Japan Leaderboard: Continuing the transformation to dominate in an unchanged big lineup

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Famitsu’s Japan chart numbers are now available for the week ending January 23, revealing that Mario Party Superstars is still leading.

With another 20,340 hard disk sales, Mario’s latest hit has managed to hold up Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in another week. Pokémon is still in second place, with Super Smash Bros. third holding.

In fact, the entire top 10 is almost the same as last week’s chart, with only a small position swap taking place at the bottom of the table.

Here are the top ten (the first number is estimated sales for this week, followed by total sales):


  1. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 20,340 (814,023)
  2. [NSW] Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (The Pokémon Company, 11/19/21) – 13,696 (2,468,151)
  3. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 13,347 (4,726,811)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 4/28/17) – 13,340 (4,387,139)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 6/21/18) – 9,892 (2,485,415)
  6. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 3/20/20) – 9,257 (7,158,271)
  7. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, October 18, 19) – 7,668 (3,052,106)
  8. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Nintendo, 12/03/21) – 6,994 (230,422)
  9. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 6,948 (2,577,427)
  10. [NSW] Clubhouse games: 51 classics from around the world (Nintendo, 5/6/20) – 5,301 (911,313)

The Switch continues to dominate the hardware charts, though next-gen machines from Sony and Microsoft are still experiencing the same stock issues as they have been since launch. Here are this week’s numbers, followed by lifetime sales in parentheses:

  1. OLED Model Switch – 36,534 (1,030,341)
  2. Conversions – 27,609 (17,894,965)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 15,729 (1,106,719)
  4. Switch Lite – 13,076 (4,510,554)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,128 (207,280)
  6. Xbox Series X – 1,620 (75,885)
  7. Xbox Series S – 1,007 (58,453)
  8. New 2DS LL (2DS included) – 325 (1,181.039)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 14 (7,819,291)

Any surprises this week? Let us know in the comments section.

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/01/japanese-charts-switch-continues-to-dominate-in-a-largely-unchanged-lineup Japan Leaderboard: Continuing the transformation to dominate in an unchanged big lineup

James Brien

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