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Japan: Nintendo Switch family sold 170K units this week, entire top ten is Switch games

The latest video game software and hardware charts are now in from Japanese company Famitsu. The Switch family was by far the best-selling gaming hardware for the week 11th January to 17th January 2021. It should also be noted that the top ten best-selling games are all on the Nintendo Switch, showing just how dominant the platform is in the land of the rising sun.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 107,064 (1,617,601)
  2. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 36,009 (6,553,618)
  3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 35,397 (2,237,398)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 26,636 (3,601,699)
  5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 17,099 (4,109,327)
  6. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 15,295 (601,384)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 14,430 (1,774,814)
  8. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 11,640 (3,743,798)
  9. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 10,069 (1,797,617)
  10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 9,882 (3,929,246)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch – 142,748 (14,789,817)
  2. Switch Lite – 27,943 (3,200,965)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 6,496 (230,645)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 3,405 (7,743,443)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 832 (53,629)
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 546 (1,152,567)
  7. Xbox Series X – 143 (25,180)
  8. Xbox Series S – 17 (6,647)
  9. PlayStation 4 Pro – 17 (1,575,565)



  1. When the greatest video games and games’ makers are leading the market. All is well my friends. This is as should always be. “Nintendo, now you are playing with power!”
    The power is them being humble and yet having over 23 hits from their game and watch days.


    1. Ok. Even if it has very few titles it still doesn’t make sense why the very few exclusives aren’t in the top ten for PS5.

      So 7 thousand PS5 owners just bought a PS5 and dont want to play the little exclusives it has right now?
      I’m shocked how quickly Ghost of Tsushima and TLOU2 aren’t top ten anymore.

      So when Halo finally arrives the only XBox Exclusive it wont stay in top 10 as long as Animal Crossing?

      Then i ask myself”Why should Nintendo make a Switch Pro” with a hand held screen 1080P and better graphics? For what PS5 software with best graphics than Switch and PS4 software isn’t top ten. So software developers wasting money. Yet want to meet gamers demands of making a game look as real as possible but wont buy the game to make it top ten for months like Animal Crossing.

      1. I’d blame it on the PS5 shortage and it’s also thanks to the Switch being a more affordable system that happens to be portable.

        It’s not performing as well as the 3DS but is in track to overcome it. PS5 will pick up steam once exclusives are on it.

  2. Sony better hurry up and get these hyped graphics whores to buy their software because 9nce Bravely Default II and Super Mario 3D World-Bowser’s Furry, they not going to have a chance?

    Is Sony even advertising their exclusives games?

    When 3D Mario World was launched on Wii U it stayed top 10.list for months even if it had a install base under 10k units.

    So stop making an excuse of PS5 having very few exclusives. Because Wii U exclusives weren’t launched at the same time.
    Tropical Freeze stayed in top 10 for months, Orginal PIkmin 3 stayed in top ten longer than any PS5 title, Starfox Zero stayed in top ten for weeks maybe in a little over a month. Bayonetta 2 did too. AnD let’s not go into how Super Smash Bros Wii U outsold Super Smash Bros 3DS and 3DS had a way larger install base. So install base has nothing to do with it.

    And Wii U had an install base under 14K. Yet its software titles stayed in top ten longer than PS5. Yall wanted graphics and 4K so buy the software!!!

    So stop.making excuses. Why yall graphics whores not buying no games for PS5?

  3. 7000 people bought the PS5 and didn’t cause the very few exclusives to stay in top ten that really shows the graphics they want compared to the Switch games.
    And yet want Nintento to make a Switch Pro. Let’s say that Nintendo makes a Switch Pro and had 3 exclusives that really pushed the console. Would those 3 exclusives stay in top 10 for 10 months like Animal Crossing? After seeing PS5 few exclusives not in top 10 what makes people think a Switch Pro exclusives from the original Switch would?

    And install base means nothing because the Wii U version of Smash outside the 3DS version.

    1. ACNH is a phenomenal anomaly. Install base is a factor but not the only factor. PS3 and PS4 had sluggish starts too.

      Switch is performing excellently compared to previous Nintendo home consoles. However, next to Nintendo’s previous handhelds it’s performing fairly so far.

  4. As a mom with no console gaming background, the reason I chose the Switch for my kids was being able to tell them to take it to their room when I needed some peace and quiet.
    Over the last 40 years, Nintendo has provided countless hours of video gaming entertainment. But with the rise of the Switch, the company took a huge step forward. And during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, finding one was harder than finding toilet paper. Here’s how the Nintendo Switch took the gaming world by surprise and became one of the most popular consoles on the market.

  5. Glad Nintendo is still here despite their ups and downs in their 30 plus years of them in the game industry. I can’t imagine a gaming world without Nintendo. No Zelda, Mario, Animal Crossing, Smash, etc. That would be a lesser world indeed.

  6. When Switch was introduced, I was quick to brush it off. It’s a tablet, won’t sustain or be worthwhile. Then I bought it last year, and I immediately realized I was so wrong. No other game company has taken risks and stuck to its core, and always returned back stronger. Nintendo is one of my best-performing stocks with solid growth and dividend, thank you Nintendo 🙏🙌. I also wanna mention the dedicated blog for Nintendo games.

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