Nintendo and PlayStation pull off great numbers in the first week of the year.
Nintendo has taken back the top spot in Japan, with the 3DS regaining the top spot in the hardware charts last week, with 88,878 units sold. That said, it was a hard fought battle, with the PS4 the PS4 almost matching it with 87,169 units sold in Japan last week.
After these two systems, however, the hardware charts become a bit dismal, with the PS Vita in third place with 34,000 units sold, and no other system on the chart selling even 5,000 units total (or put together, for that matter). That said, in spite of Sony’s success with the PS4, the PS4 Pro continues to disappoint, with less than 9,000 units sold last week.
On the software side, it was complete slaughter from Nintendo- Super Mario Maker came in at first place, Pokemon Sun/Moon were second place, Final Fantasy 15 charted in seventh place but continues its slow march to a million copies sold, and fourteen of the top twenty games are all Nintendo 3DS or Wii U games.
It’s a good start to the new year, and in general, it looks like there is a healthy ecosystem of hardware and software in Japan- now we just have to wait and see what Switch does in the country.