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Japanese Charts: Mario Party Superstars Knocks Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Off Top Spot


Mario Party Superstars

Famitsu’s Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 9th January, revealing that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have lost their position at the top of the charts for the first time since launch.

This week, that honour instead goes to Mario Party Superstars, which is up from second place last time around. Mario’s latest party outing sold another 45,874 physical copies this week, with the two Pokémon games selling a combined 41,354 copies at retail.

As has become the norm just lately, the rest of the top ten is also made up of games on Switch.


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

  1. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 45,874 (771,575)
  2. [NSW] Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (The Pokémon Company, 11/19/21) – 41,354 (2,435,326)
  3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 32,232 (4,356,115)
  4. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 32,195 (4,694,959)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 22,110 (2,462,537)
  6. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Nintendo, 12/03/21) – 20,747 (212,533)
  7. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 20,634 (7,137,066)
  8. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 18,069 (2,560,615)
  9. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 17,875 (3,034,374)
  10. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo, 06/05/20) – 10,510 (899,167)

All three Switch models continue to dominate the hardware charts, too, with the OLED model remaining on top. Here are this week’s figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

  1. Switch OLED Model – 79,217 (944,983)
  2. Switch – 40,251 (17,838,225)
  3. Switch Lite – 29,222 (4,480,910)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 8,815 (1,077,994)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,862 (202,695)
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 609 (1,180,225)
  7. Xbox Series X – 185 (73,846)
  8. Xbox Series S – 78 (55,598)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 15 (7,819,260)

< Last week’s charts

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