Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Switch Top Media Create Sales Charts Twice in a Row

The new media create charts portray a sleepy Japanese games market due to the lack of new releases following the Golden Week.

on May 16, 2018 9:40 AM

Today is Wednesday, which means Media Create is out again with its sales charts. Last week there were no new releases at all in Japan, which means lower sales and no real upsets in the ranking.

Below you can read the software sales chart related to the period between May 7th and May 13th. As usual, the second number for each game represents its lifetime sales.

  1. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Switch – 25,886/114,307
  2. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball – PS4 – 15,172/179,432
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 12,966/2,310,403
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 10,383/1,532,201
  5. Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit – Switch – 9,818/158,385
  6. Kirby Star Allies – Switch –  9,414/492,230
  7. God of War – PS4 – 6,473/98,579
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 5,754/986,181
  9. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball – PS Vita – 5,580/79,882
  10. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 4,597/1,721,235
  11. The Snack World Trejarers Gold – Switch – 4,318/78,956
  12. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 3,125/1,631,988
  13. Rainbow Six: Advanced Edition – PS4 – 2,581/51,295
  14. Nintendo Labo – Robot Kit – Switch – 2,146/43,149
  15. Cities Skylines PS4 Edition – PS4 – 1,977/27,066
  16. Far Cry5 – PS4 –1,960/133,748
  17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo  – 3DS – 1,884/407,189
  18. 1-2-Switch – Switch –1,866/443,548
  19. ARMS – Switch – 1,714/405,118
  20. Detective Pikachu – 3DS – 1,637/79,050

The hardware chart also shows a decrease in sales across the board, which is expected compared to the golden week.

  1. Switch – 31,720
  2. PS4 – 12,534
  3. PS4 Pro – 5,154
  4. New 2DS XL – 3,639
  5. New 3DS XL – 2,331
  6. PS Vita – 2,229
  7. 2DS – 384
  8. Xbox One – 126
  9. Xbox One X – 42

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze remains at the top, passing 100,000 units sold, which is really good for a remaster. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball also keeps selling pretty well into its third week, getting close to 200,000 units sold across PS4 and PS Vita.

Pretty much nothing else changed compared to last week, considering that this one was an expected slow period for sales. Nintendo Labo was overtaken by Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which have been keeping close to the top of the chart basically forever, being able to count on a wider target user base.

If you want to grab this week’s winner for yourself, you can do so on Amazon.


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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.