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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Debuts in First on the Japanese Charts

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Debuts in First on the Japanese Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 October 2020 / 2,617 Views

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (NS) has debuted at the top spot on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 73,918 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending October 18. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS) is in second place with sales of 34,547 units and Ring Fit Adventure (NS) remains third with sales of 27,303 units. Moon Premium Edition (NS) debuted in sixth place with sales of 10,154 units.

Nine of the top 10 are games for the Nintendo Switch, while one is for the PlayStation 4.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 95,852 units sold. The PS4 sold 3,517 units, the 3DS sold 856 units and the Xbox One sold 58 units.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Remains in 1st on the Japanese Charts

Here is the complete top 10:

  1. [NSW] Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Mario Set / Luigi Set (Nintendo, 10/16/20) – 73,918 (New)
  2. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 34,547 (5,862,668)
  3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 27,303 (1,696,146)
  4. [NSW] Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo, 09/18/20) – 14,797 (345,045)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,928 (3,220,146)
  6. [NSW] Moon Premium Edition (Onion Games, 10/15/20) – 10,154 (New)
  7. [PS4] FIFA 21 (Electronic Arts, 10/09/20) – 7,111 (46,263)
  8. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 6,720 (3,766,636)
  9. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,471 (1,531,498)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 6,301 (3,855,901)

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Original (on 22 October 2020)

Awesome Mario kart live debuted Awesomely

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Naum (on 22 October 2020)

I really want this but I gotta pay 160 $ for it here in Sweden...

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Amnesia Naum (on 23 October 2020)

I would not mind to pay it even 400 if I could live in the only one smart and successful country of Europe like you.

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siebensus4 (on 22 October 2020)

Not really looks like it will be the big hit during holidays, at least in Japan.

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UnderwaterFunktown siebensus4 (on 22 October 2020)

Don't forget that RFA only debuted at 68k. I still think it will do well in the holiday, though I don't expect it to have nearly as strong legs as RFA in the long run.

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JWeinCom siebensus4 (on 22 October 2020)

I don't think it was expected to be. It's kind of a niche product since it's limited to people who like are going to play with a toy car, which is far more limited than the general switch population. I think 1,000,000 would be a success for this. Two million would be great.

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