The newest Media Create calculations are in. Yakuza Kiwami 2, Earth Defence Force, and Kamen Rider: Climax Fights debut.
Switch is on fire and it's still selling out. Sales are strongest in the two weeks before Christmas so long as Nintendo gets the stock out there it should have no problem reaching 200,000 the next 2-3 weeks. If they ship out enough stock they may even manage 300,000. Either way it will be at around 3.15-3.35 million for the end of the year . . . right around the lifetime sales of the Wii U in less than ten months on the market. At the current sales rates the Switch will surpass the PS4 there sometime late next year or early 2019 (probably depends on when Pokemon launches). With no handheld anywhere in the foreseeable future Nintendo will have Japan on lock unless the Japanese' preference for on-the-go gaming changes.
Yep, I just wish Nintendo dominates in any other country. In November NPD PS4 raped Switch 2:1 and it leads YTD in US, UK and whole Europe.
Eh, whatever floats your boat. Also that NPD data isn't confirmed yet and you're ignoring most of the previous months. I find these Japanese sales exciting because it means the Switch will be getting a lot of third party Japanese games. When it's clear the Switch is going to dominate the Japanese market then it's far more likely that games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Nioh, Neir, Tekken, and many more will likely be made with the Switch in mind. Many third party Japanese games this gen have been Playstation exclusive, but that will no longer be the case and many of them will be coming to Switch as well. Having those games available on more consoles for more people to enjoy is a great thing for gaming. It also basically guarantees that the Switch will be the best console to get access to Japanese titles from here on out. In the US that's not such a big deal. The Switch install base is going to be compared to the PS4 + the Xbox One there. Although the Switch install base will be large enough to attract notice, it's not going to outsell the PS4 + the Xbox One and make the splash in the market that it will in Japan.
No you don't.. you don't wish that at all. Switch won the past 3 NPD's or whatever. You didn't bat an eye. Now PS4 wins November NPD and suddenly you are all over it.
Lime is such a fitting name considering the bitterness.
I just wish you just stop commenting in Nintendo related articles altogether. You are a cancer to this gaming community.
isn't nintendo always on fire in japan?
Wii U did okay relative to worldwide sales, but it's nowhere near the Switch. The Switch even seems to be tracking ahead of the 3DS.
Everything you stated is truly amazing. Go Nintendo! :)
Good to see Yakuza doing well!
Yep, best selling game last week in Japan!
Not really. It's the second worst selling Yakuza title ever. Not doing "well"
Can't be that bad if it's on top.
? I mean I'm not sure why you didn't even consider that you're only talking about a few days sale it also has yet to release worldwide so I'm not entirely sure how you could confirm it's the second worst selling but it's only been on sale for a few days.. I don't even think that matters to Sega they just care that the game selling at all so when you're reaching at the top of the charts, trust me, they don't care. Also understand that this is before an official worldwide release.
Wow, PS4 Pro outsold the standard ps4 Also, who was it that was saying Xenoblade would be evergreen? It dropped like a rock.
It had the best opening of a Xenoblade title to date. That's still good.
michellelynn09767d ago Xenoblade is now becoming a huge franchise for Nintendo and it will be an ever green title
So did GT sport.
Well, it looks like it will sell 200k. Still pretty good.
Like Gran Turismo Sport?
First post in 125 days and that's the best you could come up with? I never claimed GT Sport would be evergreen in Japan, but for some fun, why don't you crawl out from under your rock in another 125 days and we'll see how Xenoblade 2 is faring against GT Sport globally.
@Knush LOL triggered much? Just did same that you did, some steath trolling. LMAOing my way the rock now LOL.
@Knushwood Butt You are attacking him because he doesn't post very often on N4G? He probably tries to avoid this place because of people like you, who try to troll other fanbases and attack people.
Stealth trolling? Xenoblade dropped like a rock.
It's tracking ahead of other xenoblade its first week and second week still.higher than all the other in the past It's an improvement
Nintendo is dominating Japan. Most of the top 20 is Switch and 3DS games some of which have remained in the top ten for months now. To see Splatoon still selling like that after launching last July is crazy. Congrats Nintendo on another steller week.
Wow, people in Japan like Yakuza! And i wasn't expecting a second place for Earth Defense Force, not bad. And as usual great sales for Switch and Nintendo in general, congratulations!
Even when PS4 has major launches Switch still doubled Its sales. Japan is basically switch, thats all there is to it.
A home console selling more then a portable hybrid on Japan will be very difficult to happend. Even so, its a big week for Sony. I think japonese gamers buy the same portable with diferente colours for each day of the week to match their clothes, lol. crazy
Well if the Japanese buy different consoles for colors to match their clothes I bet they are really happy that they no longer need to do that with the Switch. They just need to buy different joycons