Japanese Sales Chart: Strong Arms Launch Helps Switch Win the Week

June 21, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

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The only notable new release last week in Japan was Arms for Nintendo Switch, which sold more than 100,000 copies and easily topped the software chart. Thanks to the big new game, Switch hardware sales rose by more than 10,000 week-over-week, giving it another 1st place victory.

As for Tekken 7 on PlayStation 4, sales fell from 12,460 in its second week to 5,407 in its third week, but it still managed to finish in 5th. Lifetime sales are now sitting at 76,600.

According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from June 12 to June 18, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Arms (Switch) – 100,652
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 16,822 (522,091)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – 10,200 (504,726)
  4. Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 8,638 (1,521,453)
  5. Tekken 7 (PS4) – 5,407 (76,603)
  6. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PS4) – 4,697 (47,964)
  7. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (3DS) – 3,598 (167,050)
  8. Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (PS4) – 3,588 (349,575)
  9. NieR: Automata (PS4) – 3,198 (344,841)
  10. Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 2,971 (3,275,414)
  11. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS4) – 2,940 (1,164,180)
  12. Seiken Densetsu Collection (Switch) – 2,835 (37,728)
  13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (3DS) – 2,747 (190,346)
  14. 1-2-Switch (Switch) – 2,618 (222,668)
  15. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 2,599 (1,052,401)
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – 2,242 (133,024)
  17. Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) – 2,195 (102,977)
  18. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 2,145 (2,783,005)
  19. Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax (3DS) – 2,135 (86,616)
  20. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (PS4) – 2,074 (193,485)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Nintendo Switch – 37,709 (27,291)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,251 (14,595)
  3. New 3DS LL – 11,592 (11,442)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,795 (4,546)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 4,149 (4,063)
  6. 2DS – 2,655 (2,752)
  7. New 3DS – 815 (917)
  8. Xbox One – 308 (166)
  9. PlayStation 3 – 298 (392)
  10. Wii U – 199 (255)

In terms of lifetime sales at retail, the PS Vita version of Minecraft is ahead of the PS4 version by nearly one million.

[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]