Nintendo Switch Is The Best Selling Console The Week Before Christmas in Japan, Xbox One X Sold 32 Units

Nintendo clearly dominates the results.

Microsoft Xbox One X

As every year, the celebration of Christmas ends up being one of the main sales assets for the video game industry, and that is a reality to which Japan does not escape either. Having received the sales data for the week of December 18 to 24 in Japan from Media Create, we see how hardware and software sales have achieved the best joint data of all 2017.

At the hardware level, the numbers have not really been as relevant as predicted, with the exception of Nintendo Switch (269,684 units), PlayStation 4 (50,662 units) and PlayStation Vita (14,041 units), the rest of the video game platforms have fallen in sales data compared to last week, and the truth is that those mentioned here have not achieved the momentum that was expected given the time of year, including Xbox One X.

However, for the software sales, and especially those that concern Nintendo, five different releases have been placed in at least 100,000 copies sold. In this prestigious list we find Super Mario Odyssey (209,630 copies sold), Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Treasure Legend Banbaraya – Sword / Magnmum (184,739 copies sold), Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (176,789 copies sold), Splatoon 2 (137,607 copies sold) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (100,205 copies sold and over a million in total).

As far as Microsoft is concerned, there are few comments to be made, because apparently Japan still does not show the slightest interest in the products it has to offer. Xbox One X sold 32 units during a period as special as the Christmas, causing the outlook for the company to continue without improving too much.

Thus, the clearest conclusion we can draw from all this data is that Nintendo continues to have overwhelming support for its intellectual properties, which are clearly enjoyed by users. We will see, on the other hand, if the future manages to produce better results for Microsoft for its products because as we have reflected they do not manage to fit in with the consumer’s taste.

Japanese Hardware Sales – December 18 to 24, 2017 (followed by last week’s sales):
1. Switch – 269,684 (221,210)
2. PlayStation 4 – 50,662 (45,161)
3. New 2DS LL – 45,387 (31,653)
4. New 3DS LL – 27,947 (19,115)
5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 16,595 (17,804)
6. PlayStation Vita – 14,041 (9,049)
7. 2DS – 6,992 (4,324)
8. Xbox One – 687 (2,175)
9. New 3DS – 311 (421)
10. Wii U – 98 (75)
11. PlayStation 3 – 40 (44)
12. Xbox One X – 32 (132)

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales):
1. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 209,630 (1,292,281)
2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Treasure Legend Banbaraya – Sword / Magnmum (Level-5, 12/16/17) – 3. 184,739 (393,279)
3. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 176,789 (1,345,962)
4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 137,607 (1,668,466)
5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 100,205 (1,045,438)
6. [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale (Nintendo, 11/30/17) – 42,796 (115,324)
7. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 35,565 (738,026)
8. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 27,053 (297,491)
9. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 25,285 (297,491)
10. [PS4] The Idolmaster: Stella Stage (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 12/21/17) – 23,772 (New)