Famitsu sales: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury has a strong debut in Japan

Famitsu Sales Super Mario 3D World Bowser's Fury Japan

The weekly sales figures from Famitsu’s trackers are in, and we got a look at how Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury performed in its opening week in Japan. The only other new release to make it in the top 10 from Feb. 8 to Feb. 14, 2021 was Little Nightmares II for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

According to Famitsu’s numbers, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury opened in Japan with 250,018 units in retail sales, not counting digital purchases. That’s not bad at all for an enhanced port not called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. To give you a better idea, the latest main entry in Super Mario Odyssey had the second-highest selling launch of any Switch game when it debuted with 511,625 units sold in its first week in November 2017. The best-selling launch in Japan at the time was Splatoon 2 with 670,955 units. However, since then, those sales records have been crushed by Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s 1,364,544 in November 2019, followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ whopping 1,880,626 copies sold in its first week in Japan.

In hardware sales, the Nintendo Switch sold 88,087 units plus an added 21,528 Switch Lite units for a total of 109,615 Switch consoles sold in the week. PlayStation 5 sold 22,336 with an added 554 from the Digital Edition for a total of 22,890 PS5s sold in the week. Keep in mind that there’s still a significant shortage of PS5 hardware in Japan, but it doesn’t exactly look like people are buying up the Digital Edition. Check out the rest of the sales figures from Famitsu below:

Hardware sales

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

Top-seller: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 250,018 (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo Switch: 88,087 (Total: 15,117,669)

Nintendo Switch Lite: 21,528 (3,296,194)

New Nintendo 2DS XL: 797 (1,155,215)

PS5: 22,336 (305,054)

PS5 Digital Edition: 554 (58,930)

PS4: 4,392 (7,758,148)

PS4 Pro: 15 (1,575,632)

Xbox Series X: 87 (26,321)

Xbox Series S: 49 (7,479)

Top-10 Software Sales

LW TW Title Weekly Sales Total Sales System Publisher
New 01. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury 250,018 New Switch Nintendo
01. 02. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Mo Teiban! 46,638 1,892,677 Switch Konami
New 03. Little Nightmares II 24,470 New Switch Bandai Namco
02. 04. Ring Fit Adventure 24,261 2,370,359 Switch Nintendo
03. 05. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 16,379 6,641,405 Switch Nintendo
04. 06. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 16,354 3,672,494 Switch Nintendo
New 07. Little Nightmares II 11,163 New PS4 Bandai Namco
06. 08. Minecraft 10,139 1,817,064 Switch Microsoft Japan
05. 09. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 10,087 4,155,990 Switch Nintendo
08. 10. Pokemon Sword & Shield 8,324 3,963,878 Switch Pokemon Company