This Week In Sales: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Goes For Another Lap On Top During Golden Week

By Sato . May 10, 2017 . 11:45am

Period: The week of  May 1st – May 7th (2017)

Top-seller: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 90,652 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch: 47,911 (Last week – 76,679)

Nintendo 2DS: 5,355 (4,101)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,169 (1,089)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 20,457 (17,873)

Wii U sales: 397 (543)

PlayStation 4 sales: 20,963 (18,848)

PlayStation 4 Pro: 6,991 (6,455)

PlayStation 3 sales: 407 (453)

PlayStation Vita sales: 7,159 (5,994)

Xbox One sales: 677 (101)

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Last week, Japan had a Golden one—not in terms of sales, but they celebrated their chain of national holidays, called “Golden Week,” a time where everyone gets to take a break from work, relax, and have fun. Japanese sales tracker Media Create shares a look at software and hardware sales data from the week of May 1 through May 7, 2017.

 

Since it was Golden Week, it’s understandable why there wasn’t any new releases in Japan, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X saw strong second legs with 90,652 units going for Mario Kart to take its second week at top and Dragon Ball sold 31,271 to take #2 again. The top-5 didn’t change, but we saw Mario Sports Superstars take a leap from #11 to #6 going from 6,659 the week prior to 10,975 for Golden Week. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS also made a noteworthy jump from #17 with 4,157 to #9 with 8,134.

 

Compile Heart’s recent naughty shooter Gun Gun PIxies sold an underwhelming 8,675 last week in its debut and it failed to chart on the following week, meaning it did less than 3,851.

 

On the hardware side of things, the Nintendo Switch sold 47,911 units to put it at 824,162 units sold to date in Japan going by Media Create’s numbers. The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita also saw a bump in sales during Golden Week, but the biggest increase (percentage-wise) goes to the Xbox One that went from 101 units to 677.

 

The top-20 chart for the week is as follows:

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
01. 01. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 90,652 375,475 Switch Nintendo
02. 02. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X 31,271 128,365 3DS Bandai Namco
03. 03. Monster Hunter XX 30,338 1,451,544 3DS Capcom
04. 04. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 21,926 442,867 Switch Nintendo
05. 05. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 14,765 169,154 3DS Nintendo
11. 06. Mario Sports Superstars 10,975 86,477 3DS Nintendo
06. 07. Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax 10,632 69,723 3DS Bandai Namco
07. 08. 1-2-Switch 9,488 205,446 Switch Nintendo
17. 09. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 8,134 1,035,534 3DS Nintendo
12. 10. NieR: Automata 7,245 320,497 PS4 Square Enix
14. 11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 7,121 116,313 Wii U Nintendo
16. 12. Pokémon Sun & Moon 6,940 3,256,775 3DS Pokémon Company
08. 13. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition 6,560 48,662 PS4 Bandai Namco
13. 14. Ghost Recon: Wildlands 5,413 174,865 PS4 Ubisoft
20. 15. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki 5,363 716,405 3DS Level-5
29. 16. Mario Kart 7 5,314 2,768,991 3DS Nintendo
23. 17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 5,120 173,009 3DS Nintendo
26. 18. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 4,051 1,149,824 PS Vita SIE
39. 19. Kirby: Planet Robobot 4,005 560,524 3DS Nintendo
10. 20. Dungeon Travelers 2-2 3,851 37,891 PSV Aquaplus

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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