Japanese Sales Chart: Yakuza Kiwami 2 Debuts on Top

The pocket monsters were finally dethroned. Yakuza Kiwami 2 managed to top the Japanese sales chart in its first week by selling over 130,000 units. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon still managed to sell another 100,000 additional units, so it’s not like it was a total flop this week.

In hardware sales, the Nintendo Switch once again managed to top the charts by an incredible margin. It outsold the second best selling console (the PlayStation 4) by over 100,000 units.

As far as new PS4 releases go, Earth Defense Force 5 managed to grab the second spot with over 111,000 units sold. Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters also came in at the seventh spot, and the complete editions of Nioh and Horizon Zero Dawn came in at 18 and 20, respectively.

According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games (new releases are denoted via bold text), along with how each system sold in Japan from December 4 to December 10, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (PS4) – 131,931
  2. Earth Defense Force 5 (PS4) – 111,075
  3. Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (3DS) – 106,094 (1,050,168)
  4. Super Mario Odyssey (NS) – 95,816 (949,470)
  5. Splatoon 2 (NS) – 50,594 (1,460,370)
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) – 33,315 (894,553)
  7. Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters (PS4) – 21,971
  8. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (NS) – 19,678 (117,409)
  9. Kirby: Battle Royale (3DS) – 19,325 (47,348)
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS) – 14,342 (682,992)
  11. Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package (PS4) – 13,029
  12. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (3DS) – 11,878 (306,517)
  13. Call of Duty: WWII (PS4) – 11,589 (318,089)
  14. Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Double Pack (3DS) – 11,198 (290,149)
  15. Style Savvy: Styling Star (3DS) – 9,649 (70,704)
  16. Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park he Youkoso (NS) – 9,435 
  17. Pokken Tournament DX (NS) – 8,362 (139,637)
  18. Nioh Complete Edition (PS4) – 8,021
  19. 1-2-Switch (NS) – 7,604 (295,470)
  20. Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition (PS4) – 7,309

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Switch – 164,908 (124,770)
  2. PlayStation 4 Pro – 45,163 (8,244)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 40,524 (25,163)
  4. New 2DS LL – 27,074 (20,712)
  5. New 3DS LL – 15,059 (12,431)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 8,483 (6,127)
  7. 2DS – 3,192 (2,747)
  8. Xbox One – 406 (295)
  9. New 3DS – 248 (348)
  10. Xbox One X – 75 (213)
  11. Wii U – 70 (45)
  12. PlayStation 3 – 48 (48)

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[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]