It's gonna be two years now and to my knowledge, Breath of the Wild never left the Japanese Top 20 since its launch.
Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe crosses two million units sold on the Japanese market.
I used to think it would take fall 2019 for the Switch to surpass the PS4 in Japan, but at the rate of things I'm more looking at E3 2019 or even sooner.
And Smash Ultimate rules the New Year.
And Smash Ultimate rules Christmas.
We've now reached 40 out of 50 games on Nintendo in one of the busiest weeks of the year.
The Switch in Japan is already less than one million units away from the PS4. Which in conjunction with its momentum means you really must not like consumer money as a Japanese developer if you're not putting your game on Nintendo's platform.
And Smash gets even bigger sales numbers.
Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition.
Even the 3DS has as many games in charts as the PS4.
There's usually a hardware sales dip right after the launch of a big title, but given the holiday season and other parameters, the Switch only lost 9 units from its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launch momentum.
The Ultimate Smashing continues.
Donut County, Sundered Eldritch Edition, Battle Princess Madelyn, InkyPen.
The launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate more than doubled the number of Switches sold that week, and I could guarantee the announcement of Joker in Smash will help that number remain high throughout the end of the year.
Nearly 300,000 Switches sold in a single week in Japan thanks to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lands with a bang.
Gris, Quarantine Circular, Firewatch, Fitness Boxing Demo Version.
Even before Smash came out the Switch had another push above 100,000 units sold a week in the Japanese market.
Weird, they only showed sales numbers for the top 20 this time again.