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Japan: Super Smash Bros Ultimate And Nintendo Switch Top Charts

It has been a big week for Nintendo in Japan with the release of Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch platform. It was always going to be the number one game upon release and fans in Japan have been lapping it up. The game sold an incredible 1,220,535 copies and kept the Nintendo Switch in the number one position. The Nintendo Switch was by far the best-selling system this week shifting an impressive 281,222 units.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 1,220,535 (New)
  2. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 93,787 (1,012,247)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 69,861 (489,767)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 20,995 (1,881,751)
  5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 19,083 (2,740,677)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 16,948 (403,784)
  7. [PS4] Just Cause 4 (Square Enix, 12/06/18) – 16,100 (New)
  8. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts, 11/20/18) – 10,555 (141,324)
  9. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 9,592 (1,866,426)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 9,531 (1,182,281)
  11. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Shadow Labyrinth (Atlus, 11/29/18) – 8,076 (87,823)
  12. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 7,677 (658,270)
  13. [PS4] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (Capcom, 12/06/18) – 7,318 (New)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (SIE, 10/12/18) – 6,515 (485,497)
  15. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo, 11/08/18) – 6,466 (54,800)
  16. [NSW] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (Capcom, 12/06/18) – 5,903 (New)
  17. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 5,113 (236,220)
  18. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 4,931 (1,773,521)
  19. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 3,601 (376,482)
  20. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (Nintendo, 09/14/18) – 3,597 (43,451)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 281,222 (120,546)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 50,450 (9,852)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 24,046 (10,558)
  4. New 2DS LL – 10,021 (7,401)
  5. New 3DS LL – 3,631 (2,692)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 2,484 (1,798)
  7. 2DS – 620 (342)
  8. Xbox One X – 117 (260)
  9. Xbox One – 32 (25)

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8 thoughts on “Japan: Super Smash Bros Ultimate And Nintendo Switch Top Charts”

  1. Wow, just wow. Pokemon annihilated. Still Pokemon should be considered a success in my opinion (sales), but they should add some challenge to let grown up people enjoy it (it also got rated lower than 3DS episodes, uhm). I’m having fun with Red, but that old game isn’t excessively easy.
    Incredible sales with the hardware too.

    1. Pokémon got off lightly compared to other titles. Zelda, a launch game, outsold in a single week. 2/3 of the way to Odyssey and MK8D in just a week, when those games have been out for over a year. Splatoon…ok, Splatoon is just godly popular in Japan, all hail Splatoon.

      Pokémon given it’s only a few weeks old comes out with reasonable credit – you wouldn’t expect a spin-off (and the fans have decided it’s a spin-off, even if Game Freak try to say otherwise) to come close to Smash really.

      1. I don’t really think it’s a spin off, it’s same old mechanics. Sales aren’t low like Pokken. It’s definitely not a spin-off, more like a restart. It’s not an issue to have more options about Pokemon games if quality stays high.

  2. Look at all the people just waiting to buy a Switch when Smash released. Only way to explain why the likes of Splatoon and Minecraft are near the top.

    1. Maybe for Minecraft, which is always a consistent seller, but Splatoon 2 has been around the top 5 ever since it launched, which is why it has sold 2.7 million copies overall. It’s very popular in Japan.

  3. What a freaking debut for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch. Over 1.2 million copies sold in Japan alone. Not only that, the Switch units have sold nearly tripled! There’s a possibility that the Switch may outsell the vanilla PS4 (in lifetime sales) in their native country alone. Let’s hope they continue that trend next week.

    Comparisons aside, kudos and respects to both Nintendo and Sony for making video games great once again!

  4. I knew Smash Ultimate would have an immediate impact in Japan but this is insanely ridiculous. 281,222 units sold? Man the Switch is killing it in Japan. It’s gonna be crazy to see how Smash Ultimate did in the US since it’s normally the country it sells the best in

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