Japan likes shooters too; Ghost Recon Wildlands tops sales charts

1-2-Switch surpasses 100,000

Well OK, it only had to beat out the 900 billionth Kingdom Hearts re-release, but selling nearly 90,000 copies to top the Japanese sales charts in its opening week is impressive enough. I wonder if would’ve sold as as well if Japanese customers had been forced to watch that painful E3 demo with cringe-inducing player acting.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, 1-2-Switch, and NieR: Automata continue to have strong showings, rounding out the top six. The Nintendo Switch had a slightly larger drop from first to second week than both the Wii and Wii U, but 60,000+ isn’t too shabby.

Media Create Sales 3/06/17-3/12/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [PS4] Ghost Recon: Wildlands – 89,791 (New)
  2. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix  – 62,770 (New)
  3. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 44,483 (230,862)
  4. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn  – 34,292 (151,289)
  5. [NSW] 1-2-Switch  – 20,746 (100,282)
  6. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 20,523 (257,068)
  7. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 17,482 (62,084)
  8. [3DS] Pok émon Sun & Moon – 11,646 (3,200,916)
  9. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional – 9,795 (172,853)
  10. [NSW] Super Bomberman R – 8,550 (45,173)
  11. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I•II  – 7,206 (32,812)
  12. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V  – 6,331 (121,806)
  13. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) – 6,220 (297,547)
  14. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 6,009 (989,876)
  15. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: Biohazard  – 5,523 (297,189)
  16. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V – 4,790 (101,336)
  17. [PS4] Nioh – 4,577 (133,401)
  18. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 4,558 (17,323)
  19. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris – 4,469 (17,323)
  20. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – 4,333 (101,649)

Top console sales. Prior week’s sales in parentheses.

  1. Switch – 61,998 (329,152)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 28,902 (31,065)
  3. New 3DS XL – 18,360 (18,433)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 8,398 (9,889)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,398 (6,742)
  6. 2DS – 4,094 (4,147)
  7. New 3DS – 1,227 (1,268)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 639 (615)
  9. Wii U – 430 (565)
  10. Xbox One – 117 (147)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68