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[Japan] Famitsu sales for November 2023 (Top 5 Software, Publishers, Hardware)

Here’s the latest sales report from Famitsu, with Hardware and Software sales for November 2023 in Japan (October 30th to November 26th 2023, so 4 weeks in total).


Top 5 Software

Momotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyuu wa Kibou de Mawatteru! was the biggest release in November with over 400 000 units sold at retail alone. Given the sales trends of its predecessor, there’s little doubt it will end up selling well over 1 million units (maybe even before the end of the holiday season in early January if sales are strong enough).

In comparison, the previous entry had sold over 470 000 units after the first 2 weeks on the market.

Super Mario RPG came out the same week as Momotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyuu wa Kibou de Mawatteru!, but didn’t manage to sell quite as much as Konami’s game. It still sold over 350 000 units, which is a strong debut for a remake (in comparison, the original sold 461 000 units during its first two weeks). It definitely can reach the 1 million units milestone, though not without digital sales.

Finally, Super Mario Bros. Wonder had a great second month with over 285 000 units sold (-64% compared to its launch month), which brings total sales to over 1 million units. With the holiday season just behind the corner, sales are bound to increase dramatically, and the game should have no trouble staying in the Top 5 Software in December.

01./00. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyuu wa Kibou de Mawatteru! <TBL> (Konami) {2023.11.16} (¥6.300) – 413.010 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Super Mario RPG <RPG> (Nintendo) {2023.11.17} (¥5.980) – 355.655 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Super Mario Bros. Wonder <ACT> (Nintendo) {2023.10.20} (¥5.980) – 286.907 / 1.088.717 (-64%)
04./00. [PS4] Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name <ADV> (Sega) {2023.11.09} (¥5.400) – 77.922 / NEW
05./00. [PS5] Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name <ADV> (Sega) {2023.11.09} (¥5.400) – 76.703 / NEW

Market share

NSW – 3
PS4 – 1
PS5 – 1


Once again, Nintendo was the most successful publisher in Japan with nearly a million units sold (964 000 to be precise). Super Mario RPG accounts for roughly 1/3 of those sales, with Super Mario Bros. Wonder and the usual evergreen titles making up the rest.

Thanks to Momotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyuu wa Kibou de Mawatteru!, Konami lands at #2 with 439 000 units sold. As for SEGA, they sold 178 000 units sold, though Sonic Superstars didn’t contribute much to those sales…

  1. Nintendo – 964.000
  2. Konami – 439.000
  3. Sega – 178.000


Hardware-wise, Nintendo Switch sales actually went down in November compared to October, though most of that drop is attributed to the different number of weeks (only 4 in November, as opposed to 5 in December).

The Nintendo Switch sold nearly 300 000 units (296 274 units to be precise), which is a sharp drop from the +500 000 units sold during the same month last year. November 2022 saw the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, so that drop is not all that surprising, especially as this was the 7th November for the console (sales are bound to slow down at one point).

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


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