Nintendo dominated the Media Create sales for the week of November 20 through November 26 in Japan on both the hardware and software front. To be quite frank, it wasn’t even close. The Switch sold a total of 145,200 units. The closest competitor, the PlayStation 4, sold a measly 20,384 units. If you take into account the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, which includes the New 2DS LL, Nintendo actually finished second. They sold 20,283 Nintendo 2DS LLs and 11,511 New 3DS LLs, for a grand total of 31,794 units that fall under the umbrella of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Nintendo Dominates Media Create Sales

The rest goes as expected. The PS4 pro sold a little over 6,000 units and the Xbox One X and Xbox One systems sold in the hundreds.

The software side was topped by Pókemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon and Super Mario Odyssey, selling 168,978 and 77,751 copies respectively. In fact, Super Mario Odyssey sold more than double the next game on the list, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX, and Splatoon 2 finished fourth on the list, selling a little over 30,000 copies.

Nintendo Dominates Media Create Sales

In terms of lifetime sales, Pókemon, Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2 are the top games on the list, with Splatoon 2 being the only one to surpass one million copies. All Nintendo Switch games.

While this may not seem significant to most, the PlayStation 4 has dominated the Japanese market for some time. The Nintendo Switch has outpaced the PlayStation 4’s first 26 weeks of sales, which could change the Japanese market and the Western video game markets as we know them.

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