Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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This week's Japanese charts are now in from Famitsu (via Gematsu), and it has been yet another stellar week for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomwhat a surprise!

Despite not having quite as many sales as it did on its debut, Link's latest still managed to shift a nonetheless impressive 247,689 copies this time around and once again lands in the top spot. As we saw last time, Breath of the Wild has similarly seen a boost in sales (people can't get enough of this Link fellow) and winds up in third place, fewer than 1,000 copies behind the unstoppable Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in second.

In fact, every title on the list this time comes from the Switch, with many familiar favourites like Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Minecraft and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe sticking around in the upper echelons of the chart.

Here's your look at the Japanese software top ten:

  1. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo, 05/12/23) – 247,689 (1,367,191)
  2. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,264 (5,301,742)
  3. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 7,520 (2,189,691)
  4. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 5,573 (5,034,295)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 5,507 (3,141,460)
  6. [NSW] Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Nintendo, 02/24/23) – 5,360 (432,149)
  7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,709 (5,195,387)
  8. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 4,658 (4,019,351)
  9. [NSW] Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (Capcom, 04/14/23) – 4,515 (69,327)
  10. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 3,422 (1,081,447)

Over onto hardware now, and we once again see the Switch OLED dominating the competition, achieving over double the sales of Sony's PS5 in second. Of course, this was always bound to happen with a big release like Zelda and the PlayStation continues to sell well nonetheless.

With Nintendo's schedule looking pretty quiet for the rest of the year, we wouldn't be surprised to see Sony's latest climb into pole position soon enough.

Here's the full Japanese hardware charts:

  1. Switch OLED Model – 69,341 (4,574,041)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 32,553 (3,053,149)
  3. Switch – 11,446 (19,321,976)
  4. Switch Lite – 5,858 (5,303,712)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 4,602 (496,421)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 880 (7,870,704)
  7. Xbox Series X – 146 (185,922)
  8. Xbox Series S – 116 (252,436)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 25 (1,191,629)

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[source famitsu.com, via gematsu.com]