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Total sales of Switch hardware in Japan have surpassed five million units as of September 2 with a total of 5,007,368 units sold since its March 3, 2017 launch, according to Famitsu sales data. 

The platform’s top five selling games in Japan (also as of September 2) are as follows:

  1. Splatoon 2 (07/21/17, Nintendo) – 2,621,928 units sold
  2. Super Mario Odyssey (10/27/17, Nintendo) – 1,788,228 units sold
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (04/28/17, Nintendo) – 1,738,502 units sold
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 1,065,780 units sold
  5. Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 591,721 units sold

https://www.famitsu.com/news/201809/05163498.html
https://gematsu.com/2018/09/switch-sales-top-five-million-in-japan#WX8lwxJUBIPYToii.99

 

Road to 5 million

3DS: 52 weeks
GBA: 54 weeks
NDS: 56 weeks
WII: 60 weeks
NSW: 79 weeks (5.007.368)
PS2:
 79 weeks (5.002.680)
PS1: 114 weeks (5.037.156)
GBC: 114 weeks (5.018.883)
PSP: 117 weeks
PS3: 180 weeks
PS4: 181 weeks
PSV: 234 weeks

 

At end of December Switch will most likely pass 7m.



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Great news, I hope this gives japanese devs more incentive to bring their games to the system, I'm surprised of the relative lack of JRPGs on the system.



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Nice, that you included other systems time to that milestone. I thought 3DS must have lost steam later on, but looking at the list I realize that 3DS is actually pretty strong in Japan, currently 3rd in total sales (only topped by Gameboy and naturally DS). There are five systems sitting between 5 and six million units in Japan (which Switch should beat this year): N64, Sega Saturn and the Vita. After that is a big gap with only the PS4 in it, which obviously is still a moving target. The next settled target is PS3 with just above 10 million units. Can Switch get there next year? Possible.



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Mnementh said:

Nice, that you included other systems time to that milestone. I thought 3DS must have lost steam later on, but looking at the list I realize that 3DS is actually pretty strong in Japan, currently 3rd in total sales (only topped by Gameboy and naturally DS). There are five systems sitting between 5 and six million units in Japan (which Switch should beat this year): N64, Sega Saturn and the Vita. After that is a big gap with only the PS4 in it, which obviously is still a moving target. The next settled target is PS3 with just above 10 million units. Can Switch get there next year? Possible.

Yeah, I also didnt know that 3DS was fastest selling console in Japan (at least to 5m).



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reached this goal really fast, and smash could give another nice boost



Looking at the before and after numbers, it seems Famitsu is calculating the Switch sold 41k in Japan last week. Seems a little low.



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Interesting to see the Wii and 3ds got there first



Kerotan said:
Interesting to see the Wii and 3ds got there first

Intersting to see ps4 just winning psvita. 



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Just looked it up, Switch already beat the GameCube in Japan.
N64, Saturn and Vita are up next and will be overtaken soon. (500-800k ahead so not much)
PS4 is a bit further but Switch will also get there pretty soon. I think Switch could overtake the PS3 before the PS4.

Much of this success can be attributed to Splatoon 2. It has 52% attach rate in Japan. Good move by Nintendo.

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