Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: May 3, 2021 to May 9, 2021

Resident Evil Village certainly did well in its first week with both PS4 and PS5 editions managed a combined sales of 149,884 copies sold. That is only for the consoles market. Capcom also announced on May 11 that the the company has shipped 3 million units of the game worldwide (source: Capcom).

It is thanks to the awesome 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 some love! All the data you find below is accessible here through Famitsu.

Sales have slowed down quite a lot after Golden Week ended on May 5th with all titles in the Top 10 have experienced a decline. Minecraft is the sole title to have witnessed a decent climb over the week. Monster Hunter Rise, Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! and Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been experiencing continuous drop in sales for awhile now, but have recovered slightly due to the holiday season.

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Nevertheless, the entrance of Resident Evil Village and New Pokémon Snap have caused Animal Crossing: New Horizons to lose its place in the Top 10 for the week. Though, I suspect it will climb back up the week after. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Resident Evil Village (NEW)
Sales: 111,171
Lifetime Sales: 111,171
Developer: Capcom
Platform: PS4
Release Date: May 8, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Capcom

2. Monster Hunter Rise (↓33.84%)
Sales: 68,115
Lifetime Sales: 2,141,438
Developer: Capcom
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 26, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Capcom

3. New Pokémon Snap (↓68.43%)
Sales: 46,643
Lifetime Sales: 194,385
Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Studios
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 30, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

4. Resident Evil Village (NEW)
Lifetime Sales:
Platform: PS5
Release Date:
May 8, 2021
Link (JPN):
Link (ENG): Capcom

5. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (↓3.12%)
Sales: 26,251
Lifetime Sales: 728,009
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG):

6. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (↓21.87%)
Sales: 18,574
Lifetime Sales: 2,167,409
Developer: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Link (JPN): Amazon

7. Minecraft (↑14.65%)
Sales: 15,942
Lifetime Sales: 1,940,130
Developer: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓2.08%)
Sales: 15,359
Lifetime Sales: 3,824,997
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Ring Fit Adventure (↓14.07%)
Sales: 14,547
Lifetime Sales: 2,554,184
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

10. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (↓52.26%)
Sales: 12,223
Lifetime Sales: 146,662
Developer: Square Enix
Platform: PS4
Release Date: April 22, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Square Enix

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch 11,260 4,271,596
12 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 9,958 6,765,337
13 Super Mario Party Switch 8,477 1,883,623
14 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 7,667 700,486
15 Splatoon 2 Switch 6,983 3,859,333
16 Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 5,956 4,045,036
17 Human: Fall Flat Switch 3,257 146,764
18 Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Switch 2,971 281,140
19 Super Mario Maker 2 Switch 2,873 1,093,621
20 Super Mario Odyssey Switch 2,842 2,233,038
21 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch 2,667 1,814,325
22 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch 2,648 1,059,895
23 Returnal PS5 2,575 9,148
24 Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon PS4 2,565 9,140
25 Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! Switch 2,562 592,688
26 Apex Legends Champion Edition Switch 2,515 29,057
27 Fishing Spirits Switch 2,512 585,608
28 Little Nightmares II Switch 2,505 71,364
29 Futari de! Nyanko Daisensou Switch 2,503 39,492
30 Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise Switch 2,351 96,173

As always, if you find any faults with the list above, please do not hesitate to let me know! Also, don’t shy away from dropping a comment or two down below and share your thoughts with us!

Source: Famitsu

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