Japan’s sales chart Feb 21-27: Arceus knocked to third

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The latest sales data from Japan has been released, showing which games and consoles made the charts during the week. Nintendo Switch titles were toppled from the top spot, moving into third place thanks to the PlayStation exclusive Elden Ring. Pokémon Legends: Arceus remained the top-selling Switch title, moving another 60,754 units.

Last week’s debut Switch title Touken Ranbu Warriors slid all the way to number nine, moving 9731 units, while long-termers Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Party Superstars, and Super Smash Bros. rounded out the Switch titles making it to the top ten.

The Switch remained the best-selling console of the week, with the OLED model again the favorite. There were 70,232 consoles moved across the Switch family.

Check out the full sales chart below. Any surprises among the list? Let us know your thoughts on the way things were in Japan last week.

Software sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Elden Ring (FromSoftware, 02/25/22) – 188,490 (New)
  2. [PS5] Elden Ring (FromSoftware, 02/25/22) – 90,017 (New)
  3. [NSW] Pokémon Legends: Arceus (The Pokémon Company, 01/28/22) – 60,754 (2,069,549)
  4. [PS4] Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream (Koei Tecmo Games, 02/24/22) – 22,104 (New)
  5. [NSW] Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream (Koei Tecmo Games, 02/24/22) – 18,912 (New)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,055 (4,456,087)
  7. [PS4] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 11,468 (59,944)
  8. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 9,851 (886,009)
  9. [NSW] Touken Ranbu Warriors (DMM Games, 02/17/22) – 9,731 (122,890)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 9,669 (4,783,316)
  11. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,271 (2,532,726)
  12. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 6,427 (7,196,312)
  13. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 6,037 (3,087,070)
  14. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 5,607 (2,515,409)
  15. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 5,350 (48,362)
  16. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 5,243 (2,607,374)
  17. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 4,791 (936,368)
  18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,363 (1,964,531)
  19. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 4,028 (4,038,833)
  20. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Nintendo, 12/03/21) – 3,973 (256,592)
  21. [NSW] Pokémon Sword / Shield (The Pokémon Company, 11/15/19) – 3,398 (4,316,521)
  22. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 2,930 (1,024,440)
  23. [NSW] Taito Milestones (Taito, 02/24/22) – 2,883 (New)
  24. [NSW] CRYSTAR (FuRyu, 02/24/22) – 2,842 (New)
  25. [NSW] Killer and Strawberry Plus (Broccoli, 02/24/22) – 2,815 (New)
  26. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 2,201 (241,797)
  27. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan, 06/25/20) – 2,201 (241,797)
  28. [PS4] Life is Strange: True Colors (Square Enix, 02/24/22) – 2,176 (New)
  29. [PS4] The King of Fighters XV (SIE, 02/17/22) – 2,101 (11,163)
  30. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price (Capcom, 12/16/21) – 1,979 (28,114)

Hardware sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch OLED Model – 32,670 (1,278,322)
  2. Switch – 24,867 (18,040,917)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 15,418 (1,188,101)
  4. Switch Lite – 12,695 (4,593,377)
  5. Xbox Series S – 3,687 (72,136)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,614 (215,009)
  7. Xbox Series X – 598 (84,927)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 511 (1,182,805)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 17 (7,819,342)

Source: Gematsu

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