Pokken Tournament DX Sells an Estimated 167,000 Units First Week at Retail

Pokken Tournament DX Sells an Estimated 167,000 Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 November 2017 / 3,823 Views

The Pokémon spin-off fighting game published by The Pokemon Company and developed by Bandai Namco - Pokken Tournament DX - sold 167,352 units first week worldwide at retail on the Nintendo Switch, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending September 23.

 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 64,606 units sold (39%), compared to 54,142 units sold in Japan (32%) and 32,542 unit sold in Europe (19%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold 8,631 units in the UK, 6,487 units in Germany, and 7,325 units in France.

To compare, the Wii U version sold 341,725 in its first week in March 2016. It has since sold a total of 1.33 million units.

Pokken Tournament DX launched worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on September 22.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

KeithC1990 (on 13 November 2017)

167,000 isn't bad at all for a game that is just a port, barely cost anything to port over I guess and also was barely marketed. Also until we get a proper Pokemon game on Switch this game will still have decent legs as people will pick it up in shops when they see Pokemon all over the front cover.


poroporo (on 12 November 2017)

There was like 10-12 million Wii U on the market in 2016 (?), no wonder it sold double.


ResidentToxy (on 12 November 2017)

That, and the Wii U didn't have many games release that year to compete with Pokken Tournament.


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trunkswd (on 11 November 2017)

I've updated the article to include the sales of the Wii U version.


OTBWY (on 12 November 2017)

It's simple to explain why the WiiU sales were higher. WiiU: Drought. Switch: No drought.


mountaindewslave (on 12 November 2017)

In the end I find the collaboration here a bit odd. Pokemon fans like the games for the RPG elements. Not sure how the Pokemon fanbase would translate to a semi serious fighting game really. (i.e. Pokemon Tekken)


miedek (on 12 November 2017)

I hated it on Wii U, huge disapointment. No way im picking it again for a few new characters.


Flilix (on 12 November 2017)

Not great, but I doubt that anyone expected it to do much better. It may have decent legs though.


ampersand (on 11 November 2017)

Wow, it is shocking that the Wii U version sold twice as many.


mountaindewslave (on 12 November 2017)

is it? this is just a port essentially and the odds are the majority of Pokemon fans who were dying to play Pokken would have gotten a Wii U for it. Just saying


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Darwinianevolution (on 12 November 2017)

This looks like it will be a game with slow but constant sales. It's not that big of a "must buy title" anymore, so people will get it when they can, or when they have a hole in their gaming lineups.


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CaptainExplosion (on 11 November 2017)

Is that more or less than the Wii U version?


LimaBean01 (on 11 November 2017)

It’s around half IIRC, WII U version sold upwards of 300k FW.


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Ggordon (on 11 November 2017)

When you got games like breath of the wild and mario kart why would anyone care about this game?


monocle_layton (on 12 November 2017)

Because it's a very solid pokemon fighting game?


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Ggordon (on 12 November 2017)

Better than breath of the wild?And now theres even mario odyssey


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monocle_layton (on 12 November 2017)

Nice job bringing in irrelevant games. Should every game be ignored if it isn't a 97 on metacritic?


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Ggordon (on 12 November 2017)

OK so if you ve got a switch and you can only afford one game you ll get pokken tournament then?


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monocle_layton (on 12 November 2017)

I'm just gonna stop. Not gonna continue if all you can do is ask loaded questions


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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 12 November 2017)

I have 9 Switch games, it's easily the console I've bought software on the fastest. You act like you have to choose on game and start a war over it. You don't. If I want more Switch content, maybe I'll pick it up.


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IkePoR (on 12 November 2017)

This is a good example of someone trying to explain why a game didn't sell so hot, but having it come off as dislike for the game. Cut Ggordon some slack, guys, he meant well. I think.


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Ggordon (on 12 November 2017)

I didnt mean to start a flame war
I comment what i feel is true and im fine with people disapproving cause obviously i cant force anyone


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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 12 November 2017)

I don't feel like my comment was too harsh to Gordon...just explaining my viewpoint. Sorry if it came off as rude though


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monocle_layton (on 12 November 2017)

Your response seemed to give off the logic that any flawed game should be ignored since BotW and Odyssey exists. I know you weren't trying to troll or be rude; I hope my response didn't make you think that


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Flilix (on 12 November 2017)

Most people who bought this game, probably got BotW too. And some people simply like fighting games.


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Ggordon (on 13 November 2017)

Glad you guys understand


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