Famitsu sales: A tough debut for NEO TWEWY The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Last week in Japanese video game sales, we saw the release of two major titles in NEO: TWEWY (The World Ends with You) and The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, and they both had pretty tough debuts. Famitsu has released its latest software and hardware sales estimates from Japanese retailers during the week of July 26 to August 1, 2021, painting the picture.

Overall software sales were lower than usual last week, and the #1 spot went to the Nintendo Switch version of NEO: The World Ends with You, which sold 18,799 copies. That was barely enough to pass last week’s top title, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HDwhich charted at #2 with 18,620 units sold. Sales for the PlayStation 4 version of NEO: TWEWY weren’t that great either, as it barely managed to squeeze into the top 10 with 9,248 copies sold to chart at #10. NEO: TWEWY sold a combined 28,047 units between the Switch and PS4 versions. The first game was released so long ago (July 2007) for the Nintendo DS that we don’t even have the first-week sales figure to compare its performance. In any case, NEO would have probably done much better had it been released within five-to-10 years after the first game.

Lastly, we have The Ace Attorney Chronicles at #3, with 14,460 units sold for the Nintendo Switch. Keep in mind that these numbers are only from physical copies sold at retailers, so it doesn’t include Steam sales. Either way, it ended up being nothing much to Wright home about. However, it’s worth noting that The Ace Attorney Chronicles is a collection that features two previously Japan-only titles, so it likely performed much better overseas.

In hardware sales, Nintendo Switch sold 51,896 units plus 10,969 Switch Lites for a total of 62,865 units.

Weekly Famitsu Sales

Period: The week of July 26 – August 1 (2021)

Top-selling software: NEO: The World Ends with You18,799 (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo Switch: 51,896 (Total: 16,709,337)

Nintendo Switch Lite: 10,969 (3,982,981)

New 2DS LL (+ 2DS): 358 (1,169,412)

PS5: 18,020 (785,746)

PS5 Digital: 4,621 (154,457)

PS4: 1,209 (7,800,376)

Xbox Series X: 788 (49,846)

Xbox Series S: 1,014 (19,674)

Top 10 Software Sales

LW TW Title Weekly Sales Total Sales System Publisher
New 01. NEO: The World Ends with You 18,799 New Switch Square Enix
01. 02. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 18,620 220,351 Switch Nintendo
New 03. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles 14,460 New Switch Capcom
03. 04. Minecraft 13,914 2,087,501 Switch Microsoft
02. 05. Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi 12,342 142,476 Switch Neos
07. 06. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 12,225 3,944,450 Switch Nintendo
04. 07. Ring Fit Adventure 11,678 2,721,949 Switch Nintendo
08. 08. Game Builder Garage 9,839 191,175 Switch Nintendo
05. 09. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 9,524 195,328 Switch Nintendo
New 10. NEO: The World Ends with You 9,248 New PS4 Square Enix

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