Famitsu: Tears Of The Kingdom Reclaims Top Spot As Switch Dominates

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 3 – 9, as Final Fantasy XVI failed to reclaim the top spot in its third week, being overtaken by Tears of the Kingdom in its eighth week. Sales of the latest entry in the Final Fantasy series dropped by 63% from last week, shifting a little over 14,000 copies over the last week.

The success of Tears of the Kingdom has been monumental, managing to sell roughly an additional 18,000 units over the last week, a 31% drop over last week’s sales that still gave it the numbers needed to return to the top spot. It’s been yet another excellent year for the Nintendo Switch thus far, and a great week on the Famitsu charts too, with the entire top 10 (besides from Final Fantasy XVI) being Switch titles.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Dusk Bow
Tears of the Kingdom is tough competition, as the latest Zelda title reclaims the top spot.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for July 3 – 9. Missed our last chart report where Master Detective Archives: Rain Code managed to outsell Final Fantasy XVICheck it out right here!

  1. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch): 17,996 weekly [1,741,310 total]
  2. Final Fantasy XVI (PS5): 14,109 weekly [387,899 total]
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 9,736 weekly [5,364,524 total]
  4. Master Detective Archives: Rain Code (Switch): 9,566 weekly [64,905 total]
  5. Minecraft (Switch): 6,935 weekly [3,185,782 total]
  6. Nintendo Switch Sports (Switch): 6,247 weekly [1,120,495 total]
  7. Splatoon 3 (Switch): 5,550 weekly [4,054,345 total]
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): 4,979 weekly [5,230,148 total]
  9. Ring Fit Adventure (Switch): 4,727 weekly [3,415,119 total]
  10. Everybody 1-2-Switch! (Switch): 4,494 weekly [7,814 total]

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

  1. Switch: 86,450 weekly [2,135,030 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 48,858 weekly [1,523,946 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 824 weekly [73,148 yearly total]

Did you pick up any games on this week’s charts? How long do you think Tears of the Kingdom can cling onto the top spot? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming charts and breaking news.

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