Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 12th September, revealing that WarioWare: Get It Together! achieved a second-place finish in its opening week at retail.
The game sold an estimated 72,277 copies in its debut week, leading the way for Switch but being outperformed by Tales of Arise. Bandai Namco's action RPG managed to sell a mighty 151,316 copies on PS4, with a further 50,482 sales on PS5.
Elsewhere, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox also managed to sneak into the top ten during its opening week, rounding out a list that's still predominantly made up of Switch titles.
Here are the top ten (first numbers are this week's estimated sales, followed by total sales):
- [PS4] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco, 09/09/21) – 151,316 (New)
- [NSW] WarioWare: Get It Together! (Nintendo, 09/10/21) – 72,277 (New)
- [PS5] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco, 09/09/21) – 50,482 (New)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 14,628 (2,818,859)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,863 (4,039,388)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 13,529 (2,180,811)
- [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 8,749 (2,367,610)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 8,428 (4,416,060)
- [NSW] Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (NIS, 09/09/21) – 7,324 (New)
- [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company, 11/15/19) – 7,012 (4,135,212)
It's a familiar story in the hardware charts, with the original Switch model still comfortably leading the way. Here are this week's figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:
- Switch – 56,177 (17,065,684)
- PlayStation 5 – 14,847 (862,268)
- Switch Lite – 10,937 (4,052,976)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,128 (167,363)
- PlayStation 4 – 1,763 (7,809,185)
- Xbox Series S – 1,738 (29,439)
- New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 789 (1,172,840)
- Xbox Series X – 351 (58,551)
Any surprises this week? Let us know in the comments.
[source famitsu.com, via gematsu.com]
Seeing Ys IX make it into the top 10 is awesome! It’s such an underrated series and I’m glad to see it getting some love.
Tales of Arise looks great. I wonder if a Switch port is realistic?
That's great for Wario! Keep it up!
I don't know why I find it funny that Wario debuted at number 1 in the UK but not in Japan.
Tales selling 200k physical across ps4 and ps5 is great. Heard it’s the best and most accesible in the franchise so I might pick it up. Couldn’t get into xillia, symphonia and graces F.
@Yosher He'll be number one next week. His legs are mightier than Tales.
Hopefully Tales will be another Namco late Switch port
Congratulations to Bandai Namco, very well deserved!
Regardless of the value of the offering I hope the game does well because we need more games like this, instead of the usual big selling IP. Not everything needs to be a big time consuming adventure, although I do love those at times.
It's the fastest selling Tales game of all time; it's sold a million in less than a week. For reference, that's more than the lifetime sales of the original release of Symphonia. Playing it myself at the moment and loving it. Recently unlocked the fishing minigame which is addictive as hell.
@ShadowofTwilight22 not sure I've seen anyone make that assertion before.
Great news all around!
Playing Arise on Steam and it's definitely the best Tales game in quite some time. Combat just flows so smoothly & it feels so awesome when things chain together perfectly.
Tales of arise absolutely deserves the top spot
Under a grey pale sky tales of arise!
Still amazes me that can put time and effort in to making a crappy game like warioware and ignore other Ips which would outsell this in a blink.
So I was correct about Tales of Arise getting to the top 10 this week, now the real question is will it be able to stay in the top 10 for the next four weeks?
While I'm glad that WarioWare made it up that high, I can't really congratulate Arise for taking the top spot, and it's not because it isn't on the Switch, but because, as someone interested in the Tales of series because of its gameplay, it had to strip away the things that made the franchise stand out to begin with, not the least of which include the Linear Motion Battle System, and the 2D art beyond the game's intro. It's just another homogenized Action RPG to me that attracted people because of the graphics and the more casual-oriented gameplay, and it just makes me worried that it'll soon set a precedence of relying on chasing trends and HD visuals for the franchise to move on.
@Lord What other Intelligent Systems IP:s would outsell Warioware in a blink?
@Strumpan Intelligent Systems works on Fire Emblem and Paper Mario, but those have both gotten Switch entries. Those are the only series' they make that would outsell Wario Ware.
At this point, the only other franchise I'd expect to see from them on Switch would be a new Pushmo (or Stretchmo for PAL regions)
Not a bad showing overall.
@chipia not without a drastic downgrade
I feel like I NEED Tales of Arise in my life but I'd have to buy a PlayStation to play it. C'mon Nintendo, at least get some additional Tales games to satisfy that need. Vesperia was great but I need mooooooore
Yo Pokemon SwSh, edging closer and closer to beating out GSC!
Good news for Wario and Tales.
Tales looks cool, probably snag it whenever I wind up getting a Steam Deck.
@ShadowofTwilight22 I guess I stand corrected. They're kidding themselves, lol.
@Clarice SepulNamco over here.
@Varkster I haven't played the other ones, only Vesperia, but if the rest of the series is like that one I don't really need any more Tales. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great. I found the combat dull as dishwater, and the endless random encounters really wore me down.
If someone was to tell me Vesperia wasn't a good example, I might be inclined to give Tales another shot, but that's not what I've heard. Everybody seems to like it, so I'm inclined to think the series just isn't for me.
There was word of potential remasters or ports of previous games in the series in the future if arise was successful, and considering the last mainline game before arise (tales of berseria) had a ps3 version in japan, it feels like any of those are viable for a switch release if they happen.
@TheBigK PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series/PC. If you've bought a decent PC in the last half-decade, it's possible your system might be able to run this game well.
If not, the older Tales games are pretty much all on PC now, and a lot of them can run on potato hardware.
@TheBigK Bandai Namco may port it to Switch next year. Switch and Steam seem to get the one year delay treatment when it comes to third party games sometimes. If the game is on Epic Game Store, then Steam won't get it until the same time next year, as for Namco games if Sony and Microsoft got the game first, Switch likely won't get it til the same time a year later.
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