Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: April 26, 2021 to May 9, 2021 (Two-week)

Due to Golden Week, Famitsu released the two-week chart instead of the weekly ranking we usually get to see. Note that, they have released the Video Game Software chart for April 26 to May 2 and May 3 to May 9, which I will be releasing separately.

There isn’t much to say since week-to-week comparison cannot be made, though sales have certainly picked up for Video Game Hardware. Sales for Switch’s vanilla edition is close to hitting 16,000,000 units sold in Japan, which is doable the following week. Likewise, the vanilla edition for PS5 too is about to reach 600,000 copies sold. Bad news is we will continue to see a shortage of the machine going all the way into 2022 (source: Forbes).

It is thanks to the wonderful folks 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! All the data you find below is accessible via Famitsu right here.

Sales of Hardware

HardwareWeekly SalesLifetime Sales
Switch Lite65,1303,771,281
PS5 Digital Edition8,680116,547
Xbox Series X80832,060
Xbox Series S39910,537
New 2DS LL1,0271,163,587

Note that weekly comparison is unavailable.

As for Video Game Software, the latest addition to the Pokémon family is ranked first for the week with 194,385 copies sold in its first two weeks. New Pokémon Snap is an on-rails first-person photography game developed by Bandai Namco Studio (source: Wikipedia). Resident Evil Village too made a splash on the week’s chart seeing both PS4 and PS5 versions of the game selling 149,884 copies as of Week 2. The full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10

1. New Pokémon Snap (NEW)
Sales: 194,385
Lifetime Sales: 194,385
Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Studios
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 30, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

2. Monster Hunter Rise
Sales: 171,067
Lifetime Sales: 2,141,438
Developer: Capcom
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 26, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Capcom

3. Resident Evil Village (NEW)
Sales: 111,171
Lifetime Sales: 111,171
Developer: Capcom
Platform: PS4
Release Date: May 8, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Capcom

4. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
Sales: 53,347
Lifetime Sales: 728,009
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG):

5. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
Sales: 42,348
Lifetime Sales: 2,167,409
Developer: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Link (JPN): Amazon

6. Resident Evil Village (NEW)
Lifetime Sales:
Platform: PS5
Release Date:
May 8, 2021
Link (JPN):
Link (ENG): Capcom

7. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
Sales: 37,824
Lifetime Sales: 146,662
Developer: Square Enix
Platform: PS4
Release Date: April 22, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Square Enix

8. Ring Fit Adventure
Sales: 31,475
Lifetime Sales: 2,554,184
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Sales: 31,045
Lifetime Sales: 3,824,997
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

10. Minecraft
Sales: 29,549
Lifetime Sales: 1,940,130
Developer: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

As usual, if you find any faults with the list 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!

Source: Famitsu

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