Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Japan Ranking: As Nintendo enters the top ten, Game Builder Garage tops the list


Famitsu’s Japanese ranking data has now been released until the week ending June 20, which shows that Game Builder Garage has maintained its lead in the second week of its release.

The game sold another 31,487 physical copies this week, which means that its retail sales in Japan now exceed 100,000. It leads in the top ten consisting entirely of Switch games, and Ring Fit Adventure still performs very well in second place.

Here are the top ten (the first number is estimated sales this week, followed by total sales):


  1. [NSW] Game Builder Garage (Nintendo, 06/11/21) – 31,487 (102,728)
  2. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 13,005 (2,640,913)
  3. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 12,316 (2,007,544)
  4. [NSW] Miitopia (Nintendo, 05/21/21) – 12,184 (159,586)
  5. [NSW] Momotaro Electric Railway: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Demon! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 10,393 (2,233,900)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,957 (3,880,206)
  7. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 7,787 (2,265,122)
  8. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 7,732 (784,047)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, July 12, 2018) – 6,656 (4,312,498)
  10. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 6,094 (6,801,696)

In the hardware chart, Switch is still in the leading position, although with more inventory on the shelves, PS5 sales this week has surpassed Lite. The following is the data for this week, with lifetime sales in parentheses:

  1. Switch – 61,467 (16,365,857)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 13,905 (698,420)
  3. Switch Lite – 13,610 (3,903,023)
  4. Xbox Series X – 3,141 (39,326)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,441 (136,725)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 667 (7,792,802)
  7. Xbox Series S – 543 (13,185)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 481 (1,166,100)

Are there any surprises this week? Let us know in the comments.