Bayonetta 3, Star Ocean: The Divine Force, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Debut in Top 5 of Japan Charts

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Famitsu’s latest weekly charts for hardware and physical software sales in Japan are in, and have seen a number of new entries in the top 10- most of them, in fact, are new releases. While Splatoon 3 is still on top of the charts (for the eighth consecutive week) with over 51,000 units and sold, and Persona 5 Royal for the Switch, which had a solid debut last week, slips down to No. 9 with over 12,000 units sold, every other game in the top 10 is a new release.

The biggest new seller is Star Ocean: The Divine Force, which has sold a total of over 44,000 units upon its debut, with the game’s PS4 version coming in at No. 3 (over 27,000 units sold) and the PS5 version slotting in at No. 7 (over 17,000 units). Compared to its predecessors, however, it’s launch numbers are significantly low. The last mainline entry in the series, Integrity and Faithlessness, sold over 170,000 units at launch. The Divine Force is, in fact, the lowest launch for a mainline Star Ocean game in Japan to date.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was another big launch last week, and has sold over 42,000 units in total, with over 24,000 units sold on the PS4 (No. 4 in the charts) and over 17,000 on the PS5 (No. 6). Other than last year’s Vanguard, this is the lowest Japanese launch for a Call of Duty game to date. 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sold over 117,000 units at launch.

Another big release, Bayonetta 3, comes in at No. 2, with over 41,000 units sold upon release. When Bayonetta 2 launched for the Wii U in 2014, it sold over 38,000 units in Japan at launch. Meanwhile, PlatinumGames and Nintendo’s previous Nintendo Switch exclusive, 2019’s Astral Chain, sold over 32,000 units at launch.

On the hardware side of things, there have been some interesting developments. The PS5 has at long last managed to outsell the Nintendo Switch, even though the gap between the two is extremely narrow. Both systems sold over 38,000 units over the course of the week.

You can check out the full hardware and physical software sales charts for the week ending October 30 below.

Software sales (followed by lifetime sales):

  1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 51,547 (3,235,701)
  2. [NSW] Bayonetta 3 – 41,285 (New)
  3. [PS4] Star Ocean: The Divine Force – 27,001 (New)
  4. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 24,371 (New)
  5. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits – 23,297 (New)
  6. [PS5] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 17,710 (New)
  7. [PS5] Star Ocean: The Divine Force – 17,177 (New)
  8. [NSW] Aquarium. Limited Edition – 13,199 (New)
  9. [NSW] Persona 5 Royal – 12,040 (58,038)
  10. [NSW] Needy Streamer Overload – 11,693 (New)

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

  • Nintendo Switch – 38,634 (54,637)
  • PS5 – 38,866 (28,661)
  • Xbox Series X/S – 3,674(4,158)

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