NieR: Automata surpasses 300,000 sales in Japan

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Wrath of the Switch King

Drakengardand even the original Nierwere so niche it’s still a little surprising to see how successful NieR: Automatahas become. Even Personawas a humble spin-off series that is now a global blockbuster. The stigma against Japanese games has seemingly vanished.

There were no major releases this week, so top dogs Monster Hunter XXand The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildstayed on top. On the hardware end, the Nintendo Switch just keeps roaring, with another 45K. The only other console to see an increase in sales from the previous week is the Xbox One, who soared from 132 to 142 this past week. Keep at it!

Media Create Sales 4/10/17-4/16/17[4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [3DS]Monster Hunter XX– 43,941 (1,366,093)
  2. [NSW]The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild– 20,888 (375,291)
  3. [3DS]Mario Sports Superstars– 10,698 (61,879)
  4. [NSW]1-2-Switch– 10,048 (176,368)
  5. [PS4]NieR: Automata– 6,265 (300,959)
  6. [PS4]Ghost Recon: Wildlands– 6,022 (159,430)
  7. [PS4]LEGO Worlds– 5,157 (16,735)
  8. [PS4]Horizon: Zero Dawn– 4,983 (201,643)
  9. [3DS]Pokémon Sun&Moon– 4,773 (3,241,599)
  10. [WIU]The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild– 4,740 (100,546)
  11. [3DS]Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS– 4,325 (1,019,434)
  12. [PS4]Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix– 3,556 (102,281)
  13. [NSW]Super Bomberman R– 3,508 (70,124)
  14. [PS4]Pro Evolution Soccer 2017– 3,381(New)
  15. [PS4]Grand Theft Auto V(4990 yen version) – 3,328 (321,342)
  16. [PS4]Warriors All-Stars– 3,117 (52,062)
  17. [3DS]Animal Crossing: New LeafAmiibo+ – 3,035 (162,184)
  18. [PSV]Rep Kiss– 2,918(New)
  19. [3DS]Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki– 2,802 (704,683)
  20. [PSV]Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition– 2,678 (1,140,680)

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

  1. Switch – 45,673 (41,193)
  2. New 3DS XL – 18,115 (19,533)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 17,067 (18,022)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 5,592 (5,987)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,855 (6,490)
  6. 2DS – 4,475 (4,629)
  7. New 3DS – 1,234 (1,523)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 432 (704)
  9. Wii U – 271 (358)
  10. Xbox One – 142 (132)