15 Out Of Top 20 Selling Games In Japan Are On The Nintendo Switch, Top Selling Console This Week By A Huge Margin

The Nintendo Switch is enjoying huge success in Japan right now as the latest sales figures show it completely dominating the market.

According to the weekly retail figures posted for the weeks of 7th January to 13th January 2019 by Media Create, 15 out of the top 20 selling games of the week were on the Switch, with the other 5 being on the PS4.

Interestingly this week’s newest entry Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition’s PS4 version sold higher than the Switch, which is the opposite case in the UK. Check out the full software numbers for the week below:

RankPlatformGameRelease dateWeekly SalesOverall Sales
1SwitchNew Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe19/01/11166, 303166, 303
2SwitchSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate18/12/0762,5802,676,740
3PS4Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition19/01/1141, 51041, 510
4SwitchTales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition19/01/1126, 58826, 588
5SwitchDragon Quest Builders 2 18/12/2019, 565199, 003
6SwitchSuper Mario Party 18/10/0519,054955, 194
7PS4Dragon Quest Builders 218/12/2017,931197, 062
8SwitchPokemon Let's Go! Pikachu & Eevee18/11/1615,3531,414,948
9SwitchMario Kart 8 Deluxe17/04/2814,9912,070,890
10SwitchMinecraft 18/06/2112,590562, 344
11SwitchSplatoon 2 17/07/2111,0612,893,881
12SwitchThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild17/03/038,6361,255,292
13SwitchGo Vacation18/12/277,57642,711
14PS4Judge Eyes (Judgement in the West)18/12/136,837240, 293
15PS4Call of Duty: Black Ops IV18/10/125,618519, 799
16SwitchTaiko no Tatsujin 18/07/194,682290, 959
17SwitchSuper Mario Odyssey 17/10/274, 1341,935,809
18PS4God Eater 318/12/133,546204,056
19SwitchStar Kirby Star Allies18/03/163,082720, 725
20SwitchFitness boxing18/12/203,02413, 201

On the console front the Switch is dominating, selling more than 4 times the volume of the PS4.

  1. Switch – 78,056
  2. PS4 – 12,012
  3. PS4 Pro – 6,289
  4. New 2DS XL – 3,954
  5. PS Vita – 1,711
  6. New 3DS XL – 1,483
  7. 2DS – 268
  8. Xbox One X – 38
  9. Xbox One – 12

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Danial Arshad Khan

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