Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: March 21, 2022 to March 27, 2022

Units sold for Switch consoles maintain in the 80,000 range with sales of its OLED edition sliding by 11.92% as units sold dip below 50,000 units. Its Switch Vanilla and Lite editions, however, have climbed 12.02% and 17.89% after a weaker turnout the week before. It is all green for PlayStation 5 consoles with the Vanilla version rising as much as 56.83% to 32,364 units while the Digital Edition has grown by a small 3.63%, together the two have sold 35,474 units for the week. A sharp fall is noted for both Xbox Series consoles with Series X as the two suffer the worst drop for the week. Units sold are at a meagre 390 units. PlayStation 4 is up by 23.08% from prior week’s 10 units sold whereas New 2DS LL stumbles by 2.44% to 280 units sold.

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.

Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Change Lifetime Sales
Switch 21,784 (↑12.02%) 18,138,373
Switch Lite 12,979 (↑17.89%) 4,648,386
Switch OLED 49,037 (↓11.92%) 1,490,352
PS5 32,364 (↑56.83%) 1,271,750
PS5 Digital Edition 3,110 (↑3.63%) 225,767
Xbox Series X 246 (↓91.62%) 89,231
Xbox Series S 144 (↓76.70%) 75,059
PS4 13 (↑23.08%) 7,819,392
New 2DS LL 280 (↓2.44%) 1,184,344

Software sales witness two new releases in the Top 10 with Hoshi no Kirby Discovery (also known as Kirby and the Forgotten Land in English) taking the top spot at a whopping 380,060 copies sold in just 3 days. The Nintendo Switch exclusive game was developed by HAL Laboratory and was first announced on September 23, 2021. The game is the series’ first 3D action platformer with controls similar to that of Kirby 3D Rumble, Kirby’s Blowout Blast, and Kirby Battle Royale (Source: Wikia). You can check out its official trailer down below for more information.

The other new release on the Top 10 belongs to Ghostwire: Tokyo with its PlayStation 5 edition placing 6th at 10,144 copies sold in its first 3 days. The supernatural thriller action-adventure game is developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. In the game, you play as Akito who one day wakes up in the streets of Tokyo only to find that the city’s population has suddenly vanished. It turns out that the city is taken over by paranormal spirits, and Akito will have to battle his way out and find the cause of the problem that has befallen the city (Source: Wikia). More of the gameplay can be viewed via its trailer down below.

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Hoshi no Kirby Discovery (NEW)
Sales: 380,060
Lifetime Sales: 380,060
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↑15.07%)
Sales: 18,931
Lifetime Sales: 4,518,473
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

3. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (↓22.22%)
Sales: 17,941
Lifetime Sales: 2,195,400
Developer / Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Platform: Switch
Release Date: January 28, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

4. Elden Ring (↓28.58%)
Sales: 13,918
Lifetime Sales: 307,546
Developer / Publisher: FromSoftware
Platform: PS4
Release Date: February 25, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

5. Minecraft (↑26.68%)
Sales: 13,305
Lifetime Sales: 2,574,724
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

6. Ghostwire: Tokyo (NEW)
Sales: 10,144
Lifetime Sales: 10,144
Developer / Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: PS5
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↓1.42%)
Lifetime Sales: 4,822,623
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

8. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (↓73.33%)
Sales: 7,720
Lifetime Sales: 36,664
Developer / Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: PS4
Release Date: March 18, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Mario Party Superstars (↓5.77%)
Sales: 7,710
Lifetime Sales: 920,035
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (=)
Sales: 5,731
Lifetime Sales: 1,987,301
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Status Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11   Triangle Strategy Switch 5,693 117,800
12   Gran Turismo 7 PS4
5,597 100,415
13   Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 5,558 7,220,089
14 NEW Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands PS4 5,427 5,427
15   Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 5,237 2,629,183
16   Ring Fit Adventure Switch 4,871 3,107,336
17 NEW Relayer PS4 4,608 4,608
18   Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 4,208 952,899
19   Elden Ring PS5 4,184 120,747
20   Splatoon 2 Switch 3,835 4,054,178
21 NEW Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Sakuretsu!! Chorogon Breath Switch 3,464 3,464
22   Monster Hunter Rise Best Price Switch 3,271 38,859
23   Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin PS5
3,171 21,076
24   Gran Turismo 7 PS5 3,122 90,699
25   Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Switch 2,971 2,530,218
26 NEW Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands PS5 2,835 2,835
27 NEW Relayer PS5 2,684 2,684
28   Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 2,579 4,327,586
29   Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch 2,493 1,035,136
30   Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! Switch 2,425 705,520

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Source: Famitsu

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