Hogwarts Legacy On PS5 Has Sold Over 100,000 Copies In Japan

The PS5 has also outsold Switch this week.

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  • The PlayStation 5 version of Hogwarts Legacy has sold over 100,000 copies in Japan already; it sold 36,958 copies last week.
  • The second place was taken by the newly released Wild Hearts, which sold 26,905 units in Japan’s sales charts last week.
  • Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games sold 23,593 copies to secure third place in Japan last week. 
  • The PS5 also outsold the Nintendo Switch, rolling over 88,653 units in contrast to the Switch, which only sold 48,896 units last week.

Hogwarts Legacy has seemingly rolled over more than 100,000 copies already in Japan for the PS5 since its launch. The news stems from the latest Famitsu report covering software and hardware sale ranging from 13th to 19th February. It was the best-selling game of last week, standing at the top place because of the massive sales.

The alluring open-world RPG has sold 36,958 copies in the last week, with its total sales standing at a striking 104,154 units sold. The second place was covered by Wild Hearts, with the new entry moving over 26,905 units in the first week since release.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have fallen a spot to the third podium compared to last week, with the entries selling 23,593 copies months after release. The games’ total figure on the Nintendo Switch stands at a stunning 4,860,103 total copies sold in Japan so far. The title dominated the sales charts for over three consistent weeks. 

Splatoon 3 is boasting the 5th place in contrast to all the giants that have overthrown the game from the top three spots. It sold 12,958 units last week, with its total amount standing at a praiseworthy 3,389,142 units sold thus far. It towered over the sales charts effectively until the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Talking about hardware sales, the PlayStation 5 has had a bit of a resurgence in the last few weeks. The next-gen console has outsold Nintendo Switch for two weeks straight, which used to be quite a rare occurrence. The PS5 sold 88,653 units in contrast to the Switch selling only 48,896 units last week in Japan’s sales charts.

The Xbox Series X only sold 4,015 copies, and the Series S variant was able to sell 2,585 units in Japan’s sales charts last week.

The aging hardware of Nintendo Switch and its long lifespan has caused its sales to slowly decline over the last few months. Despite the second spot last week, it is still selling a remarkable amount all over the world. However, the PS5 is beginning to slowly outsell the Switch in Japan, which will happen more often moving forward.

The PS5 and its games have overtaken the sales charts in Japan in the last two weeks. The release of Hogwarts Legacy is one of the major recent culprits, which also dominated Japan’s sales charts concurrently for the last two weeks. Moreover, it recently became the third-largest best-selling PlayStation 5 launch in Japan.

What are your thoughts regarding PlayStation 5 outselling Switch and Hogwarts Legacy crossing over 100,000 copies last week in Japan? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries devoutly. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more have cited his articles.

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