The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, and Switch continues to dominate in its home country. Hardware sales were strong all around, thanks to the boost from the holiday season, but Switch was number one by a mile with another 278,701 units sold. PlayStation 4’s standard and Pro units combined to sell over 75,000 units, good for a distant second place.

In hardware, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate retained the top spot, selling nearly half a million more copies. Dragon Quest Builders 2 sold over 200,000 copies across Switch and PlayStation 4, and Super Mario Party and Pokémon: Let’s Go sold over 155,000 and 144,000, respectively. You can check out the full breakdown below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 452,617 (2,079,769)
  2. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 155,060 (742,355)
  3. [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 144,770 (1,265,790)
  4. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 110,285 (New)
  5. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 97,673 (New)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 48,359 (479,769)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 47,096 (1,958,270)
  8. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 41,405 (2,809,117)
  9. [PS4] Judgment (Sega, 12/13/18) – 37,643 (185,889)
  10. [PS4] God Eater 3 (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 12/13/18) – 25,039 (175,562)
  11. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 21,643 (691,939)
  12. [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 12/20/18) – 21,367 (New)
  13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 21,384 (1,902,226)
  14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 16,093 (1,212,043)
  15. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 15,50 (259,863)
  16. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo, 11/08/18) – 15,325 (79,700)
  17. [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll (Bandai Namco, 12/20/18) – 11,665 (New)
  18. [PS4] Super Neptunia RPG (Compile Heart, 12/20/18) – 11,521 (New)
  19. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 10,957 (392,757)
  20. [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 10,140 (1,790,327)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 278,701 (281,213)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 57,948 (62,580)
  3. New 2DS LL – 19,096 (14,510)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 17,845 (19,014)
  5. New 3DS LL – 7,116 (5,132)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,939 (2,647)
  7. 2DS – 724 (395)
  8. Xbox One X – 195 (847)
  9. Xbox One – 182 (204)

Source: 4Gamer (via Gematsu)

Ben Lamoreux

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