Famitsu Top 30 sales numbers - March 21st to March 27th 2022

Kirby floats his way to the top!

01 April 2022
by alioop 1
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Famitsu has released its estimated weekly sales charts for physical game software and hardware sales in Japan.

This week’s list sees Kirby and the Forgotten Land in first place following the series’ strongest release to date, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rising to fifth place following more strong sales after its newest DLC tracks released, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild placing in the top ten, and much more.

The full list is as follows, including total lifetime sales, per Gematsu:

  1. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 380,060 (New)
  2. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 18,931 (4,518,473)
  3. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 17,941 (2,195,400)
  4. [PS4] Elden Ring (FromSoftware, 02/25/22) – 13,918 (307,546)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 13,305 (2,574,724)
  6. [PS5] Ghostwire: Tokyo (Bethesda Softworks, 03/25/22) – 10,144 (New)
  7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 8,982 (4,822,623)
  8. [PS4] Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (Square Enix, 03/18/22) – 7,720 (36,664)
  9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 7,710 (920,035)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,731 (1,987,301)
  11. [NSW] Triangle Strategy (Square Enix, 03/04/22) – 5,693 (117,800)
  12. [NSW] Triangle Strategy (Square Enix, 03/04/22) – 5,597 (100,415)
  13. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 5,558 (7,220,089)
  14. [PS4] Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (2K, 03/25/22) – 5,427 (New)
  15. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 5,237 (2,629,183)
  16. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 4,871 (3,107,336)
  17. [PS4] Relayer (Kadokawa Games, 03/24/22) – 4,608 (New)
  18. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 4,208 (952,899)
  19. [PS5] Elden Ring (FromSoftware, 02/25/22) – 4,184 (120,747)
  20. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 3,835 (4,054,178)
  21. [NSW] Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath (Bushiroad, 03/24/22) – 3,464 (New)
  22. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price (Capcom, 12/16/21) – 3,271 (38,859)
  23. [PS5] Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (Square Enix, 03/18/22) – 3,171 (21,076)
  24. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 3,122 (90,699)
  25. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 2,971 (2,530,218)
  26. [PS5] Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (2K, 03/25/22) – 2,835 (New)
  27. [PS5] Relayer (Kadokawa Games, 03/24/22) – 2,684 (New)
  28. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 2,579 (4,327,586)
  29. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 2,493 (1,035,136)
  30. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 2,425 (705,520)

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sligeach_eire

8M ago

This is what I was curious to see. We seen in the other story with the top 10 that Kirby and the Forgotten Land sold fantastically well. But I wanted to see if there was any other new game released on Switch, and sure enough, down in 21st position we find "Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath". That's a mouthful(mode). But this is so typical of what happens when first and 3rd party games release. The contrast is gigantic. 380,000 sales versus let's say 3,500. A x100+ difference in sales numbers.

And you can say it's because of Kirby, but it's typical regardless of a 1st party game releasing or not. 3rd party sales on Switch are horrendous, bar a few exceptions and well established franchises. You gotta wonder are some of these companies even making a profit.

Edit: I should add, that the gap would only widen even further with digital sales added in.

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