Nintendo Switch is being pushed as a home console that can be taken on the go, which is a marketing strategy that has certainly worked in Japan. Nintendo Switch has been #1 on the sales chart ever single week since release, moving between 40,000 and 50,000 units weekly. This past week however, the sales got a really nice boost thanks to the release of a certain kart racing game. Here are the full software and hardware charts for last week in Japan:

  • 01./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 280.229 / NEW <60-80%>
  • 02./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} (¥5.700) – 92.809 / NEW <60-80%>
  • 03./01. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980) – 25.099 / 158.509 <80-100%> (-81%)
  • 04./05. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 24.038 / 1.544.724 <80-100%> (+1%)
  • 05./06. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 17.085 / 393.726 <80-100%> (+18%)
  • 06./02. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} (¥5.700) – 12.009 / 55.581 <60-80%> (-72%)
  • 07./03. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition <Dark Souls III \ Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel \ Dark Souls III: The Ringed City> <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20}
  • (¥5.900) – 10.427 / 42.115 <60-80%> (-67%)
  • 08./00. [PSV] Gun Gun Pixies # <STG> (Compile Heart) {2017.04.27} (¥6.800) – 8.794 / NEW <40-60%>
  • 09./08. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 6.768 / 181.641 <80-100%> (+2%)
  • 10./07. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 5.649 / 73.169 <60-80%> (-17%)
  • 11./04. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings # <RPG> (Aqua Plus) {2017.04.20} (¥5.800) – 5.059 / 35.963 <80-100%> (-84%)
  • 12./00. [PSV] Hanasaki Work Spring! # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.04.27} (¥4.980) – 4.730 / NEW <60-80%>
  • 13./00. [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥2.800) – 4.697 / NEW <20-40%> 
  • 14./11. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 4.654 / 279.395 <80-100%> (-2%)
  • 15./12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 4.030 / 3.748.283 <80-100%> (-7%)
  • 16./13. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 3.838 / 172.758 <80-100%> (-9%)
  • 17./00. [PSV] Tsuihou Senkyo <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.04.27} (¥5.980) – 3.712 / NEW <40-60%>
  • 18./00. [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia [PlayStation Vita the Best] <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.04.27} (¥3.800) – 3.147 / NEW <40-60%>
  • 19./09. [PS4] PaRappa the Rapper Remastered <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥1.800) – 3.144 / 9.198 <40-60%> (-48%)
  • 20./15. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 2.986 / 707.148 <80-100%> (+4%)
  • 21./16. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 2.949 / 100.254 <80-100%> (+4%)
  • 22./14. [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 2.847 / 80.471 <80-100%> (-10%)
  • 23./19. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥3.980) – 2.597 / 9.192 <40-60%> (-3%)
  • 24./18. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 2.590 / 1.126.026 <80-100%> (-7%)
  • 25./10. [NSW] Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker <ACT> (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} (¥4.980) – 2.562 / 8.028 <40-60%> (-53%)
  • 26./20. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 2.553 / 186.925 <80-100%> (+4%)
  • 27./22. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) – 2.542 / 2.702.671 <80-100%> (+18%)
  • 28./00. [PSV] Tokeijikake no Ley Line: Kagerou ni Samayou Majo <ADV> (Dramatic Create) {2017.04.27} (¥7.400) – 2.480 / NEW <60-80%>
  • 29./25. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 2.366 / 247.919 <80-100%> (+20%)
  • 30./24. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 2.220 / 975.104 <80-100%> (+7%)

Harware:

  • Switch – 74,217
  • PlayStation 4 – 19,565
  • New 3DS – 16,739
  • PlayStation Vita – 6,194
  • 2DS – 4,863
  • PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,191
  • PlayStation 3 – 353
  • Xbox One S – 169
  • Wii U – 184

Source: NeoGAF