Japan’s Game Market in 2017, Nintendo Switch the Best Selling Game Console

The Japanese video game magazine Famitsu has recently made a research of the best selling games and consoles of 2017, based on sales from December 26, 2016, to December 31, 2017, and it looks like Nintendo Switch took the lead in sales.

Nintendo Switch is the best selling video game console in Japan for the past year, and Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon is the best selling game in Japan for the same period. Below you can see the full list of best selling games and game consoles for the previous year.

Best Selling Games in Japan of 2017

  • 3DS – Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 2,003,607
  • NSW – Splatoon 2 – 1,752,096
  • 3DS – Dragon Quest XI – 1,744,603
  • 3DS – Monster Hunter XX – 1,684,991
  • PS4 – Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete – 1,336,180
  • NSW – Super Mario Odyssey – 1,324,280
  • NSW – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 1,103,744
  • NSW – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 688,044
  • 3DS – Pokemon Sun/Moon – 576,506
  • 3DS – Super Mario Maker – 423,073

Best Selling Video Game Consoles in Japan of 2017

  • Nintendo Switch – 3,407,158 / 3,407,158
  • PlayStation 4 – 1,935,247 / 5,856,863
  • Nintendo 3DS – 1,827,131 / 23,738,544
  • PlayStation Vita – 396,207 / 5,643,626
  • Xbox One – 14,644 / 87,592

Famitsu have also revealed 2017 domestic home game market size, and some additional info, so feel free and check it out here.

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