Mario Tennis and Minecraft Help Switch Stay on Top In Latest Media Create Sales Charts

Nintendo Switch has another strong week in Japan on the back of multiple new releases.

Posted By | On 27th, Jun. 2018 Under News

Mario Tennis Aces

It’s Wednesday, so we have another batch of Media Create numbers – for video game hardware and software sales in Japan – on our hands. As has been the case almost every single week for months now, the Nintendo Switch tops the hardware charts, with almost 50,000 units sold last week- 48,944 units, to be specific. The PS4 continues to slump, with 20,000 units sold, while the 3DS continues its free fall, with just under 7,000 units – 6,800 – sold.

The Switch’s rise to the top was propelled by the launch of Mario Tennis Aces, which topped charts with 123,000 units sold, as well as Minecraft, which got a retail release on Switch at last, and which sold almost 62,000 units. So those two, plus the continued long term performance of several evergreen games – Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kirby Star Allies, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Nintendo Labo -kept the Switch right at the top of the pack.

On a side note, the hype for Kingdom Hearts 3 and the World Cup seems to have also given boosts to Kingdom Heats 1.5+2.5 on PS4 and FIFA 18 on Switch. Of course, with a variety of high profile releases coming up in the next few months, it remains to be seen whether or not they can keep their positions.

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