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Japan: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet celebrate the New Year at No.1

The latest Japanese boxed-video game software and hardware charts have come through for the two weeks spanning 26th December, 2022 to 8th January, 2023. The No.1 games for the start of 2023 were the latest latest Pokemon adventures, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, which show no sign of slowing down in the land of the rising sun. The Nintendo Switch family of systems continue to be the best-selling dedicated video game hardware in Japan, shifting an additional 250,718 units in two weeks, which is impressive post Christmas. Here’s the latest Japanese software and hardware figures via Famitsu.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 291,322 (4,630,253)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 107,700 (3,795,514)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 68,772 (5,083,147)
  4. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 66,720 (954,442)
  5. [NSW] Dragon Quest Treasures (Square Enix, 12/09/22) – 48,297 (246,700)
  6. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 38,892 (256,905)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 37,443 (2,997,449)
  8. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 34,770 (2,817,703)
  9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 30,341 (1,144,473)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 27,550 (5,092,741)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch OLED Model – 142,789 (3,714,801)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 75,296 (2,135,241)
  3. Switch – 58,941 (19,107,282)
  4. Switch Lite – 48,988 (5,152,682)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 9,860 (327,304)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 4,128 (7,846,172)
  7. Xbox Series S – 1,539 (227,523)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 419 (1,190,130)
  9. Xbox Series X – 200 (172,611)

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1 thought on “Japan: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet celebrate the New Year at No.1”

  1. It’s a shame so many people have brought it, yet we’ve had much better games in the past, most of these people will never know how much fun Pokemon can be

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