Famitsu: Love Is In The Air As “Otome” Romance Game Takes #1

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 April 8 – 14, as a new otome game (a romance game aimed at the female audience) has managed to take the top spot in a relatively slow week for the Famitsu sales chart. Whilst details available in English are sparse, the game ‘Utakata no Uchronia‘ which roughly translates to “Foamy Uchronia“, tells the story of a coming-of-age girl named Hinagiku yearning to explore new horizons, all set in a magical floating garden. It’s also the developer’s first #1 game, which is surely cause for celebration!

Elsewhere on the charts it’s a pretty familiar story, as a bunch of evergreen titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Bros. Wonder float around having sold well for yet another week. The newly released Princess Peach: Showtime fell to third place from being in first for the past three weeks, and Rise of the Ronin also takes a tumble down to #6 from #3 with its PS5 release.

Princess Peach Showtime kung fu peach screenshot
After three weeks fighting for her crown, Princess Peach: Showtime! slipped to third place.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for April 8 – 14. Missed our last report where Princess Peach: Showtime spent its third week on top? Check out the last Famitsu chart right here!

  1. Foamy Uchronia (Switch): 11,553 [new]
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 11,247 [5,792,910 total]
  3. Princess Peach: Showtime! (Switch): 10,736 [135,168 total]
  4. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch): 8,881 [1,822,526 total]
  5. Nintendo Switch Sports (Switch): 7,962 [1,314,142 total]
  6. Rise of the Ronin (PS5): 6,985 [103,850 total]
  7. Minecraft (Switch): 5,848 [3,496,869 total]
  8. Splatoon 3 (Switch): 5,729 [4,276,628 total]
  9. Aniaml Crossing: New Horizons (Switch): 5,342 [7,740,635 total]
  10. It Takes Two (Switch): 4,832 [38,379 total]

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

  1. Switch: 71,273 [864,956 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 20,941 [540,623 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 2,616 [33,742 yearly total]

Did you pick up any of the games on the Famitsu chart this week? Have you ever heard of Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more breaking gaming news.

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