Japanese Sales Chart: Yo-Kai Watch Dominates, Digimon Makes Middling Debut

December 20, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

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Nintendo is back on top of the Japanese sales charts. 3DS role-playing game Yo-Kai Watch Busters 22: Treasure Legend Banbaraya managed to crack the top spot in its first week by selling over 200,000 units. In second place, Super Mario Odyssey managed to continue its amazing momentum by selling over 130,000 copies.

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, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory managed to grab the nine and ten spots with over 20,000 units sold on each platform.

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 11 to December 17, 2017:

Games (Lifetime)

  1. Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Treasure Legend Banbaraya – Sword / Magnmum (3DS) – 208,540
  2. Super Mario Odyssey (NS) – 133,180 (1,082,650)
  3. Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (3DS) – 119,005 (1,169,173)
  4. Splatoon 2 (NS) – 70,489 (1,530,859)
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) – 50,679 (945,232)
  6. Earth Defense Force 5 (PS4) – 33,333 (144,408)
  7. Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (Limited Edition Included) (PS4) – 26,650 (158,581)
  8. Kirby: Battle Royale (3DS) – 25,180 (72,528)
  9. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (Vita) – 24,636
  10. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (PS4) – 20,890
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (NS) – 19,469 (702,460)
  12. Bokujou Monogatari: Futari no Mura+ (3DS) – 15,612
  13. Resident Evil 7: biohazard Gold Edition Grotesque Ver. (PS4) – 14,787
  14. Style Savvy: Styling Star (3DS) – 13,532 (84,236)
  15. Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Double Pack (3DS) – 12,117 (302,266)
  16. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Limited Edition Included) (NS) – 12,017 (129,426)
  17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (3DS) – 12,007 (318,524)
  18. Pokken Tournament DX (NS) – 11,144 (150,782)
  19. Arms (NS) – 10,714 (272,206)
  20. Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park he Youkoso (NS) – 10,072 (92,586)

Systems (Previous Week)

  1. Switch – 221,210 (164,908)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 45,161 (40,524)
  3. New 2DS LL – 31,653 (27,074)
  4. New 3DS LL – 19,115 (15,059)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 17,804 (45,163)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 9,049 (8,483)
  7. 2DS – 4,324 (3,192)
  8. Xbox One – 2,175 (406)
  9. New 3DS – 421 (248)
  10. Xbox One X – 132 (75)
  11. Wii U – 75 (70)
  12. PlayStation 3 – 44 (48)

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[Source: 4Gamer via Gematsu]