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Demon Slayer retains top spot as Pokemon re-enters top ten

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We have the latest Japanese rankings (thanks Gematsu) and there are some minor changes to note. the first one standing Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles retains the top spot this week with 20,964 units sold, but Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario Strikers: Battle League swapped places, shifting the top three slightly. Sales of Mario Strikers fell significantly from the previous week, marking a 147% drop in total sales.

Meanwhile, in a rather curious turn of events, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Brilliant Pearl re-entered the top ten charts with 5,043 units sold, bringing the total number of games since launch to a respectable 2,560,536 units. .

Otherwise, it’s pretty much business as usual. It’s great to see the Nintendo Switch feature in the top ten again, showing the huge popularity of the console in its native Japan.

Here’s a full look at this week’s charts:

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  1. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex, 06/09/22) – 20,964 (111,849)
  2. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 18,789 (493,046)
  3. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo, 10/6/22) – 13,002 (45,175)
  4. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 8,649
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 4/28/17) – 8,456 (4,682,390)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 21/6/18) – 6,887 (2,677,377)
  7. [NSW] Overlord: Escape from Nazarick (Kadokawa, 6/16/22) – 5682 (New)
  8. [NSW] Ring Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 5,462 (3,181,291)
  9. [NSW] Pokémon Shiny Diamond/Shiny Pearl (The Pokémon Company, 11/19/21) – 5,043 (2,560,536)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Nintendo, 7/12/18) – 4,364 (4,905,190)

Along with hardware sales, the biggest change this week belongs to the PlayStation 5, which dropped several places to land at number six (with the Digital Edition right behind at number seven). It seems safe to assume that stocks for the week must have been tight, as sales are down almost 10,000 from the previous week. The Switch is still the best, with the OLED model in particular putting up impressive numbers. As we mentioned earlier, of course, the Switch has already sold over 25 million units in Japan.

Shout out to the new 2DS LL too, still hooked on there!

  1. OLED model switch – 22860 (1899156)
  2. Change – 19,907 (18,399,758)
  3. Change Lite – 7,638 (4,761,895)
  4. Serie S de Xbox: 3423 (130 076)
  5. Serie Xbox X: 3272 (108 983)
  6. PlayStation 5 – 2,371 (1,451,795)
  7. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 664 (242,208)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 215 (1,187,058)
  9. PlayStation 4-18 (7,819,701)

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