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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 1.220.535 / NEW <68,52%> 
02./01. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 93.787 / 1.012.247 (-1%)
03./03. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 69.861 / 489.767 (+40%)
04./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 20.995 / 1.881.751 (+62%)
05./07. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 19.083 / 2.740.677 (+57%)
06./08. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 16.948 / 403.784 (+45%)
07./00. [PS4] Just Cause 4 <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.12.06} (¥7.980) – 16.100 / NEW 
08./04. [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 10.555 / 141.324 (-48%)
09./12. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 9.592 / 1.866.426 (+64%)
10./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 9.531 / 1.182.281 (+47%)
11./02. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.11.29} (¥6.980) – 8.076 / 87.823 (-90%)
12./18. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 7.677 / 658.270 (+75%)
13./00. [PS4] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle <Armored Warriors \ Knights of the Round \ The King of Dragons \ Final Fight \ Captain Commando \ Warriors of Fate \ Battle Circuit> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.06} (¥3.300) – 7.318 / NEW 
14./09. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) – 6.515 / 485.497 (-19%)
15./16. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥4.980) – 6.466 / 54.800 (+29%)
16./00. [NSW] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle <Armored Warriors \ Knights of the Round \ The King of Dragons \ Final Fight \ Captain Commando \ Warriors of Fate \ Battle Circuit> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.06} (¥3.300) – 5.903 / NEW 
17./26. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100) – 5.113 / 236.220 (+68%)
18./20. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 4.931 / 1.773.521 (+20%)
19./27. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 3.601 / 376.482 
20./31. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥6.980) – 3.597 / 43.451 
21./05. [NSW] Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble Zi-O # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥6.800) 
22./29. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) 
23./28. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) 
24./13. [PS4] Fallout 76 # <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.11.15} (¥7.980) 
25./14. [PS4] Shenmue I & II <Shenmue \ Shenmue II> # <ADV> (Sega) {2018.11.22} (¥3.990) 
26./37. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥7.600) 
27./00. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds |PlayStation VR| # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥4.900) 
28./23. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption II # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥8.800) 
29./10. [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥5.600) 
30./22. [NSW] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu & Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu Double Pack <Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi \ Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen!> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.300) 
31./41. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) 
32./00. [NSW] Sid Meier’s Civilization VI <SLG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥8.300) 
33./30. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) 
34./43. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980) 
35./44. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥5.800) 
36./42. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571) 
37./32. [3DS] Cats Together <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.21} (¥5.300) 
38./36. [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥5.800) 
39./34. [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥4.980) 
40./15. [PS4] Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories <ADV> (Granzella) {2018.11.22} (¥7.200) 
41./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200) 
42./38. [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.09.27} (¥6.800) 
43./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) 
44./46. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} (¥6.100) 
45./17. [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.700) 
46./00. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) 
47./00. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) 
48./00. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) 
49./47. [NSW] Cats Together <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.01} (¥5.700) 
50./45. [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥7.800) 

Nintendo just published a brand new Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey trailer on its Japanese YouTube channel. Watch it below.

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 281,222
PS4 – 50,450
PS4 Pro – 24,046
New 2DS LL – 10,021
New 3DS LL – 3,631
Vita – 2,484
2DS – 620
Xbox One X – 117
Xbox One – 32

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 120,546
PS4 Pro – 10,558
PS4 – 9,852
New 2DS LL – 7,401
New 3DS LL – 2,692
Vita – 1,798
2DS – 342
Xbox One X – 260
Xbox One – 25

And here are the software charts:

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
4. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
5. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
6. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
7. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
9. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard
10. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle – Warner Bros. Interactive

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
4. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
6. Lego Marvel Avengers – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
8. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
10. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
6. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. – Nintendo
7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
8. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
9. Detective Pikachu – Nintendo
10. Super Mario Maker- Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

It’s time for the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart. In what could be its final week, Smash Bros. Ultimate remains #1 for the second week in a row.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between November 21 and November 28.

Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

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Best Buy is running several deals on Nintendo-related games this week. The retailer is hosting a 3DS-specific offer, a sale on digital Switch titles, and more.

First up, Best Buy has started a buy 1, get 1 50% off sale on select 3DS games. The lineup includes:

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Media Create reported this week that Persona Q2 sold 80,000 copies in its first week. The sales tracker has since provided additional tidbits about the game’s performance.

Compared to the first game, Persona Q2 didn’t do quite as well. The original managed to sell 187,000 units in its first week. Also, while that title sold through 80.64% of its initial shipment, Persona Q2 sold through 64.54%.

While that may seem a tad disappointing, Persona Q2 did have the best opening week of any 3DS game in Japan this year. It surpassed Etrian Odyssey Nexus’ number of 72,000 copies. Given that the momentum for 3DS hardware is on the downturn and interest has shifted to Switch, Persona Q2 had a decent result in the end.

Nintendo is continuing to support the 3DS with new themes. This week, two more Pokemon designs were added to the shop.

Pokemon: Team Aqua and Pokemon: Team Magma are out now in North America, Europe, and Japan. They’re priced at $1.99 each.

Source: 3DS Theme Shop

Masahiro Sakurai is so closely associated with the Smash Bros. series that it can sometimes be easy to forget about his other projects. But back in 2012, he managed to successfully bring back the Kid Icarus series with Kid Icarus: Uprising on 3DS.

Kid Icarus: Uprising earned a great deal of praise, though some players were a bit frustrated by the controls. That’s one of the reasons why fans have been interested in seeing it ported to a new system – like Switch perhaps? However, in a recent interview, Sakurai shot down the idea.