May 3rd, 2017

Last week’s Japanese sales numbers are in and Nintendo is once again dominating. The Switch sold 74,000 units and stayed at the top of the sales chart.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe debuted at the top spot, selling an impressive 280,000 units in less than a week. Two other Switch games were found in the top 10: Zelda: Breath of the Wild with 393,000 total sales, and 1-2 Switch, with 181,000 in total sales.

The Switch console sold over three times as many units last week as the number 2 on the spot, the PS4, which barely sold 20,000 units in Japan (compared to 74,000 Switch units).

See also: These are the best selling Nintendo games in 2016

Here are the complete hardware and software sales charts in Japan for last week:

  1. Switch – 74,217
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,565
  3. New 3DS – 16,739
  4. PlayStation Vita – 6,194
  5. 2DS – 4,863
  6. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,191
  7. PlayStation 3 – 353
  8. Xbox One S – 169
  9. Wii U – 184

And the games:

  1. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 280,229 / NEW
  2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 92,809 / NEW
  3. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes – 25,099 / 158,509
  4. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 24,038 / 1,544,724
  5. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 17,085 / 393,726
  6. [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax – 12,009 / 55,581
  7. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition – 10,427 / 42,115
  8. [PSV] Gun Gun Pixie – 8,794 / NEW
  9. [NSW] 1-2-Switch – 6,768 / 181,641
  10. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars – 5,649 / 73,169

Nintendo is hoping to sell 10 million Switch consoles this year, which they believe is enough to attract third party publishers to the platform.

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