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Japanese charts: Harvestella blooms in second place in huge week for OLED sales

Image: Square Enix

After last week saw almost every game on the Japanese charts being a new release, things seem to have stabilized a bit more in software sales this week.

It should not be surprising that Splaton 3 continues to ink its name in the No. 1 spot, but this week also sees the charting debut of Harvestelle and Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom in second and third place respectfully. It was a particularly strong performance from Square Enix’s new farm sim, which saw 26,644 units sold in the week.

The first full week of November once again turned into a good week for Nintendo as a whole. Only Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is retired for PlayStation from last week, with the remaining nine spots all taken up by games on the Switch from Bayonet 3 and Persona 5 Royal still sells well in fourth and fifth to Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits continue to hold in tenth.

Here’s the full recap of this week’s software charts:

  1. [NSW] Splaton 3 (Nintendo, 9/9/22) – 51,715 (3,287,416)
  2. [NSW] Harvestelle (Square Enix, 11/4/22) – 26,644 (New)
  3. [NSW] Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom (Bandai Namco, 11/2/22) – 11,278 (New)
  4. [NSW] Bayonet 3 (Nintendo, 10/28/22) – 10,103 (51,388)
  5. [NSW] Persona 5 Royal (ATLUS, 10/21/22) – 7,791 (65,829)
  6. [NSW] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline (Square Enix, 9/15/22) – 7,781 (218,732)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 6/21/18) – 7,602 (2,840,716)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 4/28/17) – 7,501 (4,891,234)
  9. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, 10/28/22) – 7,351 (31,722)
  10. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco, 10/27/22) – 6,854 (30,151)

As for hardware graphics, we’re back on solid ground this week. In case you missed it, last week the PlayStation 5 took the top spot as the best-selling console of the previous seven days – marking the first time it had overtaken the Switch in as long as we know. remember. The story couldn’t be more different this week, as the Switch OLED boasts a whopping 74,895 units compared to the third-placed PS5’s 12,014.

The Switch comes in second place this time, while the Switch Lite manages to come back from last week’s sub-1000 performance to sell 1,714 units and reclaim its place in the top half of the charts.

Here are the hardware graphics of the week in all its OLED glory:

  1. Switch OLED Model – 74,895 (2,923,063)
  2. Switch – 13,869 (18,824,546)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 12,014 (1,796,038)
  4. Xbox series S – 2,663 (211,778)
  5. Switch Lite – 1,714 (4,905,047)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,260 (283,885)
  7. Xbox Series X – 450 (167,006)
  8. PlayStation 4 – 257 (7,820,200)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 31 (1,189,119)

We are rapidly approaching the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on November 18 which we think will shake up the charts a bit. If the OLED can show numbers like this before they’re released, we could have a big week indeed.

As always, let us know what you think of the latest Japanese rankings in the comments!