PS4 Beats Switch Again in Japan; Mario + Rabbids and Gintama Win Software – Media Create

For the second week in a row, the PS4 is at the top of Japanese hardware sales after a Holiday season of overwhelming Switch domination.

on January 24, 2018 12:10 PM

Today is Wednesday, and Media Create released its weekly sales chart for both hardware and software, giving us a picture of the situation on the Japanese video game market.

Below you can see the software chart related to the period between January 15th and January 21st.

  1. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Switch – 66,692/New
  2. Gintama Rumble – PS4 – 38,443/New
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 28,691/1,946,033
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 26, 365/1,264,800
  5. Gintama Rumble – PS Vita – 23,417/New
  6. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT – PS4 – 20,433/126,100
  7. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 18,972/1,555,312
  8. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 16,790/1,515,299
  9. Mario Party: The Top 100 – 3DS – 11,454/135,773
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 9,502/824,728
  11. Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Sword/Magnum – 3DS – 9,262/483,098
  12. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition – PS4 – 7,908/7,908
  13. Earth Defense Force 5 – PS4 – 6,472/218,602
  14. Call of Duty: WWII – PS4 – 5,890/375,084
  15. ARMS – Switch – 4, 951/351,631
  16. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 4,401/382,320
  17. Pokkén Tournament DX – Switch – 4,311/209,965
  18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS – 3,405/365,914
  19. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (New Price Version) – PS4 – 3,346/New
  20. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Switch – 3,081/175,757

You can also check out the hardware chart:

  1. Switch – 43,027
  2. PS4 – 37,572
  3. PS4 Pro – 14,935
  4. New 2DS XL – 7,302
  5. PS Vita – 4,256
  6. New 3DS XL – 3,563
  7. Xbox One X – 1,285
  8. 2DS – 1,250
  9. Xbox One – 103

For the second week in a row, the PS4 managed to grab the top of the hardware charts after over a month of unrivaled Switch domination during the Japanese Holiday season. Sony’s console sold 52,507 units in a week between standard and Pro models, while the Switch sold a very respectable 43,027 units.

Japan seems to be gearing up for the release of Monster Hunter World this week, so savvy gamers may be grabbing a PS4 earlier, in order to avoid possible shortages when the ten-ton gorilla drops. On the other hand, it’s also very possible that the Switch may be suffering from shortages as well, as shipments ramp down following the Holiday onslaught.

On the software side, Ubisoft and Nintendo have reasons to celebrate, with a solid launch for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle selling 66,692 copies on Switch. Counting both PS4 and PS Vita SKUs, Gintama Rumble would actually be at the top, with 76,886 units sold, which is a pretty good debut for a Musou-style anime game.

Interestingly, Xbox One X also got a small bump, possibly thanks to increased availability in the country.

If you want to compare, you can also check out the prior week’s results.

 /  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.