[Japan] Famitsu and Media Create sales for November 2022

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for November 2022 (Famitsu: October 31st to November 27th, so 4 weeks in total / Media Create: October 31st to December 4th, so 5th weeks in total) in Japan!

Media Create

Top 30 Software (Nintendo Switch)
RankTitleRelease dateThis monthTotal
1Pokémon Violet22/11/181,445,0721,445,072
2Pokémon Scarlet22/11/18878,938878,938
3Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Double Pack22/11/18569,459569,459
4Splatoon 322/9/9265,942 (-25%)3,443,702
5Tactics Ogre Reborn22/11/1159,98759,987
6Minecraft18/6/2149,620 (+66%)2,785,589
7Mario Kart 8 Deluxe17/4/2846,991 (+35%)5,174,441
8Nintendo Switch Sports22/4/2944,997 (+92%)880,814
9HARVESTELLA22/11/440,96540,965
10Sonic Frontiers22/11/839,86239,862
11Super Smash Bros. Ultimate18/12/731,719 (+108%)5,333,616
12Dragon Quest X Offline22/9/1531,647 (-43%)253,155
13Kirby and the Forgotten Land22/3/2531,239 (+49%)1,056,592
14Ace Angler: Fishing Spirit22/10/2726,354 (+50%)43,877
15DORAEMON STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of the Great Kingdom22/11/225,30225,302
16Animal Crossing: New Horizons20/3/2024,750 (+81%)7,504,650
17Mario Party Superstars21/10/2923,686 (+55%)1,154,000
18Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope22/12/220,57820,578
19Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival22/9/2219,353 (+12%)72,071
20Persona 5 Royal22/10/2118,744 (-68%)76,420
21Ring Fit Adventure19/10/1818,246 (+27%)3,709,013
22Bayonetta 322/10/2816,746 (-59%)57,132
23Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics20/6/514,224 (+54%)1,053,720
24FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition22/9/3014,166 (+12%)39,841
25Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury21/2/1213,588 (+65%)1,220,049
26One Piece: Pirate Warriors 420/3/2613,297 (+94%)229,106
27Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!20/11/1911,353 (+124%)2,803,956
28Futari de! Nyanko Dai Senso20/7/1610,414276,567
29New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe19/1/1110,190 (+60%)1,301,703
30Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher22/10/209,761 (-65%)37,553
Top 10 Software (Nintendo 3DS)
RankTitleRelease dateThis monthTotal
1DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King15/8/27572 (+19%)897,524
2Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Professional17/2/9427 (+21%)226,312
3DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (Ultimate Hits)15/4/16288 (-7%)84,339
4Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3 Endou Mamoru Densetsu12/12/27183 (+120%)100,771
5Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight14/11/2717295,032
6Bravely Default (Ultimate Hits)14/8/7127 (+72%)60,099
7Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo16/11/2365579,185
8Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters16/12/165 (+23%)34,125
9Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth18/11/2954 (+6%)139,519
1012 Sai. Torokeru Puzzle Futari no Harmony17/10/263730,307
Hardware
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    648.380 |    160.070 |    518.967 |  3.768.544 |  4.216.494 |  26.726.461 |
| PS5 # |    188.860 |    110.291 |     16.494 |    971.754 |    951.168 |   2.289.446 |
| XBS # |     17.289 |      8.426 |      3.685 |    117.879 |     57.281 |     203.682 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    854.529 |    278.787 |    542.468 |  4.858.177 |  5.308.406 |  29.219.589 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |    170.430 |     99.862 |     14.546 |    876.335 |    803.550 |   1.977.830 |
| PS5DE |     18.430 |     10.429 |      1.948 |     95.419 |    147.618 |     311.616 |
| XBS X |      3.017 |        165 |      2.126 |     34.643 |     31.805 |      87.020 |
| XBS S |     14.272 |      8.261 |      1.559 |     83.236 |     25.476 |     116.662 |
|NSWOLED|    462.479 |    118.334 |    151.596 |  2.308.343 |    385.834 |   3.196.411 |
| NSW L |     99.812 |      2.044 |    144.419 |    513.460 |  1.088.421 |   5.044.342 |
|  NSW  |     86.089 |     39.692 |    222.952 |    946.741 |  2.742.239 |  18.485.708 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Famitsu

Top 10 Software

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was the best-selling game in November in Japan. It sold no less than 3 115 000 units at retail alone in just 10 days. It was the best launch ever for a Nintendo Switch game at retail with 2 537 000 units sold during launch week-end.

