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)
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|
|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|