Top 30 bestselling retail games in Japan last week were all Switch titles

Nintendo Switch has dominated the software and hardware charts in Japan for over four years, but last week might’ve been its biggest win, with all top 30 bestselling retail games being Switch titles.

The Friday update for Famitsu’s weekly sales figures shows a list of all 30 bestselling retail games from Japan, and they’re all from the Nintendo Switch platform. The sales chart from the week prior featured one non-Switch title in the top 10 with the PlayStation 4 version of NEO: The World Ends with You at #10. This past week, we have the Switch version of NEO: TWEWY at #23, with 3,229 units sold. That means that the PS4 version, which had the best chance to crack the top 30, ended up not charting and dropped somewhere below #30.

According to the Japanese sales tracker Game Data Library, the feat of an entire top 30 consisting of titles from a single console was the first time since November 1988. When it last happened, it was all Famicom titles that dominated the charts in Japan.

Top 30 Software Sales

TW Title Weekly Sales Total Sales System Publisher
01. Minecraft 14,912 2,102,413 Switch Microsoft
02. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 13,873 234,224 Switch Nintendo
03. Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi 13,798 156,274 Switch Neos
04. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 13,615 3,958,065 Switch Nintendo
05. Ring Fit Adventure 12,282 2,734,231 Switch Nintendo
06. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! 10,927 2,300,976 Switch Konami
07. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 10,135 205,463 Switch Capcom
08. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 8,978 4,367,573 Switch Nintendo
09. eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam 8,950 159,492 Switch Konami
10. Game Builder Garage 8,925 200,100 Switch Nintendo
11. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury 8,248 836,565 Switch Nintendo
12. Super Mario Party 6,780 1,952,132 Switch Nintendo
13. Miitopia 6,536 217,957 Switch Nintendo
14. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 6,529 6,844,545 Switch Nintendo
15. Mario Golf: Super Rush 6,057 161,785 Switch Nintendo
16. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics 5,077 762,996 Switch Nintendo
17. Pokemon Sword & Shield 4,974 4,099,325 Switch Pokemon Company
18. Monster Hunter Rise 4,748 2,303,192 Switch Capcom
19. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 4,639 397,154 Switch Sega
20. Splatoon 2 4,460 3,915,901 Switch Nintendo
21. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 4,210 1,852,012 Switch Nintendo
22. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles 3,737 18,197 Switch Capcom
23. NEO: The World Ends with You 3,229 22,028 Switch Square Enix
24. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II Kai -The Erebonian Civil War- 2,853 New Switch Clouded Leopard
25. New Pokemon Snap 2,756 265,980 Switch Pokemon Company
26. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! 2,620 613,725 Switch Bandai Namco
27. Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Version 2,577 604,827 Switch Bandai Namco
28. Human: Fall Flat 2,447 168,897 Switch Teyon Japan
29. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition 2,274 122,574 Switch Square Enix
30. Super Mario Maker 2 2,256 1,116,046 Switch Nintendo

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