Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: April 24 – May 7, 2023 (Two-week)

Since Famitsu did not release the sales figures for the week between April 24 and April 30 and May 1 and May 7 separately, week-to-week comparisons are not available this time around. However, comparisons will be made for the software sales charts to be released tomorrow (as of the time of writing).

In terms of hardware sales for the week, Switch consoles dominated the market by a significant margin, accounting for 67.7% of the total sales in Japan with a total of 216,525 units sold. This brings their lifetime sales to a considerable 29,030,032 units in Japan alone, and they are expected to reach the 30 million mark in a couple of weeks. PlayStation 5 took up 31.2% of the market share with 99,938 units sold and a lifetime sales total of 3,470,971 units. The Sony consoles are expected to hit 3.5 million units in sales in Japan the following week. Xbox Series did not perform as well, even with two weeks of sales, with a total of 1,324 units sold, accounting for only 0.4% of the total market share and sitting behind PlayStation 4, which saw 2,067 units sold within the two weeks, accounting for 0.6% of the total market share. The New 2DS LL sold the fewest units of all the consoles listed here.

Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
Switch 21,429 19,299,135
Switch Lite 10,487 5,291,825
Switch OLED 184,609 4,439,072
PS5 84,999 2,984,697
PS5 Digital Edition 14,939 486,274
Xbox Series X 650 185,609
Xbox Series S 674 252,212
PS4 2,067 7,869,037
New 2DS LL 132 1,191,553

It is thanks to the wonderful people over at Famitsu that we get to see these charts on a weekly basis, so be sure to head over to their site here and show them lots of love! In addition, all the data you find below is accessible via Famitsu right here.

As the software sales performance in this report occurred throughout Japan’s Golden Week, many older titles sold more copies throughout the holiday season. The top 10 list also includes two new releases. Hogwarts Legacy for PlayStation 4 sold 31,918 copies in its first three days. However, note that the PlayStation 5 edition was released back in February and sold 67,196 copies in its first three days. Moving on to number 7 on the list, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor made its debut with 16,742 copies sold in its first 10 days, which is a rather slow start for the PlayStation 5 edition. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, the game serves as the direct sequel to the 2019 release, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. You can learn more about the game through its official launch trailer below.

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Sales: 32,713
Lifetime Sales: 5,283,684
Price: 7,800 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

2. Hogwarts Legacy (NEW)
Sales: 31,918
Lifetime Sales: 31,918
Developer / Publisher: WB Games
Platform: PS4
Release Date: May 5, 2023
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

3. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Sales: 27,325
Lifetime Sales: 419,970
Price: 5,980 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: February 24, 2023
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

4. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Sales: 23,401
Lifetime Sales: 5,022,302
Price: 5,980 yen each
Developer / Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 18, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

5. Splatoon 3
Sales: 18,304
Lifetime Sales: 4,009,837
Price: 5,980 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: September 9, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

6. Minecraft
Sales: 18,244
Lifetime Sales: 3,130,249
Price: 3,600 yen
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

7. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (NEW)
Sales: 16,742
Lifetime Sales: 16,742
Developer / Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: PS5
Release Date: April 28, 2023
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lifetime Sales: 5,185,620
Price: 7,200 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Nintendo Switch Sports
Sales: 14,179
Lifetime Sales: 1,074,358
Price: 4,980 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 29, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

10. Mario Party Superstars
Sales: 12,541
Lifetime Sales: 1,226,636
6,578 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

*Note: The estimated number of copies sold is based on the total of package software, download cards and the pre-installed versions of the main unit

As always, if you find any issues with the lists above, please do not hesitate to let me know! Also, don’t shy away from dropping a comment or two down below and share your thoughts with us!

Featured Image:
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Previous Chart: Apr. 17 – Apr. 23
Follow-up Chart:
Source: Famitsu

Google Chart:
Hardware Sales

Consider following my blog by clicking on the button below: Follow Erzat on WordPress.com

Leave a Reply