Happy times

Japanese chart figures are now in for 3rd December - 9th December, and you're going to want to sit down for this one.

Earlier today, we shared Famitsu's early sales data reports for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which indicated that it had sold over 1.2 million physical copies at launch. Japanese gaming sales analyst Media Create has now shared its own figures, putting that number at precisely 1,220,535. Remember, this is just in Japan, only physical copies (so digital sales haven't been counted), and its only been out for about five days.

To truly put things into perspective, this means that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already outsold Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! (which has been available for almost a month) and even The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which is currently sitting on 1,182,281 sales since launch. Yep, Smash has sold more copies in Japan in less than a week than Breath of the Wild has managed since March 2017. Utter madness.

We could go on all day about various achievements this sales number has achieved, but we'll end this section by pointing out that Smash sold more copies than every other game in the top 20 this week combined. Here's a look at the top 20 (first numbers are this week's sales, followed by total sales in brackets):


1) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 1,220,535 (New)
2) [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 93,787 (1,012,247)
3) [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 69,861 (489,767)
4) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 20,995 (1,881,751)
5) [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 19,083 (2,740,677)
6) [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 16,948 (403,784)
7) [PS4] Just Cause 4 (Square Enix, 12/06/18) – 16,100 (New)
8) [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts, 11/20/18) – 10,555 (141,324)
9) [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 9,592 (1,866,426)
10) [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 9,531 (1,182,281)
11) [3DS] Persona Q2: New Shadow Labyrinth (Atlus, 11/29/18) – 8,076 (87,823)
12) [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 7,677 (658,270)
13) [PS4] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (Capcom, 12/06/18) – 7,318 (New)
14) [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (SIE, 10/12/18) – 6,515 (485,497)
15) [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo, 11/08/18) – 6,466 (54,800)
16) [NSW] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (Capcom, 12/06/18) – 5,903 (New)
17) [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 5,113 (236,220)
18) [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (The Pokémon Company, 11/17/17) – 4,931 (1,773,521)
19) [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 3,601 (376,482)
20) [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (Nintendo, 09/14/18) – 3,597 (43,451)


As you can probably imagine, this also did wonders for Switch hardware sales this week. The PlayStation 4 had a very nice bump in sales this time around, but Nintendo's machine comfortably took home pole position. Here are this week's figures, with last week's in brackets.

Switch – 281,222 (120,546)
PlayStation 4 – 50,450 (9,852)
PlayStation 4 Pro – 24,046 (10,558)
New 2DS LL – 10,021 (7,401)
New 3DS LL – 3,631 (2,692)
PlayStation Vita – 2,484 (1,798)
2DS – 620 (342)
Xbox One X – 117 (260)
Xbox One – 32 (25)

< Last week's charts

Any surprises this time around? Were you expecting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to perform quite that strongly? Let us know with a comment below.

[via gematsu.com]