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This Week In Sales: Super Mario Odyssey, Yes, See!


Period: The week of October 23 – October 29 (2017)

Top-seller: Super Mario Odyssey – 462,038 (Switch)

Nintendo Switch sales: 126,701 (last week – 31,092)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 1,412 (1,367)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 9,203 (8,449)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 220 (195)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 6,448 (6,187)

Wii U sales: 41 (40)

PlayStation 4 sales: 18,719 (25,075)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 5,934 (6,203)

PlayStation 3 sales: 45 (50)

PlayStation Vita sales: 3,705 (3,535)

Xbox One sales: 97 (69)

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Last week, Japan had a tremendous week in sales with the release of Super Mario Odyssey, along with Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, the latest Taiko no Tatsujin, and more.  Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest software and hardware sales data from the week of October 23 through October 29, 2017.


The #1 spot of the week goes to none other than Super Mario Odyssey, which debuted with a whopping 462,038 units in its first week of sales for the Nintendo Switch.


Here’s a graph comparing its debut with the opening of previous 3D Mario games in Japan:


  • (2007) Super Mario Galaxy – 250,585 [Wii]
  • (2010) Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 339,901 [Wii]
  • (2011) Super Mario 3D Land – 343,492 [3DS]
  • (2013) Super Mario 3D World – 99,588 [Wii U]
  • (2017) Super Mario Odyssey – 462,038 [Switch]


Not only did it top the charts of the best-selling debut for any 3D Mario game, but it helped the Nintendo Switch sell a massive 126,701 units in the week. Going by Media Create’s numbers, it helped the Switch reach the 2 million milestone sooner than expected, as it now sits at 2,019,983 units sold since its debut back in March 2017.


The next entry of the week goes to ARK: Survival Evolved, which debuted at #2 with 70,177 units sold on the PS4, much more than what most of us expected.


#3 is another big title with Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, the updated port of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, and it charted at #3 with 60,848 units sold in its debut for 3DS.


Here’s a look at another chart showing how it stacks against other Shin Megami Tensei remasters and their debuts in Japan:


  • (2011) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – 20,809 [3DS]
  • (2012) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – 69,365 [3DS]
  • (2015) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker – 53,264 [3DS]
  • (2017) Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux – 60,858 [3DS]


[Thanks a bunch to our good friend Ishaan for the charts and numbers! Go say hi on Twitter @ishaansahdev to talk about all-things video game sales, comics, Monster Hunter, Zelda, and Style Savvy.]


Moving on, we have Assassin’s Creed: Origins at #4 with 49,419 units sold on PlayStation 4. This is actually a big increase from its previous major Japanese release in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate that debuted with 32,078 units on PS4 back in November 2015.


At #5 we have Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! for PS4, the first Taiko Drum Master game on a PlayStation home console since the very first entry back in September 2004 on PS2. It sold 28,245 units in its first week.


Other new titles of the week includes Idol Time PriPara: Ume All-Star Live! which charted at #8 with 14,885 units sold on the 3DS, 12-Sai. Torokeru Puzzle: Futari no Harmony at #14 with 6,195 units sold on 3DS, and Rune Factory 4 (Platinum Collection) at #19 with 3,567 units sold on the 3DS.


As far as hardware sales go, we already mentioned that the Switch is now at 2,019,983 units sold in Japan going by Media Create’s numbers. Nintendo recently announced that the Switch shipped  7.63 units worldwide as of September 30, so if we go by those numbers that means 26.47% of all Switches out there comes from Japan. PlayStation 4 sales went back to lower numbers after a strong Gran Turismo Sport launch week the week prior.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
New 01. Super Mario Odyssey 462,038 New Switch Nintendo
New 02. ARK: Survival Evolved 70,177 New PS4 Spike Chunsoft
New 03. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux 60,848 New 3DS Atlus
New 04. Assassin’s Creed: Origins 49,419 New PS4 Ubisoft
New 05. Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! 28,245 New PS4 Bandai Namco
07. 06. Splatoon 2 22,445 1,271,451 Switch Nintendo
01. 07. Gran Turismo Sport 17,670 167,956 PS4 SIE
New 08. Idol Time PriPara: Ume All-Star Live! 14,885 New 3DS Takara Tomy
08. 09. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 13,936 772,533 Switch Nintendo
03. 10. The Evil Within 2 12,624 55,565 PS4 Bethesda
04. 11. Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary 9,570 51,662 PS4 Square Enix
02. 12. City Shrouded in Shadow 8,117 57,052 PS4 Bandai Namco
10. 13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 6,307 622,690 Switch Nintendo
New 14. 12-Sai. Torokeru Puzzle: Futari no Harmony 6,195 New 3DS Happinet
09. 15. Middle-earth: Shadow of War 5,869 34,095 PS4 Warner Bros.
11. 16. Pokkén Tournament DX 4,588 106,947 Switch Pokémon Company
06. 17. Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary 4,210 22,994 PSV Square Enix
18. 18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 3,815 260,228 3DS Nintendo
New 19. Rune Factory 4 (Platinum Collection) 3,567 New 3DS Marvelous
12. 20. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions 3,489 46,575 3DS Nintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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