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Japan: Latest Famitsu charts

In the latest report by Famitsu, the estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan during the week of May 15, 2023, to May 21, 2023, has been unveiled. The results show that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch continues to reign as the top-selling title, with an impressive 247,689 retail copies sold during this week alone. As for hardware sales, the Nintendo Switch family led the pack with 86,645 units sold. The PlayStation 5 family followed closely behind, with 37,155 units sold. The PlayStation 4 family managed to sell 88 units, while the Xbox Series family sold a modest 262 units.

Here are the top-selling software titles for the week, along with their lifetime sales figures:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo Switch) – 247,689 copies (1,367,191 total sales)
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) – 8,264 copies (5,301,742 total sales)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch) – 7,520 copies (2,189,691 total sales)
  4. Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (Nintendo Switch) – 5,573 copies (5,034,295 total sales)
  5. Minecraft (Nintendo Switch) – 5,507 copies (3,141,460 total sales)
  6. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) – 5,360 copies (432,149 total sales)
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch) – 4,709 copies (5,195,387 total sales)
  8. Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Switch) – 4,658 copies (4,019,351 total sales)
  9. Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (Nintendo Switch) – 4,515 copies (1,081,447 total sales)
  10. Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo Switch) – 3,422 copies (1,081,447 total sales)

The rankings for positions 11 to 30 will be announced on May 26, providing further insight into the gaming landscape in Japan. When it comes to hardware sales, here are the units sold for each respective platform, along with their lifetime sales figures:

  1. Nintendo Switch OLED Model – 69,341 units (4,574,041 total sales)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 32,553 units (3,053,149 total sales)
  3. Nintendo Switch – 11,446 units (19,321,976 total sales)
  4. Nintendo Switch Lite – 5,858 units (5,303,712 total sales)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 4,602 units (496,421 total sales)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 880 units (7,870,704 total sales)
  7. Xbox Series X – 146 units (185,922 total sales)
  8. Xbox Series S – 116 units (252,436 total sales)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 25 units (1,191,629 total sales)

The figures indicate the ongoing popularity of the Nintendo Switch, with the OLED model leading the pack. PlayStation consoles also maintain a solid presence in the market, while Xbox consoles continue to gain a modest but dedicated following. These sales figures provide valuable insights into the Japanese gaming landscape, showcasing the continued success of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the enduring popularity of the Nintendo Switch.


6 thoughts on “Japan: Latest Famitsu charts”

    1. ||Sonyans are disgusting, at least they should accept that this generation Nintendo is doing great instead of spreading lies about their performance…||

    1. ||Basically they told to their investors that Nintendo lost momentum since 2018 and theirs are stronger than xbox and nintendo’s…||

  1. Why can’t they show the sells of the Steam Deck or other hybrid consoles that came out because of the Switch?

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