Famitsu: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Stays Steady While Switch Sales Approach 32 Million

Every Thursday here on GL we share the weekly Famitsu sales charts, which tracks physical boxed game sales and hardware sales in Japan.

This week’s chart covers 1/8-1/14. As always, you can find the full list here

For the eighth time, Super Mario Bros. Wonder takes the top spot, bringing its total physical sales to a whopping 1.67 million. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 continues to sell well for the second week in a row, climbing to the third spot in this week’s chart. Though, once again, this may be more to do with the PS5 Slim Bundle that released in Japan last month. Nevertheless, it was the title that saw the least percentage drop from the holiday break (33%), bringing its total boxed sales to almost a quarter of a million.

The remainder of the list remains more-or-less the same with games like Momotaro Dentetsu World, Pikmin 4, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to name a few staying steadfast in their sales, albeit in slightly different positions from week-to-week. The only new title this week comes by the way of Takara Tony’s Jinsei Game for Switch, which is a video game of the Japanese version of North America’s The Game of Life. Though the title originally released in October of last year, it has interestingly made its way to the tenth spot for this past week. 

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for this week:

  1. Super Mario Bros. Wonder(Switch): 25,523 (total 1,670,688)
  2. Momotaro Electric Railway World (Switch): 25,164 (total 920,203)
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (PS5): 18,679 (total 213,392)
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 10,098 (total 5,672,514)
  5. Pikman 4 (Switch): 7311 (total 1,115,920)
  6. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Switch): 7,285 (5,273,318)
  7. Minecraft (Switch): 7261 (total 3,418,956)
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch): 6549 (total 7,667,761)
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): 6413 (total 5,424,782)
  10. Jinsei Game (Switch): 6313 (total 173,651)

Additionally, the list for hardware sales is as follows (console families are grouped together for simplicity):

NSW: 46,604

PS5: 36,506

XBS: 1,164

PS4: 562

3DS: 14

Console sales saw quite the dip from the holiday break, which is to be expected, though the Switch remains dominant with close to 50,000 units sold this past week. Nintendo’s console hybrid is nearing 32 million units sold across Japan, inching it closer to surpass the Game Boy, Game Boy colour, and the Nintendo DS, which would make it the best-selling console of all time in the country. 

Have you bought any of these titles from Famitsu’s chart? Let us know in the comments below!

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