Surprise! PlayStation 4 passes Switch in Japan

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This past week in Japan saw the PlayStation 4 surpass the Nintendo Switch for the first time since the launch of the Switch back on March 3, 2017. Switch shortages could be the major cause, as the only two new releases on PlayStation 4 were online games Dragon Quest X: All in One Package and Dragon’s Dogma Online Season 3 which only sold 14,052 and 4,590 copies respectively.

The newest Dragon Quest game still occupies the throne of game sales followed by Splatoon 2 and Level-5’s latest game, The Snack World.

Media Create Sales 8/14/17-8/20/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 67,705 (1,640,920)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 49,543 (1,291,802)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 34,108 (949,737)
  4. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers – 25,674 (123,208)
  5. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package – 14,052 (New)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,589 (646,483)
  7. [NSW] Arms – 6,439 (203,722)
  8. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin – 5,960 (120,710)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ – 5,789 (224,166)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 5,268 (566,032)
  11. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season – 5,214 (22,466)
  12. [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon – 5,048 (3,314,619)
  13. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? – 4,934 (45,288)
  14. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – 4,929 (42,476)
  15. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy – 4,848 (120,036)
  16. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 2 – 4,829 (85,447)
  17. [PS4] Gundam Versus – 4,754 (162,712)
  18. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma Online Season 3 Limited Edition – 4,590 (New)
  19. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 3,942 (1,195,570)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,535 (2,806,124)

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

  1. PlayStation 4 – 28,779 (34,691)
  2. Switch – 22,277 (87,798)
  3. New 3DS XL – 16,083 (17,276)
  4. New 2DS XL – 14,939 (24,187)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,909 (7,771)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 5,177 (4,651)
  7. 2DS – 2,999 (3,527)
  8. New 3DS – 575 (740)
  9. Wii U – 151 (132)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 110 (95)
  11. Xbox One – 100 (75)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68