Japanese Charts: Nintendo Switch Sports Dominates As Kirby Holds Strong
The latest Japanese charts are in and thanks to ‘Golden Week’, today’s figures cover two weeks’ worth of sales, from April 25th to May 8th. This means, of course, that’s it’s the debut entry of Nintendo Switch Sports, which storms to the top of the pile with 304,588 units sold.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land continues to sell well, clawing back into second spot with 77,330 units sold. Elsewhere, it seems to be business as usual for the heavily Switch-centric charts, with just one PS4 game making its way into the line-up.
Here are the full figures for the week:
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 304,588 (New)
- [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 77,330 (695,811)
- [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 61,209 (153,933)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 41,802 (4,621,427)
- [PS4] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 26,444 (80,983)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 22,952 (2,635,396)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 20,417 (4,873,950)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 17,309 (3,144,888)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 16,686 (959,773)
- [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 15,235 (2,243,757)
Hardware sales for the two weeks show no major surprises. Switch continues to sell well, with the OLED model in particular having a grand ol’ time there at the top of the pile. PS5 sees a nice increase in sales, despite factoring in the two-week period, and the New 2DS LL is still hanging out and chilling in eighth place.