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Stellar Blade Tops the Japanese Charts, NS Sells 41K, PS5 Sells 18K

Stellar Blade Tops the Japanese Charts, NS Sells 41K, PS5 Sells 18K - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 May 2024 / 3,262 Views

Stellar Blade (PS5) has remained in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 10,935 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending May 19, 2024.

Ring Fit Adventure (NS) is in second place with sales of 10,536  units and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) is in third place with sales of 7,096 units. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS) is in fourth place with sales of 6,007 units and Minecraft (NS) is in fifth place with sales of 4,646 units.

Endless Ocean Luminous (NS) is in sixth place with sales of 4,486 units, while Super Mario Bros. Wonder (NS) is in seventh place with sales of 4,223 units. Splatoon 3 (NS) is in eighth place with sales of 3,927 units, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS) is in ninth place with sales of 3,678 units, and Princess Peach: Showtime! (NS) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 3,448 units.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 40,706 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 17,565 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 2,568 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold 53 units.

Here is the best-selling games in Japan:

    1. [PS5] Stellar Blade (SIE, 04/26/24) – 10,935 (91,099)
    2. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 10,536 (3,570,190)
    3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 7,096 (5,842,332)
    4. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 6,007 (7,771,954)
    5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 4,646 (3,526,590)
    6. [NSW] Endless Ocean Luminous (Nintendo, 05/02/24) – 4,486 (39,782)
    7. [NSW] Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo, 10/20/23) – 4,223 (1,855,966)
    8. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 3,927 (4,301,105)
    9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 3,678 (5,509,947)
    10. [NSW] Princess Peach: Showtime! (Nintendo, 03/22/24) – 3,448 (168,996)

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

    1. Switch OLED Model – 30,579 (7,261,850)
    2. PlayStation 5 – 13,827 (4,840,901)
    3. Switch Lite – 6,587 (5,848,036)
    4. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,738 (774,493)
    5. Switch – 3,540 (19,793,815)
    6. Xbox Series X – 1,803 (276,390)
    7. Xbox Series S – 765 (312,599)
    8. PlayStation 4 – 53 (7,925,914)

    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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    6 Comments
    Mars2001 (on 23 May 2024)

    Ps5 collapse already with only 17K per week
    Very low and without second console like vita-psp

    • +2
    Raijin94 (on 23 May 2024)

    Switch has become the best-selling console in Japan's history according to Famitsu. And it still has millions more to sell.

    • +2
    Mars2001 Raijin94 (on 23 May 2024)

    Already 2 months now according Nindendos official steatment Switch about 34M until end of March

    • +2
    Shtinamin_ Mars2001 (on 23 May 2024)

    But that official statement was concerning shipped not sold. And technically it still hasn’t even outsold the DS in Japan yet. It’s still ~90k to go.

    • 0
    Mars2001 Shtinamin_ (on 24 May 2024)

    Is there any chance from 34M until March return any stock from shops back to Kyoto?Of
    course not.Its so simple.

    • 0
    Shtinamin_ Mars2001 (on 24 May 2024)

    Yep. I agree. Concerning official numbers Nintendo has surpassed the DS since Dec 2023 since they shipped 33.34M.
    Shipment: Switch has surpassed DS
    Famitsu: Switch has surpassed DS
    VGChartz: Switch has ~90k to go to surpass DS.

    • 0