It's the middle of the week, which means we get an updated look at what's hot and what's not in Japan; though the software charts have new challengers to Nintendo games, hardware is still very much the dominion of a certain hybrid system.

Kicking off with software, two new releases on PS4 push Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon down to third place, though the standard editions have now passed one million physical retail sales (the combined pack has added plenty more). There are three evergreen Switch releases up next, with Super Mario Odyssey creeping towards the one million landmark in Japan; results are below with lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Sega, 12/07/17) – 131,931 (New)
  2. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3 Publisher, 12/07/17) – 111,075 (New)
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 106,094 (1,050,168)
  4. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 95,816 (949,470)
  5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 50,594 (1,460,370)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 33,315 (894,553)
  7. [PS4] Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 12/07/17) – 21,971 (New)
  8. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 12/01/17) – 19,678 (117,409)
  9. [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale (Nintendo, 11/30/17) – 19,325 (47,348)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 14,342 (682,992)
  11. [PS4] Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package (Capcom, 12/07/17) – 13,029 (New)
  12. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 11,878 (306,517)
  13. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (SIE, 11/03/17) – 11,589 (318,089)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 11,198 (290,149)
  15. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo, 11/03/17) – 9,649 (70,704)
  16. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park he Youkoso (Nippon Columbia, 12/07/17) – 9,435 (New)
  17. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 8,362 (139,637)
  18. [PS4] Nioh Complete Edition (Koei Tecmo, 12/07/17) – 8,021 (New)
  19. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 7,604 (295,470)
  20. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition (SIE, 12/07/17) – 7,309 (New)

Moving on to hardware the Switch has gained more sales once again, likely the result of increasing availability. It's particularly impressive momentum, and in second place there's a revived PS4 Pro courtesy of a Monster Hunter: World edition that was released last week (though the game isn't included). Switch still out-performed both PS4 models despite their increases, and momentum is positive for most systems with New 2DS LL and New 3DS LL (XL) also improving sales. Results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

  1. Switch – 164,908 (124,770)
  2. PlayStation 4 Pro – 45,163 (8,244)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 40,524 (25,163)
  4. New 2DS LL – 27,074 (20,712)
  5. New 3DS LL – 15,059 (12,431)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 8,483 (6,127)
  7. 2DS – 3,192 (2,747)
  8. Xbox One – 406 (295)
  9. New 3DS – 248 (348)
  10. Xbox One X – 75 (213)
  11. Wii U – 70 (45)
  12. PlayStation 3 – 48 (48)

Despite the absence of big-hitting new retail games it was still a good week for Nintendo, especially in terms of Switch hardware sales.

[via gematsu.com]