Nintendo Switch Continues Its Reign Atop Media Create Charts in Japan Ahead of Obon Week

Everything in Japan seems to be in a holding pattern right now.

Posted By | On 15th, Aug. 2018 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The Media Create video game hardware and software sales charts in Japan for last week – the week ahead of Obon, a festive shopping season that is sure to see sales rise – are now available. They’re mostly uneventful, with the biggest new release being a remaster of Yakuza 3 for PS4, and hardware mostly holding steady.

Which means, yes, Nintendo Switch came in first with over 50,000 units sold, while PS4 was second place. With 22,000 units sold, the PS4 actually had its strongest week in a while last week. The 3DS came in at under 11,000 units sold, and therefore, rounded out the top three. On the software side of things, Yakuza 3 tops charts, albeit has an underperforming opening, while the Switch version of Okami opened at 11th place, selling about as many units as the PS4 version did last year. Switch games continue to exhibit great sales, with Splatoon 2 hanging out near the top of the charts, and Breath of the Wild outselling Super Mario Odyssey, as you may expect at this point.

Next week’s sales charts, which will cover Obon, should prove to be interesting. Find the whole breakdown below.

SOFTWARE

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega) {2018.08.09} (¥3.990) – 26.047 / NEW 
02./05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 21.630 / 2.532.658 (+3%)
03./04. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 21.020 / 140.911 (-3%)
04./00. [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling: World # <SPT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.09} (¥5.800) – 20.218 / NEW 
05./03. [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥4.980) – 19.183 / 50.201 (-38%)
06./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 17.795 / 1.688.546 (+13%)
07./09. [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 17.003 / 186.221 (+13%)
08./08. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 16.456 / 297.138 (+6%)
09./02. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} (¥6.100) – 15.671 / 58.517 (-63%)
10./00. [PS4] Bullet Girls: Phantasia <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥7.980) – 14.396 / NEW 
11./00. [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥2.990) – 14.089 / NEW 
12./06. [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥6.800) – 11.390 / 175.625 (-38%)
13./15. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) – 10.875 / 90.123 (+38%)
14./01. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Nexus <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6.480) – 9.914 / 81.860 (-86%)
15./00. [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy DX <ADV> (Level 5) {2018.08.09} (¥5.980) – 9.704 / NEW 
16./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 8.300 / 1.074.639 (+5%)
17./16. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 7.657 / 587.496 (+9%)
18./17. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 6.451 / 1.695.264 (+4%)
19./00. [PSV] Bullet Girls: Phantasia <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥6.980) – 6.441 / NEW 
20./18. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 6.016 / 1.788.814 (+16%)

HARDWARE

  • Switch – 50,143 (50,799)
  • PlayStation 4 – 16,982 (13,113)
  • New 2DS LL – 7,628 (9,015)
  • PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,044 (5,889)
  • PlayStation Vita – 3,507 (3,339)
  • New 3DS LL – 2,784 (3,010)
  • 2DS – 498 (561)
  • Xbox One X – 43 (53)
  • Xbox One – 31 (21)

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