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Xbox Series X|S Outsells the PS5 in Japan, Demon Slayer Tops Software Charts

Xbox Series X|S Outsells the PS5 in Japan, Demon Slayer Tops Software Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 June 2022 / 7,074 Views

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (NS) has remained in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 20,964 units, according to Famitsu for the week June 19, 2022. 

Nintendo Switch Sports (NS) is up from third to second place with sales of 18,789 units, while Mario Strikers: Battle League (NS) dropped from second to third place with sales of 13,002 units.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land (NS) remained fourth place with sales of 8,649 units. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) remained in fifth place with sales of 8,456 units and Minecraft (NS) remained in sixth place with sales of 6,887.

Overlord: Escape from Nazarick (NS) debuted in seventh place with sales of 5,682 units.

Ring Fit Adventure (NS) is down one spot to eighth with sales of 5,462 units and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (NS) is in ninth place with sales of 5,043 units. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 4,364 units.

The entire top 10 are games for the Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 50,405 units sold. The Xbox Series X|S sold 6,695 units, the PlayStation 5 sold 3,035 units, the 3DS sold 215 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold 18 units.

Xbox Series X|S Outsells the PS5 in Japan, Demon Slayer Tops Software Charts

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex, 06/09/22) – 20,964 (111,849)
    2. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 18,789 (493,046)
    3. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo, 06/10/22) – 13,002 (45,175)
    4. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 8,649 (769,571)
    5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,456 (4,682,390)
    6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,887 (2,677,377)
    7. [NSW] Overlord: Escape from Nazarick (Kadokawa, 06/16/22) – 5,682 (New)
    8. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 5,462 (3,181,291)
    9. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 5,043 (2,560,536)
    10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,364 (4,905,190)

    Here is the hardware breakdown:

    1. Switch OLED Model – 22,860 (1,899,156)
    2. Switch – 19,907 (18,399,758)
    3. Switch Lite – 7,638 (4,761,895)
    4. Xbox Series S – 3,423 (130,076)
    5. Xbox Series X – 3,272 (108,983)
    6. PlayStation 5 – 2,371 (1,451,795)
    7. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 664 (242,208)
    8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 215 (1,187,058)
    9. PlayStation 4 – 18 (7,819,701)

    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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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    gtotheunit91 (on 23 June 2022)

    A result most unexpected. Series X isn't usually this close to Series S in Japan either.

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    darthv72 gtotheunit91 (on 23 June 2022)

    the split has been around 50/50 for a while now. You would think its higher for S because its smaller and cheaper (and more readily available) but its nice to see both sku selling over there. Even better than the XBO before it.

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    Kakadu18 darthv72 (on 23 June 2022)

    Early on the Series X had sold way more especially in it's first week. Then the Series S caught up over time. It's been selling way more in most weeks the past year.

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    darthv72 (on 23 June 2022)

    Sony has been so focused on shipping as many units to NA and EU that it is neglecting its home turf. And MS is there to fill a need (for now). Would be cool to see Series beat out the og xb over there or even the 360. Its already passed the lifetime of the XBO.

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    Shatts (on 23 June 2022)

    WTF why are ppl buying BDSP still

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    Kneetos Shatts (on 23 June 2022)

    I heard it's maybe to get Pokémon in the bank to transfer to S/V later?

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    Salnax Shatts (on 23 June 2022)

    Because they're a remake of one of the best-selling games of all time in Japan.

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    Kakadu18 Shatts (on 23 June 2022)

    I heard it's price dropped really low.

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    Shatts Kakadu18 (on 24 June 2022)

    Yeah thats why I was wondering cuz you can buy it for like 500 yen ($5ish) if used.

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    aTokenYeti (on 23 June 2022)

    I think the Xbox Series will cross 500k in its lifetime in Japan this generation. Perhaps even 1,000,000 is on the table. But by Xbox’s Japan standards it has been doing well.

    It will never be a mainstay of the Japanese console market but I think Microsoft would be happy if it filled a niche as an inexpensive entry into western AAA for Japanese gamers.

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