Like every week, Famitsu has already published the list of Last week’s 10 best-selling games in Japan, which comprises of March 8-14. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury leads the ranking for another week, above Momotaro Dentetsu, and the reign of Nintendo Switch in the Japanese market is confirmed.
If anyone can beat Momotaro Dentetsu’s huge success in Japan, it’s Mario. One more week, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is the best-selling title of the week, in a list that stands out for the good commercial performance of Bravely Default II, Square Enix’s new JRPG for Switch.
In terms of video games, Super Mario 3D World stands out at the top of the list, with 41,734 units sold. As a second, we find Momotaro Dentetsu of Switch, which already adds a total of 2 million copies sold (25,287 this week). The third game in contention is Ring Fit Adventure, which has managed to sell 18,802 units during the past week.
All the top 10 games in Japan belong to Nintendo Switch, something that is clear with the successful debut of A-Train All Aboard! Tourism, which assaults the fourth place. Follow him Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, published by Marvelous, which beats Mario Kart 8 Deluxe by a few units, in sixth place.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Animal Crossing New Horizons they are the seventh and eighth best-selling game of the week in Japan; The rage for Switch exclusives is still very present in that territory. What ninth, we have Bravely Default II, Square Enix’s JRPG, which makes its way into the top 10. Minecraft, in its version for Switch, closes the list of the 10 best sellers during the past week.
And if in terms of video games there are hardly any surprises, the same can be said in console sales. Nintendo Switch (38,951) and Nintendo Switch Lite (33,659) are still the best-selling consoles in Japan, although PS5 sales grow in the Japanese market, after managing to sell more than 30,000 units.
Further down, and in this order, we find PS5 Digital (5973), PS4 (2908), 2DS (872), Xbox Series X (650), Xbox Series S (68) and PS4 Pro (13), which is in line with what we have been seeing for several weeks in Japan. Xbox still does not penetrate the Japanese market, although Phil Spencer hopes to change this with additions such as Tango Gameworks.