Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: May 10, 2021 to May 16, 2021

Although week-to-week change is not available this time around, sales of hardware were relatively good the week between May 10 to May 16. Sales of vanilla Switch finally breached 16 million units sold in Japan, and together with Switch Lite, the console is nearing 20 million which it should be able to achieve in a week or two. PS5 vanilla saw 10,896 units sold for the week, helping the console to pass beyond 600,000 units sold. Both PS5 and its Digital Edition have a combined lifetime sales of 726,462 units in Japan as of the week. Xbox machines did quite well for the week while PS4 and New 2DS LL recorded 1,226 units and 495 units sold respectively.

It is thanks to the amazing 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 some love! Plus, you can find all the data below by visiting Famitsu’s post right here.

Sales of Hardware

HardwareWeekly SalesLifetime Sales
Switch Lite23,2903,794,571
PS5 Digital Edition3,148119,695
Xbox Series X66732,727
Xbox Series S51611,053
New 2DS LL4951,164,082

Note that week-to-week change will be back the following week.

Sales of software continued to slide the week between May 10 to May 16 with Resident Evil Village facing the biggest drop among the titles on the Top 10. Sales have fallen 68.48% week-on-week for the title, and its PS5 edition has dropped out of the Top 10 list. New Pokémon Snap is the second worst hit, seeing 62.28% sales shaved off that week whereas Monster Hunter Rise experienced only almost half of what it made the week before. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! was let off with lower drop in sales week-on-week as it achieved 12,918 copies sold by the end of the week.

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Video Game Software Top 10

1. Resident Evil Village (↓68.48%)
Sales: 35,045
Lifetime Sales: 146,216
Developer: Capcom
Platform: PS4
Release Date: May 8, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Capcom

2. Monster Hunter Rise (↓49.82%)
Sales: 34,178
Lifetime Sales: 2,175,616
Developer: Capcom
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 26, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Capcom

3. New Pokémon Snap (↓62.28%)
Sales: 17,593
Lifetime Sales: 211,978
Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Studios
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 30, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

4. Ring Fit Adventure (↓3.97%)
Sales: 13,970
Lifetime Sales: 2,568,154
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

5. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (↓30.45%)
Sales: 12,918
Lifetime Sales: 2,180,327
Developer: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Link (JPN): Amazon

6. Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Koukeisha and Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo Collector’s Edition (NEW)
Sales: 12,269
Lifetime Sales: 12,269
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: May 14, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (↓57.59%)
Sales: 11,133
Lifetime Sales: 739,142
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG):

8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓35.45%)
Sales: 9,914
Lifetime Sales: 3,834,911
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Minecraft (↓38.82%)
Sales: 9,753
Lifetime Sales: 1,949,883
Developer: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↓37.86%)
Sales: 6,997
Lifetime Sales: 4,278,593
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 6,548 6,771,885
12 Resident Evil Village PS5 6,083 44,796
13 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 5,194 705,680
14 Super Mario Party Switch 4,734 1,888,357
15 Splatoon 2 Switch 4,539 3,863,872
16 NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… PS4 4,454 151,116
17 Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 3,983 4,049,019
18 Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon PS4 3,475 12,615
19 Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon Remastered PS5 2,454 13,091
20 (NEW) Subnautica + Subnautica: Below Zero Switch 2,270 2,270
21 (NEW) Pathfinder: Kingmaker PS4 2,141 2,141
22 Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise Switch 2,114 98,287
23 (NEW) Subnautica: Below Zero PS4 2,103 2,103
24 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch 1,869 1,816,194
25 DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Switch 1,757 97,038
26 Human: Fall Flat Switch 1,565 148,329
27 Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! Switch 1,561 594,249
28 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch 1,469 1,061,364
29 Super Mario Maker 2 Switch 1,448 1,095,069
30 Little Nightmares II Switch 1,432 72,796

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Source: Famitsu
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