Media Create: Nintendo Switch and Monster Hunter XX Top Japanese Sales For Third Straight Week

on April 5, 2017 9:38 AM

Ladies and gentlemen: it’s Wednesday. Do you know what happens on Wednesdays? Of course you do: Media Create releases its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market. Like last week and the week before that, the week starting March 27 2017 and ending April 2nd, has once again been topped by Nintendo Switch and Capcom’s Monster Hunter XX, the latter which tripled its nearest competitor in sales for the week.

All the new additions to this week’s top 20, include: Musou Stars (number 2 and 6), Blue Reflection (number 3 and 8), Re:Zero – Death or Kiss (number 9 and 17), Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! (number 18),  and Mario Sports Superstars (number 4).

Here’s the full software chart:

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

  1. Monster Hunter XX — 3DS — 127,721 / 1,256,480
  2. Musou Stars – PS4 — 40,368 / New
  3. Blue Reflection –  PS4 — 34,592 / New
  4. Mario Sports Superstars – 3DS — 29,307 / New
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Switch —  29,307 / 331,387
  6. Musou Stars – PSV — 17,866 / New
  7. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo Switch — 16,517 / 153,901
  8. Blue Reflection –  PSV — 13,850 / New
  9. Re:Zero – Death or Kiss — – PSV — 11,762 / New
  10. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands — PS4 – 11,733 / 145,501
  11. NieR: Automata – PS4 — 9,945 / 288,101
  12. Pokemon Sun/Moon –  3DS — 8,853 / 3,229,854
  13. Horizon Zero Dawn – PS4 — 8,698 / 190,642
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U — 8,131 / 89,319
  15. Super Mario Maker — 3DS – 7,070 / 1,009,393
  16. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix – PS4 — 6,360 / 94,507
  17. Re:Zero – Death or Kiss — PS4 – 6,331 / New
  18. Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! – PS4 — 6,240 / NEW
  19. Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight – PSV — 5,402 / 53,720
  20. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) — PS4  – 5,066 / 313,920

And here’s the hardware charts for the week:

  1. Switch: 45,509
  2. New 3DS XL: 25,719
  3. PS4: 25,006
  4. PS Vita: 7,780
  5. 2DS: 6,240
  6. PS4 Pro: 5,051
  7. New 3DS: 1,995
  8. PS3: 1,724
  9. Wii U: 449
  10. Xbox One: 187

For reference: here’s last week’s charts.

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