Japanese Retail Kirby and the Forgotten Land celebrates the series
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Japanese Retail: Kirby and the Forgotten Land celebrates the series’ best launch, and Ghostwire: Tokyo didn’t gain much popularity

Famitsu Magazine shared information on the sale of retail editions of games in Japan from March 21 to March 27 of the current year. Last week, Kirby and the Forgotten Land topped the list.

    Image source: Nintendo

Image source: Nintendo

As revealed, Nintendo’s action-adventure platformer sold over 380,000 copies in the Land of the Rising Sun during the period, a record for the franchise.

According to information in Famitsu Video Game Sales Librarythe most successful launch of the Kirby series in Japanese retail until recently was Kirby Super Star Ultra (260.8 thousand copies) for the Nintendo DS.

    Image Source: Steam (Emoji Queen)

Image Source: Steam (Emoji Queen)

For comparison, the launch of another week’s newcomer – otherworldly action film Ghostwire: Tokyo – barely surpassed 10,000 copies. A similar picture emerged in British retail.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Ghostwire: Tokyo debuted on March 25 of this year. The new Kirby is exclusive to Nintendo Switch, while Tango Gameworks is available for PC (Steam, Epic Games Store) and PS5.

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