Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: October 11, 2021 to October 17, 2021

Sales for Video Game consoles open on a good note for the week between October 11 to October 17 with nearly all indicators being green. Both Xbox Series consoles record stronger week-to-week performance, up by 16.88% and 17.82% for Series X and Series S respectively. The vanilla PlayStation 5 witnesses similar improvement, though the Digital Edition reports a much narrower increase from the week before. Switch Lite climbs 9.72% while its other half sees minor drop in unit sales. The OLED version succumbs to a major setback of 76.52% from previous week’s debut to 32,494 units. At the same time both PlayStation 4 and New 2DS LL fell 36.21% and 7.90% week-on-week.

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Sales of Hardware

HardwareWeekly SalesChangeLifetime Sales
Switch Lite9,581(↑9.72%)4,098,365
Switch OLED32,494(↓76.52%)170,903
PS5 Digital Edition2,129(↑1.41%)180,103
Xbox Series X634(↑16.88%)64,918
Xbox Series S3,553(↑17.82%)41,860
New 2DS LL373(↓7.90%)1,175,323

Like the week before, we get to welcome a number of new titles making onto the Top 10 list for the week, led by Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles‘s PlayStation 4 version at 94,849 copies sold. The PlayStation 5 edition can be found two spots below at Number 3 at 20,187 copies sold. Cumulatively, the console version of the game manages 115,036 copies in total in its first 4 days. Developed by CyberConnect2, the game is based on the popular work of Koyoharu Gotouge of the same name. As for the game itself, it is a third-person action fighting game which can be played either solo or with another player on a battlefield. Be sure to check out some of its gameplay footage down below!

Head over to Number 4 and you will find Bandai Namco’s THE iDOLM@STER: Starlit Season selling 15,597 copies for its PlayStation 4 edition. If you are interested in training future idols, this is the game for you. Note that it is also available on PC so check it out right here! For more information about the title, you can check out its promotional video right down below:

There are two more new titles making onto the Top 10 sitting side by side at Number 5 and Number 6. First is Turtle Rock Studios’ Back 4 Blood, a zombie first-person shooting game which also features co-operative gameplaye, plus a player versus player mode. The PlayStation 4 version of the game sells 13,112 copies for the week. The latter is a title developed by FuRyu and Lancarse at 10,521 copies sold for its Switch edition. The tactical RPG video game is set to receive a global release this coming February 2022. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles (NEW)
Sales: 94,849
Lifetime Sales: 94,849
Developer / Publisher: Aniplex
Platform: PS4
Release Date: October 14, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): SEGA

2. Metroid Dread (↓74.40%)
Sales: 22,221
Lifetime Sales: 109,019
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 8, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo Store

3. Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles (NEW)
Sales: 20,187
Lifetime Sales: 20,187
Developer / Publisher: Aniplex
Platform: PS5
Release Date: October 14, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

4. THE iDOLM@STER: Starlit Season (NEW)
Sales: 15,597
Lifetime Sales: 15,597
Developer / Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform: PS4
Release Date: October 14, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

5. Back 4 Blood (NEW)
Sales: 13,112
Lifetime Sales: 13,112
Developer / Publisher: WB Games
Platform: PS4
Release Date: October 12, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Official Page

6. Monark (NEW)
Sales: 10,521
Lifetime Sales: 10,521
Developer / Publisher: FuRyu
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 14, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): NIS America

7. Far Cry 6 (↓71.02%)
Sales: 9,917
Lifetime Sales: 44,136
Developer / Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: PS4
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Ubisoft

8. Minecraft (↓9.82%)
Sales: 9,648
Lifetime Sales: 2,234,813
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓21.56%)
Sales: 9,615
Lifetime Sales: 4,095,124
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↓21.23%)
Sales: 9,402
Lifetime Sales: 4,460,356
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 (NEW) Earth Defense Force 3 Switch 7,713 7,713
12 Ring Fit Adventure Switch 6,928 2,869,579
13 (NEW) Back 4 Blood PS5 6,010 7,134
14 WarioWare: Get It Together! Switch 5,718 150,684
15 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 5,579 6,903,298
16 Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 5,307 4,163,595
17 (NEW) Monark PS4 5,242 5,242
18 Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 5,234 2,399,794
19 Lost Judgment: Unjudged Memory PS4 4,954 145,788
20 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch 4,366 904,796
21 FIFA 22 PS4 4,338 35,348
22 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + Arata naru Kakusei Set Switch 3,844 61,173
23 FIFA 22 Legacy Edition Switch 3,580 22,381
24 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 3,420 814,997
25 Far Cry 6 PS5 3,399 20,085
26 Super Mario Party Switch 2,894 2,005,030
27 Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Switch 2,753 12,266
28 The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki PS4 2,544 58,391
29 Tales of Arise PS4 2,427 213,474
30 Splatoon 2 Switch 2,417 3,957,454

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Source: Famitsu
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