Famitsu: Stellar Blade Debuts #1, Switch Sells Over 100k Units

Every Thursday we share the weekly Famitsu sales charts, which tracks physical boxed game sales and hardware sales in Japan. We sadly had to miss last week as the chart was unavailable during Japan’s Golden Week holiday period – but that means this week’s chart is twice as big and combines two into one! This week’s chart covers April 22 – May 5, as Stellar Blade secures a top-spot debut, amongst a bunch of new releases.

Stellar Blade took first place thanks to over 67,000 sales on its exclusive PS5 platform. It managed to beat out other newcomers such as RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and adventure game Endless Ocean: Luminous. The latest SaGa franchise entry SaGa Emerald Beyond also made its debut at #6 with its Nintendo Switch release.

As this week covers two charts, the hardware sales are also interesting to see. The Nintendo Switch, which is over seven years old, sold more than 100,000 units in the past two weeks. The PS5, a much newer console, shifted less than half of these numbers. There’s just no stopping the Switch.

Stellar Blade demo
It’s a great opening for Stellar Blade in Japan.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for April 22 – May 5. Missed our last report before Golden Week where Mario Kart 8 Deluxe climbed back to the top spot, seven years since its launch? Check out the last Famitsu chart right here!

  1. Stellar Blade (PS5): 67,131 [new]
  2. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Switch): 46,729 [new]
  3. Endless Ocean: Luminous (Switch): 28,345 [new]
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 21,089 [5,825,584 total]
  5. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (PS5): 19,434 [new]
  6. SaGa: Emerald Beyond (Switch): 18,434 [new]
  7. Demon Slayer… Sweep the Board! (Switch): 17,404 [new]
  8. Princess Peach: Showtime! (Switch): 17,171 [160,351 total]
  9. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch): 16,080 [1,846,076 total]
  10. Minecraft (Switch): 14,083 [3,516,475 total]

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

  1. Switch: 100,038 [1,029,275 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 49,534 [611,454 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 5,335 [41,866 yearly total]

Did you pick up any of the games on the Famitsu chart during this Golden Week period? What do you think of Stellar Blade‘s sales? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more breaking gaming news.

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