Famitsu Sales: The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD tops the charts in Japan

It feels like we’ve had a string of busy weeks for Japanese video game sales, and we have another one with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Other titles that launched last week include the new Crayon Shin-chan game and Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch. Famitsu has shared the latest software and hardware sales estimates from Japanese retailers during the week of July 12 to July 18, 2021.

According to the latest data from Famitsu’s retailer sales trackers, the bestselling title of the week was The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, with 159,089 units sold for the Nintendo Switch. The original Skyward Sword launched with 194,978 units sold for the Wii in November 2011 based on Media Create’s figures. While the Switch HD version of Skyward Sword couldn’t surpass the original game at launch, those are still solid numbers for any remaster.  Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi was the second new release, and it charted at #2 with 107,319 copies sold for Switch. Lastly, we have Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch as the third new release with 9,379 units sold to take the #10 spot.

In hardware sales, the Nintendo Switch sold 52,530 units plus an additional 11,577 Switch Lites for a total of 64,107 units in the week for Switch consoles. You can check out the full sales numbers of the week from Famitsu below:

Weekly Famitsu Sales

Period: The week of July 12 – July 18 (2021)

Top-selling software: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – 159,089 (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo Switch: 52,530 (Total: 16,600,519)

Nintendo Switch Lite: 11,577 (3,959,196)

New 2DS LL (+ 2DS): 584 (1,168,563)

PS5: 8,640 (753,017)

PS5 Digital: 1,467 (146,431)

PS4: 295 (7,797,482)

Xbox Series X: 1,503 (46,796)

Xbox Series S: 371 (16,238)

Top 10 Software Sales

LW TW Title Weekly Sales Total Sales System Publisher
New 01. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 159,089 New Switch Nintendo
New 02. Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi 107,319 New Switch Neos
01. 03. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 32,111 169,787 Switch Capcom
02. 04. eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam 20,711 127,308 Switch Konami
05. 05. Ring Fit Adventure 12,164 2,694,102 Switch Nintendo
06. 06. Minecraft 11,565 2,056,556 Switch Microsoft
04. 07. Game Builder Garage 10,634 168,387 Switch Nintendo
03. 08. Mario Golf: Super Rush 10,339 139,787 Switch Nintendo
07. 09. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 9,945 3,919,253 Switch Nintendo
New 10. Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch 9,379 New Switch D3 Publisher

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