It's the middle of the week, which means it's time for the Media Create chart results out of Japan. It was a big week all told and one that certainly boosted Nintendo's coffers.

The results bring us the launch sales of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, though the combination of it being a mid-gen series release and a late-gen 3DS title has seemingly affected the numbers. Between them the games sold 915,221 copies, which is impressive on its own merits - however that's well down on equivalent launch sales for previous releases. Pokémon Sun and Moon shifted 1,742,008 units at launch, Pokémon X & Y managed 1,866,580 sales in its opening week, while Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire managed 1,327,621 units at launch. As mentioned above, mid-gen iterations typically sell less that new-gen 'main' entries, so that should be taken into account.

There are some interesting results elsewhere, not least being the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online outselling equivalents on Switch and PS4. Crikey.

Below is the top 20 with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 667,439 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 247,782 (New)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 62,024 (714,308)
  4. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront II (Deluxe Edition Included) (EA, 11/17/17) – 38,769 (New)
  5. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (SIE, 11/03/17) – 34,116 (269,483)
  6. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 25,118 (1,343,255)
  7. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online (Square Enix, 11/16/17) – 24,836 (New)
  8. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online (Square Enix, 11/16/17) – 18,444 (New)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 16,532 (819,004)
  10. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online (Square Enix, 11/16/17) – 13,657 (New)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 7,004 (641,853)
  12. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 6,642 (122,333)
  13. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo, 11/03/17) – 6,523 (48,349)
  14. [PS4] Need for Speed: Payback (EA, 11/10/17) – 6,440 (27,404)
  15. [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved (Spike Chunsoft, 10/26/17) – 6,178 (109,978)
  16. [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft, 10/27/17) – 5,593 (88,336)
  17. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport (Limited Edition Included) (SIE, 10/19/17) – 5,063 (187,503)
  18. [PS4] .hack//G.U. Last Recode (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 11/02/17) – 3,738 (72,214)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,444 (270,765)
  20. [PS4] The Sims 4 (Bundle Editions Included) (EA, 11/14/17) – 3,428 (New)

The hardware results also tell an interesting story. The Switch continues to dominate and outsell all other systems combined, even without a big-hitting new release. The New 2DS LL (XL) benefitted the most from the Pokémon releases to take second place, with smaller increases for the other members of the 3DS family. Results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. Switch – 86,999 (79,958)
  2. New 2DS LL – 29,013 (10,323)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 18,126 (20,021)
  4. New 3DS LL – 11,074 (7,296)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 8,176 (6,037)
  6. 2DS – 3,113 (1,484)
  7. PlayStation Vita – 3,090 (3,210)
  8. New 3DS – 280 (266)
  9. Xbox One X – 143 (1,344)
  10. Xbox One – 104 (121)
  11. PlayStation 3 – 46 (41)
  12. Wii U – 43 (36)

So there you have it, a lucrative week for Nintendo and The Pokémon Company.

[via gematsu.com]