Smash

Japanese chart figures are now in for 18th - 24th March revealing that, as we predicted last week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now overtaken Splatoon 2 as the best-selling game on Nintendo Switch in the region.

The game sold another 21,008 copies this week, taking its total physical sales in Japan to 2,974,153. Splatoon 2's 7,891 sales this week leave it on 2,970,723 in total.

Elsewhere, new release Super Robot Wars T debuted in third place on Switch, with the PS4 version selling more copies and landing in second. Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! also enters the charts in fourth place, and Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland has landed in 13th in its first week. PS4 title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice takes top spot.

Here are the top 20 (first numbers are this week's sales, followed by total sales in brackets):


1) [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software, 03/22/19) – 157,548 (New)
2) [PS4] Super Robot Wars T (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 03/21/19) – 88,093 (New)
3) [NSW] Super Robot Wars T (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 03/21/19) – 44,051 (New)
4) [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix, 03/21/19) – 28,509 (New)
5) [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Limited Editions Included) (Koei Tecmo, 03/21/19) – 27,734 (New)
6) [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix, 03/21/19) – 21,041 (New)
7) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 21,008 (2,974,153)
8) [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 17,827 (534,367)
9) [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom, 03/08/19) – 15,353 (164,703)
10) [PS4] The Division 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Ubisoft, 03/15/19) – 15,186 (79,003)
11) [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet (Koei Tecmo, 03/21/19) – 12,958 (New)
12) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 12,504 (2,190,792)
13) [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Limited Editions Included) (Koei Tecmo, 03/21/19) – 12,473 (New)
14) [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 10,727 (1,546,944)
15) [NSW] Super Mario Party (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 9,288 (1,064,507)
16) [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,136 (649,961)
17) [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 8,585 (1,334,410)
18) [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,891 (2,970,723)
19) [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco, 03/14/19) – 7,737 (58,777)
20) [NSW] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet (Koei Tecmo, 03/21/19) – 7,075 (New)


On the hardware front, Switch still leads the way with another 56,099 sales this week. Here are this week's figures, with last week's in brackets:

1) Switch – 56,099 (56,954)
2) PlayStation 4 – 27,061 (25,015)
3) PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,834 (7,206)
4) New 2DS LL – 4,731 (4,040)
5) 2DS – 2,300 (793)
6) New 3DS LL – 912 (892)
7) PlayStation Vita – 376 (870)
8) Xbox One X – 63 (91)
9) Xbox One – 28 (45)

As we mentioned last week, Media Create (the company which supplies our Japanese gaming chart data) is changing the way in which it releases its sales data from next month. It's currently unknown how this might affect our chart coverage.

< Last week's charts


Any surprises this week? Surprised to see Smash become the best-selling game already? Let us know in the comments.

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]