Japan: Nintendo Switch Sells 145K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 34K

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for the Media Create Japanese charts. It’s been a fantastic week for Nintendo with the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS ruling the roost on the hardware side of things. In fact, it’s mainly Nintendo titles in the top ten software charts as well. What’s also interesting is that Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS has re-entered the top ten. Here’s the best-sellers this week in Japan:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 168,978 (836,417)
  2. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 77,751 (792,059)
  3. [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX (Limited Edition Included) (Sega, 11/23/17) – 34,896 (New)
  4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 30,275 (1,373,530)
  5. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (SIE, 11/03/17) – 21,512 (290,995)
  6. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 20,297 (268,080)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 18,846 (837,850)
  8. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 15,162 (657,015)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 10,806 (281,571)
  10. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront II (Deluxe Edition Included) (EA, 11/17/17) – 10,734 (49,503)
  11. [3DS] Beyblade Burst: God (FuRyu, 11/23/17) – 9,550 (New)
  12. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo, 11/03/17) – 6,256 (54,605)
  13. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Limited Edition Included) (SIE, 10/19/17) – 5,940 (193,443)
  14. [3DS] Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Limited Edition Inlcuded) (Capcom, 11/23/17) – 4,832 (New)
  15. [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft, 10/26/17) – 4,308 (114,287)
  16. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco, 11/23/17) – 4,216 (New)
  17. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 4,197 (126,530)
  18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 3,921 (283,108)
  19. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft, 10/27/17) – 3,662 (91,997)
  20. [PS4] Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Bethesda Softworks, 11/23/17) – 3,555 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 145,200 (86,999)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,384 (18,126)
  3. New 2DS LL – 20,283 (29,013)
  4. New 3DS LL – 11,511 (11,074)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,525 (8,176)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 5,964 (3,090)
  7. 2DS – 2,838 (3,113)
  8. New 3DS – 254 (280)
  9. Xbox One X – 212 (143)
  10. Xbox One – 196 (104)
  11. Wii U – 85 (43)
  12. PlayStation 3 – 46 (46)


Thanks to RidleySlayer for the tip!


  1. I remember posting here that the Switch would sell 5x or more than the PS4 in Japan, but Sony fans riled up and they keep saying that DQX and more games would keep the PS4 relevant in Japan.

    Tell me, fucking tell me which console most Japanese developers will pick from now on after this information? Do you really think developers will pick the PS4 over the Switch now? Sony better starts developing that Sony hybrid console or they will find themselves in deep trouble next year.

    1. The Sonyan have to focus on one enemy. Or they face us (Nintendo fans) with an hybrid console, or they face the Xtoaster with a powerful console.

      Their situation is quite difficult and I suggest them to focus against the Xtoaster instead of Nintendo

    2. They’ll support both since they know a handheld that can play home console level games is a gold mine but they also care about power, so don’t get too ahead of yourself there. Sony & Nintendo will be sharing the market for many, many more years to come.

  2. Impressive sales numbers compared to other hardware. Now let’s hope that the third party support already on the Switch sells well and that Japanese developers will pay attention to these numbers and hopefully port over big titles such as FFXV, FF VII remake, Kingdom Hearts III, Persona 5, and others.

  3. It’s almost as if someone is pulling everyone’s leg with this. Those sales are ridiculously higher for the Switch than anything else. Like, WOW! I’m so happy for my favorite game company. Why do I not remember ever seeing sales figures for North America (I probably just forgot)? If the numbers are anything like this in North America, then the competition is in serious trouble.

  4. These numbers are just from wii u owners who cried alot after the big wii u failure. Soon these numbers will fall like xbox one. or maybe abit higher just because it is portable too. No1 really cares to buy a console with same Mario and old boring zelda games again and again. It is not random on this site the writers they will try to always avoid to put the numbers from other countries than Japan because switch already flop there. But soon Sony will buy Nintendo anyway.

  5. Damn, those sales are so impressive. And i wonder, why a PS4 game never sells that much? I have seen most of them with numbers of 400,00 or less, with the exception of Dragon Quest.

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