Famitsu sales: Shin Megami Tensei V destroys the competition in its debut

Famitsu sales: Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT5) tops the charts in Japan

Last week was another big week for video game sales in Japan, which only saw one major release in Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT5), which destroyed the competition to top the charts in its debut. We saw that the game did well in its UK debut, but it had a much better debut in Japan as expected. Famitsu has released its latest software and hardware sales numbers from Japanese retailers during the week of November 8 to November 14, 2021.

Shin Megami Tensei V debuted with a massive 143,247 in Japanese retail sales to claim the throne for the week. That’s more than triple the #2 spot of Mario Party Superstars, which also impresses with 45,045 copies sold on its third week. While SMT5 certainly impressed with a big debut, it didn’t quite reach Shin Megami Tensei IV, which debuted with 188,562 in retail sales for the 3DS back in May 2013. The only other new release of the week was the latest expansion, Dragon Quest X: Tensei no Eiyuu-tachi Online, which sold 22,702 for Nintendo Switch and 11,791 for PlayStation 4 to combine for a total of 34,493 units.

In hardware sales, the standard Switch sold 46,547 units, plus 17,012 Switch Lites and 23,708 Switch OLEDs for a whopping total of 87,267 units sold for the Nintendo Switch family of consoles.

Weekly Famitsu Sales

Period: The week of November 8 – November 14 (2021)

Top-selling software: Shin Megami Tensei V – 143,247 (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo Switch: 46,547 (Total: 17,393,948)

Nintendo Switch Lite: 17,012 (4,156,839)

Nintendo Switch OLED: 23,708 (308,205)

New 2DS LL (+ 2DS): 417 (1,176,988)

PS5: 4,606 (984,266)

PS5 Digital: 304 (188,672)

PS4: 1,399 (7,818,625)

Xbox Series X: 350 (67,716)

Xbox Series S: 2,243 (50,999)

Top 10 Software Sales

LW TW Title Weekly Sales Total Sales System Publisher
New 01. Shin Megami Tensei V 143,247 New Switch Atlus
01. 02. Mario Party Superstars 45,045 289,700 Switch Nintendo
New 03. Dragon Quest X: Tensei no Eiyuu-tachi Online 22,702 New Switch Square Enix
04. 04. Ring Fit Adventure 12,921 2,909,153 Switch Nintendo
New 05. Dragon Quest X: Tensei no Eiyuu-tachi Online 11,791 New PS4 Square Enix
02. 06. Call of Duty: Vanguard 11,719 40,040 PS4 SIE
11. 07. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 9,286 6,934,540 Switch Nintendo
08. 08. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 8,886 4,132,260 Switch Nintendo
12. 09. Minecraft 8,798 2,269,592 Switch Microsoft
09. 10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 8,608 4,498,118 Switch Nintendo

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