Japan Charts Show Slow PS4 Game Sales, Nintendo Sales Soaring

Looking at the Japanese sales chart every week makes one thing pretty apparent – Nintendo has completely triumphed over all other platforms in that region. For a bit, the PlayStation 4 was doing okay at one point, but not it’s totally outsold by the Nintendo Switch.

For starters, take a look at the Japanese hardware sales chart for the previous week:

Hardware sales

  1. Switch – 50,239 (44,237)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 12,431 (12,608)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,165 (5,226)
  4. New 2DS LL – 4,176 (3,965)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 4,112 (3,444)
  6. New 3DS LL – 2,507 (2,739)
  7. 2DS – 448 (528)
  8. Xbox One – 47 (41)
  9. Xbox One X – 32 (47)

Now, if if we take a look at the software sales, it’s easy to notice that PS4 title sales have dropped dramatically, while Nintendo games continue to sell like hot cakes – with Octopath Traveler, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Mario Tennis Aces. Check it out:

Software sales

  1. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix, 07/13/18) – 110,111 (New)
  2. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 07/13/18) – 41,852 (New)
  3. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 21,838 (227,452)
  4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 20,430 (2,447,782)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 15,101 (121,785)
  6. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 07/13/18) – 14,558 (New)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,417 (1,627,674)
  8. [PS4] Mary Skelter 2 (Compile Heart, 07/12/18) – 10,370 (New)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 7,145 (1,668,513)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,622 (1,043,717)
  11. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 6,160 (559,764)
  12. [PS4] New Gundam Breaker (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 06/21/18) – 5,023 (82,077)
  13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 5,016 (1,766,438)
  14. [PS4] The Crew 2 (Ubisoft, 06/29/18) – 4,951 (32,276)
  15. [PS4] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (Spike Chunsoft, 07/05/18) – 4,164 (19,705)
  16. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 3,788 (167,064)
  17. [NSW] Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, 05/04/18) – 3,642 (190,330)
  18. [NSW] Shining Resonance Refrain (Sega, 07/12/18) – 3,465 (New)
  19. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (SIE, 05/25/18) – 3,321 (90,360)
  20. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (Konami, 09/14/17) – 2,724 (172,154)

[Source: 4gamer.netGematsu]