Pokemon Sword and Shield and Nintendo Switch Dominate Japanese Charts Once Again

Both see an increase over last week’s sales.

Posted By | On 20th, Dec. 2019 Under News


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Pokemon Sword and Shield and the Nintendo Switch have both been enjoying impressive sales for a number of weeks now, and they’ve maintained their momentum into this week as well. Both actually say an increase in sales (in fact, all games within the top 10 saw week-on-week growth in terms of sales).

Pokemon Sword and Shield sold over 231,000 units, while New Sakura Wars, which has been hotly anticipated in Japan for some weeks now, debuted in second place with over 140,000 copies sold. Meanwhile, Ring Fit Adventure retained last week’s No. 3 spot, selling over 57,000 copies, while Luigi’s Mansion 3 followed with over 48,000 copies sold. The rest of the top 10 is comprised of the usual suspects, including the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Maker 2,

On the hardware front, the Switch carried its impressive momentum from recent weeks, having moved over 236,000 units, showing healthy great over last week’s sales. The PS4, meanwhile, saw a dip in sales, selling just over 11,000 units as opposed to last week’s sales of over 41,000.

You can check out the full software and hardware charts for the week ending December 15 below.

Software sales (followed by lifetime sales)

01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 231,578 / 2,456,459
02. [PS4] New Sakura Wars – 140,376 / NEW
03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 57,746 / 386,257
04. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 48,449 / 367,746
05. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 – 26,677 / 103,857
06. [NSW] Minecraft – 25,036 / 1,063,127
07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 22,376 / 2,580,291
08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 21,135 / 3,383,582
09. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version – 20,932 / 264,845
10. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 19,466 / 739,734

Hardware sales (followed by last week’s sales)

Nintendo Switch: 236,625 (188,501)
PS4: 11,216 (41,401)
Nintendo 3DS: 3,694 (4,074)
Xbox One: 522 (400)
PS Vita: 51 (45)

[Via ResetEra]


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