Japan generally prefers handheld consoles over home consoles and the Nintendo Switch Lite is proof of this. Nintendo sold 178,000 units during the first three days of it being available on the store shelves. What's good news for the company of Mario and Link other than those impressive numbers is that, surprisingly, the new model did not cannibalize sales of the standard version.
Combined, both models of Nintendo Switch almost top a quarter-million in sold units during the Switch Lite's launch week, according to Famitsu trackings. The regular Switch (actually, the revisioned hardware with little improvements) sold 62,000 units bouncing back from a week to week downward trend. In total, the Switch is now up to 9 million units in Japan doing far better than in 2018.
Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, a more bite-sized game to be experienced on the go, along with the small and undetachable version of the hardware. It was the best selling game last week with more than 140,000 copies sold, but Monster Hunter: World - Iceborn and eFootball PES 2020 hold well on the podium. Level-5 put on the stores Ni no Kuni for both consoles, although just the Switch version made it into the Top 10.
[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - 141.375 / Novedad
[PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition - 39.594 / 319.915 (-47%)
[PS4] eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 - 19.249 / 77.513 (-67%)
[NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 - 14.905 / 629.714 (+3%)
[NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 12.266 / 3.266.380 (+19%)
[NSW] Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - 11.237 / Novedad
[NSW] Minecraft - 10.813 / 934.335 (+34%)
[NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 10.786 / 2.459.809 (+26%)
[NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version - 9.803 / 171.841 (+10%)
[PS4] Borderlands 3 - 8.811 / 44.847 (-76%)
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