[Japan] Famitsu and Media Create sales for October 2022 [Update]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for October 2022 (Famitsu: September 26th to October 30th, so 5 weeks in total / Media Create: October 3rd to October 30th, 2022, so 4 weeks in total) in Japan!

Media Create

Top 30 Software (Nintendo Switch)

01./01. [NSW] Splatoon 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (¥5.980) – 353.470 / 3.177.760 (-87%)
02./00. [NSW] Persona 5 Royal <RPG> (Atlus) {2022.10.21} (¥6.980) – 57.676 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.09.15} (¥7.800) – 55.130 / 221.509 (-67%)
04./00. [NSW] NieR: Automata – The End of YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.10.06} (¥4.800) – 52.176 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Bayonetta 3 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.10.28} (¥6.980) – 40.386 / NEW
06./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 34.833 / 5.127.450 (-51%)
07./04. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 29.876 / 2.735.969 (-40%)
08./00. [NSW] Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.10.20} (¥6.100) – 27.792 / NEW
09./05. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports <SPT> (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (¥4.980) – 23.442 / 835.816 (-51%)
10./06. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (¥5.980) – 20.939 / 1.025.353 (-51%)
11./00. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.10.27} (¥5.980) – 17.523 / NEW
12./08. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.09.22} (¥5.980) – 17.203 / 52.719 (-52%)
13./13. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars <ETC> (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (¥5.980) – 15.242 / 1.130.315 (-40%)
14./10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 15.214 / 5.301.897 (-44%)
15./07. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 14.398 / 3.690.767 (-62%)
16./12. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 13.681 / 7.479.900 (-48%)
17./18. [NSW] FIFA 23: Legacy Edition <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (¥3.909) – 12.635 / 25.675 (-3%)
18./11. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set <Monster Hunter Rise \ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak> <ACT> (Capcom) {2022.06.30} (¥7.990) – 11.065 / 281.157 (-59%)
19./09. [NSW] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.09.01} (¥6.980) – 10.004 / 40.947 (-68%)
20./16. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 9.228 / 1.039.495 (-37%)
21./00. [NSW] Aquarium. <ADV> (Entergram) {2022.10.27} (¥7.980) – 8.944 / NEW
22./00. [NSW] Dragon Ball: The Breakers – Special Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.10.13} (¥2.980) – 8.711 / NEW
23./00. [NSW] Needy Girl Overdose <ADV> (WSS Playground) {2022.10.27} (¥3.980) – 8.415 / NEW
24./23. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 8.242 / 1.206.461 (-23%)
25./15. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 <SPT> (Konami) {2022.04.21} (¥7.500) – 7.813 / 292.637 (-53%)
26./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package Ver.1-6 {Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online \ Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Sworn Friend Online \ Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon Online \ Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online \ Dragon Quest X: The Maiden of Thorns and the God of Destruction Online \ Dragon Quest X: Heavenly Heroes Online} <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.10.20} (¥4.980) – 7.403 / NEW
27./26. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.03.26} (¥7.800) – 6.842 / 215.809 (-20%)
28./19. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.481 / 2.314.175 (-48%)
29./24. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 6.375 / 1.291.513 (-36%)
30./20. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 6.319 / 346.922 (-48%)

Top 10 Software (Nintendo 3DS)

01./02. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥5.980) – 482 / 896.952 (-45%)
02./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250) – 354 / 225.885 (-60%)
03./03. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past [Ultimate Hits] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.16} (¥2.800) – 311 / 84.051 (-53%)
04./06. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven 1 + 2 + 3!! Endou Mamoru Legend <Inazuma Eleven \ Inazuma Eleven 2: Firestorm \ Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard \ Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt \ Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast \ Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks!> <RPG> (Level 5) {2012.12.27} (¥5.524) – 83 / 100.588 (-39%)
05./05. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel [Ultimate Hits] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥2.500) – 74 / 59.972 (-57%)
06./00. [3DS] SuiChara: Sweets Gakkou e Youkoso! <ETC> (FuRyu) {2017.11.30} (¥5.480) – 58 / 11.156
07./00. [3DS] Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.12.01} (¥5.700) – 53 / 34.060
08./00. [3DS] Kouekizaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai: Kanken Training 2 <EDU> (Imagineer) {2017.07.20} (¥3.800) – 53 / 23.558
09./07. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.11.29} (¥6.980) – 51 / 139.465 (-47%)
10./00. [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4.500) – 45 / 888.952

