[Japan] Famitsu and Media Create sales for September 2022 [Updated]

Here’s the latest sales reports from Famitsu and Media Create, with Hardware and Software sales for September 2022 (Famitsu: August 29th to September 25th 2022, so 4 weeks in total / Media Create: August 29th to October 2nd, 2022, so 5 weeks in total) in Japan!

Media Create

Top 30 Software (Nintendo Switch)

01./00. [NSW] Splatoon 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (¥5.980) – 2.824.290 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.09.15} (¥7.800) – 166.378 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 70.771 / 5.092.617 (+5%)
04./04. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 49.556 / 2.706.093 (+2%)
05./01. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports <SPT> (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (¥4.980) – 47.862 / 812.375 (-50%)
06./03. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (¥5.980) – 42.324 / 1.004.413 (-30%)
07./06. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 37.664 / 3.676.369 (-12%)
08./00. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.09.22} (¥5.980) – 35.516 / NEW
09./00. [NSW] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.09.01} (¥6.980) – 30.944 / NEW
10./11. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) – 27.335 / 5.286.683 (+2%)
11./08. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set <Monster Hunter Rise \ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak> <ACT> (Capcom) {2022.06.30} (¥7.990) – 26.846 / 270.092 (-25%)
12./09. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (¥5.980) – 26.467 / 7.466.219 (-15%)
13./10. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars <ETC> (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (¥5.980) – 25.382 / 1.115.073 (-14%)
14./00. [NSW] Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2022.09.01} (¥7.200) – 17.274 / NEW
15./13. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 <SPT> (Konami) {2022.04.21} (¥7.500) – 16.669 / 284.824 (-16%)
16./15. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics <ETC> (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (¥3.980) – 14.587 / 1.030.268 (-8%)
17./07. [NSW] SD Gundam: Battle Alliance <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.08.25} (¥7.980) – 14.215 / 54.051 (-64%)
18./00. [NSW] FIFA 23: Legacy Edition <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (¥3.909) – 13.040 / NEW
19./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 12.471 / 2.307.694 (+2%)
20./21. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition [New Price Edition] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2020.12.04} (¥4.980) – 12.143 / 340.603 (+16%)
21./12. [NSW] Live A Live <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.07.22} (¥6.800) – 11.421 / 115.144 (-54%)
22./14. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! <TBL> (Konami) {2020.11.19} (¥6.300) – 10.784 / 2.787.541 (-37%)
23./16. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury <ACT> (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (¥5.980) – 10.734 / 1.198.219 (-19%)
24./22. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <New Super Mario Bros. U \ New Super Luigi U> <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) – 9.968 / 1.285.139 (+4%)
25./17. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2022.01.28} (¥5.980) – 9.652 / 2.342.848 (-21%)
26./00. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2020.03.26} (¥7.800) – 8.599 / 208.967
27./00. [NSW] The DioField Chronicle <SLG> (Square Enix) {2022.09.22} (¥6.980) – 8.562 / NEW
28./05. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2022.07.29} (¥7.980) – 8.294 / 168.636 (-83%)
29./25. [NSW] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles # <FTG> (Aniplex) {2022.06.09} (¥6.800) – 7.813 / 182.086 (-11%)
30./00. [NSW] Alice Gear Aegis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix # <RPG> (Mages.) {2022.09.08} (¥7.800) – 7.431 / NEW

Top 10 Software (Nintendo 3DS)

01./02. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5.250) – 889 / 225.531 (+21%)
02./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} (¥5.980) – 870 / 896.471 (-8%)
03./03. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past [Ultimate Hits] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.16} (¥2.800) – 655 / 83.740 (+53%)
04./04. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.600) – 290 / 2.663.137 (+58%)
05./06. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel [Ultimate Hits] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥2.500) – 173 / 59.899 (+47%)
06./07. [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) – 135 / 100.505 (+39%)
07./08. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.11.29} (¥6.980) – 97 / 139.414 (+8%)
08./10. [3DS] River City Ransom SP <ACT> (Arc System Works) {2016.10.27} (¥3.500) – 63 / 17.659 (+75%)
09./00. [3DS] It’s Fun: Interesting Han Exam Elementary School Student <EDU> (Shogakukan) {2018.04.19} (¥4.500) – 47 / 5.442
10./00. [3DS] Tales of the Abyss [Welcome Price!!] <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.06.01} (¥2.800) – 47 / 11.019

