)
  10. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami, 03/03/17) – 8,550 (45,173)
  11. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I•II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix, 03/03/17) – 7,206 (32,812)
  12. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 02/23/17) – 6,331 (121,806)
  13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 6,220 (297,547)
  14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 6,009 (989,876)
  15. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Grotesque Ver. Included) (Capcom, 01/26/17) – 5,523 (297,189)
  16. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 02/23/17) – 4,790 (101,336)
  17. [PS4] Nioh (Koei Tecmo, 02/09/17) – 4,577 (133,401)
  18. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level-5, 12/15/16) – 4,558 (17,323)
  19. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega, 03/03/17) – 4,469 (17,323)
  20. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 01/19/17) – 4,333 (101,649)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 61,998 (329,152)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 28,902 (31,065)
  3. New 3DS LL – 18,360 (18,433)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 8,398 (9,889)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,398 (6,742)
  6. 2DS – 4,094 (4,147
  7. New 3DS – 1,227 (1,268)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 639 (615)
  9. Wii U – 430 (565)
  10. Xbox One – 117 (147)


17 thoughts on “Japan: Here’s This Week’s Charts”

  1. Good second week for the taking into account that the Switch is actually sold out in Japan. So.. Expected.

    1. It isn’t sold out completely though. I have a few friends in Japan (different cities) and each have shown pictures where the shelves are stocked pretty well in some stores; sold out in others. It’s pretty weird.

      Still a good week with overall limited stock though.

        1. Well the article says that Nintendo “assumes” 2 million will be shipped in March, not that they would only ship 2 million; which indicates that that’s how many they expected to sell. I’m sure they’ll ship more if the demand requires it. Hopefully this doesn’t end up being another Wii situation and Nintendo does a good job of keeping up on shippments.

  2. Great week for the Switch. Come next month I expect for the Switch to be very dominant with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe due to release

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

      Boy where have I heard this before about how Mario Kart 8 is gonna be the game that helps a Nintendo system be very dominant when it hits that system. … Give me a few seconds. I have to really think about this….. Hm. Damn it. I just can’t think of it. This is hard. OH WAIT!!! It was Mario Kart 8 on Wii U! Everyone, myself included, said Mario Kart 8 was gonna help the Wii U crush the competition & we all know how well that worked out! Yeah. Sorry if I’m not as blindly hopeful as I was back then.

  3. So… about there not being any shortages, again?

    Pretty much every amateur analyst (fan) I’ve encountered online knew that two millions wouldn’t be enough as soon as Nintendo announced the number.

    Are they really that inept at gauging demand, or are they still trying to create false scarcity? If it’s the latter, they’re already losing impulse buyers all over the place.

    “I haven’t owned a Nintendo since the N64. Wanted to buy a Switch, but couldn’t find one. There are a Lotta games I need to buy for my PS4 anyway…”

    That conversation is one I’ve had with no less than ten co-workers. The number of people who wanted to get a Switch but gave up is equal to the amount that actually bought one. It’s going to be very expensive to recapture that Super Bowl audience that they squandered by not stocking enough units for people to even pre-order them way back then.

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

      People that apparently have a lot of money to piss away. lol

  4. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

    So it starts. Like with Wii U, people are already hyping up Mario Kart 8 as that game. Don’t be upset when history repeats itself & Mario Kart 8 only moves a few consoles in only a month or two again.

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