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Nintendo Switch Sports Tops the Japanese Charts in Golden Week Period

Nintendo Switch Sports Tops the Japanese Charts in Golden Week Period - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 1,707 Views

Nintendo Switch Sports (NS) has debuted in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 304,588 units, according to Famitsu for the two week period ending May 8, 2022. 

Kirby and the Forgotten Land (NS) came in second place with sales of 77,330 units and eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (NS) came in third place with sales of 61,209 units. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) took fourth place with sales of 41,802 units.

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

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 176,592 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 49,798 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 14,118 units, the 3DS sold 452 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold 81 units.

Nintendo Switch Sports Tops the Japanese Charts in Golden Week Period

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 304,588 (New)
    2. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 77,330 (695,811)
    3. [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 61,209 (153,933)
    4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 41,802 (4,621,427)
    5. [PS4] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 26,444 (80,983)
    6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 22,952 (2,635,396)
    7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 20,417 (4,873,950)
    8. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 17,309 (3,144,888)
    9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 16,686 (959,773)
    10. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 15,235 (2,243,757)

    Here is the hardware breakdown:

    1. Switch OLED Model – 101,489 (1,721,151)
    2. Switch – 53,092 (18,268,375)
    3. PlayStation 5 – 46,415 (1,382,888)
    4. Switch Lite – 22,011 (4,710,282)
    5. Xbox Series S – 10,610 (99,288)
    6. Xbox Series X – 3,508 (99,364)
    7. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,383 (235,257)
    8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 452 (1,185,724)
    9. PlayStation 4 – 81 (7,819,526)

    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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    3 Comments
    jvmkdg (4 days ago)

    In this case, to know the sales of the week, you would have to divide by 2 and you would have.
    88.292 switch
    24.899 ps5
    7059 xbox series
    Correct ?

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    Chicho jvmkdg (3 days ago)

    yes and no. They average that but they are never the same. Lat year for example Switch was at 236k so the best guess was 118k and 118k but it was later revealed that it was actually 165.3K and 70.8K.

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    trunkswd Chicho (3 days ago)

    I'll be using a similar ratio for our Japan estimates for the two weeks. Best we got for me.

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