Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: September 27, 2021 to October 3, 2021

Sales of Video Game hardware for the week between September 27 to October 3 have retreated from previous week’s gains as most consoles register fewer units sold. Both PlayStation 5 consoles are affected the most as they could only see 12,822 units sold, down from prior week’s 26,481 units. Playstation 4 too have dropped below the 1,000 mark as sales receded week-on-week by 43.14%. Switch machines have a modest fall of 11.59% and 16.26% respectively. Xbox Series consoles are the only ones to see an improvement in the number of units sold with Xbox Series S noting another weekly rise of 42.06% from 1,601 units sold the week before to 2,763 units.

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Sales of Hardware

HardwareWeekly SalesChangeLifetime Sales
Switch Lite8,377(↓16.26%)4,080,134
PS5 Digital Edition1,781(↓54.75%)175,875
Xbox Series X1,372(↑24.05%)63,757
Xbox Series S2,763(↑42.06%)35,387
New 2DS LL474(↓19.39%)1,174,545

It has been awhile since we last saw PlayStation 4 titles taking up this many spots as four titles are placed side by side from Number 1 to Number 4. The week sees the latest addition to the Legend of Heroes series, Kuro no Kiseki at the forefront with 50,114 copies sold for the week. If you are familiar with the title, and have played previous titles such as the The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, you definitely would not want to miss this game out. This time, the setting has moved away from Erebonia and will take place in Calvard, a year after Trails into Reverie. Unfortunately, there has been no news of a global release as of yet. In the meantime, do check out its promotional video down below!

FIFA 22 places 2nd with its PlayStation edition at 25,936 copies while its Switch edition can be found at Number 5 with 13,385 copies sold for the week. That should put it at a comfortable 39,321 copies sold. The game is the 29th installment of Electronic Arts FIFA series which is also out on PC.

Delightworks’ Melty Blood: Type Lumina places both 4th and 6th places at 18,833 copies and 11,604 copies sold respectively. This particular title is connected to Tsukihime, however takes place 10 days before A Piece of Blue Glass Moon. Also, do not miss the announcement trailer below if you are interested in the title.

Past titles have seen a drop in number of copies sold with the PlayStation 4 edition of Lost Judgment: Unjudged Memory falling the hardest, 81.77% week-on-week while the PlayStation 5 edition is nowhere to be found on the Top 10. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + Arata naru Kakusei Set is down 7 spots to place 9th for the week at 9,897 copies sold. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10

1. The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki (NEW)
Sales: 50,114
Lifetime Sales: 50,114
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Platform: PS4
Release Date: September 30, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

2. FIFA 22 (NEW)
Sales: 25,936
Lifetime Sales: 25,936
Developer: Electronic Arts
Platform: PS4
Release Date: October 1, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): EA Store

3. Lost Judgment: Unjudged Memory (↓81.77%)
Sales: 20,393
Lifetime Sales: 132,245
Developer: Sega
Platform: PS4
Release Date: September 24, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): SEGA

4. Melty Blood: Type Lumina (NEW)
Sales: 18,833
Lifetime Sales: 18,833
Developer: Delightworks
Platform: PS4
Release Date: September 30, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Official Store

5. FIFA 22 Legacy Edition (NEW)
Sales: 13,385
Lifetime Sales: 13,385
Developer: Electronic Arts
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 1, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

6. Melty Blood: Type Lumina (NEW)
Sales: 11,604
Lifetime Sales: 11,604
Developer: Delightworks
Platform: Switch
Release Date: September 30, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

7. WarioWare: Get It Together! (↓50.42%)
Sales: 10,862
Lifetime Sales: 137,179
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: September 10, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓17.37%)
Sales: 10,005
Lifetime Sales: 4,073,252
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + Arata naru Kakusei Set (↓76.48%)
Sales: 9,897
Lifetime Sales: 51,971
Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform: Switch
Release Date: September 22, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan

10. Minecraft (↓25.71%)
Sales: 9,611
Lifetime Sales: 2,214,466
Developer: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 Ring Fit Adventure Switch 8,262 2,851,394
12 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch 7,786 4,439,018
13 Tales of Arise PS4 7,337 207,005
14 (NEW) FIFA 22 PS5 6,984 6,984
15 Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 5,890 2,387,572
16 (NEW) B-Project: Ryuusei Fantasia Switch 5,387 5,387
17 Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 5,342 4,152,599
18 (NEW) Spade no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful White World Switch 4,746 4,746
19 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch 4,422 895,003
20 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 4,066 6,891,924
21 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 3,638 807,740
22 Splatoon 2 Switch 3,523 3,952,336
23 Super Mario Party Switch 3,510 1,998,511
24 Lost Judgment: Unjudged Memory PS5 3,433 36,584
25 Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon PS4 3,284 50,243
26 The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Switch 3,104 1,880,963
27 Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon Switch 2,456 89,916
28 Nabi-tsuki! Tsukutte Wakaru Hajimete Game Programming Switch 2,167 241,345
29 eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam Switch 1,985 195,906
30 (NEW) HADES Switch 1,982 1,982

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Source: Famitsu
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