After weeks of settling for second and sometimes third place, the PlayStation 4 is once again at the top of the Japanese hardware charts. Sony's console shifted over 30,000 units across all models, which by itself is a pretty standard number, but it was allowed to reclaim its throne by the Nintendo Switch, which saw its sales fall off a cliff. Clearly, this has something to do with the system's ongoing stock shortages, but that's still the big story this week.

As for software sales, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age continues to top the charts on 3DS and PS4. The latter version got through another 49,543 copies, and now sits at a total of 1,291,802 units. A big success for Square Enix.

Hardware sales

  1. PlayStation 4 – 28,779 (34,691)
  2. Switch – 22,277 (87,798)
  3. New 3DS LL – 16,083 (17,276)
  4. New 2DS LL – 14,939 (24,187)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,909 (7,771)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 5,177 (4,651)
  7. 2DS – 2,999 (3,527)
  8. New 3DS – 575 (740)
  9. Wii U – 151 (132)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 110 (95)
  11. Xbox One – 100 (75)

Software sales

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 67,705 (1,640,920)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 49,543 (1,291,802)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 34,108 (949,737)
  4. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers (Level-5, 08/10/17) – 25,674 (123,208)
  5. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Square Enix, 08/17/17) – 14,052 (New)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,589 (646,483)
  7. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 6,439 (203,722)
  8. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo, 07/13/17) – 5,960 (120,710)
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 5,789 (224,166)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,268 (566,032)
  11. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season (Square Enix, 08/10/17) – 5,214 (22,466)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 5,048 (3,314,619)
  13. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Doko Nan Desu? (Nippon Columbia, 07/20/17) – 4,934 (45,288)
  14. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (SIE, 08/03/17) – 4,929 (42,476)
  15. [3DS] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy (Level-5, 07/20/17) – 4,848 (120,036)
  16. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 08/03/17) – 4,829 (85,447)
  17. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 07/06/17) – 4,754 (162,712)
  18. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma Online Season 3 Limited Edition (Capcom, 08/17/17) – 4,590 (New)
  19. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 3,942 (1,195,570)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,535 (2,806,124)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]