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Pikmin 4 Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 80K, PS5 Sells 44K, XS Sells 4K

Pikmin 4 Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 80K, PS5 Sells 44K, XS Sells 4K - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 September 2023 / 4,340 Views

Pikmin 4 (NS) has remained in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 31,013 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending September 10, 2023.

The Quintessential Quintuplets: Five Promises Made with Her (NS) debuted in second place with sales of 10,720 units.

Virche Evermore: -EpiC:lycoris- (NS) debuted in fourth place wit sales of 8,633 units.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) remained in third place with sales of 10,447 units and  Ring Fit Adventure (NS) re-entered the top 10 in fifth place with sales of 7,658 units.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (PS5) dropped to sixth place with sales of 7,311 units. The PlayStation 4 version dropped to 10th place with sales of 5,350 units.

Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (NS) is in seventh place with sales of 6,934 units, Minecraft (NS) is in eighth place with sales of 6,846 units, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (NS) is in ninth place with sales of 6,838 units.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 80,057 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 43,623 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 4,375 units, the PlayStation 4 sold 828 units, and the 3DS sold 35 units.

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [NSW] Pikmin 4 (Nintendo, 07/21/23) – 31,013 (817,846)
    2. [NSW] The Quintessential Quintuplets: Five Promises Made with Her (MAGES., 09/07/23) – 10,720 (New)
    3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,447 (5,475,776)
    4. [NSW] Virche Evermore: -EpiC:lycoris- (Idea Factory, 09/07/23) – 8,633 (New)
    5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 7,658 (3,458,561)
    6. [PS5] Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (FromSoftware, 08/25/23) – 7,311 (141,505)
    7. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 6,934 (5,118,914)
    8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,846 (3,257,489)
    9. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo, 05/12/23) – 6,838 (1,854,786)
    10. [PS4] Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (FromSoftware, 08/25/23) – 5,350 (64,202)

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

    1. Switch OLED Model – 59,689 (5,548,805)
    2. PlayStation 5 – 40,104 (3,750,048)
    3. Switch Lite – 10,296 (5,488,256)
    4. Switch – 10,072 (19,534,163)
    5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,519 (573,595)
    6. Xbox Series S – 2,437 (276,687)
    7. Xbox Series X – 1,938 (220,124)
    8. PlayStation 4 – 828 (7,896,368)
    9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 35 (1,192,281)

    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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    1 Comments
    firebush03 (on 17 September 2023)

    Since when was Japan so fond of Pikmin?? Crazy sales figures not just on the software, but also the hardware! Switch in Japan nearly outsold PS5 in America during the month.

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