Japan Charts: Splatoon 3 Nears 3 Million Sales

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Crikey, you can’t stop Splatoon 3, can you? For a game that made many question its legitimacy, its success in Japan (and globally!) is arguably the best the franchise has ever had. The sequel, which sold 301,845 copies last week, is approaching 3 million total sales in Japan.

Elsewhere, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival debuted at number two with 31,085 copies sold. (Be sure to check out the reviews for that!). The Diofield Chronicle also saw him enter the top 10 at number eight, selling a total of 6,415 copies.

Here are the overall top 10 for the week of September 19-25, 2022:

  1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 301,845 (2,743,135)
  2. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Bandai Namco, 09/22/22) – 31,085 (new)
  3. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 10,263 (81,479)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, April 28, 2017) – 9,617 (4,847,032)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, June 21, 2018) – 8,829 (2,801,507)
  6. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 8,554 (152,390)
  7. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 8,538 (740,713)
  8. [NSW] The DioField Chronicle (Square Enix, 09/22/22) – 6,415 (new)
  9. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 5,642 (53,742)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,079 (4,981,611)

Little has changed on the hardware side this week, with the Switch comfortably maintaining its dominance. That said, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S are currently beating out the Switch Lite thanks to increased inventory supply and various promotions. In all honesty, it’s been pretty gratifying to see Xbox thriving in regions where it’s consistently struggled to gain traction.

  1. Switch OLED models – 55,646 (2,678,496)
  2. Switches – 26,944 (18,719,387)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 26,380 (1,684,810)
  4. Xbox Series S – 11,635 (190,092)
  5. Switch Lite – 3,982 (4,895,210)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,142 (270,393)
  7. Xbox Series X-544 (160,335)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 41 (1,188,750)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 10 (7,819,882)
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