Media Create: ARMS Debuts at the Top of This Week’s Japanese Sales Charts

Nintendo Switch exclusive and new IP stretches its ARMS to grab a hold of the top spot in Media Create's latest weekly Japanese sales charts.

on June 21, 2017 9:22 AM

Today, Media Create released its weekly sales chart of the Japanese video game market.

For the week between June 12th and June 18th, it’s one Nintendo Switch game replacing another: with the newly released IP, ARMS, knocking back down Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to the No.2 spot. Interestingly, Nintendo pulled off the trifecta in the newest charts: finishing 1,2, and 3 (with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild grabbing No. 3).

As for the good ol’ hardware charts, I’ll give you one guess….it’s the Switch, again. As it has done every week since its launch, Nintendo’s newest hybrid console is once again holding off the PS4 for the gold trophy spot.

Beyond ARMS, there are no new additions to this week’s Top 20.

Below, you can view the full software chart:

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

  1. ARMS — Switch — 100,652 / New
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch — 16,822 / 522,091
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch — 10,200 / 504,726
  4. Monster Hunter XX – Switch — 8,638 / 1,521,453
  5. Tekken 7 – PS4 — 5,407 / 76,603
  6. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – PS4 — 4,697 / 47,964
  7. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 3DS — 3,598 / 167,050
  8. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – PS4 — 3,588 / 349,575
  9. NieR: Automata – PS4 — 3,198 / 344,841
  10. Pokémon Sun/Moon – 3DS — 2,971 / 3,275,414
  11. Minecraft — PS Vita — 2,940 / 1,164,180
  12. Seiken Densetsu Collection –  Switch — 2,835 / 37,728
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS — 2,747 / 190,346
  14. 1-2-Switch –  Switch — 2,618 / 222,668
  15. Super Mario Maker — 3DS – 2,599 / 1,052,401
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U — 2,242 / 133,024
  17. Mario Sports Superstars – 3DS — 2,195 / 102,977
  18. Mario Kart 7 – 3DS — 2,145 / 2,783,005
  19. Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax – 3DS — 2,135 / 86,616
  20. Minecraft — PS4 — 2,064 / 193,485

And the hardware chart:

  1. Switch:  37,709
  2. PS4: 18,251
  3. New 3DS XL: 11,592
  4. PS4 Pro: 5,795
  5. PS Vita: 4,149
  6. 2DS: 2,655
  7. New 3DS: 815
  8. Xbox One: 308
  9. PS3: 298
  10. Wii U: 199

For reference: here are last week’s charts.

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