The obvious talking point of the latest Japanese sales charts is the launch of the Nintendo Switch, which unsurprisingly rocketed to the top of the hardware charts. Ninty's newest moved 329,152 units, meaning that it surpassed the PlayStation 4's opening sales by around 20,000 units. Speaking of which, Sony's current-gen console remained steady in the face of the Switch, still shifting over 30,000 machines. Not too shabby, really.

As you'd expect, Switch launch title Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the top spot of the software charts, but PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn wasn't too far behind. Aloy's adventure sold 116,997 copies, which is a pretty solid figure.

Hardware sales

  1. Switch – 329,152 (New)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 31,065 (37,008)
  3. New 3DS LL – 18,433 (15,984)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 9,889 (10,704)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,742 (6,481)
  6. 2DS – 4,147 (4,303)
  7. New 3DS – 1,268 (1,254)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 615 (505)
  9. Wii U – 565 (464)
  10. Xbox One – 147 (469)

Software sales

  1. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 187,379 (New)
  2. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (SIE, 03/02/17) – 116,997 (New)
  3. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 79,536 (New)
  4. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 44,602 (New)
  5. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix, 02/23/17) – 38,002 (236,545)
  6. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami, 03/03/17) – 36,623 (New)
  7. [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I•II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix, 03/03/17) – 25,606 (New)
  8. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 02/23/17) – 15,321 (115,475)
  9. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (Square Enix, 02/09/17) – 13,426 (163,058)
  10. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega, 03/03/17) – 12,854 (New)
  11. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 02/23/17) – 12,813 (96,546)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 12,292 (3,189,271)
  13. [PS4] Nioh (Koei Tecmo, 02/09/17) – 10,210 (128,824)
  14. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 7,357 (291,327)
  15. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Grotesque Ver. included) (Capcom, 01/26/17) – 7,176 (291,666)
  16. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 7,042 (983,867)
  17. [PS4] For Honor (Ubisoft, 02/16/17) – 6,435 (59,700)
  18. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level-5, 12/15/16) – 5,980 (681,240)
  19. [PS4] Winning Post 8 2017 (Koei Tecmo, 03/02/17) – 5,793 (New)
  20. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken (FuRyu, 03/02/17) – 5,481 (New)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]