Friday, September 17th, 2021

Japan Rankings: Famicom Detective Club gets top ten premieres in another strong week


Famitsu’s Japanese chart data is now displayed for the week ending May 16, which indicates that Monster Hunter Rise is the best-selling Switch title this week.

The game managed to maintain second place this week, while its closest competitor shuffled slightly. As sales began to slow down, the new “Pokémon Snap” fell to third place, while the PS4 version of “Pokémon Snap” Resident Evil Village Climb to the first place.

Elsewhere, “Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Behind + The Missing Heir” (double-packaged physical objects released in Japan) has successfully reached sixth place, with an estimated sales of 12,269. Of course, these two games will also sell more products separately on the eShop.

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


  1. [PS4] Resident Evil Village (Capcom, May 8, 21) – 35,045 (146,216)
  2. [NSW] Rise of Monster Hunter (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 34,178 (2,175,616)
  3. [NSW] New Pokémon Snapshots (Pokemon Company, 04/30/21) – 17,593 (211,978)
  4. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 19/10/18) – 13,970 (2,568,154)
  5. [NSW] Momotaro Electric Railway: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Teiban! (Conan, 11/19/20) – 12,918 (2,180,327)
  6. [NSW] Famicom Detective Club: Girl behind + missing heir (Nintendo, 05/14/21) – 12,269 (new)
  7. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 21/12/21) – 11,133 (739,142)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17)-9,914 (3,834,911)
  9. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18)-9,753 (1,949,883)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition (Nintendo, 18/12/18) – 6,997 (4,278,593)

In terms of hardware, the Switch continues to be the winner of the runaway, and the initial model did start business for Nintendo this week. The following is the data for this week, with lifetime sales in parentheses:

  1. Switch-72,121 (16,053,441)
  2. Lite Switch – 23,290 (3,794,571)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 10,896 (606,767)
  4. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,148 (119,695)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 1,226 (7,784,365)
  6. Xbox Series X – 667 (32,727)
  7. Xbox Series S-516 (11,053)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 495 (1,164,082)

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