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


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:

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
01.01.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe90,652375,475SwitchNintendo
02.02.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X31,271128,3653DSBandai Namco
03.03.Monster Hunter XX30,3381,451,5443DSCapcom
04.04.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild21,926442,867SwitchNintendo
05.05.Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia14,765169,1543DSNintendo
11.06.Mario Sports Superstars10,97586,4773DSNintendo
06.07.Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax10,63269,7233DSBandai Namco
17.09.Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS8,1341,035,5343DSNintendo
12.10.NieR: Automata7,245320,497PS4Square Enix
14.11.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild7,121116,313Wii UNintendo
16.12.Pokémon Sun & Moon6,9403,256,7753DSPokémon Company
08.13.Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition6,56048,662PS4Bandai Namco
13.14.Ghost Recon: Wildlands5,413174,865PS4Ubisoft
20.15.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki5,363716,4053DSLevel-5
29.16.Mario Kart 75,3142,768,9913DSNintendo
23.17.Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo5,120173,0093DSNintendo
26.18.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition4,0511,149,824PS VitaSIE
39.19.Kirby: Planet Robobot4,005560,5243DSNintendo
10.20.Dungeon Travelers 2-23,85137,891PSVAquaplus

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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