Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: August 23, 2021 to August 29, 2021

Sales are down for most consoles week-on-week with Nintendo Switch vanilla experiencing the biggest drop of 15.73% from previous week’s 62,022 units. The Lite edition however, sees sales recuperating 2.42% to 10,766 units, bringing the total units sold for the two consoles at 63,254 units. The PlayStation 5 faces the opposite where the vanilla edition being the one rising whereas the Digital Edition falling 9.90% week-on-week. Total units sold for both versions stand at 20,154 units sold. Furthermore, the consoles lifetime sales together have now reached 995,581 units, and is set to breach the 1 million mark the following week. Both Xbox Series editions slide 2.86% and 1.02% respectively week-on-week as they end the last week of August with 5,669 units sold. Climbing 54.38% week-on-week, PlayStation 4 records a total of 2,067 units sold from previous week’s 943 units while New 2DS LL stumbles yet again as sales retreat 2.49% to 509 units.

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Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Change Lifetime Sales
Switch 52,488 (↓15.37%) 16,959,653
Switch Lite 10,766 (↑2.42%) 4,030,951
PS5 17,852 (↑43.52%) 831,841
PS5 Digital Edition 2,302 (↓9.90%) 163,740
Xbox Series X 2,848 (↓2.86%) 56,941
Xbox Series S 2,821 (↓1.02%) 26,355
PS4 2,067 (↑54.38%) 7,805,991
New 2DS LL 509 (↓2.49%) 1,171,305

Software sales do not look so good for past titles as all have recorded a drop in the Top 10 with the exception of Pokémon Sword and Shield, which sales have improved 13.83% as it jumps three spots to claim the 10th spot. The biggest drop for titles on the Top 10 belongs to Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale!! which sales have plummeted by 43.31% as it ends the week with 9,491 copies sold. Nevertheless, its lifetime sales have now hit 122,530 copies.

TYPE-MOON’s latest visual novel, Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon which is a remake of the two Near-Side Routes of the Tsukihime doujin work which was released back in the year 2000, places 1st and 2nd at a great 138,408 copies sold! Three years later, the title was adapted into an Anime series by J.C. Staff and Geneon (now NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan), and a Manga adaption it received ran from August 2003 to July 2010. TYPE-MOON recently released the opening animation of the visual novel done by ufotable through its Youtube channel. If you have not watched it, you should do so down below!

No More Heroes III by Marvelous is another new title that can be found on the list at Number 9, though with a certainly lackluster first week performance at 7,951 copies sold. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10


1. Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon (NEW)
Sales: 72,237
Lifetime Sales: 72,237
Developer: TYPE-MOON
Platform: Switch
Release Date: August 26, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan


2. Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon (NEW)
Sales: 66,171
Lifetime Sales: 66,171
Developer: TYPE-MOON
Platform: PS4
Release Date: August 26, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan


3. Ring Fit Adventure (↓11.24%)
Sales: 15,671
Lifetime Sales: 2,788,621
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓5.89%)
Sales: 14,838
Lifetime Sales: 4,009,933
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


5. Minecraft (↓9.91%)
Sales: 13,860
Lifetime Sales: 2,153,053
Developer: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


6. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (↓11.47%)
Sales: 12,023
Lifetime Sales: 2,348,554
Developer: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Link (JPN): Amazon


7. Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale!! (↓43.31%)
Sales: 9,491
Lifetime Sales: 122,530
Developer: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: August 12, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan


8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↓3.77%)
Sales: 8,536
Lifetime Sales: 4,397,935
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


9. No More Heroes III (NEW)
Sales: 7,951
Lifetime Sales: 7,951
Developer: Marvelous
Platform: Switch
Release Date: August 27, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo


10. Pokémon Sword and Shield (13.83%)
Sales: 7,499
Lifetime Sales: 4,120,436
Developer: Pokemon
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 15, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan


Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch 7,381 864,873
12 (NEW) The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie Switch 6,227 6,227
13 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 6,092 6,867,005
14 Super Mario Party Switch 5,727 1,976,550
15 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 5,401 782,676
16 (NEW) Hitman 3 PS4 5,132 5,132
17 Nabi-tsuki! Tsukutte Wakaru Hajimete Game Programming Switch 4,978 224,508
18 eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam Switch 4,902 182,045
19 Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi Switch 4,366 180,428
20 Splatoon 2 Switch 4,363 3,931,244
21 Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut PS4 4,154 14,378
22 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Switch 4,146 257,837
23 Miitopia Switch 4,090 236,150
24 (NEW) Hitman 3 PS5 3,890 3,890
25 Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Switch 3,643 224,536
26 Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut PS5 3,526 17,271
27 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch 3,338 1,864,308
28 Monster Hunter Rise Switch 3,131 2,315,495
29 (NEW) Hakuoki Shinkai: Reimeiroku Switch 2,804 2,804
30 Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise Switch 2,764 138,011

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Source: Famitsu
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