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Japan: Famitsu video game sales for 31st July 2019

It is already Wednesday so it is time to look at the latest Japanese hardware and software charts thanks to Famitsu. It’s been a very surprising week in Japan with Fire Emblem: Three Houses failing to perform as well as its predecessors and there’s also the case of a drop in Nintendo Switch hardware sales. Either Japan has been going all out on digital editions or smartphone gaming is now eating away at Nintendo Switch sales.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 07/26/19) – 143,130 (New)
  2. [NSW] Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 47,700 (New)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 37,941 (418,083)
  4. [NSW] Rune Factory 4 Special (Marvelous, 07/25/19) – 37,916 (New)
  5. [PS4] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2019 (Konami, 07/18/19) – 27,334 (202,523)
  6. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega, 07/25/19) – 9,425 (New)
  7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 8,088 (3,175,474)
  8. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2019 (Konami, 07/18/19) – 7,989 (52,259)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 7,849 (2,380,413)
  10. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu (Konami, 06/27/19) – 7,519 (122,191)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch – 42,689 (8,593,015)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 6,850 (7,023,540)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,332 (1,222,665)
  4. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 2,340 (1,642,739)
  5. New 3DS LL – 327 (5,882,398)
  6. PS Vita – 243 (5,862,005)
  7. Xbox One X – 34 (16,291)
  8. Xbox One S – 17 (90,795)


7 thoughts on “Japan: Famitsu video game sales for 31st July 2019”

  1. It’s starting to look really worrying for the traditional Japanese videogame market. The Switch looked like it was giving it a boost but this year particularly even big releases from popular franchises have been selling under 150k in their opening week. It looks like they really are going full mobile which is sad to see.

    1. I for one will never accept mobile gaming with all of it’s microtransactions and pay to win elements.

      Mobile gaming could’ve been great, but instead it’s the most shady and greedy form of consumer entertainment available!

      Oh well, if these people generally want convenience over quality, then they mustn’t complain when they get literally scammed by these games.

  2. I don’t hope this is a result of less fan service, because Three Houses has been such a incredible game with NORMAL levels of fan service compared to Fates.

  3. Sad to see one of the finest games of the series not live up to it’s full potential. The boost in UK sales should make up for the losses in Japan. Most of my Switch family IRL are playing the game in the US as well, which leads me to believe it will do 3-4 million LT WW.

  4. I’m actually really surprised a game like Fire Emblem: Three Houses isn’t doing well in Japan. JRPGs usually sell the most copies over there compared to the rest of the world.

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