Japan: Famitsu sales for July 2022 (Software, Hardware, Publishers)

Famitsu have shared their latest monthly report on video game sales in Japan, this time covering July 2022 (to be more precise, the period going from June 27th to July 31st 2022, so 5 weeks in total).

The Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak bundle takes the top spot this month, with 217 472 units sold. This is a relatively decent performance for a bundle that is neither a good deal (it’s cheaper to get a new copy of the Best Price! re-release and buy the expansion digitally) or practical (there’s only the base version of Monster Hunter Rise on the cart, as the expansion is only available as a Download Code).

As for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, it’s off to a great start with 112 728 units sold. Check out this post for comments about that performance!

Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch Sports is still going strong with 111 192 units sold in July. That’s slightly more than in June, but it’s worth keeping in mind the tracking period for July has 5 weeks (as opposed to 4 in June). Still, it’s clear the game is enjoying strong and steady sales, and the Summer holiday season is only going to help sustain those sales.

Finally, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back in the Top 5 Software with 53 958 units. The game has been enjoying strong and steady sales since launch, back in 2017, but the Booster Course Pass hasn’t just “boosted” the number of tracks in the game… sales have also benefited grealy from it!

In July 2022, two Nintendo Switch titles reached the 1 million units milestone at retail: Mario Party Superstars (released on October 29th 2021) and Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (released on June 5th 2020).

Here’s the Top 5 Software for July 2022:

01./00. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set <Monster Hunter Rise \ Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak> <ACT> (Capcom) {2022.06.30} (¥7.990) – 217.472 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2022.07.29} (¥7.980) – 112.728 / NEW
03./03. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports <SPT> (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (¥4.980) – 111.192 / 623.493 (+20%)
04./00. [NSW] Live A Live <RPG> (Square Enix) {2022.07.22} (¥6.800) – 85.235 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 53.958 / 4.745.609
06./05. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land <ACT> (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (¥5.980) – 46.099 / 823.909 (+11%)
07./00. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 43.394 / 2.727.866 (+50%)
08./00. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) – 39.279 / 3.228.007 (+48%)
09./02. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2022.06.24} (¥7.200) – 36.000 / 134.000 (-63%)
10./00. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.03.04} (¥7.900) – 30.363 / 139.888 (+262%)

This month again, the Nintendo Switch grabbed all 5 spots of the Top 5 Software, mostly thanks to the new releases. It nearly grabbed all the spots in the Top 10 too:

NSW – 9
PS5 – 1

And unsurprisingly, the Nintendo Switch dominated sales in July with over 85% of all Software sold during that month being Nintendo Switch titles:

  1. NSW – 1.370.000 <86,20%>
  2. PS4 – 146.000 <9,20%>
  3. PS5 – 68.000 <4,30%>
  4. OTH – 6.000 <0,30%>
  5. ALL – 1.590.000 <100,00%>

In July, Nintendo is the company that sold the most games with 575 000 units sold (nearly 1/3 of all Software sales). Xenoblade Chronicles 3 account for a big chunk of those sales (about 1/5), but as usual, it’s the evergreen titles that truly shined. As for Capcom, it’s #2 with 240 000 units sold, with the Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set comprising most of those sales.

  1. Nintendo – 575.000 <36,20%>
  2. Capcom – 240.000 <15,10%>
  3. Square Enix – 117.000 <7,40%>
  4. All Publishers – 1.590.000 <100,00%>

Hardware-wise, Nintendo Switch sales saw a noticeable increase in sales in July with 354 813 units sold (compared to 226 512 units in June). That increase is partially due to the difference in tracking periods (4 weeks in June, and 5 weeks in July), but the Summer holiday season also helped with Nintendo shipping more units to retailers (not that they were holding back: they are selling everything they are shipping, after all).

The OLED model was the most popular with about 170 000 units sold, which brings total sales to 2 098 000 units since launch.

As of this month, the Nintendo Switch has sold over 2 million units in 2022 so far.

+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |    354.813 |    226.512 |    287.622 |  2.552.670 |  3.289.079 |  25.472.171 |
| PS5 # |    100.797 |     53.239 |     58.979 |    580.646 |    662.412 |   1.803.981 |
| XBS # |     35.051 |     33.425 |     11.094 |    154.367 |     36.294 |     283.025 |
| 3DS # |        762 |        820 |      2.435 |      8.665 |     18.298 |  24.596.113 |
| PS4 # |         65 |        134 |      3.817 |        562 |     84.000 |   9.395.506 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    491.488 |    314.130 |    363.947 |  3.296.910 |  4.090.083 |  62.738.757 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PS5  |     89.618 |     47.674 |     49.275 |    519.544 |    561.104 |   1.548.670 |
| PS5DE |     11.179 |      5.565 |      9.704 |     61.102 |    101.308 |     255.311 |
| XBS X |     21.029 |     12.542 |      7.060 |     61.602 |     24.182 |     134.893 |
| XBS S |     14.022 |     20.883 |      4.034 |     92.765 |     12.112 |     148.132 |
|NSWOLED|    170.296 |     98.400 |            |  1.325.591 |            |   2.097.719 |
| NSW L |     55.937 |     36.300 |     54.902 |    416.241 |    899.920 |   4.827.025 |
|  NSW  |    128.580 |     91.812 |    232.720 |    810.838 |  2.389.159 |  18.547.427 |
|  PS4  |         65 |        134 |      3.817 |        562 |     83.776 |   7.819.783 |
|n-2DSLL|        762 |        820 |      2.435 |      8.665 |     18.298 |   1.201.168 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

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Source: Famitsu
Data compiled by: Chris1964 (Install Base)


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