Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: December 21, 2020 to December 27, 2020

After posting positive upward trend the previous week, the Top 10 has returned with yet another strong week of sales with Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! still at number 1 as it saw its lifetime sales passing the 1 million mark. Sales grew 268,816 copies week-on-week, a 22.21% improvement for the title. Ring Fit Adventure is the only title in the Top 10 to have witnessed a drop, albeit a very small one.

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! Furthermore, the data you find below can all be accessed through Famitsu’s ranking page right here.

The week’s chart featured one new title at number 23 and 27, both are the same, Marui Chikyuu ga Shikakuku Natta!? Dejiboku Chikyuu Boueigun EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS accumulating a total of 22,176 copies on its first week. The full list is as follows:


1. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (↑22.21%)

Sales: 268,816
Lifetime Sales: 1,233,023
Developer: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Affiliated Link (JPN): Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!


2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (↑11.74%)

Sales: 107,750
Lifetime Sales: 6,378,103
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 20, 2020
Affiliated Link (JPN): Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Affiliated Link (ENG): Animal Crossing: New Horizons


3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↑34.82%)

Sales: 68,199
Lifetime Sales: 3,457,183
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Affiliated Link (JPN): Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Affiliated Link (ENG): Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


4. Ring Fit Adventure (↓0.16%)

Sales: 58,561
Lifetime Sales: 2,087,005
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Affiliated Link (JPN): Ring Fit Adventure
Affiliated Link (ENG): Ring Fit Adventure


5. Pikmin 3 Deluxe (↑26.60%)

Sales: 54,986
Lifetime Sales: 462,806
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 30, 2020
Affiliated Link (JPN): Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Affiliated Link (ENG): Pikmin 3 Deluxe


6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↑37.06%)

Sales: 53,187
Lifetime Sales: 4,013,174
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Affiliated Link (JPN): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Affiliated Link (ENG): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


7. Minecraft (↑27.43%)

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Sales: 48,459
Lifetime Sales: 1,702,921
Developer: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Affiliated Link (JPN): Minecraft
Affiliated Link (ENG): Minecraft


8. Super Mario Party (↑28.22%)

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Sales: 41,856
Lifetime Sales: 1,729,796
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 5, 2018
Affiliated Link (JPN): Super Mario Party
Affiliated Link (ENG): Super Mario Party


9. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (↑38.24%)

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Sales: 39,673
Lifetime Sales: 519,649
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 5, 2020
Link (JPN): Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
Link (ENG):  Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics


10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (↑24.36%)

Sales: 37,151
Lifetime Sales: 492,620
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Affiliated Link (JPN): Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Affiliated Link (ENG):
Super Mario 3D All-Stars


Video Game Sales Top 11 – Top 30

Rank Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 Pokémon Sword and Shield + Expansion Pass Switch 32,844 148,298
12 Splatoon 2 Switch 32,028 3,688,389
13 Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 28,535 3,880,590
14 Zelda Musou: Apocalypse of Disaster Switch 26,351 304,963
15 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch 19,770 983,858
16 Super Mario Maker 2 Switch 16,873 1,034,881
17 Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Switch 16,254 56,406
18 Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Switch 14,366 84,814
19 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch 13,902 1,728,037
20 Taiko no Tatsujin DokoDon RPG Pack! Switch 12,745 52,621
21 Fishing Spirits Switch 12,639 544,467
22 Human: Fall Flat Switch 12,488 87,440
23 (NEW) Marui Chikyuu ga Shikakuku Natta!? Dejiboku Chikyuu Boueigun EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS Switch 12,084 12,084
24 Yo-kai Gakuen Y Wai-Wai Gakuen Seikatsu Switch 11,487 42,077
25 Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition Switch 10,953 76,784
26 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Switch 10,235 126,750
27 (NEW) Marui Chikyuu ga Shikakuku Natta!? Dejiboku Chikyuu Boueigun EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS PS4 10,092 10,092
28 Super Mario Odyssey Switch 9,620 2,176,045
29 Luigi’s Mansion 3 Switch 9,435 724,971
30 Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! Switch 8,957 554,560

As always, if you find any faults with the list, please do not hesitate to let me know! Also, do share you your thoughts with us if you have any by dropping a comment or two down below!

Source: Famitsu

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