Kirby Star Allies and Switch Top Media Create Charts for Japan

Media Create releases another week of data and Kirby Star Allies returns to the top thanks to the lack of new releases, while the Switch keeps selling well.

By Giuseppe Nelva

April 11, 2018

Today is Wednesday, and Media Create released its hardware chart and top-twenty software chart painting the picture of the Japanese market between April 2nd and April 8th, 2018.

You can check out the top-twenty below, keeping in mind that the second number displays lifetime sales for all games.

  1. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 35,319/392,413
  2. Far Cry 5 – PS4 – 26,732/102,206
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 21,890/2,213,576
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 13,849/1,460,835
  5. Super Robot Wars X – PS4 – 11,063/100,322
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 8,551/947,541
  7. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 8,211/1,684,107
  8. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – PS4 – 8,202/83,067
  9. Detective Pikachu – 3DS – 6,959/64,556
  10. Super Robot Wars X – PS Vita – 6,564/60,606
  11. Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 5,189/1,999,415
  12. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 5,062/1,610,978
  13. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition – Switch – 4,789/37,338
  14. Valkyria Chronicles 4 – PS4 – 4,749/76,778
  15. Attack on Titan 2 – PS4 – 4,630/49,279
  16. Shining Resonance Refrain – PS4 – 3,951/27,005
  17. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 3,795/427,721
  18. Hokuto Ga Gotoku – PS4 – 3,757/160,562
  19. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition – PS4 – 3,596/35,276
  20. Dragonball Xenoverse 2 – Switch – 3,531/141,100

You can also give a look at the hardware chart.

  1. Switch: 40,016
  2. PS4: 9,530
  3. New 2DS XL: 5,006
  4. PS4 Pro: 4,970
  5. New 3DS XL: 3,865
  6. PS Vita: 2,929
  7. 2DS: 551
  8. Xbox One: 72
  9. Xbox One X: 47

This week was much slower than the one before, due to the complete lack of new releases in Japan. This gives Kirby Star Allies a chance to show its long legs (I know, I know, Kirby doesn’t really have legs. Give me a break).

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Following its flattering first-week performance, Far Cry 5 also remains close to the top to show that Japanese gamers are becoming more and more accepting of western productions.

On the hardware side, the Switch keeps pushing sales, and flies past the four million sell-through mark, despite a gradual slow down due to the lack of new games.

The PS4 also sees a decline, pretty much for the same reason. Being a much older console, it’s also a lot more sensitive to lack of recent releases than its hybrid rival.

If you’d like to grab a copy of Kirby Star Allies, you can do so on Amazon.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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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