Famitsu: Pikmin 4 Crosses Half A Million Physical Sales In Japan

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 July 24 – 30, as Pikmin 4 has a second-week sales drop of 71%. After last week’s series-best 401,000 units sold, Pikmin 4 went on to sell an additional 115,000 copies. This puts it at a considerable half a million physical sales total in Japan alone.

Whilst this is a larger fall than past second week sales in the franchise, such as Pikmin 3‘s 60% sales drop in 2013, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe‘s 70% drop in 2020, this is to be somewhat expected due to its larger starting point. Despite the sales drop, Pikmin 4 has still sold more than both Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 3 Deluxe combined in their second weeks on sale. 

Pikmin 4 Red Pikmin screenshot
Despite the large second week drop, Pikmin 4 still outsold past Pikmin entries in their second week, and crossed the half a million mark.

Elsewhere on the chart, there were three newly released titles that managed to secure a place amongst the best-selling of the week. These include the charming adventure game Natsu-Mon: 20th Century Summer Vacation, the action RPG Crymachina, which managed to chart on two platforms, and Disney Illusion Island, a new platforming game from Disney.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for July 24 – 30. Missed last week’s report when Pikmin 4 debuted with franchise best sales? Check out the last Famitsu chart right here!

  1. Pikmin 4 (Switch): 115,697 [517,550 total]
  2. Natsu-Mon: 20th Century Summer Vacation (Switch): 18,267 [debut]
  3. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch): 14,749 [1,789,784 total]
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 11,440 [5,396,462 total]
  5. Minecraft (Switch): 7,597 [3,207,597 total]
  6. Crymachina (Switch): 7,417 [debut]
  7. Disney Illusion Island (Switch): 7,172 [debut]
  8. Nintendo Switch Sports (Switch): 5,782 [1,137,427 total]
  9. Splatoon 3 (Switch): 5,609 [4,071,959 total]
  10. Crymachina (PS5): 5,228 [debut]

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

  1. Switch: 78,326 [2,349,462 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 53,211 [1,669,177 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 1,846 [77,021 yearly total]

Did you pick up any games on this week’s chart? How well do you expect Pikmin 4 to perform going forwards? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news.

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