Japanese Charts: Fire Emblem Engage Knocks Pokémon Off The Top Spot

    Japanese Charts: Fire Emblem Engage Knocks Pokémon Off The Top Spot
    Fire Emblem Engage
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    The latest Japanese charts are here and there are a couple of major changes to note this week.

    First, looking at software, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have finally been knocked off the top spot by none other than Fire Emblem Engage, with the latter selling an impressive 144,558 copies. It’s a strong start for the tactical RPG, which also performed well in the UK, earning the second highest boxed launch of the entire franchise, just behind Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

    Otherwise, it’s business as usual over in Japan, with the usual big hitters retaining their spots in the top ten, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo Switch Sports, and Minecraft.

    Here is your full look at this week’s software chart:

    1. [NSW] Fire Emblem Engage (Nintendo, 01/20/23) – 144,558 (New)
    2. [NSW] Pokémon Scarlet Scarlet / Pokémon Violet (The Pokémon Company, 11/18/22) – 43,983 (4,739,035)
    3. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 16,091 (3,833,699)
    4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,857 (5,115,176)
    5. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 9,220 (978,511)
    6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,146 (3,016,620)
    7. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 6,009 (1,157,864)
    8. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 5,942 (2,830,215)
    9. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (SIE, 03/04/22) – 5,468 (267,222)
    10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,327 (5,105,655)

    The other major change this week comes via the hardware chart, which sees Sony’s PlayStation 5 finally come out on the top, knocking the Switch OLED Model down to second place. It’s a significant milestone for the console, but obviously keep in mind that if you combine the sales for all three Switch variants, Nintendo’s hardware still continues to dominate.

    For a closer look at all things hardware, here’s this week’s chart:

    1. PlayStation 5 – 38,602 (2,213,311)
    2. Switch OLED Model – 28,626 (3,787,574)
    3. Switch – 12,820 (19,138,059)
    4. Switch Lite – 10,141 (5,175,409)
    5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,550 (335,499)
    6. PlayStation 4 – 2,544 (7,849,815)
    7. Xbox Series S – 740 (229,048)
    8. Xbox Series X – 205 (173,083)
    9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 83 (1,190,306)

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