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Japan: Nintendo Switch Sells 48K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 22K

It is that time of the week again where we find out how the various software and hardware have performed in Japan. Once again it’s another week dominated by the Nintendo Switch on the hardware front as it was easily the best-selling console. With regards to software it was the recently released Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia which shot to number one. Here’s the best-sellers this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 04/20/17) – 131,668 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax (Bandai Namco, 04/20/17) – 48,142 (New)
  3. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (Bandai Namco, 04/20/17) – 33,088 (New)
  4. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (Aquaplus, 04/20/17) – 27,381 (New)
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom, 03/16/17) – 27,283 (1,393,376)
  6. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 20,364 (395,655)
  7. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 9,790 (186,158)
  8. [PS4] PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (SIE, 04/20/17) – 7,649 (New)
  9. [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker (Square Enix, 04/20/17) – 7,447 (New)
  10. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo, 03/30/17) – 7,007 (68,886)
  11. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix, 02/23/17) – 6,125 (307,084)
  12. [PS4] Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft, 03/09/17) – 5,281 (164,711)
  13. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,143 (104,689)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 4,012 (3,245,611)
  15. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 3,809 (1,023,243)
  16. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami, 03/03/17) – 3,552 (73,677)
  17. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level-5, 12/15/16) – 3,163 (707,846)
  18. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (SIE, 03/02/17) – 2,874 (204,517)
  19. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 2,851 (105,132)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 2,830 (165,015)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 48,694 (45,673)
  2. New 3DS LL – 17,570 (18,115)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 15,222 (17,067)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 5,164(5,592)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,112 (4,855)
  6. 2DS – 3,945 (4,475)
  7. New 3DS – 1,114 (1,234)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 367 (432)
  9. Wii U – 262 (271)
  10. Xbox One – 68 (142)


30 thoughts on “Japan: Nintendo Switch Sells 48K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 22K”

  1. Notice how the Sony exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn with a better System Base could not do a scratch to the Zeda Sales… maybe that’s why we heard fans from other systems hoping that Nintendo turn into a third party producer, they areary know the quality of Ninty’s Games. Good week again, great news, nothing to do with the 2000 and 3000 sales of the Wii U.

        1. The Xbots were always at a severe disadvantage in the land of the rising sun. The Commander had a head-start over there. The plans for complete Xbot annihilation in the Nintendo Homeland are well underway. :p

  2. Wut?
    Switch sold as many as all other consoles put together?
    And don’t think there’s been any notable new game release for couple of weeks.
    I want to see Splatoon 2 weeks sales.

  3. They NEED to release Pokemon. In any form. But preferably a full blown Pokemon adventure.

    Since their handheld is now the Switch, it is a no brainer.

    1. Yeah, no. It’s a console with portability.

      3DS is still their handheld, and if you’re living in La La Land if you think the Switch is here to replace the 3DS just yet.

      Nintendo is just capitalizing on the fact people like portability so now they have two systems (A portable console and a portable handheld) with two different libraries of games. One of which is still developing.

  4. Another incredibly strong week for Switch. As PS4 sales continue to slide in Japan, can Switch actually (eventually) dethrone the PS4 in that country?

  5. Another good week.Been hovering around 45k for 4 weeks now. MK8 may give it a slight boost and Splatoon should give it a big one. The in-between months could see a dip in sales.

  6. I honestly feel bad for Microsoft. 68 units. That’s got to be a record for least consoles sold, or something.

      1. The Xbox1 does seem to hold the record for weakest console sales in Japan. I haven’t actually pored through the data myself but it does seem fairly obvious from these weekly charts. Now get back to being the Church of Silence and revel in weboo shame!

  7. I hope they got enough units to cover Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launch. Figures are already very good but why not take advantage over this chance?

  8. I don’t have a switch… but I’m not sure if I should get one, trust me, I’m a Nintendo otherwise I’m not looking at this site buuut… the Switch doesn’t have final fantasy… that’s literally my fav game (FFX), it’s the game that I found better than my old #1 being Zelda (WW).

    I’ve already got BOTW on Wii U, the games that I would be dying for that are on the switch would be Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2.

    The games I’m dyeing to get for the PS4 are Neir Automata, World of FF, FFX/X-2 Remastered, FF12 Zodiac Age, and FF7 Remake

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