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.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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