The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Nintendo Switch Top Japanese Sales This Week According to Media Create

on March 8, 2017 8:20 AM

It’s Wednesday folks. And like every Wednesday: Media Create has released its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market. For the week starting February 27, 2017 and ending March 5th, the top dog on the hardware front is no longer the long reigning PS4, but Nintendo’s new piece of hardware: the Switch. Meanwhile, on the software front Nintendo’s newest entry in the Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, came out on top.

All the new additions to this week’s top 20, include: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (number 1 and 4), Super Bomberman R (number 6), Dragon Quest Heroes I-II (number 7), Puyo Puyo Tetris (number 10), Winning Post 8 2017 (number 19), Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (number 20), Horizon: Zero Dawn (number 2), and 1-2 Switch (number 3).

Here’s the full software chart:

Important to note: Media Create counts only retail sales, meaning digital sales are not included.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 186,379 / New
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn – PS4 – 116,997 / New
  3. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 79,536 / New
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U – 44,602 / New
  5. NieR: Automata – PS4 – 38,002 / 236,545
  6. Super Bomberman Rh – Switch – 36,623 / New
  7. Dragon Quest Heroes I-II for Nintendo Switch – Switch – 25,606 / New
  8. Super Robot Wars V- PS4 – 15,321 / 115,475
  9. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional – 3DS – 13,426 / 163,058
  10. Puyo Puyo Tetris – Switch – 12,854 / New
  11. Super Robot Wars V – PSV – 12,813 / 96,546
  12. Pokemon Sun and Moon – 3DS – 12,292 / 3,189,271
  13. NiOh – PS4 – 10,210 / 128,824
  14. Grand Theft Auto V – PS4 – 7,357 / 291,327
  15. Resident Evil 7: BioHazard – PS4 – 7,176 / 291,666
  16. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 3DS – 7,042 / 983,867
  17. Founder – PS4 – 6,435 / 59,700
  18. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 3DS – 5,980 / 681,240
  19. Winning Post 8 2017 – PS4 – 5,793 / New
  20.  Doraemon the Movie: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daiboken – 3DS – 5,481 / New

And here are the hardware charts:

  1. Switch: 329,152
  2. PS4: 31,065
  3. New 3DS XL 18,433
  4. PS Vita: 9,889
  5. PS4 Pro: 6,742
  6. 2DS: 4,147
  7. New 3DS: 1,268
  8. PS3: 615
  9. Wii U: 565
  10. Xbox One: 147

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