Hardware
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    160.070 |    465.362 |    402.250 |  3.120.164 |  3.697.527 |  26.078.081 |
| PS5 # |    110.291 |     67.632 |     78.752 |    782.894 |    934.674 |   2.100.586 |
| XBS # |      8.426 |     28.215 |      5.188 |    100.590 |     53.596 |     186.393 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    278.787 |    561.209 |    488.930 |  4.003.648 |  4.765.938 |  28.365.060 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     99.862 |     59.373 |     64.315 |    705.905 |    789.004 |   1.807.400 |
| PS5DE |     10.429 |      8.259 |     14.437 |     76.989 |    145.670 |     293.186 |
| XBS X |        165 |     11.300 |        940 |     31.626 |     29.679 |      84.003 |
| XBS S |      8.261 |     16.915 |      4.248 |     68.964 |     23.917 |     102.390 |
|NSWOLED|    118.334 |    366.532 |    234.238 |  1.845.864 |    234.238 |   2.733.932 |
| NSW L |      2.044 |     15.876 |     33.612 |    413.648 |    944.002 |   4.944.530 |
|  NSW  |     39.692 |     82.954 |    134.400 |    860.652 |  2.519.287 |  18.399.619 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Famitsu

Top 10 Software

This month, Splatoon 3 ranked #1 for the second month in a row with nearly 500 000 units sold… not a bad drop, considering the game launched in early September! It’s the 7th game on Nintendo Switch to reach the 3 million units milestone.

01./01. [NSW] Splatoon 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (¥5.980) – 492.566 / 3.235.701 (-82%)
02./02. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.09.15} (¥7.800) – 58.561 / 210.951 (-62%)
03./00. [NSW] Persona 5 Royal <RPG> (Atlus) {2022.10.21} (¥6.980) – 58.038 / NEW
04./00. [NSW] NieR: Automata – The End of YoRHa Edition <NieR: Automata \ NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.10.06} (¥4.800) – 48.167 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Dark II – Crimson Sin # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2022.09.29} (¥7.800) – 41.770 / NEW
06./00. [NSW] Bayonetta 3 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.10.28} (¥6.980) – 41.285 / NEW
07./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 36.701 / 4.883.733 (-17%)
08./00. [PS4] Valkyrie Elysium <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.09.29} (¥7.800) – 33.498 / NEW
09./00. [PS4] FIFA 23 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (¥7.909) – 33.220 / NEW
10./06. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 31.607 / 2.833.114 (-5%)

NSW – 7
PS4 – 3

Market share

  1. NSW – 1.300.000 <74,70%>
  2. PS5 – 170.000 <9,60%>
  3. ALL – 1.750.000 <100,00%>
Publishers

Once again, Nintendo was the most successful publisher with over 750 000 units sold. A good chunk of those sales come from Splatoon 3. Next month, The Pokémon Company will be #1 thanks to the release of the highly-awaited Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!

Bandai-Namco is #3 with 139 000 units sold, which come from titles such as Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, and Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits.

  1. Nintendo – 758.000 <43,30%>
  2. Square Enix – 269.000 <15,40%>
  3. Bandai Namco Entertainment – 139.000 <8,00%>
  4. All Publishers – 1.750.000 <100,00%>
Hardware

The Nintendo Switch sold over 269 000 units in October, which is quite the drop from September sales. The main reason for that drop is the launch of Splatoon 3 last month, when Nintendo not only released a special model, but also shipped lots of units to retailers to meet demand. Unfortunately, shortages came back in full force in October, causing sales to drop.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    269.085 |    495.174 |    476.183 |  3.642.677 |  4.340.834 |  26.562.178 |
| PS5 # |    111.446 |     63.858 |     85.712 |    843.314 |    902.758 |   2.066.649 |
| XBS # |     25.244 |     32.153 |     18.520 |    247.013 |     82.105 |     375.671 |
| 3DS # |        338 |        200 |      2.067 |      9.792 |     25.382 |  24.597.240 |
| PS4 # |         61 |         43 |      4.944 |        722 |    101.350 |   9.395.666 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    406.174 |    591.428 |    587.426 |  4.743.518 |  5.452.429 |  64.186.492 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     99.214 |     55.777 |     73.038 |    754.898 |    764.518 |   1.784.024 |
| PS5DE |     12.232 |      8.081 |     12.674 |     88.416 |    138.240 |     282.625 |
| XBS X |      6.221 |      5.760 |      3.958 |     93.265 |     41.467 |     166.556 |
| XBS S |     19.023 |     26.393 |     14.562 |    153.748 |     40.638 |     209.115 |
|NSWOLED|    169.672 |    367.354 |    262.877 |  2.076.040 |    262.877 |   2.848.168 |
| NSW L |      8.123 |     24.477 |     45.053 |    492.549 |  1.044.718 |   4.903.333 |
|  NSW  |     91.290 |    103.343 |    168.253 |  1.074.088 |  3.033.239 |  18.810.677 |
|  PS4  |         61 |         43 |      4.944 |        722 |    101.126 |   7.819.943 |
|n-2DSLL|        338 |        200 |      2.067 |      9.792 |     25.382 |   1.202.295 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

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Source: Media Create Via: Nintendo Dream / Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (Install Base)

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