Japanese Charts: Splatoon 3 Sells Another Half A Million Physical Copies

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Newsflash — Splatoon 3 is still inking all over the charts in Japan (and all over the place, really!). Following last week’s bumper gross sales, this week’s Famitsu Japanese charts reveal that, despite an anticipated drop in sales, the third mollusc-based shooter has still managed to shift an unimaginable 506,610 physical items. That means bodily sales for Splatoon 3 are already virtually at 2.5 million copies.

The other huge information is Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline’s launch. This offline model of the Japan-exclusive MMORPG has sold almost 3 times as many copies on Switch because it has on PlayStation 4 or 5 — however all three releases make up three of the top-five selling video games of the week. Dragon Quest is a giant deal in Japan, so we’re not that surprised at all, however we did have to smile after we noticed positions 2, 3, and 4 had been all Dragon Quest. Only inklings and octolings can hold the dragon at bay, it seems!

The other new Japanese launch this week is Trinity Trigger, FuRyu’s co-op motion RPG which is due out within the West early subsequent year. The recreation debuted in 7th with 6,698 items offered, which isn’t too bad for a model new IP. But apart from the two other Dragon Quest X versions, it’s a Switch-dominated list!

Here’s the general high ten from the week of 12th to 18th September 2022:

  • [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 506,610 (2,441,290)
  • [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 143,836 (New)
  • [PS4] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 48,100 (New)
  • [PS5] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 09/15/22) – 28,371 (New)
  • [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,661 (4,837,415)
  • [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 7,463 (732,175)
  • [NSW] Trinity Trigger (FuRyu, 09/15/22) – 6,698 (New)
  • [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 6,629 (2,792,678)
  • [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 5,027 (888,934)
  • [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,720 (4,976,532)
  • Hardware sales have seen the Xbox Series S sales increase to a formidable 13,211 units (thanks to a promotion which noticed clients receive a 5,000 yen present card if they bought a Series S), but otherwise, it is Switch dominance as per traditional. The OLED continues to be selling gangbusters, with 96,889 models shifted this week, while the Standard mannequin has bought a good 25,683 models. People want their Splatoon 3 machines! The PS5 managed to sell more than the Switch Lite, but this week saw the console’s price increase within the country following Sony’s announcement in August.

  • Switch OLED Model – 96,889 (2,622,850)
  • Switch – 25,683 (18,692,443)
  • Xbox Series S – 13,211 (178,457)
  • PlayStation 5 – 8,739 (1,658,430)
  • Switch Lite – 4,986 (4,891,228)
  • PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,441 (267,251)
  • Xbox Series X – 866 (159,791)
  • New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 29 (1,188,709)
  • PlayStation 4 – 12 (7,819,872)
  • < Last week’s charts

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