In January 2024, the Japanese monthly charts were once again dominated by a new release, Momotaro Dentetsu World: The Earth Spins with Hope. This Konami title sold an impressive 153,137 copies and surpassed Super Mario Bros Wonder in second place. Meanwhile, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth debuted on PS5 and ranked third with 102,940 units sold.
However, if we combine the sales of both Like a Dragon titles, they would have taken the top spot comfortably. Spider-Man 2 came in at No.4 with 98,157 units sold and a new entry Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island secured the fifth spot with 85,424 copies sold. Switch was the highest-selling hardware across three versions at 241,282 units and OLED model being the top seller. PS5 followed in second place with 185,480 units sold while Xbox came in at No.3 with only 7654 units sold.
Nintendo held a commanding 34.1% share of the market during this period, followed closely behind by Sega with a 12.3% share and Konami with a solid 10.2%. The top ten best-selling physical games from January 1 to January