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This Week In Sales: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Takes Off To The Skies


Period: The week of November 27 – December 3 (2017)

Top-seller: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon – 107,657 (3DS)

Nintendo Switch sales: 124,770 (Last week – 145,200)

Nintendo 2DS sales: 2,747 (2,838)

New Nintendo 2DS LL sales: 20,712 (20,284)

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 348 (254)

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 12,431 (11,511)

Wii U sales: 45 (85)

PlayStation 4 sales: 25,163 (20,384)

PlayStation 4 Pro sales: 8,244 (6,525)

PlayStation 3 sales: 48 (46)

PlayStation Vita sales: 6,127 (5,964)

Xbox One sales: 295 (196)

Xbox One X sales: 213 (212)

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Last week, Japan saw a bunch of new releases including Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Kirby: Battle Royale, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi, Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time, and several more. Japanese sales tracker Media Create released the latest software and hardware sales data from the week of November 27 through December 3, 2017.


#1 of the week goes to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon for the third week straight since its launch, with 107,657 units sold on Nintendo 3DS.


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 wasn’t that far from first place in its debut with 97,732 units sold for Switch in its opening week to put it at #2. This makes it the highest debut for the Xenoblade series after Xenoblade Chronicles debuted with 82,952 units sold in Japan for the Wii back in 2009 and Xenoblade Chronicles X opened with 85,586 units sold on the Wii U in 2015.


Super Mario Odyssey continues selling well with 61,596 units sold to chart at #3, and same goes for Splatoon 2 which sold 36,246 units to chart at #4. At #5 we have another new title with Kirby: Battle Royale with 28,023 units sold, which may not be as much as the main series but about right for a spinoff.


As far as other new titles go, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi sold 27,230 units on PS4 and 5,636 units on Switch to chart at #6 and #17 for a total of 32,866 units sold between the two versions. Attack on Titan II: Future Coordinates opened at #12 with 8,353 units sold on 3DS.


Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time charted at #13 with 8,069 units sold on PS4, which is a little lower than expected, but keep in mind that the series isn’t as popular in Japan, so it’ll likely do better in the West. And lastly, we have Resident Evil Revelations Collection at #14 with 6,540 units sold on Nintendo Switch.


Hardware sales saw a good rise across the PlayStation family of consoles to start the new month. The Nintendo Switch continues to impress in Japan with 124,770 units sold in the week, so it seems like there’s more stock to meet the demand going into the holiday season. This puts the total of Nintendo Switch consoles sold in Japan at 2,521,027 units sold since its launch in March, going by Media Create’s data.


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

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
01. 01. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 107,657 944,074 3DS Pokémon Company
New 02. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 97,732 New Switch Nintendo
02. 03. Super Mario Odyssey 61,596 853,654 Switch Nintendo
04. 04. Splatoon 2 36,246 1,409,776 Switch Nintendo
New 05. Kirby: Battle Royale 28,023 New 3DS Nintendo
New 06. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi 27,230 New PS4 Koei Tecmo
07. 07. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 23,388 861,238 Switch Nintendo
05. 08. Call of Duty: WWII 15,505 306,501 PS4 SIE
09. 09. Animal Crossing: New Leaf –Welcome amiibo 13,068 294,639 3DS Nintendo
08. 10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 11,634 668,649 Switch Nintendo
06. 11. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack 10,872 278,952 3DS Pokémon Company
New 12. Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates 8,353 New 3DS Spike Chunsoft
New 13. Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time 8,069 New PS4 Bandai Namco
New 14. Resident Evil Revelations Collection 6,540 New Switch Capcom
12. 15. Style Savvy: Styling Star 6,450 61,055 3DS Nintendo
10. 16. Star Wars: Battlefront II 5,886 55,389 PS4 EA
New 17. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi 5,636 New Switch Koei Tecmo
03. 18. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX 5,579 40,475 PS4 Sega
13. 19. Gran Turismo Sport 5,542 198,985 PS4 SIE
18. 20. 1-2-Switch 4,758 287,866 Switch Nintendo

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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