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Famitsu has published its estimated physical game software and hardware sales data for Japan for the week of April 19, 2021 to April 25, 2021.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… for PlayStation 4 was the highest selling new release of the week, debuting at a strong 108,838 retail sales.

Monster Hunter Rise for Switch followed at an additional 86,258 retail sales, bringing its total to 1,970,371 units.

On the hardware side, the Switch family sold 105,833 units, the PlayStation 5 family sold 20,157 units, the PlayStation 4 family sold 818 units, and the Xbox Series family sold 106 units. Next-generation consoles continue to face stock issues.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (Square Enix, 04/22/21) – 108,838 (New)
  2. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 86,258 (1,970,371)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 16,020 (674,662)
  4. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 12,415 (2,125,061)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,287 (2,522,709)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,331 (3,793,952)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,224 (1,910,581)
  8. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 8,269 (6,743,432)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 6,770 (4,249,496)
  10. [NSW] Atelier Mysterious Trilogy DX Premium Box (Koei Tecmo, 04/22/21) – 6,022 (New)
Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch – 74,433 (1,581,422)
  2. Switch Lite – 31,400 (3,706,151)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 16,838 (550,911)
  4. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,319 (107,867)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 818 (7,780,555)
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 564 (1,162,560)
  7. Xbox Series X – 67 (31,252)
  8. Xbox Series S – 39 (10,138)

Switch with a strong 100k+ week right before Golden Week, and MHRise holding high, too, should result in great numbers for next week. Judgement complete bomba, despite low price.

PS5 exhibiting the weirdest behavior: hardware LTD are actually slightly above PS4 launch aligned now, but software is unprecedented disastrous. We *should* see Judgement in the Top30 at least, but let's wait and find out.

Releases to look forward to:
- RE8
- Tales of Arise
- ebaseball

Also of interest: How the recently announced EDF-games will fare on the Switch and whether EDF6 will be a lot port or day 1 on Switch. Either way, this franchise now releasing its main entries on the Switch is the next in line of what I coined "Breach title", franchises that uses to be PlayStation-exclusive, but now appear on Nintendo-systems due to the situation in Japan. I really wonder how long the people in power around Harada will watch him stifle the company's profit by refusing to put most of their games that could easily run there on the Switch. Vesperia did well on Switch, where are Graces F and Xilia ports? Sigh. And now that Yakuza and Judgement bombed on PS5, after Sakura Wars disappointed last year, it's hightime to accept that Japanese games belong on the Switch. Nagoshi got demoted not long ago, so there's that at least. Lots of interesting happenings to keep watch on.