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Japan: Nintendo Switch Remains Best-Selling Hardware

It is Wednesday which means that it is time to view the Japanese video game hardware and software charts. This week sees no change at the top for Kingdom Hearts 3 and Resident Evil 2 which are bound to continue their sales streak. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe remains steady at number three with the Nintendo Switch continuing to put the competition to shame in Japan. Here are this week’s best-sellers:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Limited Edition Included) (Square Enix, 01/25/19) – 91,019 (701,096)
  2. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Z Version and Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 01/25/19) – 51,339 (304,186)
  3. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 45,879 (358,748)
  4. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 35,217 (2,799,969)
  5. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 21,274 (1,457,907)
  6. [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (Limited Editions Included) (Koei Tecmo, 01/31/19) – 18,679 (New)
  7. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 12,181 (996,084)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,710 (2,108,522)
  9. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 01/17/19) – 11,444 (239,322)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,250 (590,289)
  11. [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (Koei Tecmo, 01/31/19) – 8,046 (New)
  12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,689 (2,918,368)
  13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,957 (1,276,558)
  14. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 6,023 (235,306)
  15. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 5,814 (223,424)
  16. [PSV] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (Koei Tecmo, 01/31/19) – 4,589 (New)
  17. [NSW] Dragon: Marked for Death (Inti Creates, 01/31/19) – 4,492 (New)
  18. [NSW] Fate/Extella Link (Marvelous, 01/31/19) – 4,131 (New)
  19. [PS4] Robotics;Notes DaSH (5pb., 01/31/19) – 3,943 (New)
  20. [NSW] Fitness Boxing (Imagineer, 12/20/18) – 3,613 (23,332)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 69,472 (52,429)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 15,074 (19,612)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 10,540 (33,032)
  4. New 2DS LL – 3,622 (3,781)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 1,521 (1,701)
  6. New 3DS LL – 1,188 (972)
  7. 2DS – 104 (179)
  8. Xbox One X – 86 (82)
  9. Xbox One – 17 (11)

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20 comments

    1. Indeed! Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 seem to be helping PS4 on its sale. And yet, they’re still not enough to beat the Switch’s dominance when it comes to hardware sales. Sony has to be more clever for its PS4 to outsold the Nintendo Switch. Hmmm. I wonder how will things go if “PS5” finally joins the game.

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      1. The fact that Switch beats in hardware it’s because it’s a console that let you play games on the go.
        Consider the people who has to go at work, those doesn’t have the time to play games unless there is a breaktime and you can play a game on the go, remember the old days of the GameBoy where people had the time to play on it? Same story, different devices.

        On the PS5 I can tell that 3 or 4 months ago I read an article, I don’t know if it was 100% true or not, regarding to PS5 controller and from what I understand the controller will have a screen on it. Sounds familiar? Because this reminds me the Wii U which has a screen to play the game on the GamePad

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  1. KH3… i would like to have that on switch… but first resi 2.
    kh sales good no chance for nsmb.
    the sales are way down of the switch… and it fall more… no games for me…
    i start to play ps4 again… the last 2 years i played only switch… but know there is nothing till 2020 or 2021 switch 2pro

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    1. Wait….. The switch sales just went up. And why wouldn’t Animal crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Fire emblem, Yoshi, Bayonetta 3,
      and some surprise that Nintendo says is unannounced all be released by this year or next yea

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      1. because they are niche products… fire emblem must be that good… and also animal crossing the last one could be a system seller, fire emblem not and luigis mansion dosent have a lo of fans but the first one was good.
        nintendo needs a tripple a game… that everyone wants… like uncharted, tlou, gta, rdr etc. but nintendo has no expirience to make games with story telling.
        Resi 4 for the gamecube waS a game that a lot of sonys customers bought a cube.
        i have to friends… they bought a cube just cause that game… it was theire only game :-)

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    2. …… Fire Emblem 3 Houses, Bayonetta 3, SMT 5, Yokai Watch….. That Yoshi GAME!
      There’s still quite a lot to look forward to for the Switch. I guess everyone feels a little skeptical about huge titles this year because Nintendo has refused to do a Direct.

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  2. So what’s their strategy when NSMBU AND SMASH bros. And Splatoon 2 isnt in top 10 no more and have no plans making Spatoon 3 and another Smash bros game or another 2D Mario game Immediately nor have plans on boosting up the Switch’s power to be more competitive to PS5? Yet have a goal of selling 40million Switch’s. How?

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