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Japan’s sales chart May 9-15: Nintendo Switch Sports takes top spot

Wondering what’s been selling well in Nintendo’s homeland of Japan? The latest sales data from the Land of the Rising Sun shows the physical sales for the period 9-15 May 2022. The biggest-selling title during the week was none other than Nintendo Switch Sports, which has remained on top since launching a few weeks ago.

Nintendo Switch titles dominated the charts this week, taking out all positions in the top ten. Kirby’s latest adventure came in at number two, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was third as the title draws closer to five million total sales.

In hardware, the three Switch models took the top positions, with the OLED model in first place moving over 35,000 units.

What did you think of the way things were in Japan this week? Let us know your thoughts below.

Software sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 47,525 (352,113)
  2. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 14,903 (710,714)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,127 (4,632,554)
  4. [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 10,372 (164,305)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 6,839 (3,151,727)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,553 (2,641,949)
  7. [NSW] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story (Square Enix, 06/12/22) – 6,409 (New)
  8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,849 (4,879,799)
  9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 4,360 (964,133)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,245 (2,025,606)
  11. [PS4] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 4,161 (85,144)
  12. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 3,529 (7,252,259)
  13. [PS5] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story (Square Enix, 06/12/22) – 3,503 (New)
  14. [PS4] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story (Square Enix, 06/12/22) – 3,476 (New)
  15. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 3,383 (2,247,140)
  16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 3,169 (4,078,151)
  17. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 2,567 (2,656,587)
  18. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 2,552 (2,546,279)
  19. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 2,453 (976,320)
  20. [PS4] Elden Ring (FromSoftware, 02/25/22) – 1,751 (341,140)
  21. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price (Capcom, 12/16/21) – 1,712 (55,661)
  22. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous, 02/25/21) – 1,543 (337,204)
  23. [NSW] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life 2 Enchanted Edition (Bandai Namco, 12/02/21) – 1,330 (71,338)
  24. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 1,266 (4,340,893)
  25. [NSW] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (ATLUS, 04/14/22) – 1,250 (40,486)
  26. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 1,237 (1,048,232)
  27. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap (The Pokemon Company, 04/30/21) – 1,204 (343,006)
  28. [PS4] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 1,182 (114,989)
  29. [NSW] Touken Ranbu Warriors (DMM Games, 02/17/22) – 1,110 (137,890)
  30. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Imagineer, 12/03/20) – 1,101 (200,218)

Hardware sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch OLED Model – 35,868 (1,757,019)
  2. Switch – 20,443 (18,288,818)
  3. Switch Lite – 9,011 (4,719,293)
  4. Xbox Series S – 6,120 (105,408)
  5. PlayStation 5 – 2,240 (1,385,128)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 453 (235,710)
  7. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 235 (1,185,959)
  8. Xbox Series X – 105 (99,469)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 22 (7,819,548)

Source: Gematsu

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