Nintendo Switch Lifetime Japanese Sales Data Compilation

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Update: (August 25th, 2018 10:06PM EST) Week 27-33’s Media Create Top 50, Famitsu Top 30, and Dengeki’s Top 50 are FINALLY 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.

All the data will be after the jump.

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God Wars: The Complete Legend (Switch) Review


Title: God Wars: The Complete Legend
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Kadokawa Games
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America/Kadokawa Games (Japan)
Release Date: September 4th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a tactical RPG that was previously released on PS4 and Vita. The Switch version has over 100 hours of new content and all the DLC from the other versions included, which a pretty sweet deal! How is the game itself though? Let’s find out!

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SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~ (Switch) Review


Title: SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: SNK/Abstraction Games (Switch version)
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America/SNK (Japan)
Release Date: September 7th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

After seeing big success from the Neo Geo games on Switch via Hamster’s Arcade Archives line-up, SNK has brought its newest fighting game to Switch! This game stars an all-female cast of familiar characters from SNK franchises such as The King of Fighters and Fatal Fury. How does this game fare on Switch? Is it a knockout or a bust? Let’s find out!

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Deponia Doomsday, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and The Raven Remastered rated for Switch in Brazil

So we have new leaks for Switch games from a familiar source; the Brazilian rating board! All three games titled are from THQ Nordic once again. Let’s go over the findings. Click the pics below to view their full sizes.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch) Review


Title: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Vicarious Visions/Toys For Bob (Switch version)
Publisher: Activision
Release Date: June 29th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Activision

It’s finally happened. The first three original Crash games crated by Naughty Dog that Sony-published on the original PlayStation (or simply PS1) have finally landed on a Nintendo platform. Releasing last year on the PS4 in a 3-in-1 trilogy pack, all three said games got full-fledged remakes by Vicarious Visions. So how do all three games fare on Switch? Let’s find out!

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Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded (Switch) Review


Title: Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Aqua Style
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America/Unties (Japan)
Release Date: July 17th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a classic rogue-like dungeon crawler RPG. This is part of a franchise that already showed up on Switch before in Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle, but that was more of an action arena fighting game. So how is this game? Let’s find out!

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Dragon Ball GT Final Bout (PS1) Review (via Wayback Machine)

Didn’t expect this did ya? Here’s a very special gift from the depths of Wayback Machine; my first EVER review! Written wayback on July 26th, 2005 at IGN’s Reader Reviews section!

The site’s changed a billion times over the last decade plus and the section no longer exists natively. Thanks to Wayback Machine, I was able to dig it up, and screen-cap it in its original glory, typos and all!

I was 16 at the time and at my peak Budokai craze so I was VERY easy on the game despite its obvious poor quality (bar the music, that’s ABSOLUTELY amazing!). So with that, click on and have a look at the image with its Wayback Machine link at the end. Click the image to load it in a new window/tab for the full size!

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Heroki (Switch eShop) Review


Title: Heroki
Platform: Nintendo Switch eShop
Developer: Picomy
Publisher: Picomy
Release Date: July 20th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Picomy

Here’s a charming little 2.5D platformer starring a little blue guy with a propeller on his head named Heroki. This is created by a small team called Picomy who actually contributed to Level Design in Sonic Mania, true story!

In fact, this game originated on iOS and was even published by Sega. However the Switch version had no involvement from Sega, though Sega are still credited in the credits which you can view from the main menu. So how is this game? Does it fly or does it crash and burn? Let’s find out!

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The Lost Child (Switch) Review


Title: The Lost Child
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Crim/+02/Kadokawa Games
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: June 19th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a game by the creator of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. That game was made over at UTV Ignition and specifically Ignition Tokyo. Now that Ignition is no more, the creator decided to work with Kadokawa Games in Japan from Crim to make a more classic dungeon crawler-style game similar to Etrian Odyssey, but also with seemingly some visual novel elements. How does this game fare? You know the drill, time to find out!

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (Switch) Review


Title: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nihon Falcom/Nippon Ichi Software (Switch version)
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: June 26th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a game few Nintendo fans ever expected to see on Switch. Falcom are infamous for their reluctance in supporting Nintendo hardware, and only ever support Nintendo platforms via handing their games to other devs and publishers. We saw this last time with Gurumin 3D on 3DS by Mastiff (in fact check out my review on that game!). Luckily Nippon Ichi Software took the initiative and went to Falcom and they themselves arranged to get a Switch port of Ys VIII done, and they did indeed, and now it’s here!

Nippon Ichi Software America handled the localization on PS4 and Vita, and after some bumps in the road, and with their Japan HQ handling the Switch port directly, how did it all turn out on Switch? Read on and see!

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Happy Birthdays (Switch) Review


Title: Happy Birthdays
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Toybox/Tabot
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America/Arc System Works (Japan)
Release Date: June 5th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a game that was created by Yasuhiro Wada, the very same man who created Havrest Moon (well technically Bokuj┼Ź Monogatari, as its current English name is now Story of Seasons). This started out on PS4 and Steam under the name Birthdays the Beginning.

This is what some might call a “god simulator” or a “god game”, because your job is creating and nurturing many forms of life, from plankton to mighty dinosaurs and other animals. You also control the passage of time, form the world you’re given, etc. It’s a very big job, but how does it fare? Let’s find out!

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