Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: January 9 – January 15, 2023

After several weeks of holiday boost, both hardware and software sales for the week have calmed down significantly. Switch maintains its position as Japan’s bestseller with a total of 74,690 units sold throughout the week, taking up 61.7% of the total market share while PlayStation 5 performed rather well, selling 44,113 units and making up 36.4% of the week’s share. Xbox Series console sales were not as encouraging. The 1,052 units sold it had for the week sat behind PlayStation 4’s 1,099 units whereas New 2DS LL was at 93 units.

Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
Switch 17,957 19,125,239
Switch Lite 12,586 5,165,268
Switch OLED 44,147 3,758,948
PS5 39,468 2,174,709
PS5 Digital Edition 4,645 331,949
Xbox Series X 267 172,878
Xbox Series S 785 228,308
PS4 1,099 7,847,271
New 2DS LL 93 1,190,223

Note. week-on-week hardware comparisons will return the week after since Famitsu only published two-week sales data for the period between December 26, 2022 to January 8, 2023.

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.

All of the older releases on the Top 10 have witnessed a fall in sales week-on-week, however, the list welcomed one new release being One Piece Odyssey sitting side by side at Number 2 and Number 3 with a total of 62,002 copies sold in its first 4 days. The brand-new RPG features sees you venture throughout a mysterious island as Luffy in search of his missing crew after being separated amid a shipwreck caused by a huge storm at sea. More information about the game can be obtained here via its official webpage and its launch trailer right below.

Video Game Software Top 10


1. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (↓52.22%)
Sales: 64,799
Lifetime Sales: 4,695,052
Price: 5,980 yen each
Developer / Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 18, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


2. One Piece Odyssey (NEW)
Sales: 35,123
Lifetime Sales: 35,123
Developer / Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform: PS4
Release Date: January 12, 2023
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


3. One Piece Odyssey (NEW)
Sales: 26,879
Lifetime Sales: 26,879
Developer / Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform: PS5
Release Date: January 12, 2023
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


4. Splatoon 3 (↓60.95%)
Sales: 22,094
Lifetime Sales: 3,817,608
Price: 5,980 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: September 9, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓51.28%)
Sales: 18,172
Lifetime Sales: 5,101,319
Price: 7,800 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


6. Nintendo Switch Sports (↓58.37%)
Sales: 14,849
Lifetime Sales: 969,291
Price: 4,980 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 29, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


7. Minecraft (↓48.85%)
Sales: 11,025
Lifetime Sales: 3,008,474
Price: 3,600 yen
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


8. Dragon Quest Treasures (↓62.07%)
Sales: 7,864
Lifetime Sales: 254,564
Price: 7,264 yen
Developer / Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 9, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↓54.31%)
Sales:
7,587
Lifetime Sales: 5,100,328
Price: 7,200 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


10. Mario Party Superstars (↓49.41%)
Sales: 7,382
Lifetime Sales: 1,151,855
Price:
6,578 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo


Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Status Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11   Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 6,570 2,824,273
12   Gran Turismo 7 Switch 4,849 261,754
13   Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Switch 4,761 141,512
14   Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 4,384 7,416,138
15   Ring Fit Adventure Switch 4,064 3,335,482
16   Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 3,875 1,073,040
17   Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Switch 3,006 79,252
18   Hoshi no Kirby Discovery Switch 2,985 987,695
19   Human: Fall Flat Switch 2,619 321,060
20   Tsuri Spirits: Tsutte Asoberu Suizokukan Switch 2,544 96,875
21   The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch 2,535 2,124,580
22   Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star Switch 2,486 30,730
23   Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 [Special Price] Switch 2,336 30,251
24   Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Switch 2,185 86,555
25   New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch 2,025 1,229,882
26   Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch 2,022 1,119,284
27   Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion PS4 1,828 74,227
28   Dragon Quest X Offline Switch 1,753 262,663
29 NEW Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Special Edition PS5 1,740 1,740
30   Futari de! Nyanko Daisensou Switch 1,640 189,702

*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

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Previous Chart: Jan. 2 – Jan. 8
Follow-up Chart:
Source: Famitsu

Google Chart:
Hardware Sales (Japan)

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