This Week In Sales: ARMS Springs Out And Reaches For The Six-Figure Sales In Japan

By Sato . June 21, 2017 . 11:00am

Top-seller: ARMS – 100,652 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch: 37,709 (Last week – 27,291)

Nintendo 2DS: 2,655 (2,752)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 815 (917)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 11,592 (11,442)

Wii U sales: 199 (166)

PlayStation 4 sales: 18,251 (14,595)

PlayStation 4 Pro: 5,795 (4,546)

PlayStation 3 sales: 298 (392)

PlayStation Vita sales: 4,149 (4,063)

Xbox One sales: 308 (255)

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Last week, Japan only saw one new title in the top-20 video game sales charts, and it was none other than Nintendo’s new Switch fighter, ARMS, which managed to do pretty well in its debut. Japanese sales tracker Media Create shares a look at software and hardware sales data from the week of June 12 through June 18, 2017.

 

First place of the week goes to ARMS on Nintendo Switch, which sold a whopping 100,652 units on its debut, quite the entrance for the new IP. This makes it the third Switch title to hit six-figure sales in Japan following The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 186,379 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 284,384. The last new IP that came up big for Nintendo in a similar way was Splatoon in 2015 with a debut of 144,818 units sold.

 

#2 goes to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 16,822 units sold in the week and #3 to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with 10,200 to complete a top-3 of Switch titles for the week in Japan. Monster Hunter XX finished #4 with 8,638 copies sold, and Tekken 7 is hanging in there with 5,407 units sold to place #5.

 

In the hardware side of things, the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita saw increases but the Nintendo Switch went higher going from 27,291 the week before to 37,709. Going by Media Create’s numbers, the Nintendo Switch has sold 990,658 units to date since its March launch—just one more step for the million milestone in Japan.

 

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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. ARMS 100,652 New Switch Nintendo
01. 02. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 16,822 522,091 Switch Nintendo
04. 03. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 10,200 504,726 Switch Nintendo
03. 04. Monster Hunter XX 8,638 1,521,453 3DS Capcom
02. 05. Tekken 7 5,407 76,603 PS4 Bandai Namco
06. 06. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana 4,697 47,964 PS4 Falcom
07. 07. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X 3,598 167,050 3DS Bandai Namco
10. 08. Grand Theft Auto V 3,588 349,575 PS4 TakeTwo
09. 09. NieR: Automata 3,198 344,841 PS4 Square Enix
11. 10. Pokémon Sun & Moon 2,971 3,275,414 3DS Pokémon Company
16. 11. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 2,940 1,164,180 PSV SIE
05. 12. Seiken Densetsu Collection 2,835 37,728 Switch Square Enix
12. 13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 2,747 190,346 3DS Nintendo
14. 14. 1-2-Switch 2,618 222,668 Switch Nintendo
13. 15. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 2,599 1,052,401 3DS Nintendo
19. 16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2,242 133,024 Wii U Nintendo
18. 17. Mario Sports Superstars 2,195 102,977 3DS Nintendo
21. 18. Mario Kart 7 2,145 2,783,005 3DS Nintendo
20. 19. Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax 2,135 86,616 3DS Bandai Namco
31. 20. Minefcraft: PlayStation 4 Edition 2,064 193,485 PS4 SIE

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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