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Media Create: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe sells through over half of first-week shipment

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition sees strong launch in Japan on both PS4 and Nintendo Switch

With post-holiday sales slowing down in Japan, Nintendo software sales in the country nonetheless continue to have a pleasant January thanks to two solid new releases and continued momentum of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe nudged Super Smash Bros. Ultimate out of its top spot with its launch last Friday, and managed to sell through 52.53% of its initial shipment. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate remained in second place this week, selling 62,000 compared to nearly 200,000 last week.

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition commanded attention on both PS4 and Nintendo Switch, as did Dragon Quest Builders 2 though the latter remains more popular on the Switch than the PS4, continuing a trend from last week.

The top 10 software sellers for the week of January 7-13 are shown below, along with hardware sales. The remainder of the chart can be viewed through Media Create.

Japanese Hardware Sales January 7 - 13, 2019

Platform Sales
Nintendo Switch 78,056
PS4 12,012
PS4 Pro 6,289
New 2DS LL 3,954
PS Vita 1,711
New 3DS LL 1,483
2DS 268
Xbox One X 38
Xbox One 12

Japanese Software Sales December 31, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Rank Title Platform Units Sold
1 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Nintendo Switch 166,303
2 Super Smash Bros Ultimate* Nintendo Switch 62,580
3 Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition* PS4 41,510
4 Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition* Nintendo Switch 26,588
5 Dragon Quest Builders 2 Nintendo Switch 19,565
6 Super Mario Party* Nintendo Switch 19,054
7 Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4 17,931
8 Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu/Eevee* Nintendo Switch 15,353
9 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch 14,991
10 Minecraft* Nintendo Switch 12,590

*Denotes that sales include hardware/controller bundles or deluxe editions

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