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Japan: Famitsu Credits The Switch For Growth in Console Market For First Half Of 2017

We all know that the Nintendo Switch has performed well in Japan since the system’s launch despite being plagued by stock shortages. If you’re familiar with the Media Create charts we publish every Wednesday this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Japanese magazine Famitsu has credited the Nintendo Switch for the growth in the console market during the first six months of the year and it’s hard to disagree with this. Here are the details for the time frame (December 26, 2016 to June 25, 2017):

  • Hardware sales: 76.51 billion yen (+44% year-on-year)
  • Software sales: 76.69 billion yen (-4.6%)
  • Total: 153.2 billion yen (+14.8%)

Hardware Ranking For 6 First Months Of 2017

  1. Nintendo Switch: 1,016,473 million units sold
  2. Sony PS4: 877,630 (now at 4,799,246 total)
  3. Nintendo DS: 872,620 (22,784,033)
  4. Sony PS Vita: 260,296 (5,507,715)
  5. Microsoft XBox One: 5,093 (78,041)

Software Ranking For 6 First Months Of 2017

  1. Monster Hunter XX for 3DS (1,640,005 units sold)
  2. Pokemon Sun and Moon for 3DS (527,862)
  3.  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch (501, 614)
  4. Zelda Breath Of The Wild for Switch (464,480)
  5. Super Mario Maker for 3DS (397,656)
  6. Biohazard 7 for PS4 (324,066)
  7. NieR: Automata for PS4 (311,906)
  8. Momotaro Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!! for 3DS (263,790)
  9. Yokai Watch Sukiyaki for 3DS (215,297)
  10. 1-2 Switch for Switch (200,807)

Source

Thanks to Omer for the tip!

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