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


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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.02.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe16,822522,091SwitchNintendo
04.03.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild10,200504,726SwitchNintendo
03.04.Monster Hunter XX8,6381,521,4533DSCapcom
02.05.Tekken 75,40776,603PS4Bandai Namco
06.06.Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana4,69747,964PS4Falcom
07.07.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X3,598167,0503DSBandai Namco
10.08.Grand Theft Auto V3,588349,575PS4TakeTwo
09.09.NieR: Automata3,198344,841PS4Square Enix
11.10.Pokémon Sun & Moon2,9713,275,4143DSPokémon Company
16.11.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition2,9401,164,180PSVSIE
05.12.Seiken Densetsu Collection2,83537,728SwitchSquare Enix
12.13.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo2,747190,3463DSNintendo
13.15.Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS2,5991,052,4013DSNintendo
19.16.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild2,242133,024Wii UNintendo
18.17.Mario Sports Superstars2,195102,9773DSNintendo
21.18.Mario Kart 72,1452,783,0053DSNintendo
20.19.Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax2,13586,6163DSBandai Namco
31.20.Minefcraft: PlayStation 4 Edition2,064193,485PS4SIE

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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