Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 9th January, revealing that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have lost their position at the top of the charts for the first time since launch.
This week, that honour instead goes to Mario Party Superstars, which is up from second place last time around. Mario's latest party outing sold another 45,874 physical copies this week, with the two Pokémon games selling a combined 41,354 copies at retail.
As has become the norm just lately, the rest of the top ten is also made up of games on Switch.
Here are the top ten (first numbers are estimated sales for this week, followed by total sales):
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 45,874 (771,575)
- [NSW] Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (The Pokémon Company, 11/19/21) – 41,354 (2,435,326)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 32,232 (4,356,115)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 32,195 (4,694,959)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 22,110 (2,462,537)
- [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Nintendo, 12/03/21) – 20,747 (212,533)
- [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 20,634 (7,137,066)
- [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 18,069 (2,560,615)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 17,875 (3,034,374)
- [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 10,510 (899,167)
All three Switch models continue to dominate the hardware charts, too, with the OLED model remaining on top. Here are this week's figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:
- Switch OLED Model – 79,217 (944,983)
- Switch – 40,251 (17,838,225)
- Switch Lite – 29,222 (4,480,910)
- PlayStation 5 – 8,815 (1,077,994)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,862 (202,695)
- New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 609 (1,180,225)
- Xbox Series X – 185 (73,846)
- Xbox Series S – 78 (55,598)
- PlayStation 4 – 15 (7,819,260)
Any surprises this week? Let us know in the comments.
[source famitsu.com, via gematsu.com]
OLED model quickly catching up to the PS5 total sales.
Well deserved, it's my first Mario Party and I'm having a blast playing it locally with my boyfriend and my friends online!
Mario Party Superstars is the best that MP has been in at least a decade. I'm so glad to see it's doing well and I can't wait to see what's next.
I’m really digging the online play. I had Super Mario Party. Didn’t like it because it felt too dumbed down.
Superstars is a natural continuation of “classic Mario Party.” I was a big fan when I was a kid. Had the first three on N64. So this installment was a true nostalgia trip.
By next week the Nintendo Switch should be able to beat the PS1 lifetime sales in the hardware VGChartz putting it on the top 5 best selling hardware in the world.
Mario party superstar is one of the best Mario party ever...maybe 10 times better than super Mario party
True, who knows where it will end up, and it puts a huge dent in the theory people were suggesting, that the Switch was doomed unless Nintendo brought out a Pro version.
But of course Nintendo were going to do that this year, but the global chip shortage convinced them to just release an OLED model because they already had the screens, of course they ignore the fact that every Nintendo handheld has has a similar revision at this point, and they are still clinging to a Switch Pro because it's their own personal wish list.
Denial is a potent drug.
@BenAV I've been noticing that, hot on the PS5 lifetime sales.
OLED doing really well seemingly despite stock problems
Awesome! Such is the Power of Nintendo!
I do hope that makes em think to add DLC in Superstars, or else I don't think I'll pick it up cause of the lacking content.
Switch OLED will easily surpass PS5 lifetime sales by end of Feb/March.
Oh and What's with those PS4 sales?? Sheesh.
At the same time i'm happy with Switch sales, i'm also worried with PS5 sales.
I'm afraid PS5 will be like Wii U situation.
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