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Japan: Console Market Up 172.9% Due To Nintendo Switch

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu is reporting that the console market is up 172.9% in 2017 and 103.8% in software. You’ll have no doubt seen our Media Creates sales posts which go up on a Wednesday showcasing just how well Nintendo is doing with the Switch. Talking of the Nintendo Switch, it has sold 3,407,158 units, PlayStation 4 has sold  1,935,247 units, and the  Nintendo 3DS achieved sales of 1,827,131. Japanese Nintendo reports that nine out of the top ten best-selling retail games for the year are on Nintendo platforms. You can view those, below:

  1. Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon (3DS) 2,003,607
  2. Splatoon 2 (Switch) 1,752,096
  3. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (3DS) 1,744,603
  4. Monster Hunter XX (3DS) 1,684,991
  5. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (PS4) 1,336,180
  6. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) 1,324,280
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) 1,103,744
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) 688,044
  9. Pokémon Sun Moon (3DS) 576,506
  10. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) 423,073



  1. Looks still solid the 3DS. Obviously in 2017 it will be inverted, the Switch will have more months and much more hardware out there.

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