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Japan: Nintendo Switch Sells 98K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 34K

It’s Wednesday which means it is time to see how the various new releases and hardware have performed in Japan. It’s been a great week for Nintendo and Nintendo fans in Japan as more Switch stock has appeared meaning greater sales for the system. As predicted Splatoon 2 was the best-selling video game this week selling an impressive 648K units putting it well ahead of the other releases.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 648,085 (New)
  2. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy (Level-5, 07/20/17) – 70,867 (New)
  3. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo, 07/13/17) – 21,628 (87,494)
  4. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? (Nippon Columbia, 07/20/17) – 20,883 (New)
  5. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix, 07/13/17) – 19,049 (119,813)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 12,980 (588,028)
  7. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Limited Edition Included) (Marvelous, 07/20/17) – 10,247 (New)
  8. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 7,984 (177,987)
  9. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 07/06/17) – 6,665 (143,844)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,989 (543,016)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 5,276 (3,295,102)
  12. [PS4] Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (Arc System Works, 07/20/17) – 5,013 (New)
  13. [3DS] Ever Oasis (Nintendo, 07/13/17) – 4,511 (18,835)
  14. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom, 03/16/17) – 3,354 (1,546,392)
  15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 3,331 (1,180,284)
  16. [NSW] Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Bros., 07/20/17) – 3,220 (New)
  17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,201 (205,098)
  18. [PSV] World Election (Limited Edition Included) (GN Software, 07/20/17) – 3,017 (New)
  19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 2,792 (366,844)
  20. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 2,636 (233,737)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 98,999 (31,906)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 23,841 (28,569)
  3. New 2DS LL – 17,717 (43,315)
  4. New 3DS LL – 13,108 (12,101)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,037 (7,649)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 4,545 (4,655)
  7. 2DS – 2,300 (1,901)
  8. New 3DS – 1,020 (1,242)
  9. Wii U – 176 (146)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 142 (129)
  11. Xbox One – 77 (200)




      1. Leave it to the Xbox One to sell less than a zombie console. Xbox Japan is like the black knight from Monty Python.


    1. I really didn’t think thedemand for Splatoon was this insane. It also looking like a game that will have lengthy sales spell. It might be the Switch’s biggest hit of the year.. ..
      Might even be bigger than Mario Odyssey


      1. I’m no expert on the demand that Switch has but I do think if the supply was there I would lean more to the 55k minimum sold weekly with the potential of seeing the 90k+ units we should see with big releases. Not saying you’re wrong or I’m right just opinion.


      2. More than 3,000 people in line at one store, waiting in that line for a lottery ticket, that might give them a chance to buy a Switch seems to suggest that the Switch could sell this much every week for a period of time. Switch was already selling nearly 40k a week when stock of consoles was fluctuating from 25-35k.


      1. That’s what I’m thinking. I’m sure Nintendo set aside some consoles specifically for the Splatoon release. They’ll probably do the same thing for holiday ’17 period.


  1. Where’s that troll who was laughing and saying Switch was fading already when PS4 outsold it for a couple weeks in Japan? Nowhere to be found I see.

    As if we didn’t know the Switch would sell in these kinds of numbers once stock became available. Sure, Splatoon’s sales are insane, no doubt there, but Switch would have sold every single one of those 98,999 units without Splatoon 2 releasing.

    What I wonder, is if Nintendo skimmed the shipments the last several weeks to supplement this launch, or if this is the result of the production order increase, coming just in time for Splatoon 2’s launch? I’m betting on the former, and it would explain why there were only somewhere between 25-30k units sold for several weeks, as Nintendo skimmed something like 10,000 units per week for a few weeks, and then released them with the normal weekly shipment of 35-45k to get to nearly 100,000 units for this launch.

    Either way, it’s impressive, and if this is because of the production increase, and not because they held back some the last few weeks in anticipation of the launch, we could see sales in the 70k+ range easily for quite a while.

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  2. What a bomb! Those are the numbers I would have liked to see with Arms. It deserved them in my opinion. For a new IP still good, though…
    Nice news for Nintendo. Now 100% focus on it please.


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