Japan: Nintendo Switch Sells 27K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 15K

Although E3 is currently taking place, it is time to see how the various software and hardware is performing in Japan. To be fair it has been a reasonably quiet week with next week being one of the bigger weeks with the release of the long-awaited ARMS on the Nintendo Switch. Talking of the Nintendo Switch, it was once again the best-selling console comfortably outselling the PlayStation 4. Here’s the charts for Japan:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 16,596 (505,270)
  2. [PS4] Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco, 06/01/17) – 12,460 (71,196)
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom, 03/16/17) – 10,209 (1,512,815)
  4. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 8,839 (494,526)
  5. [NSW] Seiken Densetsu Collection (Square Enix, 06/01/17) – 5,329 (34,893)
  6. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Falcom, 05/25/17) – 5,324 (43,267)
  7. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco, 04/27/17) – 4,593 (163,451)
  8. [PSV] Shiro to Kuro no Alice (Idea Factory, 06/08/17) – 4,385 (New)
  9. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix, 02/23/17) – 3,499 (341,643)
  10. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 3,166 (345,987)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 2,935 (3,272,444)
  12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 2,925 (187,599)
  13. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 2,725 (1,049,802)
  14. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 2,716 (220,050)
  15. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 2,551 (202,695)
  16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 2,466 (1,161,240)
  17. [PSV] Tsukitomo. Tsukuita. 12 Memories (Bandai Namco, 06/01/17) – 2,352 (15,115)
  18. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo, 03/30/17) – 2,323 (100,782)
  19. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 2,280 (130,782)
  20. [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax (Bandai Namco, 04/20/17) – 2,188 (84,481)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 27,291 (23,524)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,595 (15,854)
  3. New 3DS LL – 11,442 (12,676)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,546 (5,492)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 4,063 (4,454)
  6. 2DS – 2,752 (2,904)
  7. New 3DS – 917 (915)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 392 (714)
  9. Wii U – 255 (221)
  10. Xbox One – 166 (167)




  1. Not to sound like a troll or a Nintendo hater (which I’m definitely not), but it truly feels like the Switch is selling for absolutely no reason, other than the Nintendo brand. Because in my opinion, Zelda is the only reason to own a Switch at the moment. I have zero interest in anything else until that Mario Rabbids game (and Odyssey) release later this year. Can’t wait for that Breath Of The Wild DLC. It’ll wake my Switch back up for a while.

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    1. So everyone got a wii u right? millions of people never played mario kart 8 cause they didn’;t want wii u .
      Mk8 is enough to buy a switch

      are you fucking stupid and morron?
      “i dont wonna sound like i m talking bad to you”

      I did this right? just like you did? :D


      1. People are buying the Wii U only because there are few exclusive on that console. Think for now there are
        – Super Mario Maker
        – Hyrule Warriors
        – Star Fox Zero
        – Super Mario 3D World
        – New Super Mario Bros U
        – Kirby (I don’t remeber the full name of the game)
        – Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
        and other games that I don’t remeber.

        That’s why the Wii U is still seeling in Japan.

        But anyway I can see the Switch is still dominating the PS4.


      2. You talking on me? cause on this reply section is very confusing. Anyway if you talking to me i will answer your weird comment. First Wii u is not selling any more in japan ps3 outselling the wii u in japan…did you heard right? PS3. but hey…we are already on the article with salles..where the fuck do you see wii u doing good?. This is your first crazy error….n
        Your second crazy error is that you lost the whole god damn point. I DIDN”T SAID there is no reasson to buy a wii u !!!!!!!!!!!! also not even the other guy said anything about wii u he speaks about switch. so why you put a list as a fact in a argument that is not exist? lmao?

        Listen now what happening cause you luck of understanding on this situation(also me somes times dont worry)

        He said there is no reasson to buy a switch cause there are no games on it. Something that is some kind of true But in fact it is wrong because he is referring in a with general aspects for every gamer he’s point is barely alive only for wii u owners. And i told him There are many many people who never bought wii u console ( i bought it ofc day one) and i mean MANY. wii u sold terrible. So all these people who didn’t bought a wii u they can give a chance to the Nintendo switch with games they never had chance to play on wii u like Breath of the wild, mario kart 8. splatoon,

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      3. I don’t bought the Wii U because University taxes are to high. If the taxes are more cheap I’m sure I already bought the Wii U but then I heard the new consoles I waited to buy the new one and I’m happy with the Switch.


    2. I am kinda surprised to see it sell that well in Japan. Because it does not have them games that usually get Japanese march on the streets for. Maybe it is because of portability.
      But I’m just wondering how well they will sell when they do get those games.


    3. It seems like that’s just your personal preference. Nothing wrong with that, but plenty of people are loving MK8D, and plenty of people are excited for Splatoon, Xenoblade, and apparently Mario+Rabbids now?

      I don’t doubt that a lot of the hype is due to Zelda and people just getting caught up in the excitement of a new, successful Nintendo console, but there are games out or coming out that people have a reason to be excited for.

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    4. for me personally: botw, mk8d, usf2, new bomberman!, neogeo games!, fast rmx, g.e.m. and kamiko are neat little indie games, puyo puyo tetris and nba playgrounds are really fun multi player games i could have got on ps4 but the fact that i can bring them anywhere is much more awesome. i just tried the blaster master demo the other day and it’s really cool so i’ll probably get that soon. ARMS is in a few days and the testpunch was fun so i’ll probably get that soon. mario and the magic hat and metroid prime 4 will be awesome in the future. i’ll probably eventually get minecraft because i’m impressed with all the support it’s getting. but more than anything I CAN NOT WAIT FOR SPLATOON 2!!! but yeah, to each their own lol

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      1. Yeah there are games really fun. I don’t understand why people are saying the Switch hasn’t games. I think the Switch has already much more games than the Wii U and the Switch doesn’t show the Virtual Console and other things.

        Oh my god this console is really powerful.

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      2. Splatoon 2 is my next big one. I still have to get MK8, but I think that can wait a bit longer. I don’t have time to play it anyway.

        By the way, are we friends on Switch? Pretty sure I saw your name on my list. I’m gonna need some people to play Splatoon with.

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      3. What’s your name on switch? I’ve added so many people from miitomo and Mario run that I’m not sure who is who. My fc is SW-3335-6339-5311. Feel free to add me if we’re not already friends!


    5. A system continue to sell if there is interest in it. Not everyone can buy a console instaly, some wait to get some money together, or to have the chance to find the console, etc.
      It’s not about just ‘new releases’, in fact PS4 still sell.


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