Pokemon Legends: Arceus Retakes the Top Spot in Japanese Sales Charts

Last week's chart toppers Triangle Strategy and Gran Turismo 7 have slipped a couple of places, with Pokemon and Elden Ring climbing back on top.

Posted By | On 17th, Mar. 2022

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Famitsu has released the latest weekly data for software and hardware sales in Japan. Where Triangle Strategy and Gran Turismo 7 had chart-topping debuts last week, this week, they’ve both fallen down the order. Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes the top spot again, with over 34,000 units sold, while the PS4 version of Elden Ring follows in second place, with over 30,000 units sold. Those two were also the best-selling games in Japan in February.

Triangle Strategy, in first place last week, falls to No. 4, selling another 17,000 units, while the PS4 and PS5 versions of Gran Turismo 7 are in at No. 3 and No. 8 respectively, collectively selling over 32,000 units. There are a couple of new releases in the charts as well, with .hack//G.U. Last Recode and kart racer Chocobo GP at No. 7 and No. 6 respectively.

On the hardware front, the Nintendo Switch is once again the best-selling console of the week, holding strong with over 98,000 units sold. The PS5 has seen something of a dip, with over 16,000 units sold during the week.

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

Software sales (followed by lifetime sales):

01. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 34,362 / 2,154,392
02. [PS4] Elden Ring – 30,341 / 274,141
03. [PS4] Gran Turismo 7 – 20,806 / 85,371
04. [NSW] Triangle Strategy – 17,380 / 103,678
05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,038 / 4,483,464
06. [NSW] Chocobo GP – 12,414 / NEW
07. [NSW] .hack//G.U. Last Recode – 11,907 / NEW
08. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 – 10,106 / 83.505
09. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 9,815 / 4,804,530
10. [NSW] Minecraft – 9,464 / 2,551,664

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

  • Nintendo Switch – 98,246 (96,952)
  • PS5 – 16,286 (25,679)
  • Xbox Series X/S – 1,962 (1,321)

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