Famitsu sales: Switch sells almost 400K in Japan, dominates the top 10

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The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Famitsu, and they show a strong finish to 2021 for Nintendo. The latest report actually covers a two-week span, as they take one week off from publishing for the holidays. From December 20 – January 2, Nintendo sold nearly 400K units of Switch between the base, Lite, and OLED models. Additionally, Switch software dominated the entire top 10 in Japan, which has become a frequent occurrence in recent months.

Switch sells 400K and dominates the top 10

Unsurprisingly, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are at the tippy-top of Japan’s top 10 again. The duo sold another 231,275 units, bringing the retail total in Japan to just under 2.4 million. Mario Party Superstars also had a strong showing, with 206,145 units sold, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shows it still has legs with another 104,540 sales.

Nintendo Switch was easily the top hardware in Japan in late December, coming just shy of 400K at 393,980 units sold. PlayStation 5 was a distant second with 72,064 units sold. Meanwhile, the Xbox brand moved just barely over 2,000 units. It’s a tough market for Microsoft. You can check out the full sales breakdown below!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokémon Company, 11/19/21) – 231,275 (2,393,972)
  2. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 206,145 (725,701)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 104,540 (4,323,883)
  4. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Nintendo, 12/03/21) – 89,970 (191,786)
  5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 83,491 (4,662,764)
  6. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 78,350 (2,542,546)
  7. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 78,311 (7,116,432)
  8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 74,644 (2,440,427)
  9. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 46,111 (3,016,499)
  10. [NSW] Pokémon Sword / Shield (The Pokémon Company, 11/15/19) – 35,411 (4,277,522)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch OLED Model – 190,111 (875,765)
  2. Switch – 116,919 (17,797,974)
  3. Switch Lite – 86,950 (4,451,688)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 62,764 (1,069,179)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 9,300 (200,833)
  6. Xbox Series S – 1,688 (55,520)
  7. Xbox Series X – 471 (73,661)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 670 (1,179,616)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 68 (7,819,245)

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Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.