Kirby Star Allies and Nintendo Switch Stand at the Top of Japan According to Media Create

Kirby Star Allies and the Nintendo Switch come up at the top of Media Create in a week full of new releases, many of which on multiple platforms.

on March 21, 2018 9:30 AM

It’s that time of the week again, and Media Create released its top-twenty software chart and hardware chart related to the period between March 12th and March 18th.

Below you can read the software chart, keeping in mind that the second number represents the lifetime sales of each game.

  1. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 222,031/New
  2. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 30,471/2,136,957
  3. Attack on Titan 2 – PS4 – 28,480/New
  4. Attack on Titan 2 – Switch – 22,941
  5. Hokuto Ga Gotoku – PS4 – 20,448/143,563
  6. Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 16,614/1,970,886
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 15,408/1,415,211
  8. Attack on Titan 2 – PS Vita – 15,261/New
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 10,434/918,501
  10. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 9,076/1,657,931
  11. Winning Post 8 2018 – PS4 – 8,459/New
  12. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 7,708/1,592,916
  13. Devil May Cry HD Collection – PS4 – 6,280/New
  14. Rainbow Six Siege Advanced Edition  – PS4 – 5,978/22,211
  15. Future Card Buddy Fight Tanjo! Oretachi no Saikyo Buddy! – 3DS – 5,362/New
  16. Gal*Gun 2 – PS4 – 3,892/New
  17. Winning Post 8 2018 – PS Vita – 3,837/New
  18. Winning Post 8 2018 – Switch – 3,745/New
  19. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Switch – 3,728/167,333
  20. The 25th Ward: The Silver Case – PS4 – 3,550/New

Below you can read the full hardware chart:

  1. Switch – 54,342
  2. PS4 – 14,349
  3. PS4 Pro – 8,278
  4. New 2DS XL – 4,937
  5. New 3DS XL – 3,664
  6. PS Vita – 3,644
  7. 2DS – 547
  8. Xbox One – 80
  9. Xbox One X – 74

Last week saw a lot of new releases, which included the new king of the list, Kirby Star Allies, that showcased a solid debut, also pushing a few thousand Switch consoles more than usual, with Nintendo’s hybrid now being readily available on the store shelves for anyone who wants to buy one.

Attack on Titan 2 had a pretty decent debut, especially considering that it was split into three platforms, achieving about 65,000 units at debut, with the PS4 SKU leading over the Switch one.

As is to be expected due to the difference in installed base, PS4 versions sold best for every other release on both platforms, Including Winning Post 8 2018, and Gal*Gun 2, the Switch version of which failed to make the top-twenty at all. Looks like Japanese Switch players are more interested in pink balls than in white panties.

One thing Japanese gamers really aren’t interested in are remasters, as Devil May Cry HD Edition demonstrates once more, with a very disappointing debut.

If you’re interested in Kirby Star Allies you can read our review.

 /  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.