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Switch Lite Sold 177,936 Units in 3 Days in Japan, Link’s Awakening Remake Tops the Charts

Switch Lite Sold 177,936 Units in 3 Days in Japan, Link’s Awakening Remake Tops the Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 September 2019 / 4,727 Views

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (NS) has debuted in first on the Japanese charts with sales of 141,375 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending September 22. The Nintendo Switch Lite launched this week selling 177,936 units in only three days. 

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for Nintendo Switch debuted in sixth with 11,237 units sold. 


The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with sales 239,740 units. The PlayStation 4 sold 24,857 units, the 3DS sold 1,687 units. The Xbox One sold 513 units and the PlayStation Vita sold 28 units. 

Here is the complete top 10 chart:

  1. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo, 09/20/19) – 141,375 (New)
  2. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom, 09/06/19) – 39,594 (319,915)
  3. [PS4] eFootball PES 2020 (Konami, 09/12/19) – 19,249 (77,513)
  4. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 14,905 (629,714)
  5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 12,266 (3,266,380)
  6. [NSW] Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for Nintendo Switch (Level-5, 09/20/19) – 11,237 (New)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 10,813 (934,335)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,786 (2,459,809)
  9. [NSW] Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 9,803 (171,841)
  10. [PS4] Borderlands 3 (2K Games, 09/13/19) – 8,811 (44,847)

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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HylianSwordsman (on 25 September 2019)

Not bad for launching on a random week in September. It'll be interesting to see how it fares in its first holiday.

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VAMatt HylianSwordsman (on 26 September 2019)

It'll also be interesting to see how the sales split between standard and lite, though I don't know if we'll get that info.

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HylianSwordsman HylianSwordsman (on 26 September 2019)

I sure hope we do. It'd be fascinating if the Lite became the strongest Switch hardware in Japan, with their love of portables.

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Ganoncrotch (on 25 September 2019)

Hey hey.... I've heard that 2 of them have had issues with controller drifting!! That's a disaster, I mean that's almost.... 1 in every 89k! RRoD levels of failure right there.

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VAMatt Ganoncrotch (on 26 September 2019)

Well, they're essentially brand new right now. I hope that Ninty addressed the problem so that lites don't have drift problems in the long run. But, we won't know that for a while.

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PAOerfulone (on 25 September 2019)

All hands on deck for Q4 now!

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curl-6 (on 25 September 2019)

So it begins. Next three and a bit months are gonna be bonkers

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hunter_alien (on 26 September 2019)

My dear god.... the Switch will be in full steamroller mode once Pokemon releases :|

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