Japanese Sales Chart: Horizon Zero Dawn Debuts Behind The Legend of Zelda

March 8, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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Horizon Zero Dawn sold 117,000 copies in its first week, but it wasn’t enough to defeat The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch, which moved 187,000 copies. Compared to other 2017 PlayStation 4 games, Horizon opened ahead of Nioh and Gravity Rush 2, but below Resident Evil 7 and NieR: Automata.

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo Switch was the #1 system for the week, selling 329,000 units. For comparison, the Wii U sold 309,000 units in its launch week, while the Wii sold 372,000 units in its launch week.

According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling games at retail plus how each system sold in Japan from February 27 to March 5, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Switch) – 187,379
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) – 116,997
  3. 1-2 Switch (Switch) – 79,536
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – 44,602
  5. NieR: Automata (PS4) – 38,002 (236,545)
  6. Super Bomberman R (Switch) – 36,623
  7. Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Switch) – 25,606
  8. Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (PS4) – 15,321 (115,475)
  9. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (3DS) – 13,426 (163,058)
  10. Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch) – 12,854
  11. Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (PSV) – 12,813 (96,546)
  12. Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 12,292 (3,189,271)
  13. Nioh (PS4) – 10,210 (128,824)
  14. Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (PS4) – 7,357 (291,327)
  15. Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Grotesque Ver. included) (PS4) – 7,176 (291,666)
  16. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 7,042 (983,867)
  17. For Honor (PS4) – 6,435 (59,700)
  18. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (3DS) – 5,980 (681,240)
  19. Winning Post 8 2017 (PS4) – 5,793
  20. Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (3DS) – 5,481

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Nintendo Switch – 329,152
  2. PlayStation 4 – 31,065 (37,008)
  3. New 3DS LL – 18,433 (15,984)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 9,889 (10,704)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,742 (6,481)
  6. 2DS – 4,147 (4,303)
  7. New 3DS – 1,268 (1,254)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 615 (505)
  9. Wii U – 565 (464)
  10. Xbox One – 147 (469)

How many units do you think the Switch will sell in its second week?

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu, Kotaku, Famitsu, Eurogamer]