Media Create Sales: 4/30/18 – 5/6/18 It's a cold day in Japan with Donkey Kong's launch

Media Create Sales: 4/30/18 – 5/6/18 It's a cold day in Japan with Donkey Kong's launch

May 10, 2018 0 By Raymond

This week in Japan saw the launch of the Switch remake of the Nintendo Wii U title Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, and it launched with a huge success selling 88,421 units in its initial week. Nintendo saw it’s software hold down four of the top five spots in the Media Create charts this week as well, with Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 from Konami being the only PS4 title finding the top five at number 2.

On top of holding down so many spots, Nintendo’s Labo has shown a little bit of legs staying afloat for another week. Throughout much of the gaming universe, people have oft wondered if Labo was going to be a success, so far so good.

Looking at the hardware charts, the release of Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze looks to have given the Switch a slight boost up to 53,113 units this week with the PlayStation 4 family coming in behind it with 34,994 units sold. Nintendo’s other hardware, the 3DS family came in with 10,785 units sold with Microsoft’s offering coming in with 188 units sold.

Check out the full chart below, and thanks to 4Gamer.net for the charts.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, 05/04/18) – 88,421 (New)
  2. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 (Konami, 04/26/18) – 39,430 (164,260)
  3. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo, 04/20/18) – 32,244 (148,568)
  4. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 31,377 (482,816)
  5. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 29,850 (2,297,437)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 23,983 (1,521,818)
  7. [PS4] God of War (SIE, 04/20/18) – 16,497 (92,105)
  8. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 (Konami, 04/26/18) – 15,867 (74,303)
  9. [NSW] The Snack World: Trejarers Gold (Level-5, 04/12/18) – 12,654 (74,638)
  10. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 11,873 (1,716,639)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 11,151 (980,427)
  12. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit (Nintendo, 04/20/18) – 6,694 (41,003)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 6,506 (1,628,863)
  14. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,551 (441,682)
  15. [PS4] Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft, 03/29/18) – 4,400 (131,788)
  16. [NSW] Arms (Nitnendo, 06/16/17) – 4,366 (403,404)
  17. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (The Pokemon Company, 09/22/17) – 4,264 (259,693)
  18. [PS4] Bravo Team (Bundle Edition Included) (SIE, 04/26/18) – 4,240 (9,220)
  19. [NSW] SD Gundam: G Generation Genesis for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco, 04/26/18) – 4,192 (16,168)
  20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,991 (405,306)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 53,113 (38,752)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 25,064 (25,005)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 9,930 (10,004)
  4. New 2DS LL – 6,545 (4,377)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 5,502 (4,562)
  6. New 3DS LL – 3,509 (2,840)
  7. 2DS – 731 (516)
  8. Xbox One – 161 (123)
  9. Xbox One X – 27 (56)