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This Week In Sales: Mario & Luigi And Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Make Returns


Period: The week of October 2 – October 8 (2017)

Top-seller: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions – 25,788 (3DS)

Nintendo Switch sales: 38,204 (last week – 73,231)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 1,594 (1,655)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 12,658 (8,359)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 265 (392)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 8,534 (9,915)

Wii U sales: 45 (68)

PlayStation 4 sales: 16,689 (22,822)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,869 (6,547)

PlayStation 3 sales: 72 (64)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,545 (3,732)

Xbox One sales: 186 (71)

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Last week, Japan got several new titles including a remake and a port with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minion on 3DS and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on PS4. Other new titles include Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 and Tokyo Clanpool to make it into the top-20. Japanese sales tracker Media Create shared the latest on software and hardware sales data from the week of October 2 through October 8, 2017.


#1 of the week goes to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions with 25,788 units sold in its debut on the Nintendo 3DS. The previous game from the Mario & Luigi series was Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam which debuted with 49,226 units sold on 3DS back in December 2015.


Splatoon 2 is back in its rightful place of #2 with 22,338 units sold. It currently sits at 1,212,901 units sold on Switch via retail in Japan. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been creeping up the charts a little at a time and it charted at #3 with 13,392 units sold in the week.


FIFA 18 is enjoying a good second leg with 13,169 units sold on PS4 to place #4. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III also continues with solid numbers with 12,581 units on PS4 to place #5.


Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on PS4 debuted at #7 with 11,666 units sold. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 surprised with a decent debut of 10,825 units sold on PS4 to chart at #8. Lastly, Tokyo Clanpool sold 5,197 units on PlayStation Vita to chart #12.


As far as hardware sales go most consoles saw drops other than the 2DS LL. The Nintendo Switch sales dropped to 38,204 units sold compared to the week prior’s 73,231 so it looks like it is hitting another shortage. On that note, the Nintendo Switch has sold 1,821,387 units sold in Japan since its March launch if we go by Media Create’s numbers.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
New01.Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions25,788New3DSNintendo
04.02.Splatoon 222,3381,212,901SwitchNintendo
07.03.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe13,392734,133SwitchNintendo
02.04.FIFA 1813,16969,088PS4EA
01.05.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III12,58199,841PS4Falcom
05.06.Pokkén Tournament DX11,83188,768SwitchPokémon Company
New07.Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen11,666NewPS4Capcom
New08.Sniper: Ghost Warrior 310,825NewPS4Ubisoft
03.09.Fire Emblem Warriors8,02449,514SwitchNintendo
10.10.Pro Evolution Soccer 20186,26697,712PS4Konami
11.11.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild6,196604,865SwitchNintendo
New12.Tokyo Clanpool5,197NewPSVCompile Heart
06.13.Fire Emblem Warriors4,95223,3093DSNintendo
14.14.Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver.4,785151,668SwitchCapcom
08.15.FIFA 184,66017,276SwitchEA
16.16.Dragon Quest XI4,3701,737,9223DSSquare Enix
19.17.Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch4,33940,424SwitchBandai Namco
17.18.The Snack World4,126176,9593DSLevel-5
12.20.Destiny 23,20591,893PS4SIE

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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