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Japan’s best-selling games of 2017, hardware totals

Posted on January 9, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Switch

A new report from Famitsu reveals the best-selling games from 2017. Based on data collected from December 26, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the results are as follows:

1. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 2,003,607
2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 1,752,096
3. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 1,744,603
4. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 1,684,991
5. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete – 1,336,180
6. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 1,324,280
7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 1,103,744
8. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 688,044
9. [3DS] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 576,506
10. [3DS] Super Mario Maker – 423,073

Famitsu also provides the following hardware totals:

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


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  • Mark

    If Nintendo and Sony sell at exactly the same rate next year, Switch will be neck-and-neck with PS4 by end of year. If Nintendo’s able to come through with 20m units, they’ll be the dominant platform by fall. Pretty cool.

    And holy cow – BOTW at #8? Only 20% of Japanese Switch owners own it? I guess there are pretty big differences in taste in different parts of the world.

    • Aline Piroutek

      Zelda never sold well on Japan. Only western fanboys say “Nintendo has only Mario and Zelda”. Japanese fanboys say”Nintendo has only Mario and Pokémon “.

      • pokeblade101

        That’s funny too when Pokemon outsells Zelda by a lot in the West too.

        • That’s the point though. The West is way different from Japan in which series prospers best.

          • pokeblade101

            My point is that Pokemon outsells Zelda no matter where it is.

          • Sure, though it is still silly that people act like Nintendo runs on Zelda universally when that hasn’t always been the case. But I guess the other side to that is it’s owned by Gamefreak and TPC, whereas Mario and Zelda are Nintendo properties, solely.

            It should be Animal Crossing and Mario.

          • pokeblade101

            Well I don’t think Animal Crossing is as popular so I guess it makes sense.

          • Well, it definitely sells like it is. And the mobile game is doing great.

  • Aline Piroutek

    “What if Dragon Quest XI Switch was available at launch?”
    PS4 sales would be much lower and no PS4 game would be on the list?

  • Aline Piroutek

    Let’s wait for the BOOM of PS4 with Monster Hunter

    • Bakelith

      People probably bought one when it was on sale for Xmas, so most of the BOOM is already in those numbers.

      • Aline Piroutek

        Let’s see if it sells 2 million in 2018

    • ronin4life

      Look at the list again. Look at where this years MH landed.

      Capcom released on the wrong system and everyone knows it now

      • Aline Piroutek

        I also think that way and also think not releasing on Vita was a mistake(a 3DS port). The portable market has so much potential.

      • Aline Piroutek

        And it was a enhanced version of the last title like Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon. The past year was the year of the enhanced games.

  • Pepperkeet

    Dat moment when the only PS4 game to break the top 10 sales chart for the year is an Enchanced Port of a 3ds game

    • Jonathan Cromwell

      That version was made from the ground up for the ps4

    • hi v3.0

      What? The PS4 version of DQXI is definitely NOT a port since the game was originally developed with only the PS4 in mind, if anything the 3DS version is the downgraded “port”

      • ronin4life

        Does that make it better though? This was supposed to be DQ big return to home console.

        • hi v3.0

          My point is that the PS4 version is not an “enhanced port”

  • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

    8. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 688,044
    No enough waifus

    • pokeblade101

      That’s pretty good for a Zelda game in Japan.

      • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

        I know I know hehe

    • R.Z.

      Link is the best waifu in that game …

  • Roto Prime

    Wow 3DS is still software king <3 Can't wait to see the numbers for Pokémon Switch…..

    • russlxx2

      Wrong, you worthless piece of s***. Pokemon outsold everything else by nature of it being Pokemon, but the suggestion that 3DS is software king is nothing but a load of utter f****g idiotic bulls***; Switch has swiftly taken that mantle with BotW alone being a masterpiece unrivaled by anything on that system and countless other masterful experiences far supersede the 3DS and anything that dropped on it this year. Your suggestions to the contrary are naught but a load of utter f*****g idiotic and blatantly untrue bulls****, so shut the f*** up and educate yourself you worthless f***t****. permaleaving

  • MajoraMan28

    Dragon Quest XI for the PS4 was a massive failure sales-wise. Let that be a lesson for S-E to not be fooled by Sony and launch the Nintendo console version alongside everyone else. The old S-E fanbase has been Nintendo fans. They should come back home with Final Fantasy VII and KHIII

    • Aline Piroutek

      It is not about being a Nintendo fan, it is about portability in HD. It would sell a lot if Playstation Switch was alive.

      • MajoraMan28

        The PS4’s audience is shifting to another kind of game. Classic games have always been the favored taste among the Nintendo fanbase, hence why historically DQ has sold better on Nintendo consoles.
        Yes, portability in HD is the driving factor and Sony would have gotten more sales, but that doesn’t change the fact that it would still fare better on the Switch

  • Mr Objection

    Splatoon sales are too high and zelda too low

    • Eagle367

      Splatoon deserves those sales

      • Mr Objection


  • Rafael Bueno

    Dragon Quest XI sounds like an awesome game!
    i rly wanna get it on 3DS and PS4

  • ronin4life

    Dragon Quest 11 on PS4 outsold not just by its 3ds “counterpart”… but by Monster Hunter XX on Switch.

    A port of an Upgrade released on a system with, at the time, less than half the install base.

    Tells you everything you need to know about the two systems in Japan, and both franchises too.

    • R.Z.

      That MH XX is on 3DS though …

      • ronin4life

        Pff lol, misread that one.

        D’oh… x_x

  • R.Z.

    Oh my, Monster Hunter XX actually did great, I had no idea !
    Bring it over Nintendo/Capcom !

    • Aline Piroutek

      I don’t even know how it sold so well for a enhanced version like Ultra Sun Moon.

  • Incredible. Nintendo really is a force. A force of many things. I look forward to next year~. Keeping going strong, Ninty!

    Oh, before I forget; I saw someone mention that DQ couldn’t save the PS4, and I think that may be an interesting indication/reminder of what to expect from MH:World. And while they wanted this game to bring in the Western audience, they’ve allowed Sony to harm more of their efforts to what would be ideal for that.