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Famitsu and Media Create have both released their report for August 2022, where they reveal the top-selling games and consoles during the month. Famitsu has shared the top 10 best-selling games overall, and 8 out of the top 10 belong to Nintendo Switch, while Media Create gave us a look at the top 30 and top 10 games sold on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, respectively.

Nintendo Switch Sports came on top in the overall sales, and the best-selling system was none other than the Nintendo Switch by more than 3x the sales of the second place, which goes to PS5. Furthermore, Nintendo sold the most games compared to other publishers during the month. Check out the full lists below. Keep in mind that the period counted is from August 1st to August 28th, 2022.

Top 10 Best-selling games Overall (Famitsu)

  1. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (¥4.980) – 83.144 / 706.637 (-25%)
  2. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 6 (D3Publisher) {2022.08.25} (¥8.164) – 68.341 / NEW
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 56.972 / 4.802.581 (+6%)
  4. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 # (Nintendo) {2022.07.29} (¥7.980) – 49.262 / 161.990 (-56%)
  5. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (¥5.980) – 45.637 / 869.546 (-1%)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 40.287 / 2.768.153 (-7%)
  7. [NSW] SD Gundam: Battle Alliance (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.08.25} (¥7.980) – 38.634 / NEW
  8. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set <Monster Hunter Rise \ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak> (Capcom) {2022.06.30} (¥7.990) – 38.188 / 255.660 (-82%)
  9. [PS4] Soul Hackers 2 # (Atlus) {2022.08.25} (¥8.980) – 31.604 / NEW
  10. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 30.174 / 3.258.181 (-23%)

Top 30 Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games (Media Create)

  1. Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo): 95 944 units sold (LTD: 764 513 units sold)
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo): 67 651 units sold (LTD: 5 021 846 units sold)
  3. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo): 60 534 units sold (LTD: 962 089 units sold)
  4. Minecraft (Microsoft Japan): 48 629 units sold (LTD: 2 656 536 units sold)
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo): 48 016 units sold (LTD: 160 342 units sold)
  6. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo): 42 761 units sold (LTD: 3 638 706 units sold)
  7. SD Gundam Battle Alliance (Bandai-Namco): 39 836 units sold
  8. Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom): 35 562 units sold (LTD: 243 246 units sold)
  9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo): 31 261 units sold (LTD: 7 439 752 units sold)
  10. Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo): 29 650 units sold (LTD: 1 089 690 units sold)
  11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo): 26 904 units sold (LTD: 5 259 349 units sold)
  12. Live a Live (Square-Enix): 24 822 units sold (LTD: 103 723 units sold)
  13. eBaseball Pro Yakyuu 2022 (Konami): 19 896 units sold (LTD: 268 156 units sold)
  14. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami): 17 142 units sold (LTD: 2 776 757 units sold)
  15. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo): 15 935 units sold (LTD: 1 015 680 units sold)
  16. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo): 13 282 units sold (LTD: 1 187 485 units sold)
  17. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (The Pokémon Company): 12 231 units sold (LTD: 2 333 196 units sold)
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo): 12 217 units sold (LTD: 2 295 223 units sold)
  19. Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo): 11 431 units sold (LTD: 88 785 units sold)
  20. Monster Hunter Rise (Best Price!) (Capcom): 10 552 units sold (LTD: 90 187 units sold)
  21. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition (Budget Price) (Square-Enix): 10 513 units sold (LTD: 328 460 units sold)
  22. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo): 9 567 units sold (LTD: 1 275 171 units sold)
  23. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Bandai-Namco): 9 289 units sold (LTD: 870 736 units sold)
  24. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo): 9 117 units sold (LTD: 4 187 860 units sold)
  25. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex): 8 815 units sold (LTD: 174 273 units sold)
  26. Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo): 8 675 units sold (LTD: 2 483 765 units sold)
  27. Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos): 8 648 units sold (LTD: 254 255 units sold)
  28. Digimon Survive (Bandai-Namco): 8 591 units sold (LTD: 36 608 units sold)
  29. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi (Koei-Tecmo): 8 399 units sold (LTD: 34 878 units sold)
  30. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan): 8 344 units sold (LTD: 295 458 units sold)

Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo 3DS Games (Media Create)

  1. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square-Enix): 942 units sold (LTD: 895 600 units sold)
  2. Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Professional (Square-Enix): 735 units sold (LTD: 224 642 units sold)
  3. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (Square-Enix): 429 units sold (LTD: 83 085 units sold)
  4. Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (Level-5): 183 units sold (LTD: 2 662 847 units sold)
  5. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level-5): 129 units sold (LTD: 790 133 units sold)
  6. Bravely Default (Ultimate Hits): 118 units sold (LTD: 59 726 units sold)
  7. Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3: Endo Mamoru no Densetsu (Level-5): 97 units sold (LTD: 100 370 units sold)
  8. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (Atlus): 90 units sold (LTD: 139 317 units sold)
  9. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser’s Journey (Nintendo): 43 units sold (39 645 units sold)
  10. Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari SP (Arc System Works): 36 units sold (17 597 units sold)

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch (OLED Model): 176,285 units sold (LTD: 2,249,066 units sold)
  2. PlayStation 5: 66,067 units sold (LTD: 1,648,165 units sold)
  3. Nintendo Switch: 45,427 units sold (LTD: 18,276,973 units sold)
  4. Nintendo Switch Lite: 32,181 units sold (LTD: 4,926,610 units sold)
  5. Xbox Series S: 8,380 units sold (LTD: 77,214 units sold)
  6. Xbox Series X: 4,525 units sold (LTD: 72,538 units sold)
  7. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition: 3,445 units sold (LTD: 274,498 units sold)

Top 3 Publishers

  1. Nintendo – 461.000 <38,10%>
  2. Bandai Namco Entertainment – 110.000 <9,10%>
  3. D3Publisher – 95.000 <7,90%>

About znbashi

znbashi

Just someone who spent most of his childhood playing Smash Bros with my brother, which led me to explore more games. Favorite franchises include Xenoblade and Kirby.

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jumpmanfr

20d ago

@znbashi

In hardware sales, the PlayStation 5 should rank 2nd, not third, if my maths are correct!


And your math is absolutely correct. Thank you for that!