The new God of War is the highest-rated game in franchise history and an (extremely) early contender for 2018’s Game of the Year, but it can’t stand up to cardboard. Well, that might be oversimplifying things just a tad, but according to Media Create’s latest software sales data from Japan, Nintendo Labo (yes, it counts as a game) outsold God of War at launch in Japan. By more than double.

Sony Santa Monica’s latest masterpiece had an underwhelming debut in Japan, selling just over 46,000. Labo, meanwhile, moved over 90,000 units of its standard Variety Kit while pulling in more than 28,000 sales from the Robot Kit. In total, Nintendo Lab managed just under 120,000 units sold.

Unfortunately for Nintendo, this did not correlate to an increase in Switch sales, as the hybrid console actually sold slightly fewer units than last week. PlayStation 4 Pro, on the other hand, saw its sales jump by over 7,000 units for the week. That number becomes slightly less impressive when you add in the fact that standard PlayStation 4 units dropped in sales by about 5,000, but it’s still a net gain for the PlayStation brand over last week. You can check out the full sales breakdown below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo, 04/20/18) – 90,410 (New)
  2. [PS4] God of War (SIE, 04/20/18) – 46,091 (New)
  3. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo, 04/20/18) – 28,629 (New)
  4. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 17,381 (433,488)
  5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 16,617 (2,248,923)
  6. [NSW] The Snack World: Trejarers Gold (Level-5, 04/12/18) – 15,847 (51,502)
  7. [PS4] Metal Max Xeno (Kadokawa Games, 04/19/18) – 15,044 (New)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,393 (1,484,644)
  9. [PSV] Metal Max Xeno (Kadokawa Games, 04/19/18) – 8,355 (New)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,895 (961,427)
  11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 6,491 (1,697,522)
  12. [PS4] Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft, 03/29/18) – 6,280 (122,958)
  13. [PS4] Cities: Skylines PlayStation 4 Edition (Spike Chunsoft, 04/12/18) – 5,750 (17,116)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 3,569 (1,618,478)
  15. [PS4] Death end re;Quest (Compile Heart, 04/12/18) – 3,348 (18,651)
  16. [NSW] Portal Knights (Spike Chunsoft, 04/19/18) – 3,226 (New)
  17. [NSW] Neo Atlas 1469 (Limited Edition Included) (Artdink, 04/19/18) – 3,176 (New)
  18. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Limited and Bundle Editions Included) (Capcom, 01/26/18) – 3,103 (2,006,158)
  19. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege Advanced Edition (Ubisoft, 03/01/18) – 2,896 (41,872)
  20. [3DS] Detective Pikachu (The Pokemon Company, 03/23/18) – 2,817 (71,209)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 34,165 (36,308)
  2. PlayStation 4 Pro – 8,967 (1,473)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 4,480 (9,491)
  4. New 2DS LL – 4,191 (4,564)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 2,892 (2,921)
  6. New 3DS LL – 2,842 (3,366)
  7. 2DS – 439 (616)
  8. Xbox One – 59 (55)
  9. Xbox One X – 57 (17)

Source: 4Gamer (via Gematsu)

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