Japanese software/hardware sales for May 23rd to May 29th, 2022
Switch Sports continues its winning streak!
Wondering how the Switch held up in Japan this week? The Switch managed to overtake the entire weekly top 10 for the third week in a row, with Nintendo Switch Sports holding strong at #1. Radiant Tale from Idea Factory has made its debut in fourth place, with Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe coming in second and third respectively.
As for hardware, the Switch maintained its top spot with the OLED, selling 30,702 additional units. This is followed by the standard Switch in second (21,612) and the Switch Lite in third (8,563).
Check out the full rundown for software and hardware for May 23rd to May 29th, 2022 below!
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 32,321 (419,522)
- [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 12,2720 (736,287)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 9,938 (4,652,766)
- [NSW] Radiant Tale – 7,311 (New)
- [NSW] Minecraft – 7,262 (2,655,548)
- [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 – 5,693 (177,208)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 5,217 (3,162,189)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 5,052 (4,889,720)
- [NSW] Taiko Risshiden V DX – 4,198 (25,908)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 3,434 (971,212)
Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- Switch OLED Model – 30,702 (1,829,023)
- Switch – 21,612 (18,327,035)
- Switch Lite – 8,563 (4,734,788)
- PlayStation 5 – 13,495 (1,411,378)
- Xbox Series S – 1,654 (113,227)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,335 (238,567)
- Xbox Series X – 887 (101,322)
- New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 164 (1,186,379)
- PlayStation 4 – 16 (7,819,584)
It's a clean sweep of Switch titles in the Top 10. Those debut sales numbers for Radiant Tale are awful. The Switch hardware numbers are still slipping down. Switch hardware sales this time last year were 72,000 for the two models, compared to 60,000 this year for the three Switch models.
I hope there's a Switch Pro or successor around this time next year, maybe earlier for BOTW2. Nintendo can't wait around for sales to tank, before releasing new hardware, they have to be pro-active. They don't have a second platform to fall back on anymore.
Sure, I would be down for a Switch Pro, but I don't believe Nintendo's in any kind of danger just yet...
Way I see it, they are bound for another 5M year in Japan. They are at 2M with 7 months to go and Splatoon 3 and a new mainline open world pokemon on the horizon.
With chip shortages, 2023 could risk a PS5 situation - 2024, I think is more likely...