The quality of video games is often gauged by scores given by players and critics alike, often that is not enough to determine how well a title has performed. Depending on demand, a game may perform excellently in one region while being surpassed in other countries. Sale charts are an efficient method of understanding the particulars of popular titles and their demand.
This week’s Japanese sale charts are out of the woods (thanks Famitsu) revealing intriguing details about fan-favorite titles in Japan. Games like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Nintendo Switch Sports, to name a few are among the most prevalent titles in Japan these days. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes appears to be the winner this week.
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes allows you to visit the characters from Three Houses held beloved by the community but also incorporates a new roster of equally lovable characters. The simple yet strategic combat allows you to experience Fire Emblem with the same enticement present in prior titles. The co-op split-screen multiplayer is also brewed beautifully delivering memorable ventures.
The newly released Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has supposedly climbed the first spot this week in Japan. The title has sold in giant numerals of 97,538 units already. It is a monumental achievement considering the hack-and-slash action role-playing game came out hardly a week ago.
The second podium is occupied by none other than Nintendo’s Switch Sports, gaining numbers of 19,255 copies sold this week but the total sales have exceeded over 500,000 units. The difference between both numbers of sales is massive, unveiling how positively Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has bartered in Japan alone. Kirby And The Forgotten Land has taken the 5th spot, it is still performing greatly in Japan.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is holding up on the fourth spot but Mario Strikers: Battle League has reclined further into the sixth position. The hype around the Mario Strikers: Battle League has simmered down after weeks of release. It is a good game all around but the absence of single player content and lacking roster may have exhausted the community sooner than expected.
Coming to the hardware sales, PlayStation 5 has sold 9181 units including the standard model and digital edition. The immense hardware milestone this week comes from PlayStation 5. The total Cumulative sales have surpassed 1.7 million units. The Xbox Series X|S sold total units of 8915 units while the cumulative sales of both consoles are only 247,974 units sold.
Nintendo has dominated Japan like most weeks which can be seen by the number of Nintendo titles present on the charts. Titles like Minecraft and Kirby And the Forgotten Land always occupy a spot in Japanese charts due to their gigantic popularity.
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