Famitsu sales for March 2022: Both Switch and Kirby are at the top for Hardware and Software
The puff ball doing numbers
Based on the weekly sales we’ve seen in Japan, it comes as no surprise that Kirby and the Forgotten Land was the best-selling game in Japan for March 2022. Kirby managed to sell 380,000 copies in the first two days. To compare, Kirby Star Allies sold 224,000 copies in the first 3 days. Furthermore, the little pink demon managed to sell more than double the number of boxed copies of Pokémon Legends: Arceus (125,851) and Triangle Strategy (117,800).
The Nintendo Switch accounted for 69.8% of the physical games sold. This month is the first month of the year where Nintendo was the biggest-selling publisher in Japan, as The Pokémon Company had that spot for two months.
On the hardware side of things, the Nintendo Switch accounted for 78% (45.3% for OLED Model and 20% for the standard model).
Top 10 best-selling physical games in Japan of March 2022 (from Famitsu):
Hardware sales in Japan for March 2022
- Switch - 364,495 (OLED = 212,030/Lite = 55,009/Original = 97,456)
- PS5 - 94,407
- Xbox - 7,227
- 3DS - 1,539
- PS4 - 50