Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: October 4, 2021 to October 10, 2021

It is a special week! October 4 to October 10 welcomes a new face on its chart with the release of Nintendo Switch’s OLED Model making a rather positive impact on its first week of release. The console sold 138,409 units for the week, and assuming that price remains unchanged at 37,980 yen (including tax), that should bring it 5,256 million yen (~46 million USD) in sales! In addition, the week witnesses most consoles noting a climb in sales. PlayStation 5 vanilla records the biggest jump, 19.91% week-on-week to settle for 13,786 units sold for the week. Its total lifetime sales (plus its Digital Edition) is now at 1,100,903 units in Japan. Xbox Series X falls the hardest by 61.59% from prior week’s 1,372 units to only 527 units sold for the week.

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It is thanks to the amazing 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.

Sales of Hardware

HardwareWeekly SalesChangeLifetime Sales
Switch Lite8,650(3.16%)4,088,784
Nintendo Switch (OLED Model)138,409(NEW)138,409
PS5 Digital Edition2,099(15.15%)177,974
Xbox Series X527(↓61.59%)64,284
Xbox Series S2,920(5.38%)38,307
New 2DS LL405(↓14.56%)1,174,950

Metroid Dread, or some may call it Metroid 5 leads the week’s chart at 86,798 copies sold. Note that the game was originally planned for a Nintendo DS release when the project was scrapped due to technical limitations. Developed by MercurySteam, this is their second Metroid game after Samus Returns (released in 2017). If you are keen to know more about the game, do check out the trailer below!

Next on the list is the sixth installment of the Far Cry series game, Far Cry 6 placing both 2nd and 3rd for the week at 34,219 copies and 16,686 copies sold respectively. Note that the game is also available on Xbox consoles and PC, so be sure to check it out. If you missed out on the game, you can have a go at its latest trailer down below.

The final new release for the week belongs to Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! at Number 8 with 9,513 copies sold. This is a paid expansion pack of the main game which is co-developed by Team Salvato and Serenity Forge. Contents of the expansion pack includes new side stories which is set outside the timeline of the base game, plus new music tracks and a gallery. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Metroid Dread (NEW)
Sales: 86,798
Lifetime Sales: 86,798
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 8, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo Store

2. Far Cry 6 (NEW)
Sales: 34,219
Lifetime Sales: 34,219
Developer: Ubisoft
Platform: PS4
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Ubisoft

3. Far Cry 6 (NEW)
Sales: 16,686
Lifetime Sales: 16,686
Developer: Ubisoft
Platform: PS5
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (18.37%)
Sales: 12,257
Lifetime Sales: 4,085,509
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↑34.77%)
Sales: 11,936
Lifetime Sales: 4,450,954
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

6. Ring Fit Adventure (↑26.61%)
Sales: 11,257
Lifetime Sales: 2,862,651
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

7. Minecraft (↑10.17%)
Sales: 10,699
Lifetime Sales: 2,225,165
Developer: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

8. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! (NEW)
Sales: 9,513
Lifetime Sales: 9,513
Developer: PLAYISM
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

9. Lost Judgment: Unjudged Memory (↓57.88%)
Sales: 8,589
Lifetime Sales: 140,834
Developer: Sega
Platform: PS4
Release Date: September 24, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): SEGA

10. WarioWare: Get It Together! (↓28.31%)
Sales: 7,787
Lifetime Sales: 144,966
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: September 10, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 6,988 2,394,560
12 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 5,795 6,897,719
13 The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki PS4 5,733 55,847
14 Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 5,689 4,158,288
15 (NEW) Shuuen no Virche: ErroR: salvation Switch 5,665 5,665
16 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch 5,427 900,430
17 FIFA 22 Legacy Edition Switch 5,416 18,801
18 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + Arata naru Kakusei Set Switch 5,358 57,329
19 FIFA 22 PS4 5,074 31,010
20 Tales of Arise PS4 4,042 211,047
21 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 3,837 811,577
22 Super Mario Party Switch 3,625 2,002,136
23 (NEW) The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild + Expansion Pack Switch 3,266 3,266
24 (NEW) Astria Ascending Switch 2,972 2,972
25 Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon PS4 2,843 53,086
26 Splatoon 2 Switch 2,701 3,955,037
27 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch 2,621 1,883,584
28 (NEW) Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Switch 2,456 2,456
29 DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Switch 2,325 145,250
30 Nabi-tsuki! Tsukutte Wakaru Hajimete Game Programming Switch 2,221 243,566

As usual, if you find any issues 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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