Update: (May 20th, 2018 9:21PM EST) Week 19’s Media Create Top 50, Famitsu Top 30, and Dengeki’s Top 50 are up!
This will be the complete database of all up-to-date Nintendo Switch sales data in Japan. I will update this post multiple times a week as new data comes in! I will include data from all three trackers; Media Create, Famitsu, AND Dengeki!
Each entry will now show their most recent week. This helps know how old the numbers are, and helps me do the math when any shows up weeks later to determine their amount of weeks absent.
Note: Famitsu throughout 2017 would have their week show as one later (example; Media Create would be Week 9, 2017, where as Famitsu would be Week 10, 2017). Also, Famitsu had a Week 53 in the same week that Media Create had its Week 52, after that, both started at Week 1, 2018, matching each other.
Until now, I’ve used my Elgato HD60 to capture high-quality screenshots for all of my reviews. This process is stressful because it not only takes awhile to set up properly, but also the device is unreliable in providing top quality and often gets garbled when capturing gameplay.
I’ve decided to only use the Switch’s internal capture function (if available) to take screenshots for my reviews. Note that these are unfortunately restricted to 720p and only provides screens in rather compressed jpg quality.
However, I definitely plan on providing Elgato-captured screens in the future. These will be provided in their own posts for handy viewing. Likely a bunch of games in one post. It’s FAR easier for me to use Elgato to grab screens of multiple games at once than doing them on different occasions.
So I wanted to give a heads up in advance for whenever my next review is made, that’s the direction I’m going for screenshots.
Title:Urban Trial Playground Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop Developer: Teyon Publisher: Tate Multimedia Release Date: April 5th, 2018 (NA)
Review copy provided by Tate Multimedia
Urban Trial is a series that began on PS3 and Vita as Urban Trial Freestyle. It was later released on 3DS to huge success. So huge in fact, that Tate decided to make the sequel Urban Trial Freestyle 2 a 3DS-exclusive. Teyon were recruited to develop the second game, and now both teams are again working together on the 3rd game exclusively on Switch. How does this game fare? Does it drive smoothly or does it crash with hilarious rag doll physics? Let’s find out!
Title:Danmaku Unlimited 3 Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop Developer: Doragon Entertainment Publisher: Doragon Entertainment Release Date: March 13th, 2018 (NA)
Review copy provided by Doragon Entertainment
This is a classic-style shmup (shoot-em-up) in the style of classics such as Ikaruga. In these games, it’s a one vs all sort of fight where you’re a lone ship armed with multiple blasters with infinite ammo. Does this game soar across the stars? Does the Empire win? Let’s find out!
Title:Penny-Punching Princess Platform: Nintendo Switch Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America Release Date: April 3rd, 2018 (NA)
Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America
This is the second game by NIS/NISA that I’ve reviewed! Anyway, this is a pretty different game than The Longest 5 Minutes. While the former is a more traditional JRPG, this game is more of a beat-em-up with RPG elements, and is ALL about money. So does this game check out? Does this game offer a nice change of pace? Let’s find out!
Title:Toki Tori 2+ Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop Developer: Two Tribes Publisher: Two Tribes Release Date: February 23rd, 2018 (NA)
Review copy provided by Two Tribes
Toki Tori is a little yellow bird (not related to Tweety) that was created by Two Tribes way back in 2001 when he debuted on the Game Boy Color. Then at around 2008 he made his comeback with a remake of that game on WiiWare in beautiful Donkey Kong Country-esc pre-rendered graphics. Then on April 4th, 2013 Two Tribes released the sequel Toki Tori 2 on the Wii U eShop. Two Tribes actually then only a few months later on September 12th, 2013 released an enhanced version, free of charge for Wii U owners of the game titled Toki Tori 2+.
Unfortunately the game’s extended development caused the budget to balloon and the sales didn’t make up for the increased costs, and thus caused the team to heavily downsize to the point where after their follow-up game RIVE (also on Switch eShop), the team would no longer create new games, just re-release their prior games as needed. RIVE on Switch was ported from Steam by Engine Software (the same team behind Toki Tori 3D on 3DS eShop), where as Toki Tori 2+ on Switch is actually by Two Tribes themselves.
So with the history lesson out of the way, how does the game fare? Let’s find out!
This is clip of ARK Survival Evolved running on Switch as shown during an Unreal livestream at GDC 2018. The clip was originally uploaded by N0N1C at Twitch. I myself rehosted the clip onto YouTube for easy viewing.
When more footage and news regarding the Switch version shows up, I’ll let you know!
Title:The Longest 5 Minutes Platform: Nintendo Switch Developer: Nippon Ichi Software/SYUPRO-DX (Planning) Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America Release Date: February 13th, 2018 (NA)
Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America
This is the next game by NIS on Switch following Disgaea 5 Complete and their localization of Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle. It’s an RPG with an 8-bit aesthetic that while it resembles JRPGs of old on the NES or Game Boy Color, there’s an interesting twist to the game, and that’s its story and how scenes are played out.