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Media Create reported debut sales for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in Japan a few days ago. From December 1 to December 3, the game sold just under 100,000 copies. We have some additional news about how the game did.

Dengeki points out how the first Xenoblade sold 71,000 units in its first week before going on to move 149,000 copies in total. Xenoblade Chronicles X, released on Wii U, had debut sales of 86,000 copies and 130,000 units total.

We have another round of data for the debut sales of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon in Japan. This time around, Dengeki has an update.

Sales between the two versions of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon stack up very similarly. According to Dengeki, Ultra Sun sold 340,394 units. Ultra Moon moved 338,618 copies. As you can see, the split is extremely small. The double pack sold another 250,000 copies by the way.

Dengeki also has a specific sell-through number for the 3DS games. The site’s data has Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon selling through 70% of their initial shipment.


Super Mario Odyssey sold 450,000 copies in its first week in Japan, give or take. That’s based on sales over just a three-day period.

Dengeki now adds that Super Mario Odyssey sold through 90 percent of its initial shipment. The sales tracker says that it’s offer to a good start, and will now be looking to see how much new and existing fans can be attracted.


Lost Sphear isn’t off to such a great start in Japan. Combined sales of the Switch and PlayStation 4 versions are just over 13,000 copies. On Switch specifically, the RPG sold roughly 6,000 units in its first week.

Data from Dengeki further points to a lack of interest in Lost Sphear. According to its numbers, the game sold through just 20 percent of its initial shipment. Not only is Lost Sphear selling slowly so far, but Square Enix may have overestimated interest and there will likely be an overabundance of copies sitting on store shelves.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions is off to a slow start in Japan. During its first week, the game sold roughly 25,000 copies. Dengeki further adds that it had a sell-through rate of 45 percent.

Dengeki does say that Mario & Luigi games have gone on to sell over 400,000 copies. With that in mind, it’ll be interesting to see how this one does in the long run.


The Super Famicom Mini sold over 350,000 units in its first week in Japan. Had Nintendo shipped more units, that number likely would have been higher.

Dengeki reports that the system sold through 90 percent of its initial shipment. Naturally, stores quickly ran out of stock.

Nintendo has pledged to restock the Super Famicom Mini as well as the SNES Classic Edition. The NES Classic Edition will also return next year.


Fire Emblem Warriors debuted in Japan last week. On Switch, the game sold a little over 40,000 copies. The New 3DS version also moved just under 20,000 units. Dengeki further adds that Fire Emblem Warriors sold through 50 percent of its initial shipment.

The one somewhat comparison we have is Hyrule Warriors. On Wii U, the game sold a bit under 70,000 units with a 57 percent sell-through. Later on, Hyrule Warriors Legends sold about 56,000 copies with a 60 percent sell-through.


Metroid: Samus Returns sold roughly 30,000 copies in its first week in Japan. That may not seem like a lot, but it doesn’t tell the full story.

Dengeki reports that Metroid: Samus Returns sold through 70 percent of its initial shipment. That number gives us an indication that Nintendo was smart with the amount of copies it sent out to retailers.

Metroid has never been a huge seller in Japan. However, Samus Returns did pretty well all things considered. Here’s how it stacks up to other entries in the series:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Switch sold quite well in its first week in Japan. Between September 7 and September 10, it sold about 24,000 copies.

Dengeki adds that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 sold through 80 percent of its initial shipment. Indeed, that’s a high percentage. Bandai Namco previously said that the game was selling out in the country and more shipments will be carried out later in the month. The sell-through rate tells us that 30,000 copies were sent to stores for the initial batch.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be out this coming week in North America and Europe. It’ll be interesting to see how the game does in the west.


Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 arrived in Japan on August 31. Up until September 3, Media Create reports that 30,000 copies were sold. The sales tracker doesn’t have any extra information, but Dengeki did come through on that front.

Dengeki reports that Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 sold through about 45 percent of its initial shipment. The game had a much lower debut than its predecessor. The first Etrian Mystery Dungeon, which came out in 2015, sold 65,000 copies in its first week (95,000 total). Because of this, the sequel looks to be off to a somewhat slow start both in terms of sales and sell-through.


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