God of War Ragnarok, Sonic Frontiers, and Tactics Ogre: Reborn Debut in Top 10 of Weekly Japanese Retail Charts

Sonic enjoys its biggest Japanese launch since Sonic Adventure 2, while God of War Ragnarok's launch numbers fall below God of War 3 and the 2018 title.

Posted By | On 17th, Nov. 2022

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Famitsu has released its latest weekly data for hardware and physical software sales in the Japan (via Install Base), and the top 10 is dominated by three new releases, each of which has multiple versions ranking in the top 10. Interestingly enough, however, even amidst a number of major new releases last week, Splatoon 3 is still on top of the charts, just as it was last week, extending its streak to 10 consecutive weeks, with over 43,000 units sold.

That said, Sonic Frontiers has three versions slotting into the top 10, with the Switch version taking the fourth spot with over 26,000 units sold, the PS5 version coming in at No. 7 with over 11,000 units sold, and the PS4 version slotting in at No. 8 with over 9,000 units sold. Put together, all three versions outsold Splatoon 3, with a total of over 46,000 sales at launch. That, incidentally, makes it the biggest Japanese launch for a mainline Sonic game since 2001’s Sonic Adventure 2, which sold over 84,000 units upon release.

Arguably the biggest new release of last week was, of course, God of War Ragnarokwhich occupies two positions in the top 10 as well, with the PS5 version (No. 3) selling over 29,000 units and the PS4 version (No. 6) selling over 11,000 units. Its collective launch sales of over 40,000 units are the series’ third-highest in Japan to date, falling below God of War 3 (over 44,000 units sold at launch) and 2018’s God of War (over 50,000 units).

Finally, there’s also Tactics Ogre: Rebornanother new release that takes up multiple slots, with the Nintendo Switch version (No. 2) selling over 36,000 units, the PS4 version (No. 5) selling over 12,000 units, and the PS5 version (No. 10) selling over 7,800 units, for a total of over 57,000 units sold. That’s the series’ lowest ever Japanese launch to date, with 1999’s Ogre Battle 64 being the second-lowest (over 103,000 units sold at launch). That said, the remaster has outmatched the launch sales of several other recent Square Enix releases, including the likes of Valkyrie Elysium, Star Ocean: The Divine Force, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin, Harvestella, and more.

On the hardware side of things, the Nintendo Switch leads the way once again, seeing a slight bump in sales over last week’s figures, with over 97,000 units sold. The PS5 follows behind by a healthy margin, having sold over 28,000 units over the course of the week.

You can check out the full hardware and physical software sales charts for the week ending November 13 below.

Software sales (followed by lifetime sales):

  1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 43,781 (3,331,197)
  2. [NSW] Tactics Ogre: Reborn – 36,783 (New)
  3. [PS5] God of War Ragnarok – 29,377 (New)
  4. [NSW] Sonic Frontiers – 26,067 (New)
  5. [PS4] Tactics Ogre: Reborn – 12,668 (New)
  6. [PS4] God of War Ragnarok – 11,260 (New)
  7. [PS5] Sonic Frontiers – 11,111 (New)
  8. [PS4] Sonic Frontiers – 9,098 (New)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 8,025 (4,899,259)
  10. [PS5] Tactics Ogre: Reborn – 7,805 (New)

Hardware sales (followed by last week’s sales):

  • Nintendo Switch – 97,542 (90,478)
  • PS5 – 28,716 (13,274)
  • Xbox Series X/S – 748 (3,113)

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