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Japanese Charts: Pokémon Sword And Shield Break 2 Million Sales, Switch Sales Rise


Famitsu’s Japanese chart figures are now in for 25th November – 1st December, revealing that Pokémon Sword and Shield is showing no signs of slowing down.

The two games have now sold an estimated two million physical copies in Japan alone, racing ahead of games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee. The games shifted another 275,959 sales this week, comfortably outselling the new releases which appeared in the charts.

The top ten is mostly made up of Switch titles as is usually the case, although SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays did sell better on PS4 in its opening week.

Here are the top 10 (first numbers are this week’s estimated sales, followed by total sales):

01./01. [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (Pokémon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 275.959 / 2.023.043
02./00. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} – 64.538 / NEW
03./00. [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation: Cross Rays (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.11.28} – 45.282 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus) {2019.11.28} – 34.608 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 26.256 / 285.175
06./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 22.302 / 312.383
07./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 11.084 / 1.022.756
08./07. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 10.439 / 62.021
09./10. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 9.834 / 2.543.292
10./11. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 9.789 / 3.348.488

In terms of hardware, the Switch saw another small boost in sales this week despite a lack of major new software releases. Here are this week’s figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

Nintendo Switch: 111,621 (9,729,199)
PlayStation 4: 5,054 (7,180,607)
PlayStation 4 Pro: 3,572 (1,326,357)
Xbox One X: 373 (17,760)
Xbox One S: 518 (20,039)

Nintendo Switch Lite: 75,142 (703,371)
New Nintendo 2DS LL: 1,486 (1,090,781)
New Nintendo 3DS: 94 (5,885,241)
PlayStation Vita: 26 (5,862,835)

< Last week’s charts

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