Update: (March 24th, 2018 3:46PM EST) Week 11’s full Media Create, Famitsu, and Dengeki data 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.
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!
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!
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.
We have a few leaks regarding FOUR potential Switch games from THQ Nordic that are yet to be announced.
Amazon Canada has put up a listing for NBA Playgrounds on Switch, a game that is already out on the Switch eShop. The listing shows a price of $59.99 and is being published by a company called Zags. The listing also shows a release date of March 13th, 2018, so maybe if this is true we will hear of it somewhat soon.
If/when it’s announced, I’ll let you know!
The German rating site USK has rated two new titles for Switch; Gem Smashers (Rated 0) by Markt + Technik Verlag GmbH, as well as Hunting Simulator (Rated 16) by Bigben Interactive.
So I was looking to see if anything new came up, and I find all of these in the Switch section of Amazon US.
Title: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Ubisoft Milan/Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft Montpellier
Release Date: August 29th, 2017 (NA)
Next comes a game I don’t think ANYONE ever imagined would ever exist. A Mario game, crossing over with Ubisoft’s Rabbids, as a turn-based strategy game? Madness I tells ya! But was this idea crazy enough to work? Let’s find out!