Video games: the archi-sovereign Switch, monopolizes the top 10 in Japan

Another big week for Nintendo and its Switch, in the Empire of the Rising Sun. Indeed, the Kyoto firm dominated the software charts in Japan last week and in a very good way. Because the top ten left no room for other consoles than hybrid hardware, while the PS4 fell in 11th place, thanks to the release of Battlefield 2042.

Nintendo Switch: 26 games ranked in the top 30!

Out of thirty games classified, in Japan in the software ranking of the previous week, only four titles were not part of Nintendo’s fold. Indeed, the Switch dominated the top ten with first of all, the new versions of Pokémon, which now total close to 1.8 million sales. On the second step of the podium, Mario Party Superstars defends himself honorably even if his score seems below what this license can do, in normal times. Our test is also available here.

Behind, the great classics / essentials that are Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Ring Fit Adventure, Minecraft, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. also invite themselves to the party. Boosted by the approach of the end of the year holidays. In addition, the aging Pokémon sword and shield is making a comeback, thanks to the release of new games. No doubt some players took the opportunity (the purchase of a Switch) to catch up on this license …

In 11th place, we find Battlefield 2042 on the PS4 console. While the PS5 version fails in 27th place. Two other Playstation titles are represented in this top 30 namely, Call of Duty Vanguard (PS4), 15th and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, 22nd. Place in the full ranking, still empty of any Xbox Series game …

1. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl – 355,046 / 1,750,688
2. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 35,012 / 364,509
3. [NSW] Power Pro Kun Pocket R – 23,360 / NEW
4. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 22,746 / 6,968,435
5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 12,358 / 2,933,333
6. [NSW] Minecraft – 11,905 / 2,291,581
7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 11,139 / 4,153,289
8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 11,010 / 4,517,749
9. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V – 9,476 / 175,236
10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 8,920 / 4,206,024

11. [PS4] Battlefield 2042 – 6,960 / 32,228
12. [NSW] Eastward – 4,995 / NEW
13. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 4,579 / 2,426,742
14. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 4,243 / 926,769
15. [PS4] Call of Duty: Vanguard – 3,548 / 48,743
16. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 3,327 / 832,481
17. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap – 3,132 / 296,525
18. [NSW] Fortnite Legends Minty Legends Pack – 3,113 / 22,085
19. [NSW] DEEEER Simulator – 2,749 / NEW
20. [NSW] Splatoon 2 + Octo Expansion – 2,611 / 16,442
21. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 2,433 / 2,015,904
22. [PS4] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles – 2,382 / 133,654
23. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 2,363 / 3,969,819
24. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 2,284 / 1,146,743
25. [NSW] WarioWare: Get It Together! – 2,224 / 167,478
26. [NSW] eBaseball Professional Yakyuu Spirits 2021: Grand Slam – 2,208 / 210,259
27. [PS5] Battlefield 2042 – 2,195 / 23,832
28. [NSW] FIFA 22 Legacy Edition – 2,151 / 34,732
29. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum’n’ Fun! – 2,149 / 644,682
30. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 1,978 / 16,932

Source: Nintendo Eveything

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