Hardware
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    465.362 |    253.893 |    245.032 |  2.960.094 |  3.295.277 |  25.918.011 |
| PS5 # |     67.632 |     69.512 |     73.060 |    672.603 |    855.922 |   1.990.295 |
| XBS # |     28.215 |     12.905 |     11.938 |     92.164 |     48.408 |     177.967 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    561.209 |    336.310 |    335.799 |  3.724.861 |  4.277.008 |  28.086.273 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     59.373 |     66.067 |     57.765 |    606.043 |    724.689 |   1.707.538 |
| PS5DE |      8.259 |      3.445 |     15.295 |     66.560 |    131.233 |     282.757 |
| XBS X |     11.300 |      4.525 |      6.299 |     31.461 |     28.739 |      83.838 |
| XBS S |     16.915 |      8.380 |      5.639 |     60.703 |     19.669 |      94.129 |
|NSWOLED|    366.532 |    176.285 |            |  1.727.530 |            |   2.615.598 |
| NSW L |     15.876 |     32.181 |     49.362 |    411.604 |    910.390 |   4.942.486 |
|  NSW  |     82.954 |     45.427 |    195.670 |    820.960 |  2.384.887 |  18.359.927 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Famitsu

Top 5 Software

Splatoon 3 had an extremely strong debut, with nearly 3 million units sold at retail alone (check out this post for comments on launch week sales). It should have no trouble keeping the top spot in October! With 2 743 135 units sold during its launch month, Splatoon 3 did better than Animal Crossing: New Horizons during its own launch month (2 608 000 units sold, though that’s only two weeks of sales).

As for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, it sold 39 000 units across all platforms.

01./00. [NSW] Splatoon 3 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (¥5.980) – 2.743.135 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.09.15} (¥7.800) – 152.390 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.09.15} (¥7.800) – 53.742 / NEW
04./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 44.451 / 4.847.032 (-22%)
05./01. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports <SPT> (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (¥4.980) – 34.076 / 740.713 (-59%)
06./06. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 33.354 / 2.801.507 (-17%)
07./00. [PS5] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.09.15} (¥7.800) – 32.538 / NEW
08./00. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.09.22} (¥5.980) – 31.085 / NEW
09./02. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 6 <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2022.08.25} (¥8.164) – 30.376 / 98.717 (-56%)
10./05. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (¥5.980) – 24.159 / 893.705 (-47%)

Market share

NSW – 7
PS4 – 2
PS5 – 1

  1. NSW – 3.500.000 <91,00%>
  2. ALL – 3.900.000 <100,00%>
Publishers
  1. Nintendo – 3.018.000 <78,00%>
  2. Square Enix – 279.000 <7,00%>
  3. Bandai Namco Entertainment – 117.000 <3,00%>
  4. All Publishers – 3.900.000 <100,00%>
Hardware

As expected, the launch of Splatoon 3 had an extremely positive impact on sales with nearly 500 000 units sold. Nintendo really did ship many more units to retailers (and especially the Splatoon 3 OLED Model)! Total sales have now topped 26 million units since launch.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    495.174 |    325.748 |    214.421 |  3.373.592 |  3.864.651 |  26.293.093 |
| PS5 # |     63.858 |     87.364 |     76.615 |    731.868 |    817.046 |   1.955.203 |
| XBS # |     32.153 |     35.249 |     11.713 |    221.769 |     63.585 |     350.427 |
| 3DS # |        200 |        589 |      2.766 |      9.454 |     23.315 |  24.596.902 |
| PS4 # |         43 |         56 |      5.582 |        661 |     96.406 |   9.395.605 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    591.428 |    449.006 |    311.097 |  4.337.344 |  4.865.003 |  63.779.980 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     55.777 |     80.363 |     66.261 |    655.684 |    691.480 |   1.684.810 |
| PS5DE |      8.081 |      7.001 |     10.354 |     76.184 |    125.566 |     270.393 |
| XBS X |      5.760 |     19.682 |      5.444 |     87.044 |     37.509 |     160.335 |
| XBS S |     26.393 |     15.567 |      6.269 |    134.725 |     26.076 |     190.092 |
|NSWOLED|    367.354 |    213.423 |            |  1.906.368 |            |   2.678.496 |
| NSW L |     24.477 |     43.708 |     40.806 |    484.426 |    999.665 |   4.895.210 |
|  NSW  |    103.343 |     68.617 |    173.615 |    982.798 |  2.864.986 |  18.719.387 |
|  PS4  |         43 |         56 |      5.582 |        661 |     96.182 |   7.819.882 |
|n-2DSLL|        200 |        589 |      2.766 |      9.454 |     23.315 |   1.201.957 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

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

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