Sony’s suggested that it will not delay the PlayStation 5 in Japan like it did the PlayStation 4, but it’s clear that the company’s going to have its work cut out as it plans to introduce a new stationary home console in a region that’s clearly moving away from them. Case in point: the latest Japanese software sales charts, published and compiled by Famitsu, reveal a Top 20 dominated entirely by Nintendo Switch games. To reiterate: there’s no room for a single PlayStation 4 release.

As reported by VGC, you’d have to scroll down as far as 22nd position to find a non-Nintendo Switch title, with eFootball PES 2020 selling 6,394 units in the week ending 5th January. Obviously the PS4 should see its fortunes revived slightly in the region with the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us: Part II – but it’s fighting an uphill battle these days, and the circumstances don’t look likely to change.

Japanese Games Sales 30th December to 5th January

  1. [SW] Pokémon Sword & Shield – 196,925 (3,185,059)
  2. [SW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 52,434 (558,432)
  3. [SW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 52,195 (2,711,204)
  4. [SW] Minecraft Switch – 46,963 (1,192,902)
  5. [SW] Mario & Sonic at Tokyo 2020 – 44,605 (239,733)
  6. [SW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 43,274 (3,496,326)
  7. [SW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training – 41,455 (76,151)
  8. [SW] Super Mario Party – 37,903 (1,301,613)
  9. [SW] Tsuri Spirits – 30,705 (367,700)
  10. [SW] Ring Fit Adventure – 30,432 (526,071)
  11. [SW] Splatoon 2 – 27,378 (827,882)
  12. [SW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 27,378 (827,882)
  13. [SW] Disney Tsum Tsum – 16,984 (142,482)
  14. [SW] Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 14,441 (762,030)
  15. [SW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 11,586 (1,492,935)
  16. [SW] Taiko no Tatsujin Drum ‘n’ Fun – 11,208 (431,790)
  17. [SW] Super Mario Odyssey – 10,045 (2,057,591)
  18. [SW] Yo-Kai Watch 4++ – 9,486 (56,382)
  19. [SW] Dragon Quest XI S – 7,973 (471,672)
  20. [SW] Kirby Star Allies – 7,696 (791,570)

[via famitsu.com, videogameschronicle.com]