Super Robot Wars X and Nintendo Switch Top Japanese Sales According to Media Create

Super Robot Wars X topped the Media Create chart, but Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 showcased impressive performance as a foreign entry in the Japanese market.

on April 4, 2018 8:05 PM

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.

  1. Super Robot Wars X – PS4 – 89,259/New
  2. Far Cry 5 – PS4 – 75,474/New
  3. Super Robot Wars X – PS Vita – 54,042/New
  4. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 50,437/357,093
  5. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 25,639/2,191,686
  6. Shining Resonance Refrain – PS4 – 23,054/New
  7. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – PS4 – 18,851/74,865
  8. Detective Pikachu – 3DS – 15,584/57,597
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 14,486/1,446,986
  10. Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 10,011/1,994,226
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 9,373/938,990
  12. Valkyria Chronicles 4 – PS4 – 9,108/72,029
  13. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 8,442/1,675,896
  14. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition – Switch – 7,642/32,549
  15. Attack on Titan 2 – PS4 – 7,362/44,649
  16. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 5,999/1,605,916
  17. Hokuto Ga Gotoku – PS4 – 4,604/156,805
  18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition – PS4 – 4,441/31,680
  19. Dragonball Xenoverse 2 – Switch – 3,981/137,570
  20. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 3,979/423,926

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. Switch – 44,033
  2. PS4 – 17,457
  3. PS4 Pro – 7,868
  4. New 2DS XL – 5,517
  5. PS Vita – 3,992
  6. New 3DS XL – 3,936
  7. 2DS – 756
  8. Xbox One X – 77
  9. 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.

 /  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.