The latest sales charts in Japan for gaming systems show a good time for PS5 sales, with the system selling almost 100k units in just two weeks. It shows that Golden Week had a massive influence in Japan’s gaming market. Although, as usual, the Nintendo Switch continues to outsell the PS5 by a significant margin, especially with the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Regarding software sales, the PS4 version of Hogwarts Legacy added another 31,918 units to the title’s total, making it second on the software chart. Meanwhile, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which sold 16,742 units on the PS5 alone, was a new debut on the chart. Not surprisingly, the rest of the software chart was occupied by Nintendo’s evergreen releases.

In terms of hardware sales, the newly released Nintendo Switch OLED Model was the leading console, with 184,609 units sold, totaling to 4,439,072 units sold to date. Following this was the PS5 with 84,999 units sold and an accumulated total of 2,984,697. Other consoles such as Nintendo Switch, PS5 Digital Edition, and the Nintendo Switch Lite trailed behind in terms of sales.

Below is the full list of hardware sales chart:

1. Nintendo Switch OLED Model – 184,609 (4,439,072)
2. PS5 – 84,999 (2,984,697)
3. Nintendo Switch – 21,429 (19,299,135)
4. PS5 Digital Edition – 14,939 (486,274)
5. Nintendo Switch Lite – 10,487 (5,291,825)
6. PS4 – 2,067 (7,869,037)
7. Xbox Series S – 674 (252,212)
8. Xbox Series X – 650 (185,609)
9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 132 (1,191,553)

Meanwhile, the top ten best-selling software chart has games dominating by Nintendo, except for the second spot held by Hogwarts Legacy and the seventh spot by Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. The full list is given below:

1. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 32,713 (5,283,684)
2. [PS4] Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games, 05/05/23) – 31,918 (New)
3. [NSW] Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Nintendo, 02/24/23) – 27,325 (419,970)
4. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 23,401 (5,022,302)
5. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 18,304 (4,009,837)
6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 18,244 (3,130,249)
7. [PS5] Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Electronic Arts, 04/28/23) – 16,742 (New)
8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 16,534 (5,185,620)
9. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 14,179 (1,074,358)
10. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 12,541 (1,226,636)

In conclusion, Japan’s gaming market seems to be thriving, primarily due to evergreen titles from Nintendo. However, the PS5 continues to increase sales with significant help from events like Golden Week. As the gaming market in Japan continues to evolve, we can expect to see new debuts and more competition among consoles in the future.

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The material in this article is written on the basis of another article.

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