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Japan Switch sales explode as Splatoon 2 bursts onto the scene

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Female-led Layton game also debuts

As summer begins, it's time for all the kids to stay in doors and shoot gunk all over virtual battlefields. Kids fortunate enough to have been able to obtain a Switch and Splatoon 2 that is, as there continues to be more demand than Nintendo can supply.

Despite raffles, the launch was successful enough to cause the eShop to temporarily go down. Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch bundles likely make up a large portion of the 98,000 weekly console sales which is more than triple its weekly average of 23,000 - 30,000. Splatoon 2 week helped push the Switch to over 4.7 lifetime sales.

Also new this week is the Lady Layton game (which I refuse to call anything else such as it's long ass official name), Fate/Extella: The Umbal Star port for Nintendo Switch, Cars 3 which I want to play for some reason, and the cute as heck Sumikko Gurashi sequel. 

Media Create Sales 7/17/17-7/23/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 648,085 (New)
  2. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy – 70,867 (New)
  3. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin – 21,628 (87,494)
  4. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? – 20,883 (New)
  5. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 19,049 (119,813)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 12,980 (588,028)
  7. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star – 10,247 (New)
  8. [NSW] Arms – 7,984 (177,987)
  9. [PS4] Gundam Versus – 6,665 (143,844)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 5,989 (543,016)
  11. [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 5,276 (3,295,102)
  12. [PS4] Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] – 5,013 (New)
  13. [3DS] Ever Oasis – 4,511 (18,835)
  14. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 3,354 (1,546,392)
  15. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 3,331 (1,180,284)
  16. [NSW] Cars 3: Driven to Win – 3,220 (New)
  17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ – 3,201 (205,098)
  18. [PSV] World Election – 3,017 (New)
  19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V  – 2,792 (366,844)
  20. [NSW] 1-2-Switch – 2,636 (233,737)

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

  1. Switch – 98,999 (31,906)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 23,841 (28,569)
  3. New 2DS XL – 17,717 (43,315)
  4. New 3DS XL – 13,108 (12,101)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,037 (7,649)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 4,545 (4,655)
  7. 2DS – 2,300 (1,901)
  8. New 3DS – 1,020 (1,242)
  9. Wii U – 176 (146)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 142 (129)
  11. Xbox One – 77 (200)

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