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This Week In Sales: Monster Hunter XX And Nintendo Switch Continue Leading The Way


    Period: The week of April 10th – April 16th (2017)

    Top-seller: Monster Hunter XX – 43,941 (3DS)

    Nintendo Switch: 45,673 (Last week – 41,193)

    Nintendo 2DS: 4,475 (4,629)

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,234 (1,523)

    New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 18,115 (19,533)

    Wii U sales: 271 (358)

    PlayStation 4 sales: 17,067 (18,033)

    PlayStation 4 Pro: 4,855 (6,490)

    PlayStation 3 sales: 432 (704)

    PlayStation Vita sales: 5,592 (5,987)

    Xbox One sales: 142 (132)

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    Last week, Japan had another calm week for video game software releases, where they saw the launch of a more affordable Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 as well as Entergram’s PS Vita port of the visual novel Rep Kiss. Here’s the latest from Japanese sales tracker Media Create with a look at software and hardware sales data from the week of April 10 through April 16, 2017.


    First on the chart is Monster hunter XX at 43,941, with a life-to-date figure of 1,366,093. While not enough to meet its 2 million mark that Capcom hoped to have reached in March, Monster Hunter XX continues to impress with its #1 charting for the fifth week in a row.


    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also enjoying its success at #2 on Switch with 20,888 units sold and #10 on Wii U with 4,740 units sold for a combined total of 25,661 copies sold in the week, about a month and a half after its release.


    Mario Sports Superstars remains at #3 with 10,698 units sold on 3DS. 1-2-Switch also isn’t going anywhere, as Japan continues buying up the party game with 10,048 units sold to take #4. And it’s almost been two months since the release of NieR: Automata in Japan, but it continues to show consistency with 6,265 units sold to jump up to #5 after charting at #9 last week with similar numbers.


    This week’s two new releases in the top-20 are Pro Evolution Soccer 2017’s more affordable “Konami the Best” edition which sold 3,381 units to place #14. The second new title is Entergram’s visual novel port Rep Kiss on PS Vita which sold 2,918 units in its debut to take #18 of the week.


    Video game software sales remained pretty low for the quiet week and hardware sales didn’t see much action either, but the Nintendo Switch continues performing well with 45,673 units sold, jumping from its 41,193 the week prior. Going by Media Create’s numbers, the Nintendo Switch has sold 650,878 units in Japan since its March launch.


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

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
    01.01.Monster Hunter XX43,9411,366,0933DSCapcom
    02.02.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild20,888375,291SwitchNintendo
    03.03.Mario Sports Superstars10,69861,8793DSNintendo
    09.05.NieR: Automata6,265300,959PS4Square Enix
    07.06.Ghost Recon: Wildlands6,022159,430PS4Ubisoft
    05.07.Lego Worlds5,15716,735PS4Warner Bros.
    12.08.Horizon: Zero Dawn4,983201,643PS4SIE
    08.09.Pokémon Sun & Moon4,7733,241,5993DSPokémon Company
    10.10.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild4,740100,546Wii UNintendo
    13.11.Super Mario Marker for Nintendo 3DS4,3251,019,4343DSNintendo
    16.12.Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix3,556102,281PS4Square Enix
    15.13.Super Bomberman R3,50870,124SwitchKonami
    New14.Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami The Best)3,381321,342PS4Konami
    17.15.Grand Theft Auto V3,328321,342PS4TakeTwo
    06.16.Warriors All-Stars3,11752,062PS4Koei Tecmo
    18.17.Animal Crossing: New Leaf -Welcome amiibo3,035162,1843DSNintendo
    New18.Rep Kiss2,918NewPSVEntergram
    23.19.Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki2,802704,6833DSLevel-5
    22.20.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition2,6781,140,680PSVSIE

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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