So Far, The Biggest Selling Games And Hardware This Year In Japan 

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It's July. We're past the year's halfway point, so now is a good time to take stock and see how things are doing in the Japanese game industry.

Famitsu is reporting game and hardware sales data from December 26, 2016 to June 25, 2016. Here are the top ten selling games for that period:

10. 1-2 Switch [Switch]

200,807 copies (200,807 life-to-date)

9. Yokai Watch 3 Sukiyaki [3DS]

215,297 copies (724,964 life-to-date)

8. Momotaro Dentetsu 2017 [3DS]

263,790 copies (395,853 life-to-date)

7. Nier: Automata [PS4]

311,906 copies (311,906 life-to-date)

6. Resident Evil 7 [PS4]

324,066 copies (324,066 life-to-date)

5. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS [3DS]

397,656 copies (1,141,044 life-to-date)

4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Switch]

460,480 copies (460,480 life-to-date)

3. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe [Switch]

501,614 copies (501,614 life-to-date)

2. Pocket Monsters Sun Moon [3DS]

527,862 copies (3,774,084 life-to-date)

1. Monster Hunter XX [3DS]

1,640,005 copies (1,640,005 life-to-date)

And the hardware sales ranking:

5. Xbox One

5,093 units (78,041 life-to-date)

4. PlayStation Vita

26,296 units (5,507,715 life-to-date)

3. Nintendo 3DS

872,620 units (22,784,033 life-to-date)

2. PlayStation 4

877,630 units (4,799,246 life-to-date)

1. Nintendo Switch

1,016,473 units (1,016,473 life-to-date)


    Those Xbox One stats though...

      No Japanese XB1 games makes me consider getting a PS4 (looking at you KOEI), I'm sure having no Japanese XB1 games isn't helping sales in Japan either.

      I bought a PS3 for those crazy exclusives, don't really want to get another console.....

        Yeah, I specifically bought PS4 because the range of games on Xbox is very West-centric and doesn't appeal to me one bit. Money well spent.

      Microsoft's Japanese regional sales manager must be sweating.

      I don't know, one XB1 console for every sixty-one PS4 consoles sold sounds pretty...

      Oh, yeah.

    I was about to ask why P5 isn't on the list and then I remembered they got it a year ago...

    Real happy to see Nier in the top10 though. It earns that spot hard.

    Last edited 06/07/17 4:54 pm

    One million Switch consoles and only half a million zelda and Mario Kart?

    Is this without Nintendo estore purchases? That number seems awfully low.

    "December 26, 2016 to June 25, 2016"
    not June 25, 2017?

    Vita, Vita, Vita, Vita, Vita!

    God it got a crap run in the west!

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