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Famitsu 2021 Top-50 Third Party Games

Credit goes to N noshten from the Weekly Famitsu thread

Famitsu Third Party Top 50 2021(Unofficial Ranking)
  1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom) - 2.326.057
  2. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu (Konami) - 1.224.205
  3. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft) - 662.862
  4. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (Marvelous) – 309.722
  5. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2 (Capcom) - 227.554
  6. [PS4] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco) - 213.474
  7. [NSW] Baseball Spirits 2021 (Konami) - 210.259
  8. [PS4] Resident Evil Village (Capcom) - 191.983
  9. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V (Atlus) - 184.388
  10. [NSW] Crayon Shin-Chan (Neos) - 183.733
  11. [PS4] NieR Replicant (Square Enix) - 158.265
  12. [PS4] Lost Judgement (Sega) – 151.039
  13. [PS4] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Aniplex) - 136.617
  14. [NSW] Bravely Default II (Square Enix) – 136.091
  15. [NSW] Rune Factory 5 (Marvelous) - 127.968
  16. [NSW] Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel (Konami) - 127.221
  17. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S (Square Enix) - 115.610
  18. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2 (Imagineer) - 115.375
  19. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (Bandai Namco) - 104.751
  20. [NSW] Fishing Spirits (Bandai Namco) - 102.074
  21. [NSW] Super Robot Wars 30 (Bandai Namco) - 89.931
  22. [NSW] Tsukihime (Aniplex) - 89.916
  23. [NSW] Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) - 85.310
  24. [NSW] Minecraft Dungeons + Ultimate Edition (Microsoft) - 85.162
  25. [PS4] Tsukihime (Aniplex) - 80.042
  26. [PS4] Super Robot Wars 30 (Bandai Namco) - 74.036
  27. [NSW] Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco) - 72.796
  28. [PS5] Resident Evil Village (Capcom) - 72.761
  29. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 5 (Koei Tecmo) - 72.727
  30. [NSW] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco) - 69.449
  31. [NSW] Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Marvelous) - 65.620
  32. [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Koei Tecmo) - 62.119
  33. [NSW] Samurai Warriors 5 (Koei Tecmo) - 61.350
  34. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Dark (Nihon Falcom) - 60.435
  35. [PS5] Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco) - 60.106
  36. [PS4] Judgment [New Price Edition] (Sega) - 53.086
  37. [PS4] Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft) - 51.764
  38. [NSW] The Battle Cats Unite! (Ponos) - 51.268
  39. [PS4] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) - 45.058
  40. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) - 40.688
  41. [NSW] FIFA 22: Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) - 40.643
  42. [NSW] Fortnite: Minty Legends Pack (Epic Games) - 36.749
  43. [PS5] Lost Judgment (Sega) - 36.584
  44. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Sega) - 36.105
  45. [PS4] Battlefield 2042 (Electronic Arts) - 35.375
  46. [NSW] Family Trainer (Bandai Namco) - 35.273
  47. [PS4] Scarlet Nexus (Bandai Namco) - 31.665
  48. [PS5] Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (Square Enix) - 30.984
  49. [NSW] Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Koei Tecmo) - 30.364
  50. [PS4] Biomutant (THQ Nordic) - 30.292
TOTAL: 8.696.906
NSW TOTAL: 7.110.613 (81.8%)
PS4 TOTAL: 1.385.858 (15.9%)
PS5 TOTAL: 200.435 (2.3%)

Top 50's Top 10 Publishers 2021(Unofficial):

  1. Capcom - 2.812.804 (32.3%)
  2. Konami - 1.561.685 (18%)
  3. Bandai Namco - 853.555 (9.9%)
  4. Other - 771.275 (8.9%)
  5. Microsoft - 748.024 (8.6%)
  6. Marvelous - 503.310 (5.8%)
  7. Square Enix - 440.950 (5.1%)
  8. Sega - 343.794 (3.9%)
  9. Aniplex - 306.575 (3.5%)
  10. Koei Tecmo - 226.560 (2.6%)
  11. Atlus - 184.388 (2.1%)


2020 Data for comparison

Famitsu Third Party Top 50 2020(Official)
TOTAL: 8.079.256
NSW: 4.367.250 (54%)
PS4: 3.712.006 (46%)

Top 50's Top 10 Publishers 2020(Official)

  1. Konami - 1.821.772 (22.5%)
  2. Square Enix - 1.444.036 (17.9%)
  3. Bandai Namco - 1.158.166 (14.3%)
  4. Other - 815.636 (10.1%)
  5. Sega - 635.600 (7.9%)
  6. Microsoft - 633.766 (7.8%)
  7. Koei Tecmo - 524.423 (6.5%)
  8. Capcom - 404.529 (5%)
  9. Atlus - 375.003 (4.6%)
  10. Marvelous - 145.819 (1.8%)
 
i just realized how bad sales are in Japan...overall. Only 20 games sold over 100k? i would never guess...

edit. nevermind...3rd party games only, sorry.
 
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noshten

Member
Famitsu will release the Top 100 in 40 days or so, so the snapshot I've put together provides us an idea where things are but they are actually lacking data.
This is complied by games that charted in the Top 30 or we received updates about by Famitsu, so no digital, Amazon.co.jp or Nintendo Stores data. In reality third parties are doing better for the Switch than what we are seeing here, since it doesn't include sales outside of the Top 30 or digital. eShop only games also are not tracked by anyone and the only updates we get for those is directly by the studios/publishers.

i just realized how bad sales are in Japan...overall. Only 20 games sold over 100k? i would never guess...

This list doesn't include Nintendo, Sony or Pokemon, there are likely an additional 30 games made or published by them that have surpassed 100K in 2021(well I'm not sure if Sony has any this year and they publish Call of Duty in Japan but Vanguard barely did 75K sales across the PS4/PS5 combined)
 
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Lognor

Member
That's unbelievable! The Switch accounted for 82% of third party sales.

Everyone in this list except Sega (LOL) and Aniplex (?) sold more on Switch than PS4/PS5.

I wonder if the limited cloud releases of Switch games (RE7, Control, etc) have done well. I think we might see more cloud releases for Switch in the future, but we didn't see a cloud version of RE8 for Switch (after RE7 was available) so maybe they haven't been successful.
 
This list doesn't include Nintendo or Pokemon, there are likely an additional 30 games made by them that have surpassed 100K in 2021
that makes a lot more sense. didn't realize it was just 3rd party games even though it's in the title, lmao. let me edit my post.
 
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