It's no surprise to hear that the Switch is already close to overtaking the lifetime sales of the Wii U, even if it's a statistic that'll always be harsh on the last-gen system. Nintendo's hybrid console is hot stuff right now and that's especially the case in Japan, where the latest Media Create charts show its dominance in this vital shopping season.

Let's start with software, however - Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 has arrived on 3DS and taken the number one spot. In second place is Super Mario Odyssey, which has now passed one million retail sales in the Media Create figures. There are multiple evergreen Switch and 3DS games to be found elsewhere in the top 20, with Bokujou Monogatari: Futari no Mura+ being the only other new release on Nintendo hardware down in 12 place. The results below have lifetime sales in brackets.

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Treasure Legend Banbaraya – Sword / Magnmum (Level-5, 12/16/17) – 208,540 (New)
  2. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 133,180 (1,082,650)
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 119,005 (1,169,173)
  4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 70,489 (1,530,859)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 5,0679 (945,232)
  6. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3 Publisher, 12/07/17) – 33,333 (144,408)
  7. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Sega, 12/07/17) – 26,650 (158,581)
  8. [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale (Nintendo, 11/30/17) – 25,180 (72,528)
  9. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (Bandai Namco, 12/14/17) – 24,636 (New)
  10. [PS4] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (Bandai Namco, 12/14/17) – 20,890 (New)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 19,469 (702,460)
  12. [3DS] Bokujou Monogatari: Futari no Mura+ (Marvelous, 12/14/17) – 15,612 (New)
  13. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard Gold Edition Grotesque Ver. (Capcom, 12/14/17) – 14,787 (New)
  14. [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo, 11/03/17) – 13,532 (84,236)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 12,117 (302,266)
  16. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 12/01/17) – 12,017 (129,426)
  17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 12,007 (318,524)
  18. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 11,144 (150,782)
  19. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 10,714 (272,206)
  20. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park he Youkoso (Nippon Columbia, 12/07/17) – 10,072 (92,586)

Hardware sales were up mostly across the board, with only the PS4 Pro dropping following a spike from a previous Monster Hunter: Worlds system. The headline is the Switch, however, which sold a whopping 221,210 units last week, a hefty increase on figures that were already impressive. The New 2DS LL and New 3DS LL (XL) are back up to third and fourth place overall, too. That Switch number, we should add, surpasses the sales of all other systems combined.

  1. Switch – 221,210 (164,908)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 45,161 (40,524)
  3. New 2DS LL – 31,653 (27,074)
  4. New 3DS LL – 19,115 (15,059)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 17,804 (45,163)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 9,049 (8,483)
  7. 2DS – 4,324 (3,192)
  8. Xbox One – 2,175 (406)
  9. New 3DS – 421 (248)
  10. Xbox One X – 132 (75)
  11. Wii U – 75 (70)
  12. PlayStation 3 – 44 (48)

Another fantastic week for Nintendo's new system in Japan and a sign that momentum is picking up as the year ends. Nintendo will undoubtedly be heading into 2018 with a lot of confidence.

[via gematsu.com]