The Japanese sales charts haven't made for especially interesting reading in weeks - at least as far as PlayStation goes. Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch last month, the PlayStation 4 has been pushed out of focus due to a lack of notable software releases. Naturally, this also means that hardware figures are in a gradual decline, with Sony's home console dropping below 20,000 units over the last fortnight or so.

The only game worth even a brief mention is NieR: Automata, which has now broken 300,000 copies in Japan and remains in the top five. Hopefully things pick up soon, eh?

Hardware sales

  1. Switch – 45,673 (41,193)
  2. New 3DS LL – 18,115 (19,533)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 17,067 (18,022)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 5,592 (5,987)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,855 (6,490)
  6. 2DS – 4,475 (4,629)
  7. New 3DS – 1,234 (1,523)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 432 (704)
  9. Wii U – 271 (358)
  10. Xbox One – 142 (132)

Software sales

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom, 03/16/17) – 43,941 (1,366,093)
  2. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 20,888 (375,291)
  3. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo, 03/30/17) – 10,698 (61,879)
  4. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 10,048 (176,368)
  5. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix, 02/23/17) – 6,265 (300,959)
  6. [PS4] Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft, 03/09/17) – 6,022 (159,430)
  7. [PS4] LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros., 04/06/17) – 5,157 (16,735)
  8. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (SIE, 03/02/17) – 4,983 (201,643)
  9. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 4,773 (3,241,599)
  10. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,740 (100,546)
  11. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 4,325 (1,019,434)
  12. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 3,556 (102,281)
  13. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami, 03/03/17) – 3,508 (70,124)
  14. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best) (Konami, 04/13/17) – 3,381 (New)
  15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 3,328 (321,342)
  16. [PS4] Warriors All-Stars (Koei Tecmo, 03/30/17) – 3,117 (52,062)
  17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,035 (162,184)
  18. [PSV] Rep Kiss (Limited Edition Included) (Entergram, 04/13/17) – 2,918 (New)
  19. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level-5, 12/15/16) – 2,802 (704,683)
  20. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 2,678 (1,140,680)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]