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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bursts on scene, surging Switch sales prior to big holiday

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A golden week for Nintendo

The sales number are in for Japan from April 24-30, 2017. Typically these release on Wednesday, but last week was Golden Week, a series of holidays smushed together. That big holiday is why these numbers are a little delayed (and also incidentally why I've been out a bit). Anywho let's look at what Japanese gamers picked up to dive into for the long holiday.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe kicked the door in with over 250,000 sales despite being mostly a port, which is a big reason Nintendo Switch sales surged from around 45,000 per week to over 76,000 leading up to Golden Week.

Also successful was Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X, a card-based game ported from the arcade, which was just shy of 100,000. New releases Gun Gun Pixies and Cube Creator CX joined the top 20 albeit with more modest numbers.

Xbox One eclipsed 100 sales once again.

Media Create Sales 4/24/17-4/30/17 [NeoGAF]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 284,823 (New)
  2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X – 97,093 (New)
  3. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 27,829 (1,421,205)
  4. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 25,286 (420,941)
  5. [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – 22,721 (154,389)
  6. [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax – 10,950 (59,092)
  7. [NSW] 1-2-Switch – 9,800 (195,958)
  8. [PS4] Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition – 9,014 (42,102)
  9. [PSV] Gun Gun Pixies – 8,675 (New)
  10. [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2: The Maiden Who Fell into Darkness and the Book of Beginnings – 6,659 (34,040)
  11. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars – 6,617 (75,503)
  12. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 6,168 (313,252)
  13. [PS4] Ghost Recon: Wildlands – 4,742 (169,453)
  14. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4,504 (109,193)
  15. [3DS] Cube Creator DX – 4,350 (New)
  16. [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 4,224 (3,249,835)
  17. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 4,157 (1,027,400)
  18. [NSW] Super Bomberman R – 3,338 (77,015)
  19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 yen Version) – 3,281 (unknown)
  20. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 3,197 (711,043)

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

  1. Switch – 76,679 (48,694)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,848 (15,222)
  3. New 3DS XL – 17,873 (17,570)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,455 (4,112)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 5,994 (5,164)
  6. 2DS – 4,101 (3,945)
  7. New 3DS – 1,089 (1,114)
  8. Wii U – 543 (262)
  9. PlayStation 3 – 453 (367)
  10. Xbox One – 101 (68)

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