Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Debuts on the Japanese Chart, NS Sells 152K, PS5 Sells 28K, XS Sells 2K - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 08 December 2022 / 3,550 Views
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (NS) has remained in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 310,235 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending December 4, 2022. The game has now sold 3,424,806 units at retail.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (NS) debuted in third place with sales of 17,647 units.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! Let’s Go! Go Rush!! (NS) debuted in seventh place with sales of 7,396 units.
Splatoon 3 (NS) came in second place with sales of 38,922 units. Minecraft (NS) came in fourth place with sales of 11,005, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) came in fifth place with sales of 10,519 units.
Nine of the top 10 games are for the Nintendo Switch, while the other game was for the PlayStation 5.
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 152,284 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 27,835 units, the PlayStation 4 sold 4,211 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 1,854 units, and the 3DS sold 111 units.
Here is the complete top 10:
- [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 310,235 (3,424,806)
- [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 38,922 (3,446,399)
- [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 17,647 (New)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 11,005 (2,877,634)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,519 (4,928,165)
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 9,211 (793,064)
- [NSW] Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! Let’s Go! Go Rush!! (Konami, 12/01/22) – 7,396 (New)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,787 (5,021,094)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 4,579 (1,072,681)
- [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 4,444 (116,777)
Here is the hardware breakdown (followed by lifetime sales):
- Switch OLED Model – 103,464 (3,287,166)
- Switch – 28,729 (18,928,178)
- PlayStation 5 – 25,379 (1,919,558)
- Switch Lite – 20,091 (5,013,958)
- PlayStation 4 – 4,211 (7,832,572)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,456 (299,694)
- Xbox Series S – 1,575 (223,025)
- Xbox Series X – 279 (171,827)
- New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 111 (1,189,361)
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.
Why does it seem like the Series X has completely fell off a cliff in favor of the S. Is this really consumer preference or stock related.
Living spaces are relatively small in Japan compared to Canada, US, Western Europe, Australia, NZ, etc. Series S is going to be more appealing to some Japanese for its small size. The Series S aesthetics have garnered some positive buzz in Japan too, if Twitter is anything to go by.