Famitsu released video game physical software and hardware sales data from Japan for the last two weeks of 2021, and Brilliant Diamond Pokemon a Bright Pearl once again at the top of the charts, as they have for many weeks running at the moment. Over the two weeks ending January 2, the makeover sold over 231,000 units.
Of course, the Holiday season also saw other games enjoying boost sales as well. Every game in the top 10 was a Switch release, which has been the case a few times now, and probably Mario Party Superstars at No. 2 (selling over 206,000 units) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 3 (over 104,000 units sold) in particular sold fairly well.
In terms of hardware, the Nintendo Switch dominated the transactions. Together, each model of the Switch sold just shy of 400,000 units during the two tracking weeks, with the OLED Switch model selling over 190,000 units, the base model selling over 116,000 units, and the Switch Lite sells over 86,000 units. The PS5 also enjoyed stronger than usual sales, selling over 72,000 units.
You can check out the full software charts for the two weeks of December 20 and January 2 below.
Software sales (followed by lifetime sales):
- [NSW] Brilliant Diamond Pokemon a Bright Pearl – 231,275 (2,393,972)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 206,145 (725,701)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 104,540 (4,323,883)
- [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain versus Brain – 89,970 (191,786)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros Ultimate – 83,491 (4,662,764)
- [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 78,350 (2,542,546)
- [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 78,311 (7,116,432)
- [NSW] Minecraft – 74,644 (2,440,427)
- [NSW] Fitness Suite Adventure – 46,111 (3,016,499)
- [NSW] Pokémon Sword a Shield – 35,411 (4,277,522)
- Nintendo Switch – 396,980
- PS5 – 72,064
- Xbox X / S Series – 2,159
- PS4 – 68