There is the latest Japanese chart (Thanks, Gematsu) and there are some minor changes. First, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba-Hinoka Micronicle has maintained its top position with 20,964 units sold this week, but Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario Strikers: Battle League swapped positions and slightly changed the top three. I am. Mario Strikers sales were down significantly from the previous week, with total sales down 147%.
Meanwhile, in a rather bizarre event, Pokemon Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls re-entered the Top 10 charts with sales of 5,043 units, bringing total sales to a significant 2,560,536 units since the game was launched.
If not, it’s more or less business as usual. It’s cool to see the Nintendo Switch once again occupy the entire Top 10 chart, proving that the system has become quite popular in its native Japan.
Let’s take a look at the entire chart this week.
- [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex, 06/09/22) – 20,964 (111,849)
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 18,789 (493,046)
- [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo, 06/10/22) – 13,002 (45,175)
- [NSW] Kirby’s Dream Land and Forgotten Land (Nintendo, March 25, 2010) – 8,649
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, April 28, 2017) – 8,456 (4,682,390)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, June 21, 2018) – 6,887 (2,677,377)
- [NSW] Overlord: Escape from Nazarik (Kadokawa, 06/16/22) – 5,682 (new)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 19/10/18) – 5,462 (3,181,291)
- [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 5,043 (2,560,536)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, December 7, 2018) – 4,364 (4,905,190)
The biggest change this week in hardware sales is on the PlayStation 5. It dropped some spots to land in 6th place (Digital Edition is just behind in 7th place). Sales have fallen by nearly 10,000 from the previous week, so it seems safe to assume that inventory for the week must have been in short supply. Switch still occupies the top spot, especially the OLED model, shifting some impressive numbers. Of course, as mentioned earlier, switches are currently sold in over 25 million units in Japan.
Yell out at the new 2DS LL-still hanging there!
- Switch OLED model – 22,860 (1,899,156)
- Switch – 19,907 (18,399,758)
- Switch Lite – 7,638 (4,761,895)
- Xbox Series S – 3,423 (130,076)
- Xbox Series X – 3,272 (108,983)
- PlayStation 5 – 2,371 (1,451,795)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 664 (242,208)
- New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 215 (1,187,058)
- PlayStation 4-18 (7,819,701)
Share your thoughts on the latest Japanese charts with us in the comments.