Momotaro Dentetsu World: The Earth Spins with Hope has soared to the top of the Japanese monthly charts following its launch last November. According to Famitsu retail sales data, the Konami title sold an impressive 153,137 copies in January, leaving other games in its wake. Super Mario Bros Wonder followed closely behind with 151,569 units sold, while Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth made its debut on January 26 and came in at No.3 on PS5 with 102,940 units sold. If combined, the game would have comfortably taken the top spot. Meanwhile, Spider-Man 2 came in at No.4 with 98,157 units sold, while new entry Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island pushed 85,424 copies.
In terms of hardware sales, the Switch was once again the highest across three versions with 241,282 units sold. The OLED model proved to be particularly popular among gamers. PS5 came in at a close second with 185,480 units sold and Xbox lagged behind with just 7,654 units moved. In terms of physical game sales during this period, Nintendo held a commanding lead over Sega and Konami as they captured a whopping 34.1%, 12.3%, and 10.2% market share respectively.
The top ten best-selling physical games from January 1 to January 28 are as follows: Momotaro Dentetsu World: The Earth Spins with Hope by Konami; Super Mario Bros Wonder by Nintendo; Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PS5) by Sega; Spider-Man 2 by SIE (Sony); Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island by Spike Chunsoft; Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PS4) by Sega; Mario Kart