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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Nintendo has updated the Japanese release schedule on its platforms for the week of October 17, 2019. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:

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

1. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Limited Edition Included) (Square Enix, 09/27/19) – 303,204 (New)
2. [PS4] Code Vein (Bandai Namco, 09/27/19) – 60,843 (New)
3. [PS4] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Koei Tecmo, 09/26/19) – 53,428 (New)
4. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo, 09/20/19) – 45,775 (187,150)
5. [PS4] Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (Falcom, 09/26/19) – 45,378 (New)
6. [PS4] FIFA 20 (Electronic Arts, 09/27/19) – 43,751 (New)
7. [PS4] World of War Z (H2 Interactive, 09/26/19) – 27,872 (New)
8. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom, 09/06/19) – 26,324 (346,239)
9. [NSW] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Koei Tecmo, 09/26/19) – 25,538 (New)
10. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 14,731 (644,445)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

Nintendo has updated the Japanese release schedule on its platforms for the week of October 10, 2019. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital download schedule:

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In a bit of a surprise move, Nintendo has announced a new entry in the Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training / Brain Age series of games for Nintendo Switch. However, so far this game has only been announced for Japan. It’ll be released on December 27. The physical version of the game comes with an official Nintendo Switch stylus and will be sold for 3,480 Yen + taxes. The digital version costs 2,680 Yen + taxes; the stylus can then be bought separately for 864 Yen.

In addition to the standard brain training features, this version also has several new additions:

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The release of Krafton Game Union’s RPG Mistover is fast approaching – it’ll be available worldwide on October 10th via the Switch eShop. Today, Arc System Works announced that they will be publishing a physical release of Mistover in Japan early next year, on January 23rd. This won’t just be a regular physical edition, but a special version with some extra goodies: for 5,800 Yen, this release will contain the game itself, a special box, an artbook, a download code for the game’s soundtrack as well as some additional in-game content. There’s been no word yet on a worldwide release for this physical version.

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

1. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo, 09/20/19) – 141,375 (New)
2. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom, 09/06/19) – 39,594 (319,915)
3. [PS4] eFootball PES 2020 (Konami, 09/12/19) – 19,249 (77,513)
4. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 14,905 (629,714)
5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 12,266 (3,266,380)
6. [NSW] Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for Nintendo Switch (Level-5, 09/20/19) – 11,237 (New)
7. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 10,813 (934,335)
8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,786 (2,459,809)
9. [NSW] Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 9,803 (171,841)
10. [PS4] Borderlands 3 (2K Games, 09/13/19) – 8,811 (44,847)

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows: