Japan Top Weekly Video Game Sales Ranking: November 14 – November 20, 2022

Hardware sales have shown a drastic improvement week-on-week with only Xbox Series S seeing a drop in sales as it sold 68.38% fewer units to 154 whereas the Series X climbed by 426.05% to settle at 1,373 units as of the end of the week, bringing total units sold to 1,527. The most noticeable improvement in hardware sales here would certainly be the PlayStation 4 which experienced a significant swing in units sold by 4105.07% to 5,803 from previous week’s 138 units. Others on the list have also recorded positive growth with Switch consoles gaining as much as 74.99% to 170,693 units, PlayStation 5 by 10.94% to 31,858 units while New 2DS LL was up by 6.25% to 34 units.

Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Change Lifetime Sales
Switch 27,656 (↑93.12%) 18,866,523
Switch Lite 40,432 (↑61.41%) 4,970,529
Switch OLED 102,605 (↑76.39%) 3,083,839
PS5 26,946 (↑4.99%) 1,848,649
PS5 Digital Edition 4,912 (↑61.00%) 291,848
Xbox Series X 1,373 (↑426.05%) 168,640
Xbox Series S 154 (↓68.38%) 212,419
PS4 5,803 (↑4105.07%) 7,826,141
New 2DS LL 34 (↑6.25%) 1,189,185

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.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet tops the software sales chart very, very comfortably to see a massive 2,537,292 copies sold in its first 3 days. To compare with other Pokémon titles, its latest turnout marks an 85.94%, 81.80% and 78.10% increase against the 3-day sales of Pokémon Sword and Shield (November 15, 2019), Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (November 19, 2021) and Pokémon Legends: Arceus (January 28, 2022), respectively (refer to chart). According to a statement released by Nintendo, the latest title has sold 4.05 million copies in Japan alone (note that Famitsu tracks physical sales only, so this would include digital sales as well) and has crossed over than 10 million copies in sales worldwide making this the best performance so far in the first 3 days of release of any Nintendo games in history. For more information about the game, be sure to check out its launch trailer below or check its official website right here.

Other new titles on the list include Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten at Number 4 at 9,066 copies sold, Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days at Number 8 at 6,649 copies and SympathyKiss at Number 9 at 6,072 copies, all in their first days. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:

Video Game Software Top 10


1. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (NEW)
Sales: 2,537,292
Lifetime Sales: 2,537,292
Price: 5,980 yen each
Developer / Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 18, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


2. Splatoon 3 (↓15.58%)
Sales: 36,958
Lifetime Sales: 3,368,155
Price: 5,980 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: September 9, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


3. God of War Ragnarök (↓66.30%)
Sales: 9,901
Lifetime Sales: 39,278
Price: 7,900 yen
Developer / Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS5
Release Date: November 9, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


4. Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten (NEW)
Sales: 9,066
Lifetime Sales: 9,066
Price: 7,800 yen
Developer / Publisher: Aquaplus
Platform: PS4
Release Date: November 17, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan


5. Tactics Ogre: Reborn (↓79.10%)
Sales: 7,687
Lifetime Sales: 44,470
Price: 4,982 yen
Developer / Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 11, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


6. Minecraft (↑2.87%)
Sales: 7,449
Lifetime Sales: 2,855,406
Price: 3,600 yen
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↑8.66%)
Sales: 7,330
Lifetime Sales: 4,906,589
Price: 7,800 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon


8. Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days (NEW)
Sales: 6,649
Lifetime Sales: 6,649
Price: 6,980 yen
Developer / Publisher: Bushiroad
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 17, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


9. SympathyKiss (NEW)
Sales: 6,072
Lifetime Sales: 6,072
Price: 6,500 yen
Developer / Publisher: Idea Factory
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 17, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan


10. Sonic Frontiers (↓77.61%)
Sales: 5,837
Lifetime Sales: 31,904
Price: 5,990 yen
Developer / Publisher: Sega
Platform: Switch
Release Date: November 8, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon


Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Status Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11 NEW Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten PS5
4,950 4,950
12   Nintendo Switch Sports Switch 4,341 774,171
13   Tsuri Spirits: Tsutte Asoberu Suizokukan Switch 4,282 39,056
14   Dragon Quest X Offline Switch 3,978 228,400
15   Horizon Forbidden West PS5 3,744 102,226
16   Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch 3,675 5,010,829
17   Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Switch 3,507 2,596,356
18   Harvestella Switch 3,236 36,597
19 NEW Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 [Special Price] Switch 3,091 3,091
20   Mario Party Superstars Switch 2,949 1,064,208
21   Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II PS4 2,935 39,264
22   Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Switch 2,865 68,351
23   Hoshi no Kirby Discovery Switch 2,830 919,015
24   Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 2,813 2,739,356
25   Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 2,804 7,352,449
26   Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher Switch 2,788 34,039
27 NEW Return to Shironagasu Island Switch 2,661 2,661
28   Gran Turismo 7 PS5 2,648 189,483
29   Tactics Ogre: Reborn PS4 2,507 15,175
30   God of War Ragnarök PS4
2,454 13,714

As always, if you find any issues with the lists 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!

Previous Chart: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13
Follow-up Chart:
Source: Famitsu

Google Chart:
Hardware Sales

Visualisations:
Part 1
Part 2

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