Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Dominate Japan According to Media Create Charts

The Japanese market was almost fully painted in Nintendo colors last week, according to Media Create.

on May 8, 2017 6:04 AM

Today Media Create released its chart and analysis for the Japanese market on the week between April 24th and April 30th, 2017.

The charts came a few days late, due to the golden week holiday in Japan, but show a solid performance for Nintendo Switch, 3DS and their software.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo Switch — 284, 823
  2. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X — 3DS — 97, 093
  3. Monster Hunter XX — 3DS — 27, 829
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Switch — 25, 286
  5. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia — 3DS —  22, 721
  6. Pro Baseball Famstar Climax — 3DS — 10,950
  7. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo Switch — 9,800
  8. Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition– PS4 — 9,014
  9. Gun Gun Pixies – PS Vita — 8,675
  10. Dungeon Travelers 2-2 – PS Vita — 6,659
  11. Mario Sports Superstars — 3DS — 6,617
  12. NieR: Automata –PS4 — 6, 168
  13. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – PS4 — 4,742
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U— 4, 504
  15. Cube Creator DX — 3DS — 4,350
  16. Pokémon Sun & Moon — 3DS — 4,224
  17. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS — 3DS — 4, 157
  18. Super Bomberman R – Nintendo Switch — 3,338
  19. Grand Theft Auto V – PS4 — 3,281
  20. Yo-Kai Watch 3 Sukiyaki — 3DS — 3,197

Hand here is the hardware chart:

  1. Switch: 76,679
  2. PS4: 18,848
  3. New 3 DS XL: 17,873
  4. PS4 Pro: 6,455
  5. PS Vita: 5,994
  6. 2DS: 4, 101
  7. New 3DS: 1,089
  8. Wii U: 543
  9. PS3: 453
  10. Xbox One: 101

Media Create’s own analysis mentions that that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe enjoyed a smooth debut in Japan, and the Switch itself is tracking above the Wii U in terms of sales in the same time frame, with 835,867 units sold against about 758,000.

At an equivalent point in time, the Wii U had already started to decline, while the Switch is still going strong, and considering that more heavy-hitting game are scheduled for release at regular intervals for the future, Media Create concludes that the new console is expected to spread at a faster pace than its predecessor.

If you want to check out the previous week’s results, you can find them here.

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