Japan: Nintendo Switch Sold 31K And Nintendo 3DS Sold 16K

It’s Wednesday which means that the Japanese sales figures are now in courtesy of Media Create. The best-selling video game this week was Gran Turismo Sport on the PlayStation 4, but don’t expect that to remain at the top of the charts for long as we’ve got Super Mario Odyssey arriving on Friday, so things should look different next week. Here’s the best-selling video games and hardware in Japan:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Limited Edition Included) (SIE, 10/19/17) – 150,286 (New)
  2. [PS4] City Shrouded in Shadow (Bandai Namco, 10/19/17) – 48,935 (New)
  3. [PS4] The Evil Within 2 (Bethesda Softworks, 10/19/17) – 42,941 (New)
  4. [PS4] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix, 10/19/17) – 42,092 (New)
  5. [PSV] Uta no Prince-sama: Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade Love (Broccoli, 10/19/17) – 19,904 (New)
  6. [PSV] Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary (Square Enix, 10/19/17) – 18,784 (New)
  7. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 16,483 (1,249,006)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 11,142 (758,597)
  9. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Warner Bros., 10/12/17) – 8,083 (28,227)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,430 (616,383)
  11. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 5,224 (102,359)
  12. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo, 10/05/17) – 5,092 (43,094)
  13. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Limited Editions and Bundles Included) (Electronic Arts, 09/29/17) – 3,910 (79,701)
  14. [PS4] No Heroes Allowed! VR (SIE, 10/14/17) – 3,464 (8,925)
  15. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (Konami, 09/14/17) – 2,987 (105,005)
  16. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers (Level-5, 08/10/17) – 2,882 (183,780)
  17. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom, 08/25/17) – 2,814 (158,448)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 2,748 (256,413)
  19. [NSW] NBA 2K18 (2K Games, 10/17/17) – 2,689 (New)
  20. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Limited Edition Included) (Falcom, 09/28/17) – 2,473 (107,772)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 31,092 (40,803)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 25,075 (16,933)
  3. New 2DS LL – 8,449 (10,569)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,203(5,773)
  5. New 3DS LL – 6,187 (8,369)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,535 (3,938)
  7. 2DS – 1,367 (1,565)
  8. New 3DS – 195 (242)
  9. Xbox One – 69 (71)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 50 (65)
  11. Wii U – 40 (58)



    1. At 16k isn’t really bad, bad clearly we are approaching end of life. Few publishers will invest money on it now and just invest everything on the Switch and the PS4.

      1. it is fucking annoying for people who cant find a switch on the stock. Switch is out 7-8 mounths now. It is a clearly big demand and is gonna get even bigger soon. Mario oddys is BIG. (well not for me anyway) I hope Nintendo is not fucking around and bring many switch. i want to see sickr (naked too) making a article that switch Sold 70 millions on 3secs after mario odyss come out. and there was no issue with the stock :PPPP

  1. Sony had 6 new games, 6 new fucking games, toping the first 6 spots of the chart, yet could not outsell the Switch, that was the last week where the PS4 would get a massive amount of exclusive games in a single week, moving forward is the Switch selling 3x more than it, and all of its main titles(Splatoon 2 mainly and Oddysea) stomping on each game they have.

    1. If you combine PS4 and PS4 Pro it did outsell the Switch. Oh, and the PS4 is a few years old. It’s sold millions more than the Switch. So… Why hasn’t Switch sold as many as the PS4 has sold in its lifetime? Not a fair argument, is it? People need to stop acting like Switch selling more per week than PS4 is a fair argument. That’s just asinine.

      1. And furthermore, who cares what sold more? Does it make your life more fulfilled to know that Nintendo sold more than Sony or Microsoft? Just enjoy the success of Nintendo rather than attempting to rag on other companies.

      2. ||As long as the Xbots are being hunted down and obliterated at every turn, the Sonyan nugatories can wait…||

      3. I forgot about the PS4 Pro, but what I was trying to point out is that for Sony to surpass Nintendo numbers, they need not just a big hitter, they need to fill up a single week with big sellers to have a DECENT boost. You could argue that the PS4 being older is crippling it, but this should be the burn as bright as the sun year of the PS4, the best selling year of a console is usually its 3rd-4th year before its twilight years, when a next console is supposed to come out, the Switch straight out pushed the PS4 to its 5th year, and the numbers are showing it, MH5 may be the last big hitter the PS4 have, but funny enough Japan is loving the game, it could potentially push the console to relevancy for more years to come.

    2. Its an unfair comparison, but to add to vegeta’s comment, aside from GTS, none of those PS4 games are system sellers. Even GTS, as a console seller, its been getting shitted on for the whole online thing, lack of cars, and little to no innovation. Of course its not going to move PS4’s.

      1. I usually see Marios with far lower numbers. Sure it is loved, but probably less than in the western market. For example Mario 3D World sold far less there than EU, and even far lesser than US.

  2. PS4 won this week in system sales. Only by a bit, though. And good lord! Talk about domination with the game sales! This sales week was definitely Sony’s week in Japan. I can’t wait til PS4 & Switch start getting roughly the same games, though. Then we’ll see who is really dominating in Japan.

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