Nintendo Dominates Japanese Sales Charts In New Year

Famitsu sales data for the first week of January has been released. It tracks video games sales across Japan and it tells the story of how much Nintendo is currently dominating that country. Out of the top 30 best selling games for the week, 24 are on Nintendo systems. If we dig down deeper we see that half of them (15) are Nintendo Switch games, 9 are 3DS, 5 are PS4, and 1 is Vita.

Looking at the software sales numbers for Switch it’s kind of amazing to see such large increases across so many titles. Many newcomers must have received the console for Christmas or New Year’s because the increases week over week are pretty large. For example, Splatoon 2 had a 63% boost over last week with 130,901 sold. Even older games like Super Bomberman R have charted again – it selling almost another 10,000 copies alone. The full data is below:

 

Famitsu Sales: Week 1, 2018 (Jan 01 – Jan 07)

01./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 130.901 / 1.882.997 <80-100%> (+63%)
02./03. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 126.467 / 1.450.747 <80-100%> (+60%)
03./01. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 98.731 / 1.202.475 <80-100%> (+11%)
04./04. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 76.528 / 2.080.135 <80-100%> (+30%)
05./05. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 64.885 / 111.073 <80-100%> (+40%)
06./06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 49.252 / 445.716 <80-100%> (+52%)
07./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 38.416 / 726.460 <80-100%> (+37%)
08./10. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 22.516 / 307.579 <80-100%> (+70%)
09./08. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 20.183 / 316.471 <80-100%> (+10%)
10./09. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥7.800) – 18.298 / 207.202 <80-100%> (+25%)
11./14. [3DS] Kirby Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥4.980) – 17.112 / 138.406 <80-100%> (+84%)
12./12. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 15.380 / 191.761 <80-100%> (+41%)
13./16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 12.296 / 331.907 <80-100%> (+55%)
14./15. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 10.872 / 351.979 <80-100%> (+31%)
15./20. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥4.980) – 10.526 / 119.559 <60-80%> (+77%)
16./19. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280) – 9.706 / 43.496 <80-100%> (+49%)
17./22. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800) – 9.410 / 43.330 <60-80%> (+82%)
18./13. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 9.238 / 158.628 <80-100%> (-6%)
19./18. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 9.064 / 99.903 <80-100%> (+35%)
20./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 8.856 / 129.036 <80-100%>
21./28. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 8.289 / 1.056.170 <80-100%> (+80%)
22./00. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 7.978 / 2.795.559 <80-100%>
23./29. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) {2017.08.10} (¥4.800) – 7.941 / 240.684 <80-100%> (+79%)
24./17. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 7.692 / 64.995 <80-100%> (+4%)
25./21. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 7.605 / 210.964 <80-100%> (+29%)
26./11. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 # <ADV> (Sega) {2017.12.07} (¥7.590) – 7.527 / 189.391 <80-100%> (-39%)
27./00. [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.10.26} (¥6.100) – 7.017 / 59.824 <60-80%>
28./27. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥6.900) – 6.635 / 200.376 <80-100%> (+44%)
29./23. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.12.21} (¥5.800) – 5.922 / 22.611 <80-100%> (+20%)
30./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} (¥5.980) – 5.877 / 35.041 <40-60%>

Top 30

NSW – 15
3DS – 9
PS4 – 5
PSV – 1

 

[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.

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