Japanese Charts: Pokémon Sword And Shield Debut In Top Spot, As Switch Sales Continue To Rise

Sword And Shield

Famitsu’s Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th – 17th November, reconfirming the strong start for Pokémon Sword and Shield. As previously revealed, the new entries have now sold more than 1.3 million copies, making it the fastest-selling Switch title within this region.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 has now dropped to third place, underneath Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, and Ring Fit Adventure is now in fourth. These two Nintendo titles weren’t far apart in terms of sales during this period. Meanwhile, Sega’s Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 remains in seventh place and Minecraft for Switch (in ninth) has now surpassed one million sales overall within Japan.

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


1) [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company) {2019.11.15} – 1,364,544 / NEW
2) [PS4] Death Stranding (SIE) {2019.11.08} – 37,382 / 223,291
3) [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} – 29,718 / 235,047
4) [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 28,015 / 263,940
5) [PS4] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.15} – 26,761 / NEW
6) [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (SIE) {2019.10.25} – 9,411 / 181,165
7) [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Sega) {2019.11.01} – 9,042 / 42,756
8) [PS4] Need for Speed: Heat (Electronic Arts) {2019.11.08} – 7,638 / 23,944
9) [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} – 7,637 / 1,003,160
10) [PS4] Persona 5 Royal (Atlus) {2019.10.31} – 7,195 / 228,756


As for hardware, the Switch continues to outperform the competition with a huge surge in Lite sales coming into the holiday season. Here are this week’s figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

Nintendo Switch: 82,571 (9,515,266)
PlayStation 4: 4393 (7,711,340)
PlayStation 4 Pro: 3701 (1,139,925)
Xbox One X: 39 (17,338)
Xbox One S: 41 (19,460)

Switch Lite: 97,565 (555,531)
New 2DS LL: 1188 (1,670,402)
New 3DS LL: 74 (5,885,066)
PS Vita: 20 (5,862,786)

< Last week’s charts

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Source : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/11/japanese_charts_pokemon_sword_and_shield_debut_in_top_spot_as_switch_sales_continue_to_rise

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