Based on the weekly sales we’ve seen in Japan, it comes as no surprise that Kirby and the Forgotten Land was the best-selling game in Japan for March 2022. Kirby managed to sell 380,000 copies in the first two days. To compare, Kirby Star Allies sold 224,000 copies in the first 3 days. Furthermore, the little pink demon managed to sell more than double the number of boxed copies of Pokémon Legends: Arceus (125,851) and Triangle Strategy (117,800).

The Nintendo Switch accounted for 69.8% of the physical games sold. This month is the first month of the year where Nintendo was the biggest-selling publisher in Japan, as The Pokémon Company had that spot for two months.

On the hardware side of things, the Nintendo Switch accounted for 78% (45.3% for OLED Model and 20% for the standard model).

Top 10 best-selling physical games in Japan of March 2022 (from Famitsu):


Hardware sales in Japan for March 2022

  1. Switch - 364,495 (OLED = 212,030/Lite = 55,009/Original = 97,456)
  2. PS5 - 94,407
  3. Xbox - 7,227
  4. 3DS - 1,539
  5. PS4 - 50

About znbashi


Just someone who spent most of his childhood playing Smash Bros with my brother, which led me to explore more games. Favorite franchises include Xenoblade and Kirby.

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