Japanese Charts: Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Scores Another Debut Number One


Japanese Charts: Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Scores Another Debut Number One

Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 18th July, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has gone straight to number one.

In its debut week, the game shifted an estimated 159,089 copies at retail, beating this week's other successful newcomer, Crayon Shin-chan, to the top spot. Skyward Sword HD also managed to claim number one in the UK retail chart earlier this week.

As is a pretty common sight these days, the entire top ten is made up of Switch games this week, including a fair few of Nintendo's own releases.

Here are the top ten (first numbers are this week's estimated sales, followed by total sales):

  1. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo, 07/16/21) – 159,089 (New)
  2. [NSW] Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi (Neos, 07/15/21) – 107,319 (New)
  3. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Capcom, 07/09/21) – 32,111 (169,787)
  4. [NSW] eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam (Konami, 07/08/21) – 20,711 (127,308)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,164 (2,694,102)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 11,565 (2,056,556)
  7. [NSW] Game Builder Garage (Nintendo, 06/11/21) – 10,634 (168,387)
  8. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush (Nintendo, 06/25/21) – 10,339 (139,787)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,945 (3,919,253)
  10. [NSW] Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space (D3 Publisher, 07/15/21) – 9,379 (New)

It's also Switch that's leading the hardware charts, with sales of the original and Lite models combining to hit around 66,000 sales this week. Here are this week's figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

  1. Switch – 53,530 (16,600,519)
  2. Switch Lite – 11,577 (3,959,196)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 8,640 (753,017)
  4. Xbox Series X – 1,503 (46,796)
  5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,467 (146,431)
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 584 (1,168,563)
  7. PlayStation 4 – 295 (7,797,482)
  8. Xbox Series S – 371 (16,238)

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[source famitsu.com, via gematsu.com]