Famitsu: Detective Pikachu Holds Top Spot, Crosses 100k sales

Every Thursday we share the weekly Famitsu sales charts, which tracks physical boxed game sales and hardware sales in Japan. This week’s chart covers October 9 – 15, as Detective Pikachu spends its second week at the top of the Famitsu charts, after its #1 debut last week. Selling an additional 16,000 copies this week, the Pokémon spin-off game has now crossed 100,000 sales in two weeks since its release. It wasn’t an easy victory however, as the hugely popular Pikmin 4 sold over 14,000 copies this week, placing it at #2 and close behind the yellow mouse detective.

Keeping with the Pokémon theme, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet rose on the charts to fifth place, after being at ninth last week, thanks to over 6,000 more sales. There are also a couple of new debuts, with action RPG Rear Sekai releasing at #4 on the chart with over 6,000 sales, and the 3DS title River City: Rival Showdown receiving a Switch port that debuted at #8 with over 5,000 units sold. 

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Detective Pikachu Returns is cooking up some solid sales numbers for the spin-off series.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for October 9 – 15. Missed our last report when Detective Pikachu Returns debuted on top and outsold the first game in the series? Check out the last Famitsu chart right here!

  1. Detective Pikachu Returns (Switch): 16,248 [101,887 total]
  2. Pikmin 4 (Switch): 14,114 [912,398 total]
  3. Game of Life (Switch): 13,443 [43,710 total]
  4. Rear Sekai (Switch): 6,464 [new]
  5. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch): 6,381 [5,157,822 total]
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 6,253 [5,514,955 total]
  7. Minecraft (Switch): 5,898 [3,286,698 total]
  8. River City: Rival Showdown (Switch): 5,722 [new]
  9. Super smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): 4,566 [5,304,914 total]
  10. EA Sports FC 24 (Switch): 4,557 [27,046 total]

Here’s the Famitsu hardware chart too. Console families are grouped together for simplicity.

  1. Switch: 44,470 [3,202,584 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 19,709 [2,131,003 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 1,086 [115,753 yearly total]

Did you pick up any of the games on the Famitsu chart this week? Could this be the last week Detective Pikachu Returns spends at #1? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more breaking gaming news and sales data.

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