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Smash Bros. and Switch Dominate Japan for Two More Weeks According to Media Create

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Smash Bros. and Switch Dominate Japan for Two More Weeks According to Media Create

The Nintendo Switch has been rather hot in Japan during the Holidays, and this continued over the past two weeks, as showcased by the latest Media Create charts. The firm delivered today data for two separate weeks since they go on vacation for the new year.

Below you can check out the top-twenty software chart related to the period between Dec. 24 and Dec 30. As usual, the second number for each game represents lifetime sales.

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Switch – 258,974/2,614,160
  2. Super Mario Party – Switch – 95,102/936,140
  3. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Switch – 68,308/1,399,595
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 55,758/2,055,899
  5. Dragon Quest Builders 2 – Switch – 47,176/179,438
  6. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 43,033/2,882,819
  7. Minecraft – Switch – 42,845/549,754
  8. Dragon Quest Builders 2 – PS4 – 38,969/179,130
  9. Go Vacation – Switch – 21,826/35,136
  10. Judgment – PS4 – 20,018/233,456
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 19,363/1,246,656
  12. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 16,896/1,931,675
  13. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – Switch – 16,600/286,278
  14. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 14,769/717,643
  15. God Eater 3 – PS4 – 10,610/200,510
  16. Mario Tennis Aces – Switch – 10,468/411,002
  17. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – PS4 – 8,726/514,181
  18. Battlefield V – PS4 – 8,155/167,514
  19. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Switch – 7,718/177,872
  20. Dragon Ball FighterZ – Switch – 7,554/73,861

And here is the hardware chart.

  1. Switch: 174,770
  2. PS4: 58,203
  3. PS4 Pro: 14,227
  4. New 2DS XL: 9,649
  5. New 3DS XL: 3,576
  6. PS Vita: 3,566
  7. 2DS: 374
  8. Xbox One X: 189
  9. Xbox One: 169

The second serving of data comes with the charts for the week between Dec. 31 and Jan. 6. This one is very relevant because the first week of January is one of the biggest shopping periods in Japan due to the Otoshidama tradition that prompts parents to gift money to their kids on New Year.

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Switch – 258,974/2,614,160
  2. Super Mario Party – Switch – 95,102/936,140
  3. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Switch – 68,308/1,399,595
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 55,758/2,055,899
  5. Dragon Quest Builders 2 – Switch – 47,176/179,438
  6. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 43,033/2,882,819
  7. Minecraft – Switch – 42,845/549,754
  8. Dragon Quest Builders 2 – PS4 – 38,969/179,130
  9. Go Vacation – Switch – 21,826/35,136
  10. Judgment – PS4 – 20,018/233,456
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 19,363/1,246,656
  12. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 16,896/1,931,675
  13. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! – Switch – 16,600/286,278
  14. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 14,769/717,643
  15. God Eater 3 – PS4 – 10,610/200,510
  16. Mario Tennis Aces – Switch – 10,468/411,002
  17. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – PS4 – 8,726/514,181
  18. Battlefield V – PS4 – 8,155/167,514
  19. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Switch – 7,718/177,872
  20. Dragon Ball FighterZ – Switch – 7,554/73,861

The hardware chart is as follows:

  1. Switch: 199,982
  2. PS4: 87,669
  3. PS4 Pro: 29,513
  4. New 2DS XL: 22,645
  5. PS Vita: 4,138
  6. New 3DS XL: 3,281
  7. 2DS: 557
  8. Xbox One X: 102
  9. Xbox One: 53

With the lack of any new releases, the software charts for both weeks look absolutely identical, with Nintendo Switch games taking most slots and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dominating.

Of course, the Switch is also the best-selling console of both weeks, even if it took a sizable dip compared to the Christmas period. The PS4 actually remained essentially flat in the week after Christmas, and soared in the New Year week, showing that it still has sales potential in the country even after four years.

Interestingly, Dragon Quest Builders 2 for Nintendo Switch has overtaken the PS4 version, even if by just a handful of units.

On the PS4 side, both Judgment and God Eater 3 have passed 200,000 units sold, which is pretty solid.

Just earlier today we learned that the Switch has outsold the PS4 two to one in 2018 in Japan, and has passed seven million units sold cumulatively in the local market.

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