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Japan: Famitsu says Switch family of consoles sold 4.805 million units in 2022

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Japanese sales tracker Famitsu has published their annual sales report for boxed-video game software and hardware in the land of the rising sun for 2022. The Nintendo Switch family of systems were by far the best-selling gaming hardware of choice for Japanese consumers, shifting nearly 5 million units in total during 2022. The top ten best-selling video game list is populated with Nintendo Switch software with nine of the top ten games being Nintendo Switch games with the acclaimed Elden Ring being the exception at No.10.

Boxed Software 2022:

  1. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Violet – 4,338,931 / 4,338,931
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 3,687,814 / 3,687,814
  3. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 2,314,806 / 2,314,806
  4. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 969,047 / 969,047
  5. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 887,722 / 887,722
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 742,018 / 5,014,375
  7. [NSW] Minecraft – 548,415 / 2,960,006
  8. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 485,594 / 1,114,132
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 441,053 / 5,065,191
  10. [PS4] Elden Ring – 356,711 / 356,711

Hardware 2022:

This yearLTD
Nintendo Switch4,804,54927,724,047
PlayStation 51,154,0542,377,389
Xbox Series X/S269,737398,395
PlayStation 422,8239,417,767
Nintendo 3DS10,44924,597,897

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