Taiko Drum Master Has its Best Debut on Nintendo Switch in Japan According to Media Create

Media Create released its weekly charts related to the period between July 16th and July 22nd; Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! is at the top.

on July 25, 2018 9:24 AM

It’s Wednesday, and like every Wednesday, the Japanese firm Media Create released its hardware and software rankings to provide a good look at the situation of the market in the archipelago of the rising sun.

Below you can check out the top-20 software chart related to the period between July 16th and July 22nd. As usual, the second number represents lifetime sales since launch.

  1. Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session! – Switch – 69,984/New
  2. Octopath Traveler – Switch – 22,438/132,550
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 21,913/2,469,695
  4. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Switch – 20,547/62,399
  5. Mario Tennis Aces – Switch – 19,709/247,161
  6. Minecraft – Switch – 16,265/138,051
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 13,435/1,641,109
  8. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 7,554/1,676,067
  9. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 3DS – 7,188/21,746
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild – Switch – 7,173/1,050,891
  11. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 6,407/566,171
  12. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 5,695/1,772,133
  13. Detroit: Become Human – PS4 – 4,613/94,973
  14. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS – 4,354/425,839
  15. Nintendo Labo Variety Kit – Switch – 3,842/205,809
  16. Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze – Switch – 3,378/193,708
  17. Mary Skelter 2 – PS4 – 2,986/13,356
  18. The Crew 2 – PS4 – 2,728/35,004
  19. New Gundam Breaker – PS4 – 2,639/84,716
  20. Mario Kart 7 – 3DS – 2,614/2,903,441

And here is the hardware chart.

  1. Switch – 53,745
  2. PS4 – 14,035
  3. New 2DS XL – 8,296
  4. PS4 Pro – 6,274
  5. PS Vita – 4,277
  6. New 3DS XL – 2,844
  7. Xbox One – 709
  8. 2DS – 437
  9. Xbox One X – 56

On the hardware side, the Nintendo Switch is at the top once again, getting a small boost compared to last week from the launch of Bandai Namco’s Taiko Drum Master: Drum Session!.

Interestingly, the sales of the game, which was the only new title last week, are over double the debut of the PS4 version last year. This shouldn’t be too surprising considering that Taiko Drum Master is definitely closer to the Switch’s target.

On top of that, summer vacation started this week in Japan, so it’s likely that the Switch domination that we’re seeing from last week will increase further

 /  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.