Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: May 25, 2020 ~ May 31, 2020

Sales of Animal Crossing finally climbed albeit a bit after weeks of decline, despite the arrival of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, it is proven to be difficult to topple the former as it trails behind Animal Crossing with 90,000 copies sold in its first week for the period between May 25 to May 31. On the other hand, sales are rather positive for the week as most titles recorded a jump with Ring Fit Adventure climbing the most in the Top 10.

The Top 10 list also recorded a number of changes with new arrivals (other than Xenoblade) such as The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki: Kai (No. 4), Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch (No. 7) and BAYONETTA&VANQUISH (No. 8). As a result, several titles which were in the Top 10 list the previous week were pushed out of the chart. This includes Final Fantasy VII Remake which occupied the 6th spot before. It dropped 7 spots to number 13 for the week. That said, the original and official soundtrack of Final Fantasy VII Remake sold 19,000 copies and has taken the 2nd spot of Oricon’s weekly Album Ranking for the same period.

In terms of sales of hardware which could be found here, sales of Switch hardware has more than doubled the previous week. It climbed 51% from 35,000 units it sold the week before to 73,000 units. The biggest jump would be the PS4 where sales were abysmal the period between May 18 to May 24. Sales have improved for the console as it saw a 70% leap in sales. I have summarised the data as below:

Sales of Hardware

1. Switch / 73,117 units (↑51.65%) (total sold: 11,488,030 units)
2. Switch Lite / 34,476 units (↑50.10%) (total sold: 2,266,677 units)
3. PS4 / 3,264 units (↑70.96%) (total sold: 7,592,656 units)
4. PS4 Pro / 2,603 units (↓7.79%) (total sold: 1,540,180 units)
5. Xbox One S / 11 units (↓38.89%) (total sold: 93,300 units)
6. Xbox One X / 174 units (↓15.12%) (total sold: 20,418 units)

On the other hand, 2DS and 3DS are as follows:

  • New 2DS LL / 1,109 units (↓45.66%) (total sold: 1,717,312 units)
  • New 3DS LL / 48 units (↑10.42%) (total sold: 5,887,618 units)

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Without further ado, the full Top 30 list is as follows:

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (↑0.19%)


Sales: 102,749
Total Sales: 4,685,419
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Link (ENG):  Animal Crossing: New Horizons

2. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (NEW)


Sales: 90,789
Total Sales: 90,789
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Link (ENG): Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

3. Ring Fit Adventure (↑70.28%)
81KA4gVoLmL._SL1500_Sales: 39,518
Total Sales: 956,559
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Ring Fit Adventure
Link (ENG): Ring Fit Adventure

4. The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki: Kai (NEW)


Sales: 12,047
Total Sales: 12,047
Platform: PS4
Link (JPN): The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki: Kai

5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↑13.84%)

Total Sales: 2,965,844
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

6. Splatoon 2 (↓1.02%)


Sales: 10,041
Total Sales: 3,437,424
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Splatoon 2
Link (ENG): Splatoon 2

7. Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch (NEW)


Sales: 9,216
Total Sales: 9,216
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch



Sales: 7,397
Total Sales: 7,397
Platform: PS4

9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↑18.87%)

Total Sales: 3,711,072
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (JPN)
Link (ENG): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (ENG)

10. Minecraft (↑9.41%)
71vtquB4LXL._AC_UL320_Sales: 6,741
Total Sales: 1,399,850
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Minecraft (JPN)
Link (ENG): Minecraft (ENG)

Special Column

Video Game Sales Top 11 – Top 30 (Title *Sales **Total Sales)

11. Super Mario Party *5,827 **1,456,920
12. Pokémon Sword and Shield *5,707 **3,607,959
13. Final Fantasy VII Remake *5,048 **919,287
14. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training For Nintendo Switch *4,964 **239,699
15. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild *3,338 **1,590,728
16. Super Mario Maker 2 *3,108 **919,001
17. Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition [Low-priced Edition] *3,062 **57,288
18. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe *3,031 **847,090
19. Trials of Mana *2,996 **96,809
20. Trials of Mana *2,973 **129,811
21. DAIROKU: AYAKASHIMORI *2,457 **2,457 (NEW)
22. Dragon Quest XI S Echoes of an Elusive Age *2,277 **522,970
23. Luigi Mansion 3 *2,249 **647,434
24. Animal Crossing: New Leaf amiibo+ *2,155 **508,923
25. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition *1,968 **473,895
26. Dragon Quest X All-in-One Package version 1 – 5 *1,954 **10,385
27. The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) *1,905 **77,761
28. Fishing Spirits *1,838 **440,969
29. Fit Boxing *1,833 **110,521
30. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX *1,778 **255,177

Blue = PS4
Red = Switch
Dark Red = 3DS

As usual, if you find any faults with the list, please do not hesitate to let me know! Also, if you have any thoughts you would like to share with us, do so in the comment section below.

Source: Famitsu
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