Media Create: Ys VIII Dethrones Mario Kart 8 Deluxe From This Week’s Japanese Sales Charts

The Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the latest weekly hardware chart out of Japan, but Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana provides a fresh face at the top of the software charts.

on May 31, 2017 9:24 AM

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

For the week between May 22nd and May 28th, we finally have a new top-dog on the software charts after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe topped the charts for three straight weeks. The new king? Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on PS4 from developer Nihon Falcom and publisher NIS America, who published the game outside of Japan.

Meanwhile, on the hardware front, the Nintendo Switch has once again topped the charts: surprising no one.

All the new additions to this week’s top 20, include: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (No.1), Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (No.3), Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 (No.5), and Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 Power-Up Kit (No.15).

Below, you can view the full software chart:

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

  1. Ys VIII – PS4 — 27,741 / New
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch — 26,993 / 467,689
  3. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers — Switch — 16,404 / New
  4. Monster Hunter XX – 3DS — 11,155 / 1,490,343
  5. Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 – PS4 — 10,609 / New
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch — 10,390 / 476,021
  7. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 3DS — 6,515 / 152,923
  8. NieR: Automata – PS4 — 4,260 / 334,553
  9. Pokémon Sun/Moon – 3DS – 3,317 / 3,266,197
  10. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – 3DS — 3,103 / 182,317
  11. Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax – 3DS — 3,033 / 79,469
  12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS — 2,991 / 181,843
  13. Mario Sports Superstars – 3DS — 2,090 / 95,738
  14. Super Mario Maker — 3DS — 2,868 / 1,044,105
  15. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 Power-Up Kit – PSV — 2,831 / New
  16. 1-2-Switch – Switch — 2,825 / 214,618
  17. Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) — PS4 – 2,785 / 339,729
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U — 2,776 / 125,769
  19. Mario Kart 7 – 3DS — 2,515 / 2,776,275
  20. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – PS4 — 2,485 / 196,956

And — ladies and gentleman — here are the hardware charts:

  1. Switch: 27,146
  2. New 3DS XL: 14,610
  3. PS4: 13,972
  4. PS4 Pro: 5,030
  5. PS Vita: 4,092
  6. 2DS: 2,667
  7. New 3DS: 1,018
  8. PS3: 258
  9. Wii U: 177
  10. Xbox One: 121

For reference here are last week charts.

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