Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: April 20, 2020 ~ April 26, 2020

Total sales of Animal Crossing in Japan may very well exceed the 4 million mark in the week to come as its sales remain balanced going into the 3rd week of April. For the period between April 20 to April 26, it recorded 283,913 copies of sales, a slight decrease from the week before according to Famitsu’s latest chart available here.

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Following closely is Square Enix’s latest remake, Trials of Mana with the PS4 as well as the Switch editions coming in at number 2 and 3 respectively. In total, the title sold a combined of 150,497 copies for the two platforms. Note that, the sales figure have yet to take into account PC sales. There two new entries other than Trials of Mana including Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Kai at 7 while Predator: Hunting Grounds settles for 10.

In terms of sales of hardware, Xbox One X saw the highest jump of all for the week as sales increased 87% from 22 units it sold the previous week to 177 units. If number is taken into account, Nintendo would definitely be the clear winner as it saw positive growth of above 70% of hardware sales for its two Switch editions. According to Oricon here, this may be attributable to the Gold Week which started on the 29th of April. While sales of PS4 Pro experienced an uptrend, PS4 on the other hand faced a decline. The sales of hardware is summarized as below:

Sales of Hardware

1. Switch / 66,609 units (↑71.07%) (total sold: 11,234,177 units)
2. Switch Lite / 40,495 units (↑78.76%) (total sold: 2,164,537 units)
3. PS4 / 18,123 units (↓23.23%) (total sold: 7,570,758 units)
4. PS4 Pro / 14,933 units (↑27.05%) (total sold: 1,513,721 units)
5. Xbox One S / 65 units (↑52.31%) (total sold: 93,212 units)
6. Xbox One X / 177 units (↑87.57%) (total sold: 19,816 units)

On the other hand, 2DS and 3DS are as follows:

  • New 2DS LL / 1,690 units (↑13.79%) (total sold: 1,710,041 units)
  • New 3DS LL / 94 units (↓17.54%) (total sold: 5,887,198 units)

Despite the small drop, Final Fantasy VII Remake is still managing well going into the week as it recorded 65,569 new copies sold (according to Square Enix, the number of copies sold in Japan alone has exceeded 1 million). Ring Fit Adventure recorded the biggest jump among the other titles as it climbed 16 spots from the 19th place to 6th. Sales ballooned by almost 70% for the title. The full list is as follows:

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (↓0.93%)


Sales: 283,913
Total Sales: 3,895,159
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Link (ENG):  Animal Crossing: New Horizons

2. Trials of Mana (NEW)


Sales: 80,383
Total Sales: 80,383
Platform: PS4
Link (JPN): Trials of Mana
Link (ENG):  Trials of Mana

3. Trials of Mana (NEW)


Sales: 70,114
Total Sales: 70,114
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Trials of Mana
Link (ENG):  Trials of Mana

4. Final Fantasy VII Remake (↓7.19%)


Sales: 65,569
Total Sales: 839,074
Platform: PS4
Link (JPN): Final Fantasy VII Remake
Link (ENG):  Final Fantasy VII Remake

5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↑12.78%)

Total Sales: 2,897,849
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

6. Ring Fit Adventure (↑69.88%)
81KA4gVoLmL._SL1500_Sales: 12,351
Total Sales: 778,943
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Ring Fit Adventure
Link (ENG): Ring Fit Adventure

7. The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (NEW)


Sales: 10,979
Total Sales: 10,979
Platform: PS4
Link (JPN): The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki

8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↑6.25%)

Total Sales: 3,665,504
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (JPN)
Link (ENG): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (ENG)

9. Super Mario Party (↑14.63%)

Total Sales: 1,416,280
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Super Mario Party
Link (ENG): Super Mario Party

10. Predator: Hunting Grounds (NEW)

Sales: 9,172
Total Sales: 9,172
Platform: PS4
Link (JPN): Predator: Hunting Grounds
Link (ENG): Predator: Hunting Grounds

Special Column

Video Game Sales Top 11 – Top 30 (Title *Sales **Total Sales),

11. Splatoon 2 *8,389 **3,383,302
12. Resident Evil 3 *8,205 **244,640
13. Pokémon Sword and Shield *7,979 **3,578,472
14. Minecraft *6,980 **1,363,210
15. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 *6,625 **122,842
16. Super Real Mahjong Love 2~7! *6,173 **6,173 (NEW)
17. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 *5,924 **104,836
18. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto *5,874 **5,874 (NEW)
19. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild *5,281 **1,571,043
20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe *4,889 **826,661
21. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition *4,753 **459,477
22. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training For Nintendo Switch *4,698 **202,383
23. Super Mario Maker 2 *4,229 **899,047
24. Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition [Low-priced Edition] *3,939 **40,181
25. Nioh 2 *3,903 **150,286
26. Zombie Army 4: Dead War *3,868 **3,868 (NEW)
27. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX *3,655 **241,611
28. Fishing Spirits *3,493 **427,460
29. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 *2,961 **305,246
30. Just Dance *2,714 **11,813

Blue = PS4
Red = Switch

As usual, if you find any faults with the list, please do let me know! Also, do share your thoughts down in the comment section below.

Source: Famitsu
Featured Image: Trials of Mana Official Website

Updated: June 5, 2020. Made a correction to The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki, previously The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Kai.
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