Media Create: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Once Again Dominate Japanese Sales Charts

on May 10, 2017 9:21 AM

Today — like almost every other Wednesday — Media Create has released its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market between May 1st and May 7th (2017).

And like last week, the software charts have once again been topped by Waluigi and his crew in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Nintendo Switch’s enhanced port of Wii U game, Mario Kart 8. And also like last week — and every week since its launch — the hardware charts have once again been topped by the Nintendo Switch.

All the new additions to this week’s top 20: none.

Here’s the full software chart:

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

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — Switch — 90,652 / 375,475
  2. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 3DS — 31,271 / 128,365
  3. Monster Hunter XX – 3DS — 30,338 / 1,451,544
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch —  21,926 / 442,867
  5. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – 3DS — 14,765 / 169,154
  6. Mario Sports Superstars – 3DS — 10,975 / 86,477
  7. Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax – 3DS — 10,632 / 69,723
  8. 1-2-Switch – Switch — 9,488 / 205,446
  9. Super Mario Maker — 3DS — 8,134 / 1,035,534
  10. NieR: Automata – PS4 — 7,245 / 320,497
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U — 7,121 / 116,313
  12. Pokémon Sun/Moon – 3DS — 6,940 / 3,256,775
  13. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition – PS4 — 6,560 / 48,662
  14. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – PS4 — 5,413 / 174,865
  15. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 3DS — 5,363 / 716,405
  16. Mario Kart 7 – 3DS — 5,314 / 2,768,991
  17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS —  5,120 / 173,009
  18. Minecraft — PSV — 4,051 / 1,149,824
  19. Kirby: Planet Robobot – 3DS — 4,005 / 560,524
  20. Dungeon Travelers 2-2 – PSV — 3,851 / 37,891

And here are the hardware charts:

  1. Switch: 47,911
  2. PS4: 20,963
  3. New 3DS XL:  20,457
  4. PS Vita:  7,158
  5. PS4 Pro: 6,991
  6. 2DS: 5,355
  7. New 3DS: 1,169
  8. Xbox One: 677
  9. PS3: 407
  10. Wii U: 397

For reference here are last week charts.

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