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[Japan] Famitsu sales for April 2024 (Top 5 Software, Publishers, Hardware)

Here’s the latest sales report from Famitsu, with Hardware and Software sales for April 2024 in Japan (April 1st to April 28th, so 4 weeks in total).


Top 5 Software

For the second time, Princess Peach: Showtime! ranked #2 in the Top 5 Software. It enjoyed solid sales during its second month with 45,598 units sold.

As for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it’s now been 7 years since it’s launched, and yet it still managed to rank #3 with 43,404 units sold. It does look like it’s just going to keep on selling until the Nintendo Switch is discontinued altogether! Famitsu points out that it’s the first time since September that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe managed to land in the Top 5 Software.

Meanwhile, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is off to a decent start with 65,000 units sold across all platforms. The Nintendo Switch version is by far the best-selling one with over 40,000 units sold. Unfortunately, it looks like poor technical performances are negatively impacting sales, which are bound to see a sharp drop in May (they dropped by 86% during the second week in early May).

01./00. [PS5] Stellar Blade <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2024.04.26} (¥8.164) – 48.998 / NEW
02./02. [NSW] Princess Peach: Showtime! <ACT> (Nintendo) {2024.03.22} (¥5.980) – 45.598 / 150.418 (-56%)
03./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 43.404 / 5.812.012 (-13%)
04./00. [NSW] Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes <RPG> (505 Games) {2024.04.23} (¥5.300) – 41.009 / NEW
05./08. [NSW] Super Mario Bros. Wonder <ACT> (Nintendo) {2023.10.20} (¥5.980) – 32,539 / 1.836.286 (-32%)

Market share

NSW – 4
PS5 – 1


Once again, Nintendo was the most successful publisher in Japan with 346,000 units sold. Sales are down compared to March (over 500,000 units sold), but thanks to Princess Peach: Showtime!’s solid second month, and the equally solid performance of the usual evergreen titles, the drop is more limited than it should have been during a month without any new releases.

As for 505 Games, they managed to make a rare appearance in the Top 3 Publishers thanks to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred, which sold around 65,000 units during its launch week.

  1. Nintendo – 346.000
  2. Sony Interactive Entertainment – 89.000
  3. 505 Games – 65.000


Hardware-wise, Nintendo Switch sales are slightly down in April, which is pretty much exclusively due to April’s tracking period having only 4 weeks (as opposed to 5 for March) and missing the bulk of Golden Week.

Despite that small drop, sales remain unusually strong with over 250,000 units sold (as opposed to nearly 290,000 units in March). Sales should see another drop in May, though the Golden Week should help alleviate it somewhat. After all, May is one of the slowest months of the year for video games sales, and this year, there’s no The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game and special OLED model to boost sales.

  1. Nintendo Switch – 250.512 (289.763 in March 2024)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 89.992 (162.281 in March 2024)

Source: Famitsu
Some data compiled by: Chris1964 (Install Base)


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