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PS4 Overtakes Nintendo Switch in This Week’s Japanese Sales

by Jose Belmonte

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Nintendo Switch’s severe stock issues are not getting any better, as this week’s Japanese sales list by Media Create reveals. The low number of Nintendo’s hybrid console available in stores has allowed Sony’s PS4 to retake the lead in the charts, which has been improving its numbers since the E3. PS4 sold 25.680, slightly up from last week’s numbers. On the other hand, Nintendo Switch sold 22.361 units, a steep drop from the 37.709 consoles it managed to sell during the release week of ARMS. With this week’s sales, the console crosses the 1 million sales mark in Japan.

Nintendo’s new fighting IP dropped 71% in sales, but that was enough to lead the software list for a second week in a row. However, Final Fantasy XIV’s new expansion Stormblood is technically the best seller of the week, combining the standalone edition and the complete package with the base game and all the expansions released so far.

Other notable releases this week were The Alliance Alive for Nintendo 3DS, PSVR exclusive Farpoint, which coincidentally received a free DLC package this week, God Wars: Future Past for PS4, and Locoroco Remastered for PS4, which has gone largely unnoticed.

Software List

01. [NSW] Arms – 28.748 / 129.400 (-71%)
02. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood – 28.731 / NEW
03. [3DS] The Alliance Alive – 26.421 / NEW
04. [PS4] Farpoint |PlayStation VR| – 17.100 / NEW
05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13.545 / 535.636 (-19%)
06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 8.312 / 513.038 (-19%)
07. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross – 7.210 / 1.528.663 (-17%)
08. [PSV] God Wars: Future Past – 5.291 / NEW
09. [PS4] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – 5.042 / 53.006 (+7%)
10. [PS4] God Wars: Future Past – 5.039 / NEW
11. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: The Complete Edition – 4.030 / NEW
12. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] – 3.709 / 353.284 (+3%)
13. [PS4] Tekken 7 – 3.510 / 80.113 (-35%)
14. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 3.084 / 170.134 (-14%)
15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 3.061 / 1.167.241 (+4%)
16. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon – 3.000 / 3.278.414 (+1%)
17. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 2.668 / 347.508 (-17%)
18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 2.666 / 193.012 (-3%)
19. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 2.385 / 1.054.786 (-8%)
20. [PS4] LocoRoco Remastered – 2.161 / NEW

Hardware List

01. PlayStation 4 – 25.680
02. Nintendo Switch – 22.361
03. Nintendo 3DS – 14.729
04. PlayStation Vita – 4.077
05. Xbox One – 265
06. PlayStation 3 – 201
07. Wii U – 150

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