It's the middle of the week, which means we have the Media Create chart results out of Japan; there are some interesting points to consider in what was clearly a relatively quiet week in the market.

Starting with software we have Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions making its debut at number one. That's a positive, but its sales of 25,788 units are undeniably modest; for comparison Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam shifted nearly double that number when it launched in late 2015. That's it for new Nintendo system games in the top 20, though in a quiet week we do have Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ticking along nicely in 2nd and 3rd.

  1. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo, 10/05/17) – 25,788 (New)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 22,338 (1,212,901)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 13,392 (734,133)
  4. [PS4] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts, 09/29/17) – 13,169 (69,088)
  5. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Limited Edition Included) (Falcom, 09/28/17) – 12,581 (99,841)
  6. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 11,831 (88,768)
  7. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom, 10/05/17) – 11,666 (New)
  8. [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (Ubisoft, 10/05/17) – 10,825 (New)
  9. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors (Nintendo, 09/28/17) – 8,024 (49,514)
  10. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (Konami, 09/14/17) – 6,266 (97,712)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,196 (604,865)
  12. [PSV] Tokyo Clanpool (Limited Edition Included) (Compile Heart, 10/05/17) – 5,197 (New)
  13. [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors (Nintendo, 09/28/17) – 4,952 (23,309)
  14. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom, 08/25/17) – 4,785 (151,668)
  15. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts, 09/29/17) – 4,660 (17,276)
  16. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 4,370 (1,737,922)
  17. [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco, 09/07/17) – 4,339 (40,424)
  18. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers (Level-5, 08/10/17) – 4,126 (176,959)
  19. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 3,340 (232,688)
  20. [PS4] Destiny 2 (SIE, 09/06/17) – 3,205 (91,893)

Moving on to hardware numbers are down for the top two, with Switch losing nearly half its sales from the previous week but still coming out well on top. The New 3DS LL and New 2DS LL (XL) both saw increases, however. Results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. Switch – 38,204 (73,231)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 16,680 (22,822)
  3. New 3DS LL – 12,658 (9,915)
  4. New 2DS LL – 8,534 (8,359)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,869 (6,547)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,545 (3,732)
  7. 2DS – 1,594 (1,655)
  8. New 3DS – 265 (392)
  9. Xbox One – 186 (71)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 72 (64)
  11. Wii U – 45 (68)

A reasonable week for Nintendo, though the sales of Superstar Saga's re-release are a little disappointing; it likely reflects a mix of its remake status and declining interest in 3DS titles. As for the Switch, it's still comfortably leading the way in hardware; here's hoping Nintendo gets plenty of units in stock as the shopping season heats up.

[via gematsu.com]