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This Week In Sales: Lego Worlds Builds Its Way Into The Japanese Software Charts


Period: The week of April 3rd –  April 9th (2017)

Top-seller: Monster Hunter XX – 65,672 (3DS)

Nintendo Switch: 41,193(Last week – 45,509)

Nintendo 2DS: 4,629 (6,240)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,523 (1,995)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 19,533 (25,719)

Wii U sales: 358 (449)

PlayStation 4 sales: 18,033 (25,006)

PlayStation 4 Pro: 6,490 (5,051)

PlayStation 3 sales: 704 (1,724)

PlayStation Vita sales: 5,987 (7,780)

Xbox One sales: 132 (187)

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Last week, Japan had a bit of a slow week as far as video game software releases go with Lego Worlds and Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! as its only two releases. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker Media Create with a look at software and hardware sales data from the week of April 3 through April 9, 2017.


Top of the chart this week is Monster Hunter XX again with 65,672 units sold in the week. This is followed by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which climbed from #5 to #2 with 23,016 copies sold on Nintendo Switch. Mario Sports Superstars didn’t perform that well in its opening week last week after selling through only 40% of its initial shipment, however, its 18,765 copies sold was enough to help it grab #3.


The Japanese can’t seem to get enough of their 1-2-Switch, as it saw 12,418 copies sold to take #4 in the chart. At #5 we have Lego Worlds’ Japanese PS4 release with a debut of 11,578 units sold. Considering that builder-type games have been pretty popular in Japan lately, those are pretty low numbers, but keep in mind that the Lego games aren’t exactly big sellers there either, but time will tell how it continues to sell. I don’t think many people expected Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition to perform as well as it did, so there’s that.


The last new title, which barely charted at #20 with 3,631 units sold, is Nihon Colombia’s Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan-Nyan & Mini-Mini Animal for 3DS, a game that lets you take care of all kinds of different pets ranging from cats and dogs to hedgehogs, chipmunks, ferrets, and rabbits.


As far as hardware sales go, the Nintendo Switch sold 41,193 units, putting it at 605,205 units sold to date in Japan going by Media Create’s numbers. We saw an overall decline in the 3DS family and others, but a little bump for the PS4 Pro and PS Vita.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
01. 01. Monster Hunter XX 65,672 1,322,152 3DS Capcom
05. 02. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 23,016 354,404 Switch Nintendo
04. 03. Mario Sports Superstars 18,765 51,181 3DS Nintendo
07. 04. 1-2-Switch 12,418 166,319 Switch Nintendo
New 05. Lego Worlds 11,578 New PS4 Warner Bros.
02. 06. Warriors All-Stars 8,577 48,946 PS4 Koei Tecmo
10. 07. Ghost Recon: Wildlands 7,907 153,406 PS4 Ubisoft
12. 08. Pokémon Sun & Moon 6,972 3,236,826 3DS Pokémon Company
11. 09. NieR: Automata 6,593 294,694 PS4 Square Enix
14. 10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 6,487 95,806 Wii U Nintendo
03. 11. Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Dancing in Illusion 6,100 40,691 PS4 Koei Tecmo
13. 12. Horizon Zero Dawn 6,018 196,661 PS4 SIE
15. 13. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 5,717 1,015,110 3DS Nintendo
06. 14. Warriors All-Stars 4,527 22,393 PSV Koei Tecmo
22. 15. Super Bomberman R 4,233 66,617 Switch Konami
16. 16. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix 4,218 98,725 PS4 Square Enix
20. 17. Grand Theft Auto V 4,094 318,014 PS4 TakeTwo
21. 18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 4,017 159,150 3DS Nintendo
29 19. Minecraft: Wii U Edition 4,014 313,703 Wii U Microsoft Japan
New 20. Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan-Nyan & Mini-Mini Animal 3,631 New 3DS Nihon Colombia

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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