Nintendo Switch Lifetime Japanese Sales Data Compilation

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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.

All the data will be after the jump.

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Announcement regarding screenshots in future reviews

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.

Hope that helps! 🙂

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Urban Trial Playground (Switch eShop) Review

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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!

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Danmaku Unlimited 3 (Switch eShop) Review

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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!

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Penny-Punching Princess (Switch) Review

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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!

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Toki Tori 2+ (Switch eShop) Review

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!

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First footage of ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch

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!

 

PEGI rates Stick it the Man for Switch by Rising Star Games, hinting at a retail release

Stick it to the Man PEGI

PEGI just recently rated Stick it to the Man on Switch. While the game has been out for a while on the eShop, the main point of interest is that it says it’s being published by Rising Star Games, rather than Zoink Games.

A very similar thing happened when USK rated Steamworld Dig 2 for Switch as being published by Rising Star Games rather than Image & Form, and sure enough the retail release by Rising Star Games was announced a short time afterward. Also, Zoink Games’ upcoming game Flipping Death is also getting a retail release from, you guessed it, Rising Star Games.

And speaking of Stick it the Man on Switch, you can read my review of the game right here!

Do you already have the game on the eShop? Are you interested in the potential retail release? Let me know in the comments!

The Longest 5 Minutes (Switch) Review

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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.

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GameStop Finland listed De Blob 1 and 2 each for Switch, removed them, but both are Google Cached

 

De Blob:

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:2hlivD7kRqIJ:https://www.gamestop.fi/Nintendo%2520Switch/Games/95083+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-b

https://www.gamestop.fi/Nintendo Switch/Games/95083/de-blob (redirects to https://www.gamestop.fi/Home/Index)

De Blob 2:

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:P87MK4CFtVoJ:https://www.gamestop.fi/Nintendo%2520Switch/Games/95084+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-b

https://www.gamestop.fi/Nintendo Switch/Games/95084/de-blob-2 (redirects to https://www.gamestop.fi/Home/Index)

Well it continues! After De Blob 1 and Legend of Kay were leaked by GameStop Denmark and others, we just had Legend of Kay announced last Friday.

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