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Nintendo Switch Takes Back the Lead in Japanese Sales

by Jose Belmonte

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Nintendo Switch regains the top position in the Japanese sales charts this week, according to Media Create. This represents the first time in several weeks that PS4 hasn’t taken the lead this year, thanks to the boost in sales from the release of the mega-successful Monster Hunter: World. Additionally, this is the first time that the Switch hasn’t suffered any significant issues regarding the stock available in stores, which probably means that the console will continue to move around these sales numbers as an average in the future.

Despite not taking the number 1 in hardware, all relevant releases on the software list belong to PlayStation consoles. Those include PS4 exclusive Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match, the controversial Metal Gear Survive, which repeats its poor result from the United Kingdom, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, and two PS Vita releases: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate, and Tokimeki Restaurant: Project Tristars.

But of course, the actual top position goes to holdover Monster Hunter: World, which has remained at top of the list since it was released a month ago. Other prime Nintendo releases like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also show impressive staying power on the charts.

Software List

01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – 53.982 / 1.890.273 (-37%)
02. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match – 46.411 / NEW
03. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive – 31.359 / NEW
04. [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal – 24.118 / NEW
05. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 19.501 / 2.062.345 (-11%)
06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 17.259 / 1.363.646 (-10%)
07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 12.252 / 883.780 (+4%)
08. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 11.639 / 1.626.145 (-8%)
09. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 – 8.959 / 147.634 (-58%)
10. [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate – 8.833 / NEW
11. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – 8.634 / 151.225 (-32%)
12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon – 8.614 / 1.566.656 (-8%)
13. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – 6.027 / 94.631 (-54%)
14. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 – 5.443 / 14.975 (-43%)
15. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana – 5.336 / 41.378 (-85%)
16. [PSV] Tokimeki Restaurant: Project Tristars – 4.319 / NEW
17. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 – 4.271 / 165.894 (-27%)
18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch – 4.215 / 403.972 (+1%)
19. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ – 3.992 / 92.935 (-33%)
20. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II – 3.898 / 89.486

Hardware List

01. Nintendo Switch – 39.696
02. PlayStation 4 – 34.775
03. Nintendo 3DS – 11.236
04. PlayStation Vita – 5.017
05. Xbox One – 274

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