Nintendo Continues To Dominate Japanese Sales Charts

Nintendo has continued to dominate the Japanese sales charts this year. For the week of December 18 – December 24, Nintendo once again has the number 1 and number 2 selling pieces of hardware. According to Media Create, the Switch sold 269,684 systems (up from 221,210 the prior week) and the 3DS family of machines sold 80,637 (up from 55,513 the week prior). So far for the year the Switch has sold 3,178,100 – nearly 50% of the entire hardware market for the year, which sits at 6,930,780. For comparison the 3DS has sold 1,625,220 this year and the PS4 has sold 1,742,105 units.

Another milestone was reached when Mario Kart 8 Deluxe crossed the million sold mark in Japan. This makes it the third game to do so in that country alone, joining the ranks of Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2. Out of the top 20 selling games last week, 9 of them were Nintendo Switch titles, 7 were 3DS, and 4 were PS4.

It looks like Nintendo will be ending 2017 on a high note in Japan. We won’t know December sales for the U.S. until mid-January to see how well the Switch sold here for the holidays.

 

Media Create Sales: Week 51, 2017 (Dec 18 – Dec 24)

01./02. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 209.630 / 1.292.281 (+57%)
02./01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 184.739 / 393.279 (-11%)
03./03. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 176.789 / 1.345.962 (+49%)
04./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 137.607 / 1.668.466 (+95%)
05./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 100.205 / 1.045.438 (+98%)
06./08. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 42.796 / 115.324 (+70%)
07./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 35.565 / 738.026 (+83%)
08./18. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 27.053 / 177.835 (+143%)
09./19. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 25.285 / 297.491 (+136%)
10./00. [PS4] The Idolm@ster: Stella Stage # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} (¥8.200) – 23.772 / NEW
11./21. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 23.156 / 328.694
12./14. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980) – 21.321 / 105.557 (+58%)
13./00. [PS4] Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2017.12.21} (¥7.300) – 21.129 / NEW
14./06. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) – 20.536 / 164.944 (-38%)
15./17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 18.019 / 336.543 (+50%)
16./20. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥4.800) – 17.769 / 110.355 (+76%)
17./15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Veteran Trainer’s Dual Pack {Pokemon Ultra Sun \ Pokemon Ultra Moon} <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥9.960) – 17.679 / 319.945 (+46%)
18./00. [PS4] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.12.21} (¥2.990) – 16.536 / NEW
19./00. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} (¥5.800) – 16.011 / NEW
20./27. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 15.916 / 89.161

Top 20

NSW – 9
3DS – 7
PS4 – 4

HARDWARE

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |    269.684 |    221.210 |            |  3.178.100 |            |   3.178.100 |
| 3DS # |     80.637 |     55.513 |    176.562 |  1.625.220 |  1.904.221 |  23.785.965 |
| PS4 # |     67.257 |     62.965 |    100.238 |  1.742.105 |  1.716.249 |   5.842.772 |
| PSV # |     14.041 |      9.049 |     57.170 |    336.843 |    824.182 |   5.779.910 |
| XB1 # |        719 |      2.307 |        830 |     12.494 |     11.471 |      88.078 |
|  WIU  |         98 |         75 |      8.348 |     15.873 |    289.957 |   3.329.083 |
|  PS3  |         40 |         44 |      1.234 |     20.145 |     60.686 |  10.469.913 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    432.476 |    351.163 |    344.382 |  6.930.780 |  4.806.766 |  52.473.821 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |         32 |        132 |            |      2.151 |            |       2.151 |
|  XB1  |        687 |      2.175 |        830 |     10.343 |     11.471 |      85.927 |
|PS4 Pro|     16.595 |     17.804 |     10.098 |    397.039 |    120.895 |     527.850 |
|  PS4  |     50.662 |     45.161 |     90.140 |  1.345.066 |  1.595.354 |   5.314.922 |
|  PSV  |     14.041 |      9.049 |     57.170 |    336.843 |    824.182 |   5.594.459 |
|n-2DSLL|     45.387 |     31.653 |            |    535.949 |            |     535.949 |
|  2DS  |      6.992 |      4.324 |     51.077 |    201.914 |    268.350 |     490.523 |
|n-3DSLL|     27.947 |     19.115 |    111.513 |    832.336 |  1.312.068 |   4.660.332 |
| n-3DS |        311 |        421 |     13.694 |     55.021 |    244.218 |   1.136.029 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

 

[Source: ResetEra]

 

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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