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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops the Japanese Charts, NS Sells 64K, PS5 Sells 21K

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops the Japanese Charts, NS Sells 64K, PS5 Sells 21K - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 April 2024 / 3,027 Views

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) is up to  first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 11,585 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending April 21, 2024.

ARK: Survival Ascended (PS5) debuted in ninth place with sales of 4,127 units.

Princess Peach: Showtime! (NS) is up one spot to second place with sales of 8,012 units and Super Mario Bros. Wonder (NS) is up from fourth to third place with sales of 7,470 units. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS) shot up the charts from ninth to fourth place with sales of 7,078 units, while Nintendo Switch Sports (NS) remained fifth place with sales of 6,131 units.

Rise of the Ronin (PS5) remained in sixth place with sales of 5,651 units. Minecraft (NS) remained in seventh place with sales of 5,523 units and Splatoon 3 (NS) remained eighth place with sales of 5,477 units. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 3,791 units.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 64,281 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 21,297 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 2,789 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold 92 units.

Here is the best-selling games in Japan:

    1. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,585 (5,804,495)
    2. [NSW] Princess Peach: Showtime! (Nintendo, 03/22/24) – 8,012 (143,180)
    3. [NSW] Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo, 10/20/23) – 7,470 (1,829,996)
    4. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 7,078 (7,747,713)
    5. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 6,131 (1,320,273)
    6. [PS5] Rise of the Ronin (SIE, 03/22/24) – 5,651 (109,501)
    7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 5,523 (3,502,392)
    8. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 5,477 (4,282,105)
    9. [PS5] ARK: Survival Ascended (Spike Chunsoft, 04/18/24) – 4,127 (New)
    10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 3,791 (5,489,590)

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

    1. Switch OLED Model – 50,602 (7,123,104)
    2. PlayStation 5 – 16,149 (4,765,875)
    3. Switch Lite – 7,531 (5,817,598)
    4. Switch – 6,148 (19,775,191)
    5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 5,148 (760,902)
    6. Xbox Series X – 2,149 (268,139)
    7. Xbox Series S – 640 (308,499)
    8. PlayStation 4 – 92 (7,925,579)

    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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    3 Comments
    firebush03 (on 25 April 2024)

    Reminder: MarioKart 8 is a decade old. Both a testament to (i) the legs of that game, and (ii) a demonstration as to how empty Nintendo’s 2024 had been so far (relative to every other year of Switch).

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    Shtinamin_ (on 25 April 2024)

    Switch is on track to outsell the DS in 5 weeks at the latest.

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    G2ThaUNiT (on 25 April 2024)

    Japan back to primarily the usual suspects lol

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