Wondering how the Switch held up in Japan this week? Switch titles impressively made up 9 of the top 10 best-selling software list. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet continues on with its extraordinarily exceptional sales for the third week in a row, selling over 310k more copies. Splatoon 3 holds strong as well, moving an additional 38k units. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope finally saw debut in Japan this week, selling 17,647 copies throughout the region, placing it in a respectable third. Another Switch title to debut in the top 10 is Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! Let’s Go! Go Rush!!, which sold over 7k copies, earning it seventh place on the charts.

As for hardware, the Switch maintained its top spot with the OLED model, selling 103,464 more units. This is followed by the standard Switch in second (28,729), with the Switch Lite in fourth (20,091).

Check out the full rundown for software and hardware for Nov. 28th to Dec. 4th, 2022 below!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet – 310,235 (3,424,806)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 38,922 (3,446,399)
  3. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – 17,647 (NEW)
  4. [NSW] Minecraft – 11,005 (2,877,634)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 10,519 (4,928,165)
  6. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 9,211 (793,064)
  7. [NSW] Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! Let’s Go! Go Rush!! – 7,396 (NEW)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 5,787 (5,021,094)
  9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 4,579 (1,072,681)
  10. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West – 4,444 (116,777)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch OLED Model – 103,464 (3,287,166)
  2. Switch – 28,729 (18,928,178)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 25,379 (1,919,558)
  4. Switch Lite – 20,091 (5,013,958)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 4,211 (7,832,572)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,456 (299,694)
  7. Xbox Series S – 1,575 (223,025)
  8. Xbox Series X – 279 (171,827)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 111 (1,189,361)

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6M ago

Massive Switch hardware sales, 150,000 units sold over the week is impressive, especially so for a system that's already sold so much and is coming up on 6 years old.

On the software side, it's not so impressive. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope selling ~18,000 copies is not great, even if they're not into that genre as much in Japan. You'd think the Mario name alone would help sales be better. And Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! Let’s Go! Go Rush!! selling less than 7.5K copies shows as usual that if it's not 1st party, the games generally don't sell well. The few exceptions not withstanding.


6M ago

The only way to explain Mario + Rabbids performing that poorly is maybe people aware of the regular deep discounts Ubisoft promotes [though I'm not sure if it's Ubisoft or Nintendo publishing it in Japan]