Nintendo Switch Lifetime Japanese Sales Data Compilation (Media Create)

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Update: (October 9th, 2018 4:18M EST) Week 34-39’s Media Create Top 50, Famitsu Top 30, and Dengeki’s Top 50 are FINALLY up!

I also decided to finally split the three trackers into their own articles due to the sheer size of the article now. This will be repurposed as the Media Create article and the central hub with all updates. Find the trackers linked to below!

Links to each tracker:

Media Create/Famitsu/Dengeki

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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Potential release dates for the new trio of THQ Nordic Switch games

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THQ Nordic today announced that three new games are being released on Switch; Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and The Raven Remastered. The latter two were known to be coming prior via the Brazilian rating board.

THQ Nordic only said in the announcement that all three are due in early 2019, but apparently we may already have actual dates for all three games.

First via its official trailer, The Raven Remastered is due on January 22nd, 2019. Next via its Amazon US page, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is due on January 29th, 2019. Finally via its own trailer as well, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is due on February 5th, 2019. See the pattern? All are due one week after another on Tuesday. For reasons unknown Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy didn’t get a trailer.

All are releasing at both retail and on the eShop for $29.99.

Are you looking forward to any of the three games? let me know in the comments below!

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Yomawari: The Long Night Collection (Switch) Review

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Title: Yomawari: The Long Night Collection
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: October 30th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a 2-pack of both Yomawari games previously released primarily for Vita; Yomawari: Night Alone, and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. Aside from the PC versions, this is the first HD release of Night Alone, since only Midnight Shadows came out on PS4 as well.

So both games are now on Switch in one single package with both games in one cart. How are the games? Let’s find out.

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GameFly lists Yoshi’s Crafted World’s NA release date for March 29th, 2019

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Pic of the game’s logo and Spring 2019 slide from the last Nintendo Direct

GameFly has just recently, possibly even today, updated their listed release date for Yoshi’s Crafted World for Switch as being March 29th, 2019.

When retailer sites list games, they typically list placeholder dates. These dates, when there’s a vague year or even month known, are usually listed as the last day of the month, or year. For example, if Yoshi was confirmed for March 2019, then they would list it as say, March 31st, 2019. Or if it’s just 2019, then it’d be December 31st, 2019.

March 29th, 2019 is an oddly specific choice for a placeholder date. So it’s very possible that GameFly spilled the beans on a possible release date for the game. All we knew so far was a Spring 2019 release period as confirmed in the last Nintendo Direct back on September 13th, 2018.

As a reminder, the game was revealed without a title back at E3 2017 during Nintendo’s E3 spotlight presentation. The game is developed by Good-Feel, the same team who also developed Yoshi’s Woolly World on Wii U and 3DS, as well as Kirby’s Epic Yarn on Wii (and its upcoming 3DS port called Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn), and before that Wario Land: Shake It! (or Wario Land: The Shake Dimension in EU) on Wii.

That’s all there is for now. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!

Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Switch) Review

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Title: Valkyria Chronicles 4
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Release Date: September 25th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Sega

This is the newest entry in the war-themed strategy RPG series created by much of the team that created Skies of Arcadia. The series debuted exclusively on PS3 way back in 2008 with the original Valkyria Chronicles (in fact, the first game is out now on Switch!).  The series moved from the PS3 to the PSP with Valkyria Chronicles II, and then Valkyria Chronicles 3 (which remained exclusive to Japan). Finally after a quiet period, the series is back on consoles. Originally on PS4 earlier this year in Japan, it’s now on Switch worldwide!

How does the game fare on Switch? Does it make you feel like a tactical genius, or will you feel like the game’s enemies put more holes in you than Gallian cheese? Let’s find out!

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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power rated for Switch by USK

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The German rating board USK has rated Frozenbyte’s Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power for Switch. Frozenbyte has already released two games for Switch; Has-Been Heroes at launch, and Nine Parchments.

Frozenbyte also previously released Trine 2 and Trine Enhanced Edition for the Wii U eShop a few years back. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power was already released on PC platforms in addition to PS4 back on August 20th, 2015, this will be the first time the game has released on a Nintendo platform.

What are your thoughts? let me know in the comments below!

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk (Switch) Review

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Title: Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: September 18th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is the newest high-profile RPG by NIS. This was initially a Vita-exclusive and released only in Japan. Then it got a PS4 port later on, and finally got a Switch and PC port this year. Now all but the Vita version got localized. So how did this turn out? Let’s find out!

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God Wars: The Complete Legend (Switch) Review

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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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