Last week in Japanese video game sales, we saw the release of two major titles in NEO: TWEWY (The World Ends with You) and The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, and they both had pretty tough debuts. Famitsu has released its latest software and hardware sales estimates from Japanese retailers during the week of July 26 to August 1, 2021, painting the picture.
Overall software sales were lower than usual last week, and the #1 spot went to the Nintendo Switch version of NEO: The World Ends with You, which sold 18,799 copies. That was barely enough to pass last week’s top title, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which charted at #2 with 18,620 units sold. Sales for the PlayStation 4 version of NEO: TWEWY weren’t that great either, as it barely managed to squeeze into the top 10 with 9,248 copies sold to chart at #10. NEO: TWEWY sold a combined 28,047 units between the Switch and PS4 versions. The first game was released so long ago (July 2007) for the Nintendo DS that we don’t even have the first-week sales figure to compare its performance. In any case, NEO would have probably done much better had it been released within five-to-10 years after the first game.
Lastly, we have The Ace Attorney Chronicles at #3, with 14,460 units sold for the Nintendo Switch. Keep in mind that these numbers are only from physical copies sold at retailers, so it doesn’t include Steam sales. Either way, it ended up being nothing much to Wright home about. However, it’s worth noting that The Ace Attorney Chronicles is a collection that features two previously Japan-only titles, so it likely performed much better overseas.
In hardware sales, Nintendo Switch sold 51,896 units plus 10,969 Switch Lites for a total of 62,865 units.
Weekly Famitsu Sales
Period: The week of July 26 – August 1 (2021)
Top-selling software: NEO: The World Ends with You – 18,799 (Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo Switch: 51,896 (Total: 16,709,337)
Nintendo Switch Lite: 10,969 (3,982,981)
New 2DS LL (+ 2DS): 358 (1,169,412)
PS5: 18,020 (785,746)
PS5 Digital: 4,621 (154,457)
PS4: 1,209 (7,800,376)
Xbox Series X: 788 (49,846)
Xbox Series S: 1,014 (19,674)
Top 10 Software Sales
|LW||TW||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||System||Publisher|
|New||01.||NEO: The World Ends with You||18,799||New||Switch||Square Enix|
|01.||02.||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD||18,620||220,351||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||03.||The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles||14,460||New||Switch||Capcom|
|02.||05.||Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi||12,342||142,476||Switch||Neos|
|07.||06.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||12,225||3,944,450||Switch||Nintendo|
|04.||07.||Ring Fit Adventure||11,678||2,721,949||Switch||Nintendo|
|08.||08.||Game Builder Garage||9,839||191,175||Switch||Nintendo|
|05.||09.||Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin||9,524||195,328||Switch||Nintendo|
|New||10.||NEO: The World Ends with You||9,248||New||PS4||Square Enix|