Like every week, the ranking of best-selling games and consoles in Japanese territory is now available (via Gematsu). And we could say that there are some other surprises… especially in terms of hardwareWell, the top 10 games follow the usual trend.
If last week Demon Slayer for Switch debuted in style, now history repeats itself although with fewer units sold. The Cyberconnect2 title outperforms other Nintendo console exclusives.
In this way, Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles for Switch is the best-selling game of the week in Japanaccumulating 20,964 copies sold these days (more than 111,000 in total).
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In second place is Nintendo Switch Sports, which has sold 18,789 copies during this week. The figures are quite similar to those of last week, close to 500,000 units in total.
As a bronze medal of the top 10 we find Mario Strikers Battle League Football, the new installment of Next Level Games. Mario and his teammates they have managed to sell just over 13,000 copies.
From here we find few surprises. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (4th) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (5th) have placed more than 8000 copies each, while minecraft for switch it is still the most successful version worldwide.
The newcomer in the ranking is Overlord: Escape from Nazarick, a Kadokawa title for Nintendo Switch that has sold 5,682 copies in its launch week. He ranks 7th out of the top 10.
Closing the software ranking are Ring Fit Adventure (5462), Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Gleaming Pearl (5043) and Super Smash Bros Ultimate (4364)regular titles on the Japanese sales charts.
We come to the hardware ranking (consoles), where there are a few surprises. Yes indeed, Nintendo Switch is still the best-selling platform in the country of the rising sun, accumulating 50,405 units this week.
The OLED model recovers the first place to the detriment of the standard model, while Lite slightly exceeds the sales of the second platform from the top. Which one are we talking about?
Well, neither more nor less than Xbox. Series S has sold 3,423 consoles this week, while its older sister Series X has placed 3,272 units. In total, PS5 sales double with 6,695 units sold.
Third is Playstation 5that between its two models has sold 3035 units throughout the week. And beware, because this is not the first time that this has happened in Sony PlayStation’s native Japan… despite the fact that the lack of stock is a determining factor in the situation.