Capcom and Monster Hunter are once again top of the class in this week's Japanese charts. Published by Famitsu and shared by Gematsu, we can see that Sunbreak is still pulling in the numbers for Monster Hunter Rise, and the set is once again the best-selling game of the week with 29,006 sales. No surprises there given the series' popularity in Japan.
The gap has narrowed a bit though. While Capcom's behemoth still sits pretty at number one, Nintendo Switch Sports isn't too far behind it, placing second with 21,661 units sold in the week of 7th July to 17th July. Minecraft has also hopped up a few places to fourth, but the overall sales numbers are significantly lower than they were the week before for almost everything in the top ten.
This also means that Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series — just like in the UK — has slipped out of the top ten. But with no new releases, it's been a quiet week in the Japanese charts. The only other thing to note is that this week is entirely dominated by the Switch, with Gran Turismo 7 also slipping down.
Here's the top ten in full:
- [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom, 06/30/22) – 29,006 (177,392)
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 21,661 (573,658)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,520 (4,722,091)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,109 (2,708,451)
- [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 7,401 (802,962)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 6,082 (3,211,760)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,742 (4,924,759)
- [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex, 06/09/22) – 4,481 (140,547)
- [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Koei Tecmo, 06/24/22) – 4,399 (127,817)
- [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 4,121 (7,285,796)
In hardware sales, the PlayStation 5 has crept back into the top three-selling systems this week with 11,080 units sold, overtaking the Switch Lite's 8,608 this past week. But, as usual, the OLED and traditional models are at the top. After last week's sharp drop, the Xbox Series X has picked up a little with 787 sales, and an extra person bought a PS4 this week too!
- Switch OLED Model – 29,180 (2,026,649)
- Switch – 23,889 (18,496,756)
- PlayStation 5 – 11,080 (1,502,629)
- Switch Lite – 8,608 (4,806,154)
- Xbox Series S – 2,790 (144,109)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,465 (250,822)
- Xbox Series X – 787 (124,916)
- New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 130 (1,187,749)
- PlayStation 4 – 13 (7,819,758)
As always, share your thoughts on the Japanese charts with us in the comments.