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Wondering how the Switch held up in Japan this week? Switch titles impressively made up the entirety of the top 10 best-selling software list. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has rocketed back to first place once again. Fire Emblem Engage continues to hold strong in fourth. No new titles debuted this week. The rest of the charts is quite standard, with top-selling titles like Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Nintendo Switch Sports making their usual appearance.

As for hardware, Sony’s PlayStation 5 managed to take the top spot for the third week in a row. This is followed by the Switch OLED in second. For the first time, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition placed in third, with the Xbox Series S in fourth, and the standard Switch and the Switch Lite took fifth and sixth place respectively. It’s quite unusual to see a Microsoft console outselling Nintendo in Japan

Check out the full rundown for software and hardware for Jan. 30th to Feb. 5th, 2023 below!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet – 31,191 (4,807,491)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 14,298 (3,862,841)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,858 (5,142,172)
  4. [NSW] Fire Emblem Engage – 12,920 (185,920)
  5. [NSW] Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life – 9,522 (50,281)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft – 7,723 (3,032,742)
  7. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 7,461 (994,203)
  8. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 6,346 (1,169,936)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 6,128 (5,116,872)
  10. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 4,480 (2,840,736)
  11. [NSW] Dragon Quest Treasures (Square Enix, 12/09/22) – 4,282 (268,894)
  12. [PS5] Forspoken (Square Enix, 01/24/23) – 4,069 (33,124)
  13. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 3,709 (275,930)
  14. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 3,312 (7,426,431)
  15. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 3,178 (1,082,581)
  16. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 2,937 (3,344,415)
  17. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Bandai Namco, 09/22/22) – 2,908 (150,150)
  18. [NSW] Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless (Nippon Ichi Software, 01/26/23) – 2,735 (13,094)
  19. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 2,713 (2,131,913)
  20. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 2,312 (994,788)
  21. [NSW] FIFA 23 Legacy Edition (EA, 09/30/22) – 2,095 (85,688)
  22. [PS4] One Piece Odyssey (Bandai Namco, 01/12/23) – 2,044 (45,173)
  23. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom, 06/30/22) – 2,040 (304,533)
  24. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 1,965 (199,875)
  25. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Special Price (SEGA, 11/17/22) – 1,914 (35,883)
  26. [PS5] One Piece Odyssey (Bandai Namco, 01/12/23) – 1,903 (34,120)
  27. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 1,810 (1,234,772)
  28. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 1,793 (146,351)
  29. [NSW] Bayonetta 3 (Nintendo, 10/28/22) – 1,613 (68,498)
  30. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 1,583 (2,622,069)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. PlayStation 5 – 76,450 (2,343,017)
  2. Switch OLED Model – 32,780 (3,849,141)
  3. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 16,576 (361,727)
  4. Xbox Series S – 14,277 (244,155)
  5. Switch – 12,415 (19,163,038)
  6. Switch Lite – 10,541 (5,195,707)
  7. PlayStation 4 – 953 (7,851,829)
  8. Xbox Series X – 367 (173,885)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 70 (1,190,450)

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socar

1M ago

Its really odd that the PS5 takes in top spot and yet the game library is bombarded with Switch titles...

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