Famitsu Top 30 software sales - December 19th to December 25th, 2022

Nintendo finds its footing for the holidays!

30 December 2022
by alioop 1
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Famitsu has released its estimated weekly sales charts for physical game software sales in Japan. This week’s list sees Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet capturing first place for the fifth week in a row, Splatoon 3 fighting its way back up to second place, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe grabbing the bronze in third place, and much more.

Nintendo Switch games overall took all ten of the top ten spots, and 28 of the top 30 compared to their 25 slots last week.

The complete list is as follows, including total lifetime sales, via Gematsu:


  1. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 375,665 (4,338,931)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 121,173 (3,687,814)
  3. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 44,465 (887,722)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 41,887 (5,014,375)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 37,935 (2,960,006)
  6. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 25,727 (71,900)
  7. [NSW] Dragon Quest Treasures (Square Enix, 12/09/22) – 23,097 (198,403)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 22,148 (5,065,191)
  9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 22,001 (1,114,132)
  10. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 20,426 (2,782,933)
  11. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Bandai Namco, 09/22/22) – 20,165 (115,251)
  12. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 19,415 (969,047)
  13. [NSW] Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star (Imagineer, 12/22/22) – 17,832 (New)
  14. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 16,815 (7,394,204)
  15. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco, 10/27/22) – 15,874 (80,024)
  16. [NSW] FIFA 23 Legacy Edition (EA, 09/30/22) – 13,723 (64,465)
  17. [NSW] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Square Enix, 12/13/22) – 12,606 (61,133)
  18. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 11,780 (218,013)
  19. [NSW] Ishu Saikyou Ou Zukan: Battle Colosseum (Nippon Columbia, 12/15/22) – 9,655 (20,856)
  20. [PS4] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Square Enix, 12/13/22) – 8,865 (62,346)
  21. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 8,840 (1,054,887)
  22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 8,379 (1,107,633)
  23. [NSW] Earth Defense Force 4.1 for Nintendo Switch (D3 Publisher, 12/22/22) – 7,998 (New)
  24. [PS5] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Square Enix, 12/13/22) – 6,868 (61,400)
  25. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 6,845 (3,318,883)
  26. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 6,473 (1,264,959)
  27. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 6,369 (187,585)
  28. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,269 (2,114,201)
  29. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan, 06/25/20) – 6,255 (309,567)
  30. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 6,246 (252,028)

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kuribo

1M ago

In around 5 weeks, Pokémon has nearly sold as much as Mario Kart has in 5 years. Wow.