Media Create: Nintendo Switch and Monster Hunter XX Top Japanese Sales This Week

on March 22, 2017 9:33 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Wednesday. And like every Wednesday: Media Create has released its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market. For the week starting March 13 2017 and ending March 19th, the Nintendo Switch once again topped the hardware charts, which it has done every week since its launch on March 3rd. Meanwhile on the software front, we have another new top dog: Capcom’s Monster Hunter XX, which managed to dethrone last week’s dethroner, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.

All the new additions to this week’s top 20, include: Monster Hunter XX (number 1), Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (number 2), Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (number 3 and 5), Konoyo no Hashite de Koi o Utau Shoujo YU-NO (number 13 and 15), Future Card BuddyFight Mezase! Buddy Champion! (number 14).

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 — 848,467 / New
  2. Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash – PS4 —  53,747 / New
  3. Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight – PSV — 38,653 / New
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Switch —  32,115 / 262,977
  5. Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight – PS4 — 32,016 / New
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – PS4 — 26,628 / 116,419
  7. Horizon: Zero Dawn – PS4 — 18,096 / 169,385
  8. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix — PS4 — 16,161 / 78,931
  9. 1-2-Switch — Nintendo Switch — 15,456 / 115,737
  10. NieR: Automata – PS4 — 12,242 / 269,310
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U — 11,308 / 73,392
  12. Pokémon Sun/Moon – 3DS — 10,128 / 3,211,045
  13. Konoyo no Hashite de Koi o Utau Shoujo YU-NO — PS4 — 9,629 / New
  14. Future Card BuddyFight Mezase! Buddy Champion! – 3DS — 9,349 / New
  15. Konoyo no Hashite de Koi o Utau Shoujo YU-NO — PSV — 8,858 / New
  16. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – PS4 — 6,012 / 303,560
  17. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional – 3DS — 5,751 / 178,604
  18. Super Mario Maker — 3DS —  5,646 / 995,522
  19. Super Bomberman R – Nintendo Switch — 5,583 / 50,756
  20. Super Robot Wars V – PS4 — 4,680 / 126,486

And here’s the hardware charts:

  1. Switch: 49,913
  2. New 3DS XL: 33,352
  3. PS4: 28,805
  4. PS Vita: 8,004
  5. 2DS: 6,131
  6. PS4 Pro: 5,823
  7. New 3DS: 2,796
  8. PS3: 2,212
  9. Wii U: 368
  10. Xbox One: 135

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

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