Japan Top Weekly Video Game Sales Ranking: July 25 – July 31, 2022

The overall sales of hardware for the week between July 25 and July 31 has seen a remarkable rise of 41.94% week-on-week from 85,716 units to 121,663 units with Switch consoles leading by a wide margin, accounting for 60.2% of the unit sales for the week. Units sold for all versions of the console combined sees it sitting atop of the list at 73,238 units, up by 5.57%. The PlayStation 5 consoles have also recorded a climb by as much as 251% mainly driven by the vanilla edition of the console which reported a 269.61% increase in sales to 36,237 units from last week’s 9,804 units. Likewise, the Xbox Series rallied along with the other two consoles to close at 79.33% higher from 5,012 units sold the week before to 8,988 units. The PlayStation 4 vanilla marks a 27.57% jump to 14 units whereas New 2DS LL is down by 30.40% to 87 units. Note that the Japanese Obon festival is set to arrive soon on the 13th of August, and you may see strong sales posted by both hardware and software leading up to the festival.

Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Change Lifetime Sales
Switch 20,489 (↓32.12%) 18,547,427
Switch Lite 10,394 (↓0.79%) 4,827,025
Switch OLED 42,355 (↑47.50%) 2,097,719
PS5 36,237 (↑269.61%) 1,548,670
PS5 Digital Edition 3,099 (↑122.95%) 255,311
Xbox Series X 7,093 (↑145.94%) 134,893
Xbox Series S 1,895 (↓10.95%) 148,132
PS4 14 (↑27.27%) 7,819,783
New 2DS LL 87 (↓30.40%) 1,187,961

It is thanks to the wonderful people 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! In addition, all the data you find below is accessible via Famitsu right here.

Well, it is certainly a lively week this time around with three new titles making it onto the Top 10 list. The much-anticipated Xenoblade Chronicles 3 sold 112,728 copies in just 3 days, a 14.04% improvement over Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sales performance back in 2017 where it sold 96,897 copies in its first 3 days. The role-playing game by Monolith Soft is a Switch exclusive and is said to serve a story that connects the future of the worlds of Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. You play as Noah and Mio, the two protagonists who lead six soldiers from the two hostile nations in the game, Keves and Agnus (Source: Wikia). More information and gameplay are available via its official trailer of which you can watch below, so do check it out!

Next on the list at Number 2, is another long-awaited title, Digimon Survive makes its debut at 28,536 copies sold in its first 4 days. The game is actually a mix of visual novel and a strategy survival role-playing that features a group of people, mainly students trapped in a world that seemed identical to theirs but is not. The game is also available on other platforms such as the Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam. You can find out more about the game via its promotional video down below.

The final new release on the Top 10 is Tengoku Struggle -strayside- an otome title which comes in 9th on the list at 10,912 copies sold in its first 4 days. You can obtain more information about the title by visiting its official website right here. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (NEW)
Sales: 112,728
Lifetime Sales: 112,728
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: July 29, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

2. Digimon Survive (NEW)
Sales: 28,536
Lifetime Sales: 28,536
Developer / Publisher: BNE Entertainment
Platform: Switch
Release Date: July 28, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

3. Nintendo Switch Sports (↑0.39%)
Sales: 24,966
Lifetime Sales: 623,493
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 29, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

4. Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (↓24.76%)
Sales: 17,209
Lifetime Sales: 217,472
Developer / Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 30, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

5. Live A Live (↓80.18%)
Sales: 14,098
Lifetime Sales: 85,235
Developer / Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: Switch
Release Date: July 22, 2022
Link (JPN): Amazon

6. Gran Turismo 7 (N/A)
Sales: 12,453
Lifetime Sales: 139,888
Developer / Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS5
Release Date: March 4, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓3.62%)
Sales: 11,542
Lifetime Sales: 4,745,609
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

8. Hoshi no Kirby Discovery (↑14.93%)
Sales: 11,201
Lifetime Sales: 823,909
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Tengoku Struggle -strayside- (NEW)
Sales: 10,912
Lifetime Sales: 10,912
Developer / Publisher: Idea Factory
Platform: Switch
Release Date: July 28, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan

10. Minecraft (↑3.47%)
Sales: 9,873
Lifetime Sales: 2,727,866
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Status Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 NEW Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Switch 9,493 9,493
12 NEW Digimon Survive PS4 7,757 7,757
13 NEW Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony Switch 7,604 7,604
14   Ring Fit Adventure Switch
6,867 3,228,007
15   Nobunaga no Yabou Shinsei Switch
6,607 28,360
16 NEW Anonymous;Code Switch 6,450 6,450
17   Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 5,871 7,297,474
18   Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch
5,714 4,936,314
19   Nobunaga no Yabou Shinsei PS4 4,975 28,400
20   Mario Party Superstars Switch 4,647 1,004,727
21   Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 4,055 2,685,422
22 NEW Anonymous;Code PS4 3,696 3,696
23   eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 Switch 3,599 208,134
24 NEW GrimGrimoire OnceMore Switch 3,524 3,524
25   The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch 3,007 2,058,313
26 NEW Psikyo Shooting Library Vol. 2 PS4 2,970 2,970
27   Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles Switch 2,805 147,034
28   Pokémon Legends: Arceus Switch 2,657 2,276,532
29   Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 2,640 1,001,223
30 NEW The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki PS5
2,407 2,407

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Source: Famitsu

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