None of Japan’s new games challenge Monster Hunter

Switch still rolling along

This past week saw the release of Blue Reflection, Musou Stars, Mario Sports Superstars, and a couple of visual novels. Next to Monster Hunter XX, Musou Stars sold the most with over 58,000 copies. Persona-like Blue Reflection came in third with an encouraging 48,000 push.

On the hardware end, the Nintendo Switch calmed a bit from its surge last week. The rest is rather unchanged, though the PlayStation 3 had a near-doubling fling. And little ole Xbox One is still trying.

Media Create Sales 3/27/17-4/02/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 127,721 (1,256,480)
  2. [PS4] Musou Stars – 40,368 (New)
  3. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions – 34,592 (New)
  4. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars – 32,416 (New)
  5. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 29,307 (331,387)
  6. [PSV] Musou Stars – 17,866 (New)
  7. [NSW] 1-2-Switch – 16,517 (153,901)
  8. [PSV] Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions – 13,850 (New)
  9. [PSV] Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Death or Kiss – 11,762 (New)
  10. [PS4] Ghost Recon: Wildlands – 11,733 (145,501)
  11. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 9,945 (288,101)
  12. [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 8,853 (3,229,854)
  13. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn – 8,698 (190,642)
  14. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 8,131 (89,319)
  15. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – 7,070 (1,009,393)
  16. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix – 6,360 (94,507)
  17. [PS4] Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Death or Kiss – 6,331 (New)
  18. [PSV] Chaos;Child: Love Chu Chu!! – 6,240 (New)
  19. [PSV] Accel World VS. Sword Art Online – 5,402 (53,720)
  20. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4990 yen edition) – 5,066 (313,920)

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

  1. Switch – 45,509 (78,441)
  2. New 3DS XL – 25,719 (29,771)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 25,006 (25,472)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 7,780 (7,574)
  5. 2DS – 6,240 (6,722)
  6. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,051 (5,261)
  7. New 3DS – 1,995 (2,866)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 1,724 (2,930)
  9. Wii U – 449 (411)
  10. Xbox One – 187 (115)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68