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Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 22nd - 28th April, revealing that the Nintendo Switch is tantalisingly close to surpassing the lifetime sales of PS4 in the region.

Before we jump over to console sales, let's quickly take a look at the latest software charts. Note that all of the information here is actually for the week before last (22nd - 28th April) as Japan's Golden Week has seen a delay in the figures being published.

PS4 title Days Gone jumps straight to number one with a mighty first week of sales, but the rest of the top ten is all Switch.

Here are the top 10 (first numbers are this week's sales, followed by total sales):


1) [PS4] Days Gone (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} - 114.319 / NEW
2) [NSW] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2019.04.25} - 20.366 / NEW
3) [NSW] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.04.25} - 17.618 / NEW
4) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} - 13.573 / 3.043.150
5) [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} - 10.509 / 748.009
6) [NSW] Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom) {2019.04.25} - 10.207 / NEW
7) [NSW] Yoshi's Crafted World (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} - 9.138 / 109.871
8) [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} - 8.962 / 584.806
9) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 8.456 / 2.269.581
10) [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit (Nintendo) {2019.04.12} - 7.467 / 43.175


Now then, let's move on to the hardware sales. Switch managed to shift another estimated 42,108 units in Japan during the dates mentioned, pushing its (also estimated) lifetime sales in the region to 8,042,166. The PS4 family, which includes the standard model and the PS4 Pro, currently has an estimated lifetime total of 8,047,754. This means Switch is roughly 5,500 sales behind.

Going by the usual sales trends, Switch should surpass PS4's totals in the next round of data. Remembering the chart publishing delays, that week has actually just flown by, so we imagine the takeover has already taken place. We'll keep an eye out for this week's sales and share them as soon as they arrive.

Here are this week's figures, followed by last week's in brackets:

1) Switch – 42,108 (40,388)
2) PlayStation 4 – 8,786 (6,702)
3) PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,381 (4,661)
4) New 2DS LL – 3,927 (2,600)
5) New 3DS – 653 (632)
6) PlayStation Vita – 536 (571)
7) Xbox One X – 103 (44)
8) Xbox One S – 52 (39)

< Last week's charts

Any surprises this week? Can you believe how well Switch is selling in Japan? Let us know in the comments.

[via resetera.com]