The weekly Japanese charts are painting a familiar picture week-on-week. In a week dominated by Switch game sales, Nintendo Switch Sports is once again sitting at the top of the pile, selling another 35,088 units in the week of 16th May to 22nd May. All ten games in the top ten are Nintendo Switch releases this week, which is impressive!
However, nipping at its heels is the newly-released Taiko Risshiden V DX, a remaster of the Japan-exclusive PC strategy game Taiko Risshiden V. The game sold 21,710 copies, which means it's pushed Kirby and the Forgotten Land down into third.
The other new release of the week is Snow Bros. Special, which sold a respectable 4,608 copies to slot in at ninth. The game also launched in the West last week, and we were quite disappointed in it in our review:
Here's the complete top ten:
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 35,088 (387,201)
- [NSW] Taiko Risshiden V DX (Koei Tecmo, 05/19/22) – 21,710 (New)
- [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 12,853 (723,567)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,274 (4,642,828)
- [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 7,210 (171,515)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,337 (2,648,286)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 5,245 (3,156,972)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,869 (4,884,668)
- [NSW] Snow Bros. Special (Daewon Media, 05/19/22) – 4,608 (New)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 3,645 (967,778)
Hardware sales seem to have returned to some normality. After last week's shock where the Xbox Series S outsold the PS5, Sony's current-gen console has jumped past both the digital-only Xbox and the Switch Lite! The Switch OLED and regular models still take the cake, however. The Xbox Series S is right behind the Switch Lite too — perhaps another upset is on the horizon?
- Switch OLED Model – 41,302 (1,798,321)
- Switch – 16,605 (18,305,423)
- PlayStation 5 – 12,755 (1,397,883)
- Switch Lite – 6,932 (4,726,225)
- Xbox Series S – 6,165 (111,573)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,522 (237,232)
- Xbox Series X – 966 (100,435)
- New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 256 (1,186,215)
- PlayStation 4 – 20 (7,819,568)
As always, you can share your thoughts on the latest charts in the comments.