Japanese software/hardware sales for May 9th to May 15th, 2022
Nintendo dominates this week!
Wondering how the Switch held up in Japan this week? The Switch managed to overtake the entire weekly top 10, with Nintendo Switch Sports holding strong at #1. Kirby and the Forgotten Land continues its exceptional sales, earning itself second place, and the unstoppable Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comes in at a respectable third. The live-action adventure game The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story from publisher Square Enix debuts in seventh.
As for hardware, the Switch maintained its top spot with the OLED, selling 35,868 additional units. This is followed by the standard Switch in second (20,443) and the Switch Lite in third (9,011).
Check out the full rundown for software and hardware for May 9th to May 15th, 2022 below!
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 47,525 (352,113)
- [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 14,903 (710,714)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 11,127 (4,632,554)
- [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 – 10,372 (164,305)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 6,839 (3,151,727)
- [NSW] Minecraft – 6,553 (2,641,949)
- [NSW] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story – 6,409 (NEW)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 5,849 (4,879,799)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 4,360 (964,133)
- [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4,245 (2,025,606)
Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- Switch OLED Model – 35,868 (1,757,019)
- Switch – 20,443 (18,288,818)
- Switch Lite – 9,011 (4,719,293)
- Xbox Series S – 6,120 (105,408)
- PlayStation 5 – 2,240 (1,385,128)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 453 (235,710)
- New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 235 (1,185,959)
- Xbox Series X – 105 (99,469)
- PlayStation 4 – 22 (7,819,548)
Switch sales are definitely on the wane. Combined Switch hardware sales are ~65,000 for the week, whereas for the same period last year, they were 95,000. And Nintendo didn't have the OLED model last year.
And those are not good debut sales numbers for The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story. But that's reflective of what generally happens with most 3rd party Switch releases.
I don't know what Nintendo's plans are, but I bet they'd like to have a Pro model on the market this time next year. They probably want it now, but until the chip shortage is sorted, their hands are fairly tied.