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 Jan. 30 – Feb. 05, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has once again taken top spot on the charts. After two weeks being dethroned by Fire Emblem Engage and Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, the latest Pokémon entry tops the charts with 31,000 sales. The ever-popular Splatoon 3 takes #2 with 14,000 units sold, whilst Fire Emblem Engage sold an additional 12,000 copies to secure #4 this week.

The software chart is relatively unsurprising, filled with big Switch titles. More interesting however is the rise of PlayStation 5 sales, with console sales surging past 93,000 units. This is a significant boost from last week’s already impressive 63,000 console sales. The Switch trails behind with 55,000 units sold. Despite the huge PS5 sales, there isn’t a single PS5 game in this week’s software charts. The real test for exactly how popular the PlayStation and its games can be will come with Final Fantasy XVI, a huge Japanese title with PS5 exclusivity. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until June 22 to see how the game’s launch performs. 

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet art
It’s a return to the top spot of the Famitsu charts for the latest Pokémon entries.

Here’s the full Famitsu gaming sales chart for Jan. 30 – Feb. 05. Missed last week’s chart where PS5 sales started to rise? Check it out right here.

  1. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch): 31,191 weekly (4,807,491 total)
  2. Splatoon 3 (Switch): 14,298 weekly (3,862,841 total)
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 13,858 weekly (5,142,172 total)
  4. Fire Emblem Engage (Switch): 12,920 weekly (185,920 total)
  5. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life (Switch): 9,522 weekly (50,281 total)
  6. Minecraft (Switch): 7,723 weekly (3,032,742 total)
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports (Switch): 7,461 weekly (994,204 total)
  8. Mario Party Superstars (Switch): 6,346 weekly (1,169,936 total)
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): 6,128 weekly (5,116,872 total)
  10. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa… (Switch): 4,480 weekly (2,840,736 total)

Did you pick up any Nintendo Switch games this week? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news and sales charts.

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deez nuts
1 month ago

And all the fanboys spelled doom on ps5 when it was just a chip shortage. The demand is as high as ever.