With the middle of the week coming around it's time for the Media Create chart results in Japan. It was a week with a number of new releases, but it's the Switch hardware sales that really catch the eye.

We'll start off with software as we normally do, and this week sees Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon unsurprisingly continue their run at the top. New releases generally had modest starts, with Beyblade Burst: God and Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney both having minor impacts on 3DS. The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 168,978 (836,417)
  2. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 77,751 (792,059)
  3. [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX (Limited Edition Included) (Sega, 11/23/17) – 34,896 (New)
  4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 30,275 (1,373,530)
  5. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (SIE, 11/03/17) – 21,512 (290,995)
  6. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 20,297 (268,080)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 18,846 (837,850)
  8. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 15,162 (657,015)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 10,806 (281,571)
  10. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront II (Deluxe Edition Included) (EA, 11/17/17) – 10,734 (49,503)
  11. [3DS] Beyblade Burst: God (FuRyu, 11/23/17) – 9,550 (New)
  12. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo, 11/03/17) – 6,256 (54,605)
  13. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Limited Edition Included) (SIE, 10/19/17) – 5,940 (193,443)
  14. [3DS] Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Limited Edition Inlcuded) (Capcom, 11/23/17) – 4,832 (New)
  15. [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft, 10/26/17) – 4,308 (114,287)
  16. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco, 11/23/17) – 4,216 (New)
  17. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 4,197 (126,530)
  18. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 3,921 (283,108)
  19. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft, 10/27/17) – 3,662 (91,997)
  20. [PS4] Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Bethesda Softworks, 11/23/17) – 3,555 (New)

Moving on to hardware there's terrific news for Nintendo with impressive sales of the Nintendo Switch, with supply allowing a substantial jump into six figures. It's worth noting that the 'Explorer Edition' of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out last week (in the West, too) so that may have helped, but even with that in mind it seems that demand remains extremely high for Nintendo's platform. It blew away all competition, though the New 2DS LL and New 3DS LL (XL) also had decent weeks. Check out the results below (last week's sales in brackets).

  1. Switch – 145,200 (86,999)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,384 (18,126)
  3. New 2DS LL – 20,283 (29,013)
  4. New 3DS LL – 11,511 (11,074)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,525 (8,176)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 5,964 (3,090)
  7. 2DS – 2,838 (3,113)
  8. New 3DS – 254 (280)
  9. Xbox One X – 212 (143)
  10. Xbox One – 196 (104)
  11. Wii U – 85 (43)
  12. PlayStation 3 – 46 (46)

A fantastic week of hardware sales for Nintendo, then; we'll see how Xenoblade Chronicles 2 performs next time.

[via gematsu.com]