Like every Wednesday, Media Create released its sales charts, related to the performance of the Japanese market from March 26th to April 1st.
Below you can read the top-twenty, keeping in mind that the second number associated with each game represents its lifetime sales.
- Super Robot Wars X – PS4 – 89,259/New
- Far Cry 5 – PS4 – 75,474/New
- Super Robot Wars X – PS Vita – 54,042/New
- Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 50,437/357,093
- Splatoon 2 – Switch – 25,639/2,191,686
- Shining Resonance Refrain – PS4 – 23,054/New
- Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – PS4 – 18,851/74,865
- Detective Pikachu – 3DS – 15,584/57,597
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 14,486/1,446,986
- Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 10,011/1,994,226
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 9,373/938,990
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 – PS4 – 9,108/72,029
- Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 8,442/1,675,896
- Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition – Switch – 7,642/32,549
- Attack on Titan 2 – PS4 – 7,362/44,649
- Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 5,999/1,605,916
- Hokuto Ga Gotoku – PS4 – 4,604/156,805
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition – PS4 – 4,441/31,680
- Dragonball Xenoverse 2 – Switch – 3,981/137,570
- 1-2-Switch – Switch – 3,979/423,926
And here is the hardware chart:
- Switch – 44,033
- PS4 – 17,457
- PS4 Pro – 7,868
- New 2DS XL – 5,517
- PS Vita – 3,992
- New 3DS XL – 3,936
- 2DS – 756
- Xbox One X – 77
- Xbox One – 76
From the hardware point of view, the Nintendo Switch enjoys another week at the top, while the software side sees the top-three held by PlayStation titles.
Super Robot Wars X had a decent launch, but certainly not exceptional for the franchise. Quite notable is the solid performance of the PS Vita version, showing that Sony’s portable still has some life left in it, despite being definitely on the path to sunset.
Kirby Star Allies has a solid third week (after being at the top last week for the second week in a row), while Shining Resonance Refrain debuted with numbers that can be considered average but not bad, given that we’re talking a remaster of a game that was already niche to begin with.
The real surprise is probably Far Cry 5, which debuted not too far from the top of the chart. That’s one more signal of the fact that Japanese gamers really like open world games, no matter their nationality. It’s also a testament to the fact that Ubisoft has targeted the Japanese market with quite aggressive marketing in the past couple of years.