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Japan: Famitsu Reveals Best-Selling Games And Consoles Of 2018

Japanese magazine Famitsu has published a new report giving an insight into video game software and consoles sales in Japan during 2018. If you follow the Media Create sales which are published on a Wednesday afternoon then you will know that the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware in Japan during 2018. With regards to software, there is an impressive eight Nintendo Switch games in the top ten best-selling games:

2018 vs. 2017 in Japanese Video Game Sales

  • 2018
    • Hardware Sales: 170.09 billion yen
    • Software Sales: 264.21 billion yen
    • Total: 434.3 billion yen
  • 2017
    • Hardware Sales: 202.37 billion yen
    • Software Sales: 244.08 billion yen
    • Total: 446.45 billion yen

■ Japan’s Top-Selling Software of 2018

  1. Monster Hunter: World
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Publisher: Capcom
    • Release Date: January 26, 2018
    • Physical Sales: 1,985,886
    • Digital Sales: 873,898
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 2,859,784
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • Platform: Switch
    • Publisher: Nintendo
    • Release Date: December 7, 2018
    • Physical Sales: 2,360,655
    • Digital Sales: 309,229
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 2,669,884
  3. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!
    • Platform: Switch
    • Publisher: The Pokemon Company
    • Release Date: November 16, 2018
    • Physical Sales: 1,253,677
    • Digital Sales: 107,945
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 1,361,622
  4. Splatoon 2
    • Platform: Switch
    • Publisher: Nintendo
    • Release Date: July 21, 2017
    • Physical Sales: 1,122,324
    • Digital Sales: 68,630
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 1,190,954
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • Platform: Switch
    • Publisher: Nintendo
    • Release Date: April 28, 2017
    • Physical Sales: 926,553
    • Digital Sales: 76,139
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 1,002,692
  6. Super Mario Party
    • Platform: Switch
    • Publisher: Nintendo
    • Release Date: October 5, 2018
    • Physical Sales: 764,853
    • Digital Sales: 62,739
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 827,592
  7. Kirby: Star Allies
    • Platform: Switch
    • Publisher: Nintendo
    • Release Date: March 16, 2018
    • Physical Sales: 664,815
    • Digital Sales: 56,104
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 720,919
  8. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
    • Platform: Switch
    • Publisher: Microsoft
    • Release Date: June 21, 2018
    • Physical Sales: 525,045
    • Digital Sales: 166,272
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 691,317
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
    • Release Date: October 12, 2018
    • Physical Sales: 479,511
    • Digital Sales: 145,458
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 624,969
  10. Super Mario Odyssey
    • Platform: Switch
    • Publisher: Nintendo
    • Release Date: October 27, 2017
    • Physical Sales: 575,926
    • Digital Sales: 22,020
    • Combined Physical and Digital Sales: 597,946

■ Japan’s Top-Selling Hardware of 2018

  1. Switch
    • Manufacturer: Nintendo
    • Release Date: March 3, 2017
    • 2018 Sales: 3,482,388
    • Total Sales: 6,889,546
  2. PlayStation 4 (including PlayStation 4 Pro)
    • Manufacturer: Sony Interactive Entertainment
    • Release Date: February 22, 2014
    • 2018 Sales: 1,695,227
    • Total Sales: 7,552,090
  3. 3DS (including 3DS XL, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, 2DS, and New 2DS XL)
    • Manufacturer: Nintendo
    • Release Date: February 26, 2011
    • 2018 Sales: 566,420
    • Total Sales: 24,304,964
  4. PS Vita
    • Manufacturer: Sony Interactive Entertainment
    • Release Date: December 17, 2011
    • 2018 Sales: 181,728
    • Total Sales: 5,825,354
  5. Xbox One (including Xbox One S and Xbox One X)
    • Manufacturer: Microsoft
    • Release Date: September 4, 2014
    • 2018 Sales: 15,339
    • Total Sales: 102,93

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14 comments

  1. While Monster Hunter might have won in the time frame perspective of 2018, let it be missed by no one that the first-mentioned came out 11 months ahead of the latter.

    Ergo, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate practically sold a year’s worth of units in half a month.

    An indisputable victory, in all other aspects than when the arbitrary calendar year is the measurement…

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    1. You wanna know why Nintendo last Direct was so GREAT ?

      They didn’t mention anything about Xbox live service on the Switch.

      Another day without a Microsoft product in the house, is another day worth living.

      Thank you Jesus.

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  2. Japan = highest average IQ in the world so I’m not surprised Lame Box one X doesn’t sell.

    It does sell better in countries where the average IQ is lower.

    Enough said.

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