Princess Peach: Showtime Dominates Japanese Sales Charts Again, Rise of the Ronin Gains Momentum
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Princess Peach: Showtime Dominates Japanese Sales Charts Again, Rise of the Ronin Gains Momentum

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

If you're a fan of action-adventure games and follow the gaming scene, you've probably heard of the latest sensation in Japan – Princess Peach: Showtime! This captivating title has once again secured the top spot in the weekly sales charts, showcasing its dominance and popularity among gamers.

Since its release in March, Princess Peach: Showtime! has been flying off the shelves, selling an impressive additional 19,000-plus units last week alone. This brings its total sales in Japan to over 124,000 units, a remarkable achievement for any game in such a short period of time.

Not far behind is Rise of the Ronin, an open-world action RPG that has been steadily climbing the charts. With over 12,000 units sold last week, the game is now on the verge of reaching the 100k milestone, proving its staying power and appeal to gamers.

While Princess Peach: Showtime! steals the spotlight at No. 1, the rest of the top 10 is filled with beloved first-party Nintendo Switch titles. From Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Switch continues to dominate the charts, solidifying its position as a fan-favorite console among players.

On the hardware front, the Nintendo Switch emerges as the clear winner, selling over 71,000 units in a single week. The PS5 follows closely behind, with over 24,000 units sold, showcasing the continued interest in next-gen gaming consoles.

For a more detailed look at the sales charts for the week ending April 7, check out the data below released by Famitsu:

Software sales (followed by lifetime sales):

  1. [NSW] Princess Peach: Showtime! – 19,612 (124,432)
  2. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,055 (5,781,663)
  3. [PS5] Rise of the Ronin – 12,080 (96,865)
  4. [NSW] Super Mario Bros. Wonder – 9,898 (1,813,645)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft – 7,464 (3,491,021)
  6. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 6,569 (4,270,899)
  7. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 6,497 (1,306,180)
  8. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyuu wa Kibou de Mawatteru!  – 6,189 (1,029,313)
  9. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 6,110 (7,735,293)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 5,507 (5,481,777)

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

  • Nintendo Switch – 71,942 (57,533)
  • PS5 – 24,976 (20,846)
  • Xbox Series X/S – 2,113 (1,376)

With exciting titles like Princess Peach: Showtime! and Rise of the Ronin leading the charge, the Japanese gaming market continues to thrive with diverse offerings for players of all tastes. Whether you're a fan of action-adventure, racing, or simulation games, there's something for everyone to enjoy on the latest sales charts.

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