Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: August 30, 2021 to September 5, 2021

Sales for hardware in Japan open weak as it enters the month of September. All consoles have noted fewer units sold week-on-week with the exception of Switch Lite and New 2DS LL, which both have climbed 2.90% and 31.77% respectively. Total sales for Switch consoles are at 60,942 units, PlayStation 5 at 17,075 units whereas Xbox Series are at 2,605 units. Lifetime sales for Xbox Series have now reached 85,901 units and should hit the 100,000 mark some time in the following month. Between August 16 to August 22, sales peaked for the console to see 5,782 units sold, its best since May 16.

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Sales of Hardware

HardwareWeekly SalesChangeLifetime Sales
Switch Lite11,088(2.90%)4,042,039
PS5 Digital Edition1,495(↓35.06%)165,235
Xbox Series X1,259(↓55.79%)58,200
Xbox Series S1,346(↓52.29%)27,701
New 2DS LL746(↑31.77%)1,172,051

Software sales are a lot better for most past titles as only three titles witness a fall in copies sold week-on-week. Previous week’s bestseller, Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon‘s PlayStation 4 edition dropped sharply by 88% from 66,171 copies to 7,939 copies sold for the week. Its Switch edition fails to place on the Top 10 list. The biggest climber would be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sales are up 11.97% to 9,697 copies for the title from 8,536 copies sold the week before. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Ring Fit Adventure (↓0.39%)
Sales: 15,610
Lifetime Sales: 2,804,231
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (4.84%)
Sales: 15,592
Lifetime Sales: 4,025,525
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

3. Minecraft (2.59%)
Sales: 14,229
Lifetime Sales: 2,167,282
Developer: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

4. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (↓14.27%)
Sales: 10,307
Lifetime Sales: 2,358,861
Developer: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Link (JPN): Amazon

5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (11.97%)
Sales: 9,697
Lifetime Sales: 4,407,632
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

6. Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon (↓88.00%)
Sales: 7,939
Lifetime Sales: 74,110
Developer: TYPE-MOON
Platform: PS4
Release Date: August 26, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (5.72%)
Sales: 7,829
Lifetime Sales: 872,702
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG):

8. Pokémon Sword and Shield (3.41%)
Sales: 7,764
Lifetime Sales: 4,128,200
Developer: Pokemon
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 15, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

9. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (7.26%)
Sales: 5,824
Lifetime Sales: 788,500
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 5, 2020
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

10. Super Mario Party (0.21%)
Sales: 5,739
Lifetime Sales: 1,982,289
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 5, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 5,728 6,872,733
12 Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyou Battle Royale!! Switch 4,691 127,221
13 Nabi-tsuki! Tsukutte Wakaru Hajimete Game Programming Switch 4,613 229,121
14 Splatoon 2 Switch 4,299 3,935,543
15 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch 4,149 1,868,457
16 Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon Switch 4,124 76,361
17 eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam Switch 3,997 186,042
18 Miitopia Switch 3,625 237,775
19 Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi Switch 3,305 183,733
20 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Switch 3,245 261,082
21 (NEW) Demon Gaze EXTRA Switch 3,111 3,111
22 Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Switch 3,018 227,554
23 Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise Switch 3,006 141,017
24 Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut PS4 2,977 17,355
25 DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Switch 2,962 134,245
26 Monster Hunter Rise Switch 2,868 2,318,363
27 Mario Golf: Super Rush Switch 2,437 179,938
28 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch 2,312 1,091,418
29 New Pokémon Snap Switch 2,310 276,800
30 Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! Switch 2,251 625,524

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Source: Famitsu
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