Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: May 16, 2022 to May 22, 2022

Units sold for hardware for the week between May 16 and May 22 are up across the board with the PlayStation 5 consoles seeing the biggest gains. The vanilla PlayStation 5 is up 82.44% week-on-week while the Digital Edition improves by 70.24%. The two consoles in total are at 14,277 units, making up 16.5% of the total sales of all consoles listed here for the week. Xbox Series too have experienced a jump in sales with the Series X catapulting as much as 89.13% (the largest on the list) from previous week, and a minor improvement is recorded for Series S by 0.73%, putting the two at 7,131 units sold. Switch consoles remain atop as usual, however, total units sold have fallen by a small 0.74% to 64,839 units. The PlayStation 4 is down by 9.09%, and New 2DS LL has recorded 8.20% better growth from the prior week.

Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Change Lifetime Sales
Switch 16,605 (↓18.77%) 18,305,423
Switch Lite 6,932 (↓23.07%) 4,726,225
Switch OLED 41,302 (↑13.16%) 1,798,321
PS5 12,755 (↑82.44%) 1,397,883
PS5 Digital Edition 1,522 (↑70.24%) 237,232
Xbox Series X 966 (↑89.13%) 100,435
Xbox Series S 6,165 (↑0.73%) 111,573
PS4 20 (↓9.09%) 7,819,568
New 2DS LL 256 (↑8.20%) 1,186,215

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.

As for software sales, all of the past titles on the Top 10 have reported weaker sales from the week before with eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 succumbing to the biggest drop at 30.49% with 7,210 copies sold for its Switch edition. Nevertheless, we get to see two new releases making it onto the chart.

Taikou Risshiden V DX (DX stands for Deluxe) is placed 2nd on the list with its Switch edition selling 21,710 copies in its first 4 days. Note that the game is also available on PC. To commemorate the series 30th anniversary, Taikou Risshiden V DX, a simulation RPG game which is a remaster edition of the 2004 game, is the fifth title in the series where you can play as characters in different roles: a warrior, a merchant, a ninja, a pirate and many more. You can learn more about the game through its promotional video down below.

Head over to Number 9 and you will find Snow Bros. Special at 4,608 copies sold in its first 4 days, brought to you by DAEWON MEDIA, a South Korean based company which specializes in character and animation-related business. The platform game, which is an upgraded version of the game that appeared in the arcades in the 1990s, can be played with two players at a time and features what it calls a “Monster Challenge” mode where you play as the monsters. Get to know more about the game via its official trailer down below.

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Nintendo Switch Sports (↓26.17%)
Sales: 35,088
Lifetime Sales: 387,201
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 29, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

2. Taikou Risshiden V DX (NEW)
Sales: 21,710
Lifetime Sales: 21,710
Developer / Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games
Platform: Switch
Release Date: May 19, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan

3. Hoshi no Kirby Discovery (↓13.76%)
Sales: 12,853
Lifetime Sales: 723,567
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓7.67%)
Sales: 10,274
Lifetime Sales: 4,642,828
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

5. eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (↓30.49%)
Sales: 7,210
Lifetime Sales: 171,515
Developer / Publisher: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 21, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan

6. Minecraft (↓3.29%)
Sales: 6,337
Lifetime Sales: 2,648,286
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

7. Ring Fit Adventure (↓23.31%)
Sales: 5,245
Lifetime Sales: 3,156,972
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↓16.76%)
Lifetime Sales: 4,884,668
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Snow Bros. Special (NEW)
Sales: 4,608
Lifetime Sales: 4,608
Developer / Publisher: DAEWON MEDIA
Platform: Switch
Release Date: May 19, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan

10. Mario Party Superstars (↓16.40%)
Sales: 3,645
Lifetime Sales: 967,778
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   The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch
3,525 2,029,131
12   Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 3,077 7,255,336
13   Pokémon Legends: Arceus Switch 3,018 2,250,158
14   Splatoon 2 Switch 2,933 4,081,084
15   eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 PS4 2,760 87,904
16   Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 2,268 978,588
17   Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 2,114 2,658,701
18   Monster Hunter Rise Best Price Switch 2,023 57,684
19 NEW Death’s Gambit: Afterlife Switch
1,731 1,731
20   Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Switch 1,516 2,547,795
21   Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 1,469 4,342,362
22   Elden Ring PS4 1,287 342,427
23   Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch 1,264 1,049,496
24   The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Switch
1,120 7,529
25   Human: Fall Flat Switch 1,119 260,741
26   Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise Switch 1,082 201,300
27   Horizon Forbidden West PS5 1,041 61,617
28   Futari de! Nyanko Daisensou Switch 1,036 142,754
29   Super Mario Maker 2 Switch 1,035 1,218,074
30   Kirby Star Allies Switch 1,033 982,418

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Source: Famitsu

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