Japanese Sales Chart: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Helps Switch Sales Rise

May 3, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

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Last week was another big one for Nintendo, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe opening in 1st place and selling more than 280,000 copies. This helped Nintendo Switch sales rise to over 74,000.

Although PlayStation 4 sales rose week-over-week, and it was the 2nd best-selling system, Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition was the only PS4 game in the top 10. It sold 10,400 copies and brought its two-week total to over 42,000.

According to Famitsu, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from April 24 to 30, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 280,229
  2. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (3DS) – 92,809
  3. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS) – 25,099 (158,509)
  4. Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 24,038 (1,544,724)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – 17,085 (393,726)
  6. Pro Baseball Famista Climax (3DS) – 12,009 (55,581)
  7. Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition (PS4) – 10,427 (42,115)
  8. Gun Gun Pixies (PSV) – 8,794
  9. 1-2-Switch (Switch) – 6,768 (181,641)
  10. Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) – 5,649 (73,169)
  11. Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings (PSV) – 5,059 (35,963)
  12. Hanasaki Work Spring! (PSV) – 4,730
  13. Cube Creator DX (3DS) – 4,697
  14. NieR: Automata (PS4) – 4,654 (279,395)
  15. Pokemon Sun/Moon (3DS) – 4,030 (3,748,283)
  16. Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4) – 3,838 (172,758)
  17. Tsuihou Senkyo (PSV) – 3,712
  18. Fate/Hollow Ataraxia [PlayStation Vita the Best] (PSV) – 3,147
  19. PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (PS4) – 3,144 (9,198)
  20. Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (3DS) – 2,986 (707,148)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Nintendo Switch – 74,217 (40,367)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,565 (15,323)
  3. New Nintendo 3DS LL – 16,739 (16,961)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,191 (3,523)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 6,194 (5,414)
  6. 2DS – 4,863 (4,734)

At the very bottom of Famitsu’s Top 30 software chart was Final Fantasy XV, which moved 2,200 copies, bringing its lifetime total to 975,000.

[Source: Famitsu via NeoGAF]