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Japanese Charts: Mario Strikers Is Pipped At The Post By Demon Slayer

Japanese Charts: Mario Strikers Is Pipped At The Post By Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba The Hinokami Chronicles
Image: CyberConnect2 / Sega

This week’s Japanese charts (as reported by Famitsu) have seen a bit of a shake-up! We thought that maybe the newly released Mario Strikers: Battle League would score the number one spot, but it’s been sliced away by the Switch port of Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles.

In the week of 6th to 12th June, CyberConnect2’s anime beat ’em up sold a whopping 90,885 units, firmly pushing Mario Strikers’ third outing down to second with 32,173 units shifted.

This means that Nintendo Switch Sports has finally lost the top spot, but with almost 500,000 units sold since launch, it’s still selling healthy numbers — it only sold 2,000 copies less than last week. One other small surprise is seeing Gran Turismo 7 sneak into the top ten. Perhaps those PS5 sales have attracted more customers to the gorgeous-looking racer.

Here are this week’s charts in full:

  1. [NSW] Demon Slayer: -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Aniplex, 06/09/22) – 90,885 (New)
  2. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo, 06/10/22) – 32,173 (New)
  3. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 26,476 (474,257)
  4. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 11,345 (760,922)
  5. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,320 (4,673,943)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,325 (2,670,490)
  7. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 6,759 (3,175,829)
  8. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 5,080 (107,121)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,953 (4,90,826)
  10. [NSW] eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (Konami, 04/21/22) – 4,073 (187,302)

If you’ve been keeping an eye out, you’ll know that the Switch has now sold over 25 million units in Japan, so it should be no surprise to see the Switch family topping the charts again. Except this week, it’s the base model topping the charts instead of the OLED, which has been holding the crown for a good few weeks now. The PS5 continues to do solid numbers, just slightly ahead of the Lite, but the Xbox Series S has slipped back a few places.

  1. Switch – 33,166 (18,379,851)
  2. Switch OLED Model – 14,767 (1,876,296)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 11,893 (1,449,424)
  4. Switch Lite – 10,503 (4,754,257)
  5. Xbox Series S – 4,894 (126,653)
  6. Xbox Series X – 1,348 (105,711)
  7. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 547 (241,544)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 207 (1,186,843)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 78 (7,819,683)

Share your thoughts on the latest Japanese charts with us in the comments.

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