Japanese Charts: Smash Bros. Ultimate Stays In Top Spot While Switch Maintains Momentum – Nintendo Life

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Japanese Charts: Smash Bros. Ultimate Stays In Top Spot While Switch Maintains Momentum – Nintendo Life
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Japanese chart figures are now in for 17th December – 23rd December and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch continues to reign supreme.

The new entry in the long-running Smash series maintained its top spot, with an additional 452,617 retail sales – pushing it beyond the two million sales mark domestically and fending off Dragon Quest Builders 2 in the process, which just arrived on the Switch and PlayStation 4. In the previous week, Ultimate sold 406,617 copies.

During this busy time of year, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! shifted 144,770 copies and Super Mario Party did even better with 155,060 sales. Lastly, Katamari Damacy Reroll – new to the charts – rolled up 11,665 sales. There were many other notable Switch titles also in the charts this week. Here are the top 20 (first numbers are this week’s sales, followed by total sales in brackets):


  1. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 452,617 (2,079,769)
  2. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 155,060 (742,355)
  3. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 144,770 (1,265,790)
  4. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 110,285 (New)
  5. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 97,673 (New)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 48,359 (479,769)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 47,096 (1,958,270)
  8. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 41,405 (2,809,117)
  9. [PS4] Judgment (Sega, 12/13/18) – 37,643 (185,889)
  10. [PS4] God Eater 3 (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 12/13/18) – 25,039 (175,562)
  11. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 21,643 (691,939)
  12. [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 12/20/18) – 21,367 (New)
  13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 21,384 (1,902,226)
  14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 16,093 (1,212,043)
  15. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 15,50 (259,863)
  16. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo, 11/08/18) – 15,325 (79,700)
  17. [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll (Bandai Namco, 12/20/18) – 11,665 (New)
  18. [PS4] Super Neptunia RPG (Compile Heart, 12/20/18) – 11,521 (New)
  19. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 10,957 (392,757)
  20. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 10,140 (1,790,327)

On the hardware front, Switch sales were slightly down from the previous week but managed to maintain momentum. PlayStation 4 sales also dropped, while the New 2DS LL, New 3DS LL and 2DS all had improved sales during this period. Here are this week’s figures, with last week’s in brackets:

  1. Switch – 278,701 (281,213)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 57,948 (62,580)
  3. New 2DS LL – 19,096 (14,510)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 17,845 (19,014)
  5. New 3DS LL – 7,116 (5,132)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,939 (2,647)
  7. 2DS – 724 (395)
  8. Xbox One X – 195 (847)
  9. Xbox One – 182 (204)

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Do you think Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will continue to reign supreme? Are you surprised by any other entries this week? Let us know in the comments.

[via gematsu.com]

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