Famitsu: Pikmin 1+2 Overtake Pikmin 4, Lies Of P Debuts

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 September 18 – 24, as a new Pikmin release takes the top spot over Pikmin 4. The physical release of Pikmin 1+2 in Japan sold almost 24,000 copies, allowing it to take first place on the charts, pushing the latest entry in the franchise, Pikmin 4, to second place.

It’s a big year for the Pikmin series, with the huge sales of Pikmin 4 making it become something of a chart juggernaut in recent weeks. The physical release of Pikmin 1+2 managing to overtake this week shows us there’s a lot of demand for the Pikmin in Japan, a bright sign for the franchise’s future.

At third place this week is the debut of Lies of P, a dark fantasy soulslike retelling of the classic Pinocchio story, with its PS5 release selling almost 10,000 copies in its first week. Lies of P and Pikmin 1+2 are the only new releases on the chart this week, with the rest being filled by evergreen Switch titles, with last week’s new release Super Bomberman R 2 slipping to the bottom of the chart.

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It’s a big year for the lovable Pikmin, with two games in the franchise taking the top spot on the Famitsu chart this year.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for September 18 – 24. Missed last week’s report when Pokémon Scarlet and Violet started climbing the charts once again? Check out the last Famitsu chart right here!

  1. Pikmin 1+2 (Switch): 23,941 [new]
  2. Pikmin 4 (Switch): 22,894 [864,229 total]
  3. Lies of P (PS5): 9,493 [10,145 total]
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 9,066 [5,493,686 total]
  5. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch): 9,035 [5,137,268 total]
  6. Ring Fit Adventure (Switch): 7,198 [3,470,036 total]
  7. Minecraft (Switch): 5,996 [3,269,466 total]
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): 4,637 [5,290,636 total]
  9. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch): 4,449 [1,864,134 total]
  10. Super Bomberman R 2 (Switch): 4,433 [15,021 total]

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

  1. Switch: 72,590 [2,991,345 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 46,279 [2,031,594 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 9,058 [109,144 yearly total]

Did you pick up any of the games on the Famitsu chart this week? What do you think is next for the Pikmin franchise after this string of successes? 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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