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You already know that Pokemon Scarlet/Violet dominated the Japanese software charts last week, but aren’t you curious to see what the split was between games? Along with that, you’re probably wondering just how big of a boost Switch hardware got. Well, you can find out all that info below, thanks to the Japanese sales data for Nov. 14th to 20th, 2022!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 2,537,292 (New)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 36,958 (3,368,155)
  3. [PS5] God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 11/09/22) – 9,901 (39,278)
  4. [PS4] Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten (Aquaplus, 11/17/22) – 9,066 (New)
  5. [NSW] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 7,687 (44,470)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,449 (2,855,406)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 7,330 (4,906,589)
  8. [NSW] Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days (Bushiroad, 11/17/22) – 6,649 (New)
  9. [NSW] SympathyKiss (Idea Factory, 11/17/22) – 6,072 (New)
  10. [NSW] Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 11/08/22) – 5,837 (31,904)
  11. [PS5] Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten (Aquaplus, 11/17/22) – 4,950 (New)
  12. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 4,341 (774,171)
  13. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco, 10/27/22) – 4,282 (39,056)
  14. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 3,978 (228,400)
  15. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (SIE, 02/18/22) – 3,744 (102,226)
  16. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 3,675 (5,010,829)
  17. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliand Diamond / Pokemon Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 3,507 (2,596,356)
  18. [NSW] HARVESTELLA (Square Enix, 11/04/22) – 3,236 (36,597)
  19. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Special Price (SEGA, 11/17/22) – 3,091 (New)
  20. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 2,949 (1,064,208)
  21. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision, 10/28/22) – 2,935 (39,264)
  22. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Bandai Namco, 09/22/22) – 2,865 (68,351)
  23. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 2,830 (919,015)
  24. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 2,813 (2,739,356)
  25. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 2,804 (7,352,449)
  26. [NSW] Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher (Bandai Namco, 10/20/22) – 2,788 (34,039)
  27. [NSW] Return to Shironagasu Island (TABINOMICHI, 11/17/22) – 2,661 (New)
  28. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 2,648 (189,483)
  29. [PS4] Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 2,507 (15,175)
  30. [PS4] God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 11/09/22) – 2,454 (13,714)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch OLED Model – 102,605 (3,083,839)
  2. Switch Lite – 40,432 (4,920,529)
  3. Switch – 27,656 (18,866,523)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 26,946 (1,848,649)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 5,803 (7,826,141)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 4,912 (291,848)
  7. Xbox Series X – 1,373 (168,640)
  8. Xbox Series S – 154 (212,419)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 34 (1,189,185)

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sligeach_eire

6d ago

That's a colossal debut number for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Look at the other 3 entries though for Switch in the chart. Their sales combined is 1/3 that of Splatoon 3's sales for the week in second place with 37,000, never mind Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

When people talk of Nintendomination in Japan, that's exactly what it is, Nintendo domination. 3rd parties rarely get a look-in, apart from a few exceptions.

Impressive Switch hardware numbers as well. With the 2 portable centric models leading the way, not surprisingly. There's no shortage of Switch hardware.