Splatoon 3 was the second best-selling game in November after spending two months at #1; it sild nearly 172 000 additional units.

01./00. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Violet # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2022.11.18} (¥5.980) – 3.114.571 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Splatoon 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (¥5.980) – 171.776 / 3.407.477 (-65%)
03./00. [NSW] Tactics Ogre: Reborn <SLG> (Square Enix) {2022.11.11} (¥4.982) – 47.956 / NEW
04./00. [PS5] God of War: Ragnarok # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.11.09} (¥7.900) – 43.008 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Harvestella <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.11.04} (¥6.982) – 38.704 / NEW
06./00. [NSW] Sonic Frontiers <ACT> (Sega) {2022.11.08} (¥5.990) – 35.583 / NEW
07./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 33.913 / 4.917.646 (-8%)
08./10. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 33.515 / 2.866.629 (+6%)
09./00. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports # <SPT> (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (¥4.980) – 22.520 / 783.853
10./00. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.10.27} (¥5.980) – 21.173 / 44.470

NSW – 9
PS5 – 1

Market share

  1. NSW – 3.950.000 <93,00%>
  2. ALL – 4.270.000 <100,00%>
Publishers

Since The Pokémon Company publish Pokémon games in Japan, it’s no wonder they ended up as the most successful publisher with 3 134 000 units sold (which mostly come from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet). Nintendo is #2 with 381 000 units sold, with Splatoon 3 accounting for roughly half of those sales. Combined, total sales for The Pokémon Company and Nintendo surpassed 3.5 million units.

  1. Pokemon Co. – 3.134.000 <73,00%>
  2. Nintendo – 381.000 <9,00%>
  3. Square Enix – 187.000 <4,00%>
  4. All Publishers – 4.270.000 <100,00%>
Hardware

November was a big month for the Nintendo Switch with over 500 000 units (a massive increase compared to October, achieved thanks . Nintendo’s console reached a new milestone: it’s now sold over 27 million units since launch.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    514.840 |    269.085 |    468.135 |  4.157.517 |  4.808.969 |  27.077.018 |
| PS5 # |    124.768 |    111.446 |     28.324 |    968.082 |    931.082 |   2.191.417 |
| XBS # |     17.327 |     25.244 |      9.241 |    264.340 |     91.346 |     392.998 |
| PS4 # |      8.418 |         61 |      2.380 |      9.140 |    103.730 |   9.404.084 |
| 3DS # |        162 |        338 |      1.692 |      9.954 |     27.074 |  24.597.402 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    665.515 |    406.174 |    509.772 |  5.409.033 |  5.962.201 |  64.852.169 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |    110.155 |     99.214 |     24.651 |    865.053 |    789.169 |   1.894.179 |
| PS5DE |     14.613 |     12.232 |      3.673 |    103.029 |    141.913 |     297.238 |
| XBS X |      4.992 |      6.221 |      4.011 |     98.257 |     45.478 |     171.548 |
| XBS S |     12.335 |     19.023 |      5.230 |    166.083 |     45.868 |     221.450 |
|NSWOLED|    335.534 |    169.672 |    130.100 |  2.411.574 |    392.977 |   3.183.702 |
| NSW L |     90.534 |      8.123 |    118.085 |    583.083 |  1.162.803 |   4.993.867 |
|  NSW  |     88.772 |     91.290 |    219.950 |  1.162.860 |  3.253.189 |  18.899.449 |
|  PS4  |      8.418 |         61 |      2.380 |      9.140 |    103.506 |   7.828.361 |
|n-2DSLL|        162 |        338 |      1.692 |      9.954 |     27.074 |   1.202.457 |
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Source: Media Create Via: Nintendo Dream / Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (Install Base) / Chris1964 (Install Base)

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