Japanese Charts: Nintendo Switch Sports And Kirby Still Reign Supreme

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We’re back to our regularly scheduled weekly Japanese charts after last week’s report gave us two weeks’ worth of sales. But there are no real surprises as Nintendo Switch Sports continues to dominate. It sold over three times as many copies over the period of 9th to 15th May as its closest competitor, Japanese favorite Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

The only new entry this week is Square Enix’s FMV adventure The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story. In fact, the Switch version is the only version to chart, selling 6,409 copies on the hybrid console.

Here’s the full list of Japan’s top ten selling games:

  1. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 47,525 (352,113)
  2. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 14,903 (710,714)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,127 (4,632,554)
  4. [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 10,372 (164,305)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 6,839 (3,151,727)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,553 (2,641,949)
  7. [NSW] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story (Square Enix, 06/12/22) – 6,409 (new)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,849 (4,879,799)
  9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 4,360 (964,133)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,245 (2,025,606)

Just like software sales, hardware sales are mostly the same, with one slight surprise — the Xbox Series S has overtaken the PlayStation 5 to sit comfortably in fourth behind all three Switch models. The Switch is getting ever so close to 25 million in Japan — at this point, we’re watching the clock tick, wondering whether we’ll see those figures hit next week. The 2DS has also snuck up above the bigger, beefier Xbox Series X.

  1. Switch OLED Model – 35,868 (1,757,019)
  2. Switches – 20,443 (18,288,818)
  3. Switch Lite – 9,011 (4,719,293)
  4. Xbox Series S – 6,120 (105,408)
  5. PlayStation 5 – 2,240 (1,385,128)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 453 (235,710)
  7. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 235 (1,185,959)
  8. Xbox Series X – 105 (99,469)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 22 (7,819,548)

As always, let us know your thoughts on the latest charts in the comments.

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