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This Week In Sales: Nintendo Switch Reaches 4 Million Sales Milestone In Japan


Period: The week of April 2 – April 8 (2018)

Top-seller: Kirby: Star Allies – 35,319 (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 40,016 (Last week – 44,033)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 551 (756)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 5,006 (5,517)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 3,865 (3,936)

PlayStation 4 sales: 9,530 (17,457 )

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 4,970 (7,868)

PlayStation Vita sales: 2,929 (3,992)

Xbox One sales: 72 (76)

Xbox One X sales: 47 (77)

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Last week, Japan had a bit of an off-week as there were no new titles that made it to the top-20 chart, but it was another strong week for several titles including Kirby: Star Allies, Far Cry 5, and Splatoon 2. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest video game software and hardware sales data from the week of April 2 through April 8, 2018.


Back in the top spot is Kirby: Star Allies at #1 with 35,319 units sold on Switch after dropping to #4 last week from the releases of Super Robot Wars X and Far Cry 5. Far Cry 5 continues selling well at #2 with 26,732 units sold on PS4. Splatoon 2 which is easily one of the most consistent sellers on the top-20 charted at #3 with 21,890 units sold on Switch.


Following at #4 is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 13,849 units sold on Switch, then Super Robot Wars X on PS4 at #5 with 11,063 units sold in the week. Monster Hunter: World is at #11 with 5,189 units sold in the week to just barely miss the 2 million total retail sales with 1,999,415 units.


As far as hardware sales go, it’s been an overall drop across all platforms, but that tends to happen when no new games are released in the week. The PS4 sold 9,530 units and the PS4 Pro sold 4,970 combining for a total of 14,500 units for the Sony home console. The Switch was the best-selling console with 40,016 units sold, taking up about 59.7% of all hardware sales for the week. With that the Nintendo Switch has reached the 4 million milestone for hardware sales in Japan with a total of 4,035,520 units going by Media Create’s numbers. The last time we got official numbers from Nintendo, the Switch had a total worldwide sales figure of 14,86 million units as of December 31, 2017.


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

LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
04.01.Kirby: Star Allies35,319392,413SwitchNintendo
02.02.Far Cry 526,732102,206PS4Ubisoft
05.03.Splatoon 221,8902,213,576SwitchNintendo
09.04.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe13,8491,460,835SwitchNintendo
01.05.Super Robot Wars X11,063100,322PS4Bandai Namco
11.06.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild8,551947,541SwitchNintendo
13.07.Super Mario Odyssey8,2111,684,107SwitchNintendo
07.08.Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom8,20283,067PS4Level-5
08.09.Detective Pikachu6,95964,5563DSPokémon Company
03.10.Super Robot Wars X6,56460,606PSVBandai Namco
10.11.Monster Hunter: World5,1891,999,415PS4Capcom
16.12.Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon5,0621,610,9783DSPokémon Company
14.13.Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition4,78937,338SwitchNintendo
12.14.Valkyria Chronicles 44,74976,778PS4Sega
15.15.Attack on Titan 24,63049,279PS4Koei Tecmo
06.16.Shining Resonance Refrain3,95127,005PS4Sega
17.18.Hokuto ga Gotoku3,757160,562PS4Sega
18.19.Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition3,59635,276PS4Ubisoft
19.20.Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch3,531141,100SwitchBandai Namco

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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