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Since we’re halfway through 2018, Famitsu has revealed the top 100 best-selling games of the year thus far. The magazine published the results in its latest issue this week.

The results are as follows:

01./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 1.949.592 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Splatoon 2 #
(Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 631.298 / 2.383.394
03./00. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies
(Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 536.881 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 450.206 / 1.553.950 (-10%)
05./00. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 389.680 / 1.713.960
06./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 292.459 / 980.503 (-36%)
07./00. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon # (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 240.135 / 2.243.742
08./00. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) – 217.178 / NEW
09./00. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 200.131 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 179.179 / NEW

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

01./01. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 32.697 / 205.614 (-33%)
02./02. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 19.148 / 106.685 (-26%)
03./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 16.362 / 2.427.352 (+1%)
04./00. [PS4] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.07.05} (¥7.200) – 15.541 / NEW
05./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.090 / 1.616.256 (+12%)
06./03. [PS4] The Crew 2 (Ubisoft) {2018.06.29} (¥8.400) – 9.740 / 27.325 (-45%)
07./00. [PSV] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.07.05} (¥6.800) – 9.111 / NEW
08./08. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 6.833 / 553.604 (+7%)
09./09. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.322 / 1.037.095 (+3%)
10./10. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.333 / 1.761.421 (+5%)
11./12. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 4.808 / 186.688 (+1%)
12./15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 4.377 / 1.661.368 (+12%)
13./06. [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.06.21} (¥7.600) – 4.105 / 77.053 (-55%)
14./17. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 3.994 / 169.430 (+25%)
15./14. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥6.900) – 3.585 / 87.039 (-16%)
16./18. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 3.474 / 163.276 (+21%)
17./16. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 2.995 / 199.273 (-10%)
18./11. [PS4] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link # (Marvelous) {2018.06.07} (¥7.980) – 2.390 / 106.304 (-50%)
19./23. [PS4] FIFA 18 # (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥7.800) – 2.318 / 134.832
20./07. [NSW] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.06.28} (¥6.980) – 2.189 / 8.620 (-66%)

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

Switch – 44,237
PS4 – 12,608
PS4 Pro – 5,226
New 2DS LL – 3,965
Vita – 3,444
New 3DS LL – 2,739
2DS – 528
Xbox One X – 47
Xbox One – 41

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

Switch – 50,762
PS4 – 13,632
PS4 Pro – 5,179
New 2DS LL – 4,222
Vita – 3,470
New 3DS LL – 2,695
2DS – 406
Xbox One X – 234
Xbox One – 53

And here are the software charts:

Nintendo has updated the release schedule on its platforms for the week of July 19. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:

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Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists, a spin-off game in the Atelier series, was announced for Nintendo Switch last month. Today, Dengeki has confirmed that the game will be released in Japan on November 1st this year. 

A Western release of the game hasn’t been announced as of yet.

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

01./01. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980) – 49.143 / 172.917 (-60%)
02./03. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 25.773 / 87.537 (-58%)
03./00. [PS4] The Crew 2 (Ubisoft) {2018.06.29} (¥8.400) – 17.585 / NEW
04./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 16.266 / 2.410.990 (+10%)
05./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 10.774 / 1.604.166 (+5%)
06./02. [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.06.21} (¥7.600) – 9.159 / 72.949 (-86%)
07./00. [NSW] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.06.28} (¥6.980) – 6.431 / NEW
08./06. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 6.379 / 546.771 (-5%)
09./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.143 / 1.030.773 (-5%)
10./10. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.058 / 1.756.088 (-2%)
11./07. [PS4] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Link #
(Marvelous) {2018.06.07} (¥7.980) – 4.772 / 103.915 (-27%)
12./09. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
(Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 4.757 / 181.880 (-15%)
13./00. [PSV] Kurenai no Homura: Sanada Ninpou Chou # (Idea Factory) {2018.06.28} (¥6.300) – 4.641 / NEW
14./11. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human #
(Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥6.900) – 4.290 / 83.454 (-9%)
15./12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 3.898 / 1.656.991 (+1%)
16./14. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) – 3.342 / 196.279 (+4%)
17./16. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2018 (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥7.600) – 3.201 / 165.436 (+23%)
18./15. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 2.880 / 159.802 (-7%)
19./13. [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered (From Software) {2018.05.24} (¥4.800) – 2.440 / 115.291 (-25%)
20./20. [NSW] FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) – 2.046 / 111.324 (+7%)

Announced last year, we finally have a concrete release date for Okuri Inu on Nintendo Switch: in fact, the game is launching next week, on July 12 in Japan. The horror visual novel will be available as an eShop-only title.

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Developer Harukaze has announced that the visual novel Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart HD Version will be released for Nintendo Switch in Japan. As the name implies, this is an HD version of Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart, which was initially released on PC in 2016.  The Switch version will launch in October this year. 

As is often the case, the game will be released in a variety of versions, including two special version that include the anime series adaptation:

Download Edition (6,200 yen)

  • A digital copy of the game

TV Anime Included Standard Edition (7,200 yen

  • A physical copy of the game
  • Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart TV anime DVD
  • Chaos TCG PR card (PR card differs per version of the game)

TV Anime Included Premium Edition (9,800 yen)

  • Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart TV anime Blu-ray
  • TV anime video download product code
  • TV anime creation materials collection
  • TV anime original soundtrack
  • Special design packaging
  • Chaos TCG PR card (PR card differs per version of the game)

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

Switch – 50,762
PS4 – 13,632
PS4 Pro – 5,179
New 2DS LL – 4,222
Vita – 3,470
New 3DS LL – 2,695
2DS – 406
Xbox One X – 234
Xbox One – 53

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

Switch – 48,944
PS4 – 15,036
PS4 Pro – 5,259
New 2DS LL – 3,796
New 3DS LL – 2,627
Vita – 2,163
Xbox One X – 509
2DS – 389
Xbox One – 38

And here are the software charts:

Nintendo has updated the release schedule on its platforms for the week of July 12. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:

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