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Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th March, revealing that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is on the brink of becoming the best-selling Switch game in the region.

This week saw another 20,706 copies be sold at retail (making it the best-selling Switch game this week), taking its total sales to 2,953,145. Splatoon 2, which has been the best-selling game on Switch for a considerable amount of time now in Japan, is currently at 2,962,831 sales.

As you can see, if Smash Ultimate manages to sell 10,000 more copies than Splatoon 2 next week, it'll take over as the best-selling Switch title in Nintendo's home region. Splatoon 2 shifted 7,516 copies this week (just over 13,000 less than Smash), so it's looking pretty likely that it'll happen.

Elsewhere, two new PS4 titles take the top two positions this week: The Division 2 and One Piece: World Seeker.

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


1) [PS4] The Division 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Ubisoft, 03/15/19) – 63,817 (New)
2) [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco, 03/14/19) – 51,039 (New)
3) [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom, 03/08/19) – 33,149 (149,350)
4) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 20,706 (2,953,145)
5) [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 16,997 (516,540)
6) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,288 (2,178,288
7) [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 10,112 (1,536,217)
8) [PS4] LoveR (Kadokawa Games, 03/14/19) – 9,985 (New)
9) [PS4] Judgment (Sega, 12/13/18) – 8,677 (263,407)
10) [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 8,479 (1,325,825)
11) [NSW] Super Mario Party (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 8,429 (1,055,218)
12) [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,955 (640,825)
13) [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,516 (2,962,831)
14) [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Music and Art Clips (Atlus, 03/14/19) – 5,872 (New)
15) [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX (Limited Edition Included) (Koei Tecmo, 03/14/19) – 5,330 (New)
16) [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Limited Edition Included) (Square Enix, 01/25/19) – 5,236 (790,805)
17) [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX (Limited Edition Included) (Koei Tecmo, 03/14/19) – 4,704 (New)
18) [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome 2nd Rumble!! (Spike Chunsoft, 03/14/19) – 4,704 (New)
19) [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 2,883 (743,782)
20) [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 2,760 (1,962,818)


Switch hardware sales took a slight tumble this week, but the console remains very much at the top of the charts. Here are this week's figures, with last week's in brackets:

1) Switch – 56,954 (69,766)
2) PlayStation 4 – 25,015 (25,154)
3) PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,206 (7,208)
4) New 2DS LL – 4,040 (4,424)
5) New 3DS LL – 892 (1,182)
6) PlayStation Vita – 870 (3,002)
7) 2DS – 793 (112)
8) Xbox One X – 91 (83)
9) Xbox One – 45 (14)

As you may be aware, 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 coverage.

< Last week's charts


Any surprises this week? Do you think Smash will take over next week? Let us know in the comments.

[via gematsu.com]