Famitsu: Paper Mario Scores #1 Debut With Over 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 May 20 – 26, as Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door takes the top spot with just over 115,000 sales. This is a solid debut, opening somewhat on par with the original GameCube game’s release sales of 137,000 back in 2004.

The other new release of the week that managed to chart was Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2, a 3D action shooter game released by indie developer Yuke’s. The game opened at #3 thanks to over 5,000 units sold, falling just behind the evergreen Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #2. Down at #6, Stellar Blade shifted a little less than 5,000 units, as it slowly approaches the 100,000 sales mark.

Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door screenshot switch
It’s a pretty good opening for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door‘s Switch release.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for May 20 – 26. Missed our last report where Stellar Blade crossed 90,000 sales? Check out the last Famitsu chart right here!

  1. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Switch): 115,649 [new]
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 6,056 [5,848,388 total]
  3. Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2 (Switch): 5,711 [new]
  4. Ring Fit Adventure (Switch): 5,122 [3,575,312 total]
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch): 5,075 [7,777,029 total]
  6. Stellar Blade (PS5): 4,323 [95,422 total]
  7. Minecraft (Switch): 4,189 [3,530,779 total]
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): 3,875 [5,513,822 total]
  9. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch): 3,752 [1,859,718 total]
  10. Splatoon 3 (Switch): 3,733 [4,304,838 total]

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

  1. Switch: 40,032 [1,165,077 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 23,368 [673,905 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 2,099 [50,981 yearly total]

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

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