Japan's top hardware/software for first-half fiscal year 2024 revealed

Zelda and Switch make an unstoppable team

07 November 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 1
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It’s that time of the year again, my friends! Japan has crunched the numbers on the game industry, and they’ve got a breakdown of how things are going in 2023. In particular, today’s figures show us just what the big movers and shakers were for the first half of this fiscal year, so the numbers come from March 27th to September 24th, 2023.

First up, let’s take a look at the software side of things:

01./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom # (Nintendo) {2023.05.12} (¥7.200) – 1.864.134 / NEW <80-100%>

02./00. [NSW] Pikmin 4 (Nintendo) {2023.07.21} (¥5.980) – 864.229 / NEW <80-100%>

03./00. [PS5] Final Fantasy XVI # (Square Enix) {2023.06.22} (¥9.000) – 418,122 / NEW <80-100%>

04./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 279,570 / 5.493.686 <80-100%>

05./00. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 186,457 / 3.269.466 <80-100%>

06./00. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Violet # (Pokemon Co.) {2022.11.18} (¥5.980) – 177,631 / 5.137.268 <80-100%>

07./00. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (¥5.980) – 155,629 / 4.114.502 <80-100%>

08./00. [NSW] Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Nintendo) {2023.02.24} (¥5.980) – 148,336 / 484.479 <80-100%>

09./00. [PS5] Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon # (From Software) {2023.08.25} (¥7.900) – 147,154 / NEW <80-100%>

10./00. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports # (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (¥4.980) – 140,638 / 1.178.807 <80-100%>

Along with that, we also have the hardware numbers, and it’s no surprise to see the Switch taking the poll position once again.

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joeshabadoo

7M ago

Mario Kart 8 deluxe … what’s left to say? What a beast. I need to play the battle mode more.

If the next system launches with Mario Kart 10/X it’s over. Pack it in. Done deal