Everybody’s favourite little puffball, Kirby has gained incredible poularity in Japan, the Forgotten Land even managed to surpass Elden Ring’s sales!
Kirby is unstoppable! Not only is our beloved pink ball not only sweeping up all the items he can absorb in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, he’s also giving no quarter to a Japanese sales top dominated by Nintendo Switch, with Elden Ring as the only game to move away from the red. With the exception of Hidetaka Miyazaki’s title, the top 10 is made up of what have become regulars in these lists, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild very close to surpassing 2 million units sold in Japan.
The rest of last week’s top 10, published by Famitsu and shared by Gematsu, is completed by Nintendo Switch exclusives such as the incombustible Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which continues to hold its own after more than 7 million units sold, as well as Minecraft, this time multiplatform, which has made Nintendo Switch its stronghold in Japan with more than 2.5 million units sold.
- [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 59,960 (550,966)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 16,312 (4,554,586)
- [NSW] Minecraft – 9,580 (2,595,462)
- [NSW] Pokémon Legends: Arceus – 8,548 (2,216,676)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 8,064 (4,840,518)
- [PS4] Elden Ring – 6,190 (323,804)
- [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 5,534 (933,351)
- [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 5,114 (1,998,774)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 5 040 (3 117 477)
- [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 4,556 (7,230,055)
In terms of consoles, there is little new, Nintendo Switch OLED remains the most successful model, with over 34,000 units sold in the last week, followed by the original model, which adds another 16,000 consoles. PS5 takes third place with more than 10,000 units, closely followed by the Kyoto-based handheld, which sold almost 10,000 Nintendo Switch Lite consoles. The Xbox Series family adds 4,000 consoles, almost all of which are Xbox Series S consoles.
- Switch OLED – 34.892 (1.559.443)
- Nintendo Switch – 16,787 (18,176,464)
- PS5 – 10,573 (1,310,651)
- Switch Lite – 9 483 (4 669 530)
- PS5 Digital Edition – 651 (228,756)
- Xbox S sorozat – 3,917 (80,504)
- Xbox X sorozat – 151 (92,263)
- Új 2DS LL – 194 (1,184,843)
- PS4 – 14 (7,819,418)
We already came out with a review of our cute little puffball’s latest adventures in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.