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Demon Slayer Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 108,122 Units

Demon Slayer Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 108,122 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 October 2021 / 2,279 Views

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (PS4) has remained in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 15,996 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending October 24, 2021. 

Blue Reflection: Second Light (PS4) debuted in second place with sales of 14,048 units. The Switch version debuted in seventh place with sales of 8,380 units.

Eight of the top 10 are games for the Nintendo Switch and two are for the PlayStation 2

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 108,122 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 14,280 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 3,889 units, the PlayStation 4 sold 462 units, and the 3DS sold 449 units.

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [PS4] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex, 10/14/21) – 15,996 (110,845)
    2. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Second Light (Koei Tecmo, 10/21/21) – 14,048 (New)
    3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 10,155 (2,879,734)
    4. [NSW] Metroid Dread (Nintendo, 10/08/21) – 9,999 (119,018)
    5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 9,360 (4,469,716)
    6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,695 (4,103,819)
    7. [NSW] Blue Reflection: Second Light (Koei Tecmo, 10/21/21) – 8,380 (New)
    8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,306 (2,243,119)
    9. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 6,581 (6,909,879)
    10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 6,280 (4,169,875)

    Here is the hardware breakdown:

    1. Switch OLED Model – 61,169 (242,072)
    2. Switch – 38,658 (17,267,673)
    3. PlayStation 5 – 11,526 (951,035)
    4. Switch Lite – 8,295 (4,106,660)
    5. Xbox Series S – 3,815 (45,675)
    6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,754 (182,857)
    7. PlayStation 4 – 462 (7,814,542)
    8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 449 (1,175,772)
    9. Xbox Series X – 74 (64,992)

    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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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    5 Comments
    Yassgragra (on 28 October 2021)

    What’s with the drop in Series X and ride in S? Is it supply issues?

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    SvenTheTurkey Yassgragra (on 29 October 2021)

    Almost would have to be at 74.

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    scrapking SvenTheTurkey (on 30 October 2021)

    Long-term I expect the Series S to outsell the Series X (in general, and especially in Japan where living spaces tend to be very small). But I agree that ratio is excessive!

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    SvenTheTurkey scrapking (on 01 November 2021)

    Don't say that. I got my head chewed off once for assuming the same.

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    scrapking SvenTheTurkey (on 01 November 2021)

    Well, getting chewed out for that seems pretty ridiculous when Phil Spencer himself in an interview with Kotaku on October 16th 2020 predicted the Series S would outsell the Series X! But it won't be the first or last time someone gets chewed out for a perfectly reasonable opinion, sadly.

    For me, it's hard to imagine the Series S failing to outsell the Series X. There are several very large countries where incomes are low and/or where import duties are high (India and Brazil come to mind) where the Series S will probably sell a LOT of units by the end of this generation.

    Plus, there's the potential for game-streaming and AI up-scaling to make the Series S more relevant, rather than less, as this generation wears on.

    Time will tell, but there's real long-term potential for the Series S. And if I get chewed out for that opinion, then so be it. But thank you for the warning! :)

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