Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: November 22, 2021 to November 28, 2021

Hardware sales saw smaller gains with the two Switch older models reporting 9.70% and 2.82% climb in sales week-on-week while the OLED model fell sharply by 76.78% from previous week’s 68,796 units. Total units sold for the Switch family for the week stood at 122,573 units. PlayStation 5 and its Digital Edition reversed losses it experienced the week before to hit 8,987 units in total, 52.08% higher than the prior week. However, its older counterpart, the PlayStation 4 vanilla is at its lowest since the start of the year, at only 84 units sold. Xbox Series plummeted to their weakest point since June 6 to see only 633 units sold. New 2DS LL on the other hand rose 23.48% to settle for 477 units sold.

It is thanks to the wonderful 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 lots of love! Plus, all the data you find below is accessible via Famitsu right here. If you prefer Google charts, I have left the links to their respective charts all the way down below.

Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Change Lifetime Sales
Switch 67,011 (↑9.70%) 17,521,471
Switch Lite 39,586 (↑2.82%) 4,234,895
Switch OLED 15,976 (↓76.78%) 392,977
PS5 7,391 (↑44.07%) 995,791
PS5 Digital Edition 1,596 (↑89.16%) 190,441
Xbox Series X 435 (↓80.25%) 70,354
Xbox Series S 198 (↓83.76%) 52,416
PS4 84 (↓55.32%) 7,818,897
New 2DS LL 477 (↑23.48%) 1,177,830

The week between November 22 to November 28 features only one new release which comes in 3rd at 23,360 copies. Power Pro Kun Pocket R, a Nintendo exclusive game, which is a sub-series of the Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu baseball series, is the latest addition to the Power Pro Yakyuu line-up that initially began as a Gameboy title back in 1999. You can expect several new modes that come along with the new game such as the “Survival” mode that can be played with up to four people. You can check out more about the game via its trailer down below!

As for others, most past titles have recorded a climb week-on-week with Animal Crossing: New Horizons at 50.98% stronger than the week before. Copies sold are at a strong 22,746, pushing the title closer to the 7 million copies sold mark. Minecraft, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate made modest climbs, and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Mario Party Superstars and Shin Megami Tensei V have all dropped. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl saw a harder fall of 74.56%, however copies sold are still very healthy. If it maintains somewhere between 100,000 to 250,000 copies in the coming few weeks, it should breach the 2 million sold mark.

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (↓74.56%)
Sales: 355,046
Lifetime Sales: 1,750,688
Developer / Publisher: Pokemon
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 19, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

2. Mario Party Superstars (↓12.02%)
Sales: 35,012
Lifetime Sales: 364,509
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

3. Power Pro Kun Pocket R (NEW)
Sales: 23,360
Lifetime Sales: 23,360
Developer / Publisher: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 25, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (↑50.98%)
Sales: 22,746
Lifetime Sales: 6,968,435
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 20, 2020
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

5. Ring Fit Adventure (↑4.38%)
Sales: 12,358
Lifetime Sales: 2,933,333
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

6. Minecraft (↑15.30%)
Sales: 11,905
Lifetime Sales: 2,291,581
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↑11.21%)
Sales: 11,139
Lifetime Sales: 4,153,289
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↑21.70%)
Lifetime Sales: 4,517,749
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Shin Megami Tensei V (↓57.91%)
Sales: 9,476
Lifetime Sales: 175,236
Developer / Publisher: Atlus
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 11, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

10. Pokémon Sword and Shield (↑16.31%)
Sales: 8,920
Lifetime Sales: 4,206,024
Developer: Pokemon
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 15, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Status Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11   Battlefield 2042 PS4 6,960 32,228
12 NEW Eastward Switch 4,995 4,995
13   Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch
4,579 2,426,742
14   Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch
4,243 926,769
15   Call of Duty: Vanguard Switch
3,548 48,743
16   Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch
3,327 832,481
17   New Pokémon Snap Switch 3,132 296,525
18   Fortnite Minty Legends Pack Switch
3,113 22,085
19 NEW Goku Futsu no Shika no Game DEEEER Simulator Shika Furusoubi Edition Switch 2,749 2,749
20   Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Switch
2,611 16,442
21   Super Mario Party Switch 2,433 2,015,904
22   Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles Switch
2,382 133,654
23   Splatoon 2 Switch
2,363 3,969,819
24   Super Mario Maker 2 Switch
2,284 1,146,743
25   WarioWare: Get It Together! Switch
2,224 167,478
26   eBaseball Professional Yakyuu Spirits 2021: Grand Slam Switch
2,208 210,259
27   Battlefield 2042 PS5 2,195 23,832
28   FIFA 22 Legacy Edition Switch
2,151 34,732
29   Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! Switch
2,149 644,682
30   The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild + Expansion Pack Switch
1,978 16,932

As always, if you find any problems with the charts above, please do 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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