Japanese Charts: Live A Live Sales Come To Life As This Week’s Best-Selling Game

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The monster has been slain! In this week’s Japanese charts — shared by Gematsu and printed in Famitsu — Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has misplaced the highest spot courtesy of a gaggle of individuals all from totally different time durations.

Live A Live, Square Enix’s HD-2D remake of its 1994 cult basic, has stormed into first place on its debut with a formidable 71,137 models bought within the week of 18th to twenty fourth July. That’s greater than double the game’s next-closest competitors, Nintendo Switch Sports — which has been doing extraordinarily strong gross sales numbers because it entered the charts in April/May.

Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak has needed to accept fourth this week, although the highest 5 are all extraordinarily shut collectively in gross sales — all promoting between 21,000 and 25,000 models every. This week’s solely different new entry is Koei Tecmo’s newest entry within the Nobunaga franchise, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth, which was launched on each PS4 and Switch.

Outside of that large shake-up within the prime 5, the remainder of the chart options our traditional favourites. So let’s have slightly have a look at this week’s prime ten:

  1. [NSW] Live A Live (Square Enix, 07/22/22) – 71,137 (New)
  2. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 24,869 (598,527)
  3. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth (Koei Tecmo, 07/21/22) – 23,425 (New)
  4. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom, 06/30/22) – 22,871 (200,263)
  5. [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth (Koei Tecmo, 07/21/22) – 21,753 (New)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,976 (4,734,067)
  7. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 9,746 (812,708)
  8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,542 (2,717,993)
  9. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 9,380 (3,221,140)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,841 (4,930,600)

There’s a number of adjustments in Japan’s {hardware} gross sales for the previous week, too. The Switch Lite is again in third place after being taken over by the PlayStation 5 final week, which implies we return to our traditional Switch 1-2-3. That needs to be the 1-2 Switch sequel’s identify, should not it? Though the basic mannequin has simply outsold the OLED mannequin by almost 2,000 models this week. The different noteworthy story is the Xbox Series X outselling the a lot smaller, digital-only Series S, to be the fifth best-selling console of the week. Not unhealthy, Microsoft!

  1. Switch – 30,182 (18,526,938)
  2. Switch OLED Model – 28,715 (2,055,364)
  3. Switch Lite – 10,477 (4,816,631)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 9,804 (1,512,433)
  5. Xbox Series X – 2,884 (127,800)
  6. Xbox Series S – 2,128 (146,237)
  7. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,390 (252,212)
  8. New 2DS LL (together with 2DS) – 125 (1,187,874)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 11 (7,819,769)

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