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Pokemon Legends Arceus Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 118,065 Units

Pokemon Legends Arceus Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 118,065 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 February 2022 / 2,914 Views

Pokemon Legends: Arceus (NS) has remained in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 140,149 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending February 13, 2022.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) is in second place with sales of 15,515 units. Mario Party Superstars (NS) is in third place with sales of 14,812 units. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS) is in fourth place with sales of 11,134 units.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human (PS4) is in fifth place with sales of 10,305 units. Minecraft (NS) is in sixth place with sales of 9,784 units. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (NS) is in seventh place with sales of 8,163 units.

There are nine Nintendo Switch games in the top 10 and one PlayStation 4 game.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 118,065 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 6,418 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 5,955 units, the 3DS sold 360 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold four units.

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 140,149 (1,923,870)
    2. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 15,515 (4,429,626)
    3. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 14,812 (865,507)
    4. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 11,134 (4,764,379)
    5. [PS4] Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Spike Chunsoft, 02/04/22) – 10,305 (34,466)
    6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,784 (2,514,952)
    7. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 8,163 (2,502,926)
    8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 7,779 (7,183,331)
    9. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 7,652 (3,074,777)
    10. [NSW] My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! – Pirates that Stir the Waters (Idea Factory, 02/10/22) – 6,676 (New)

    Here is the hardware breakdown:

    1. Switch OLED Model – 66,152 (1,186,491)
    2. Switch – 34,979 (17,992,188)
    3. Switch Lite – 16,934 (4,566,776)
    4. PlayStation 5 – 5,744 (1,149,434)
    5. Xbox Series S – 3,616 (65,586)
    6. Xbox Series X – 2,339 (82,393)
    7. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 674 (211,210)
    8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 360 (1,181,930)
    9. PlayStation 4 – 4 (7,819,314)

    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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    4 Comments
    RODRIGOESEL1 (on 17 February 2022)

    The Nintendo Switch Oled has outsold the PS5 (without Digital version) although Sony dominates in Europe and is selling well in the USA, this will drastically affect the future if they do not do something because many small developers are in Japan, this could make many developers not give importance to Sony consoles and this would be a vicious cycle because it would make the Nintendo catalog more attractive, for something the Switch is the quintessential console of indie games

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    Ninhut (on 17 February 2022)

    i find it impressive that xbox sxs and ps5 are very close impressive

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    zakr1995 (on 18 February 2022)

    Lmao, the Xbox Series X|S nearly outsold the PS5 this week

    • +1
    Yassgragra (on 20 February 2022)

    I wonder if we’ll start seeing SX outselling PS5

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