Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: May 4, 2020 ~ May 10, 2020


Two lists in a row! After last week’s skip, this was to be expected. Anyways, Famitsu has updated their site with the latest chart available here. Note that, I will be making a separate post detailing the sales of hardware as Famitsu included 2 two weeks worth of data in their post. It should be up momentarily.

Also, don’t forget to pay the folks over at Famitsu a visit here! Know that these weekly sales chart would have not been made possible if it is not for them. So, do show them some love!

As the previous post, Animal Crossing is relentless with its momentum. Sales have gone beyond 4 million copies sold in Japan and Golden Week did nothing to stop its flow (Golden Week is a term for a long holiday which occurs in late April to early May in Japan). However, for the week between May 4 to May 10, the title has seen a bigger drop compare to the week before. This time, sales have plunged by about 25% whereas the week before, it only dropped by around 8%. It is not only Animal Crossing has which experienced a drop in sales, Ring Fit Adventure and Final Fantasy VII Remake have also stumbled for the week. The worse hit would be the Switch version of Trials of Mana. After falling nearly 82% the week before, it stumbled 22 places to number 30 for the week from number 8 the previous week. Sales have dropped by 83% for the title. Nevertheless, the PS4 version is still hanging on to the top 10, but sales have decreased by almost 47%.

Splatoon, Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training and Minecraft are the only ones which experienced a rise in sales in the top 10. The full top 30 list, is as follows:

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (↓25.13%)


Sales: 194,942
Total Sales: 4,350,458
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Link (ENG):  Animal Crossing: New Horizons

2. Ring Fit Adventure (↓72.15%)
81KA4gVoLmL._SL1500_Sales: 22,740
Total Sales: 883,332
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Ring Fit Adventure
Link (ENG): Ring Fit Adventure

3. Final Fantasy VII Remake (↓53.02%)


Sales: 18,549
Total Sales: 897,108
Platform: PS4
Link (JPN): Final Fantasy VII Remake
Link (ENG):  Final Fantasy VII Remake

4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓12.12%)

Total Sales: 2,936,169
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

5. Splatoon 2 (↑7.99%)


Sales: 13,467
Total Sales: 3,409,160
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Splatoon 2
Link (ENG): Splatoon 2

6. Trials of Mana (↓46.67%)


Sales: 12,836
Total Sales: 117,286
Platform: PS4
Link (JPN): Trials of Mana
Link (ENG):  Trials of Mana

7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↓11.81%)

Total Sales: 3,690,702
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (JPN)
Link (ENG): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (ENG)

8. Super Mario Party (↓23.57%)

Total Sales: 1,440,839
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Super Mario Party
Link (ENG): Super Mario Party

9. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training For Nintendo Switch (↑10.15%)


Sales: 10,580
Total Sales: 222,469
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training For Nintendo Switch

10. Minecraft (↑8.76%)
71vtquB4LXL._AC_UL320_Sales: 9,271
Total Sales: 1,380,939
Platform: Switch
Link (JPN): Minecraft (JPN)
Link (ENG): Minecraft (ENG)

Special Column

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

11. Pokémon Sword and Shield *7,585 **3,593,708
12. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe *5,489 **838,414
13. Super Mario Maker 2 *5,438 **909,928
14. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild *4,743 **1,581,091
15. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 *3,931 **114,388
16. Fishing Spirits *3,921 **435,651
17. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX *3,813 **249,423
18. Resident Evil 3 *3,573 **255,320
19. Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition [Low-priced Edition] *3,562 **48,222
20. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 *3,490 **312,574
21. Fit Boxing *3,383 **103,434
22. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition *3,277 **467,333
23. Luigi Mansion 3 *3,125 **641,274
24. Animal Crossing: New Leaf amiibo+ *2,889 **503,006
25. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 *2,813 **131,315
26. Super Mario Odyssey *2,541 **2,095,440
27. Nioh 2 *2,476 **156,772
28. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! *2,462 **475,437
29. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare *2,209 **243,901
30. Trials of Mana *2,172 **85,117

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, do share your thoughts down in the comment section below!

Source: Famitsu
Featured Image: Splatoon Official Site
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