Japan: Nintendo Switch Sells 86K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 43K

It’s Wednesday which means it is time to find out how the various software and hardware performed this week in Japan, thanks to the team at Media Create. As expected, it’s the recently released Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon which have topped the software charts and have given the Nintendo 3DS a nice boost too. With regards to hardware it is still the Nintendo Switch sitting pretty at the top spot. Here’s the best-sellers this week:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 667,439 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 247,782 (New)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 62,024 (714,308)
  4. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront II (Deluxe Edition Included) (EA, 11/17/17) – 38,769 (New)
  5. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (SIE, 11/03/17) – 34,116 (269,483)
  6. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 25,118 (1,343,255)
  7. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online (Square Enix, 11/16/17) – 24,836 (New)
  8. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online (Square Enix, 11/16/17) – 18,444 (New)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 16,532 (819,004)
  10. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online (Square Enix, 11/16/17) – 13,657 (New)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 7,004 (641,853)
  12. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 6,642 (122,333)
  13. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo, 11/03/17) – 6,523 (48,349)
  14. [PS4] Need for Speed: Payback (EA, 11/10/17) – 6,440 (27,404)
  15. [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft, 10/26/17) – 6,178 (109,978)
  16. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft, 10/27/17) – 5,593 (88,336)
  17. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Limited Edition Included) (SIE, 10/19/17) – 5,063 (187,503)
  18. [PS4] .hack//G.U. Last Recode (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 11/02/17) – 3,738 (72,214)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,444 (270,765)
  20. [PS4] The Sims 4 (Bundle Editions Included) (EA, 11/14/17) – 3,428 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 86,999 (79,958)
  2. New 2DS LL – 29,013 (10,323)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 18,126 (20,021)
  4. New 3DS LL – 11,074 (7,296)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 8,176 (6,037)
  6. 2DS – 3,113 (1,484)
  7. PlayStation Vita – 3,090 (3,210)
  8. New 3DS – 280 (266)
  9. Xbox One X – 143 (1,344)
  10. Xbox One – 104 (121)
  11. PlayStation 3 – 46 (41)
  12. Wii U – 43 (36)




        1. No matter how bad, you cant just hand the win over to the competition. PLUS, if every one of those 300 playes signs up for live, then then thats 18k in revenue a year for that month. Even if its 300 a months for a year, that would be 216k a every year adding to however many theyve already had in the live ecosystem.

          It adds up man.

          As of right now, there are about 80k xbox ones in Japan. Now lets say that about half of them have live, that alone is 4.5 million dollars in revenue in just live. Why would a company give up over 4 million a year? It doesnt make sense.

            1. Im not sure, i mean 4 million is a good haul, but we aren’t taking into consideration the overhead in japan, so even that might be split in half. Still, with a profit, even a small one, you cant give up footing.

          1. (Oops sent by accident)

            Anyway I know microsofts has money to burn as they are selling the Xbox box one X at a loss and (Xb1 as well I thought) but I’m wondering at what point it’s successful enough considering they only account for 1-2% of total console sales there.

            If they’re making money though then that’s all that matters to your points. It’s definitely a case of in it for the long haul for them though…

            Whatevs though ;). Hope you are having a happy thanksgiving my friend! Despite what M$ is doing in Japan, all I know is ill be playing Switch all day here at home :)

            1. Haha Happy Thanksgiving man! Im actually going to end my night with a little Zelda.

              Yeah, lets let these huge conglomerates do their thing 😅

        1. Lol the xbox one is selling about the same as the 360, why would they kill it off? If anything theyll kill the box off, but the brand is here to stay.

            1. The 360 did 77million in 8 years. 2005-2013. XBO is extimated to be at 31million with half of the 360’s time span. Itll be just fine, but apparently to you, thats a bad number.

              The reason it looks this bleak is because the ps4 is at 60 million in with only 4 years, when for the PS3 it took over 8 years to reach 77 million. The XBO isnt doing bad, the PS4 is just selling phenomenally.

              1. No. The reason it looks bleak was because the dumbasses of Microsoft proposing that disastrous DRM policy which I bet EA was partly behind and that blew up spectacularly in their faces…twice. I rather see Xbox die than PC stumbling.

                1. Be it who it is to blame, that mistake blew up in their face and it fucked them royally. They arent the MS that they were while mattick was running it, that MS was a mistake and it shows now. As I said, the box might end up dying, but the brand will stay, theyre making money off of it, why would they kill it?

            1. Are they? Or are you just too innate to understand that both platforms are theirs so regardless of were you buy it, they make profit?

              You tell me, how much better do popular games sell on PC than on the Box? Because apparently to all of you pro PC gamers, the xbox is usless because you can just buy the games on PC. But how many of you actually follow through and arent just full of shit?

              Heres an example, Call of Duty Black ops 3 sold 14 million on PS4, and it sold 7 million on XBO.

              How many copies did it sell on PC? It obviosuly sold more than the 7 million right? Or ar least half or a quarter right? I mean, the XBO is pointless so more people would buy it on PC, right?

              Nope, it sold about 300k copies. Not even half a million. Why? Because most of you idiots that claim to just buy the games on PC over XBO because the box os pointless never buy them on PC. Its just the anti XBO agenda that you morons have for some reason.

              Now tell me the BS response that you have that some how makes sense in your own little world.

  1. So Ninty controls the top 3 spots in the video game sales.

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