Famitsu: Nintendo Titles Continue To Soar

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

This week’s chart covers 11/20-11/26. As always, you can find the full list here

This week sees Konami’s latest entry into their long-running strategy series, Momotaro Dentetsu World, take first place for the second week in a row. Switch games, however, are the ones that dominate the rest of the top ten. Nintendo titles like last month’s Super Mario Bros. Wonder, the recently released Super Mario RPG, and Pikmin 4 take second, third, and fifth places respectively. As mentioned last month, Wonder had a massive debut selling over 630,000 units in its opening weekend—making it one of the largest in franchise history—so to see it continue to top the charts even after a month is impressive, especially for a non-3D entry.

The only entry this week that isn’t a game on Switch is Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, which takes the ninth spot on the list. Though it’s good to see the title still rank in the list a couple weeks after its release, these numbers are notably lower than what the games had sold in entries past.

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

  1. Momotaro Electric Railway World (Switch): 98,311 (total 413,010)
  2. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch): 62,896 (total 1,088,717)
  3. Super Mario RPG (Switch): 54,321 (total 355,655)
  4. WarioWare: Move It! (Switch): 11,271 (total 64,682)
  5. Pikmin 4 (Switch): 10,510 (total 96,517)
  6. Hogwarts Legacy (Switch): 9345 (total 57,062)
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 7058 (total 554,808)
  8. Minecraft (Switch): 6858 (total 3,317,981)
  9. Like A Dragon Gaiden (Switch): 6253 (total 77,922)
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch): 6070 (total 758,326)

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

  1. NSW: 71,684
  2. PS5: 59,235
  3. XBS: 2,133
  4. PS4: 2,080
  5. 3DS: 33

It seems Microsoft continue to struggle to sell their consoles in Japan, as the Series X|S aren’t fairing much better than Sony’s last generation console. Hopefully the coming years can bring some exclusives that can change that.

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

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