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Japanese Charts: Nintendo Switch Sales Plummet As Shipments Get Put On Hold

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Famitsu’s Japanese chart figures are now in for 6th – 12th April, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has missed out on the first-place spot for the first time since it released.

The game sold an estimated 292,876 copies in the region last week, which is still an impressive total considering it’s now been on the market for several weeks, but it couldn’t compete with the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4. Square Enix’s new release sold 702,853 physical copies to comfortably take pole position.

Here are the top 10 (first numbers are this week’s estimated sales, followed by total sales):


1) [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) {2020.04.10} – 702.853 / NEW
2) [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} – 292.876 / 3.324.660
3) [PS4] Resident Evil 3 (Capcom) {2020.04.03} – 34.698 / 224.188
4) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 14.171 / 2.869.272
5) [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.03.26} – 13.204 / 107.535
6) [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4(Bandai Namco Games) {2020.03.26} – 11.921 / 90.832
7) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 11.303 / 3.646.834
8) [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 9.249 / 762.872
9) [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (Pokémon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 9.037 / 3.562.578
10) [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} – 8.755 / 1.398.898


It’s actually the hardware chart which has seen the biggest shake-up, however. Nintendo Switch hardware sales are as low as we can remember seeing them in the country, with shipment issues caused by the current coronavirus pandemic having a pretty major impact. Both Switch models combined only sold 25,000 units this week, down from 154,000 the week before. Here are this week’s figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

Nintendo Switch: 19,429 (11,148,295)
PlayStation 4: 60,721 (7,529,029)
PlayStation 4 Pro: 18,338 (1,487,894)
Xbox One S: 16 (21,114)
Xbox One X: 18 (19,617)

Nintendo Switch Lite: 5,884 (2,115,441)
New Nintendo 2DS LL: 1,517 (1,121,185)
New Nintendo 3DS: 97 (5,886,990)

< Last week’s charts

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