Japan: Nintendo Switch Sells 124K And Nintendo 3DS Sells 36K

It is Wednesday which means it’s time for the Media Create sales charts direct from Japan. It’s been yet another great week for Nintendo leading up to the Christmas period as the Kyoto-based company has the two best-selling hardware this week – the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS. The top ten software charts are also littered with Nintendo published titles. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 107,657 (944,074)
  2. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 12/01/17) – 97,732 (New)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 61,596 (853,654)
  4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 36,246 (1,409,776)
  5. [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale (Nintendo, 11/30/17) – 28,023 (New)
  6. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi (Koei Tecmo, 11/30/17) – 27,230 (New)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 23,388 (861,238)
  8. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (SIE, 11/03/17) – 15,505 (306,501)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 13,068 (294,639)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 11,634 (668,649)
  11. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 10,872 (278,952)
  12. [3DS] Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates (Spike Chunsoft, 11/30/17) – 8,353 (New)
  13. [PS4] Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (Bandai Namco, 11/30/17) – 8,069 (New)
  14. [NSW] Resident Evil Revelations Collection (Capcom, 11/30/17) – 6,540 (New)
  15. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo, 11/03/17) – 6,450 (61,055)
  16. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront II (Deluxe Edition Included) (EA, 11/17/17) – 5,886 (55,389)
  17. [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi (Koei Tecmo, 11/30/17) – 5,636 (New)
  18. [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX (Limited Edition Included) (Sega, 11/23/17) – 5,579 (40,475)
  19. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Limited Edition Included) (SIE, 10/19/17) – 5,542 (198,985)
  20. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,758 (287,866)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 124,770 (145,200)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 25,163 (20,384)
  3. New 2DS LL – 20,712 (20,283)
  4. New 3DS LL – 12,431 (11,511)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 8,244 (6,525)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 6,127 (5,964)
  7. 2DS – 2,747 (2,838)
  8. New 3DS – 348 (254)
  9. Xbox One – 295 (196)
  10. Xbox One X – 213 (212)
  11. PlayStation 3 – 48 (46)
  12. Wii U – 45 (85)



        1. Im hoping it can surpass it within its first year, that way Nintendo can get it through its head yo NEVER chose the casual over its loyal fanbase. That gen was brutal!

          1. It will and probably already has and we don’t even know it yet. XP

            Oh yeah, that gen absolutely pissed me the fuck off especially 2015 E3 which was the final straw for me. For almost 2 years, I quit Nintendo because of that disturbing image of casual shit and reek of ignorance all over plus…look at WTF they did to Metroid which is what drew the line for me back then. I love Metroid but after seeing THAT plus some dumb motherfuckers DESPERATELY defending that chibi garbage since minute one, made me feel sick that I just sold ALL of my Nintendo shit within the same WEEK.

    1. Many are seeing the console in stores for the first time. 8 months of waiting finally over with an already impressive library.
      Plus Xmas is close, see the chance, you take it. Same for people that were waiting for a price drop or games like Pokémon and Animal Crossing (welcome amiibo is still in the top 20 chart). Afraid of having again stock issues, they see the console and they buy it.
      Xenoblade Chronicles 2 release
      Still has MHXX, games like Mana Collection, Dragon Quest, Plenty of Musou/Warrios games (big in japaaan, alright!) announced
      Splatoon is still huge, Mario and Zelda keep selling well
      Portable. The only country where I’ve witnessed 20 kids playing a 3ds in a park.

      Or maybe they were waiting the confirmation of SuperMetal Dave 64’s rumor about a new PS vita…

  1. Not really a good debut for Xenoblade. Apparently japanese don’t like the serie that much. They could have avoided that character design for the rest of us eventually.
    Just ‘wow’ for Switch’s sales.

    1. XC2 surpass already the others on first week
      01./00. [WII] Xenoblade (Nintendo) – 79,163
      03./00. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D |new 3DS| (Nintendo) {2015.04.02} (¥3.996) – 43.762 / NEW
      03./00. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X # (Nintendo) {2015.04.29} (¥8.316) – 88.544 / NEW
      02./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 97.274 / NEW

      1. Sure, but I talked about the whole serie.
        ARMS debuted at 100.000 and it was a new unknown IP, in June.
        It’s even a JRPG by a major company, uhm.
        An ‘ok’ performance.

    2. @ Agato SAYS: “Not really a good debut for Xenoblade.”

      ANSWER: It is exactly the opposite of what you are saying.

    3. Plenty of people outside of Japan like anime art designs. You really think they are gonna stop using such a design for video games even if Japan lost interest?

      1. If it’s actually a good design it should be good, but since it’s very generic it looks like a bland generic anime design, and this does not help. Some people are underwhelmed for that design.

  2. Much as I’m hugely proud of the Switch and it’s sales 👏 Nintendo!
    I can’t help but notice the cliff edge deep off of star wars battle front. Wow EA fumbled this one badly. Let’s hope all greedy publishers wanting to rip off gamers rather than provide great games are watching and seeing that gamers aren’t fools even a star wars franchise isn’t enough to drag is into this steaming pile of dung!

    1. Are you sure you’re willing to miss out on a fun experience you know you want to try because of the character designs? Keep in mind the culture of where these games are made are totally different from what people “accept” here (assuming you’re in the US).

    2. ||We must come up with a plan to stop their primitive ways of thinking, not just in this small case but that Senran Kagura so called weapon is one of the worst creations ever to have tainted our realm…||

      1. The heck… Ours’s boobs aren’t even that obvious to me… Excpet for the part where she fused with Rex and it looked like Rex was about to touch them…

        That said, I’m glad she’s not scantily clad and over-sexualized. If I had seen something similar to Mai Shiranui of KOF or Code of Princess, I would have completely lost it.

    3. Pyra is pretty tame compared to plenty of other female characters from plenty of other games. I mean, have you SEEN Ivy from the Soul Calibur series, for instance!? lol

  3. As soon as I complete chapter 7 of Final Fantasy XV & unlocked the Assassin outfits from the Assassin Festival timed event, I’m gonna start playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Just need 2-3 more weeks.

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