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Splatoon 3 Tops the Japanese Charts Again, Xbox Series X|S Outsells PS5

Splatoon 3 Tops the Japanese Charts Again, Xbox Series X|S Outsells PS5 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 September 2022 / 3,662 Views

Splatoon 3 (NS) has remained in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 506,610 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending September 12, 2022. The game has now sold 2,441,290 units at retail in Japan.

Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (NS) debuted in second place with sales of 143,836 units. The PlayStation 4 version debuted in third place with sales of 48,100 and the PlayStation 5 version debuted in fourth place with sales of 28,371.

Trinity Trigger (NS) debuted in seventh place with sales of 6,698 units.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) fell from second to fifth place with sales of 9,661 units, while Nintendo Switch Sports (NS) fell from fourth to sixth place with sales of 7,463 units. Minecraft (NS) dropped from third to eighth place with sales of 6,629 units.

Eight of the top 10 games are for the Nintendo Switch, one is for the PlayStation 4, and one is for the PlayStation 5.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 127,558 units sold. The Xbox Series X|S sold 14,077 units, the PlayStation 5 sold 11,180 units, the 3DS sold 29 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold 12 units.

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 506,610 (2,441,290)
    2. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 143,836 (New)
    3. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 48,100 (New)
    4. [PS5] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 28,371 (New)
    5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,661 (4,837,415)
    6. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 7,463 (732,175)
    7. [NSW] Trinity Trigger (FuRyu, 09/15/22) – 6,698 (New)
    8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,629 (2,792,678)
    9. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 5,027 (888,934)
    10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,720 (4,976,532)

    Here is the hardware breakdown (followed by lifetime sales):

    1. Switch OLED Model – 96,889 (2,622,850)
    2. Switch – 25,683 (18,692,443)
    3. Switch Lite – 4,986 (4,891,228)
    4. Xbox Series S – 13,211 (178,457)
    5. PlayStation 5 – 8,739 (1,658,430)
    6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,441 (267,251)
    7. Xbox Series X – 866 (159,791)
    8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 29 (1,188,709)
    9. PlayStation 4 – 12 (7,819,872)

    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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    7 Comments
    scrapking (on 22 September 2022)

    When was the last time that the Xbox outsold the PS in Japan? I can't remember the last time.

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    Kakadu18 scrapking (on 23 September 2022)

    This is the third time this year.

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    scrapking Kakadu18 (on 24 September 2022)

    Wow, I somehow missed that memo. No wonder the reaction to it was so muted, LOL.

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    Salnax (on 22 September 2022)

    For some context on how big Splatoon 3 is in Japan, Super Mario Odyssey moved about 512k units its first week, barely ahead of Splatoon 3's second week. And with 2.44 million sales, Splatoon 3 is already one of the Top 80 best-selling video game skus of all time in Japan.

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    Kakadu18 Salnax (on 23 September 2022)

    With digital it should be over 4.3mil. 3.45mil first week with digital and if it had a similar digital split in it's second week sales should be at over 850k.

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    Mars2001 Kakadu18 (on 23 September 2022)

    About 5M in this Week

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    Kakadu18 Mars2001 (on 23 September 2022)

    I think next week, since the third week drop is typically around 50%.

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