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Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! Sells 661,000 Units in Japan, NS Sells 200,000 Units

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! Sells 661,000 Units in Japan, NS Sells 200,000 Units - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2018 / 6,083 Views

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! debuted at the top of the Japanese charts with sales of 661,240 units, according to Media Create for the week ending November 18. The game helped increase Nintendo Switch sales nearly four fold to over 200,000 units.

Fallout 76 (PS4) debuted in second with sales of 73,489 units. Hitman 2 (PS4) debuted in fifth with sales of 10,162 units. 


The Switch was the best-selling platform with sales 200,850 units. The PS4 sold 17,789 units, the 3DS sold 6,599 units. The PlayStation Vita sold 1,877 units and Xbox One sold 164 units.

Here is the complete top 20 chart:

  1. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 661,240 (New)
  2. [PS4] Fallout 76 (Limited Edition Included) (Bethesda Softworks, 11/15/18) – 73,489 (New)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 20,942 (345,627)
  4. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (SIE, 10/12/18) – 17,159 (460,890)
  5. [PS4] Hitman 2 (Warner Bros. Interactive, 11/15/18) – 10,162 (New)
  6. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo, 11/08/18) – 9,320 (36,689)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,319 (1,836,063)
  8. [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 (Limited Editions Included) (Take-Two Interactive, 10/26/18) – 8,120 (181)
  9. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,992 (2,698,886)
  10. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,449 (365,347)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,215 (1,159,398)
  12. [PS4] Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs: Steam Dungeon (FuRyu, 11/15/18) – 5,025 (New)
  13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 3,990 (1,845,682)
  14. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 3,493 (1,760,304)
  15. [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man (Bundle Version Included) (SIE, 09/07/18) – 3,134 (305,030)
  16. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 2,958 (642,205)
  17. [NSW] RPG Maker MV (Kadokawa Games, 11/15/18) – 2,641 (New)
  18. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 2,181 (225,417)
  19. [PS4] RPG Maker MV (Kadokawa Games, 11/15/18) – 2,090 (New)
  20. [PSV] Shiro to Kuro no Alice: Twilight Line (Limited Edition Included) (Idea Factory, 11/15/18) – 2,087 (New)

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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14 Comments
HylianSwordsman (on 21 November 2018)

Not too bad for Pokemon. I could see it legging out to 2 million in Japan, about the same in Europe, a bit more in USA, WW lifetime edging out to 6 million for a low performance for a third version but high performance for a spinoff. That would put it about right for a game being viewed as somewhere in between a spinoff and a remake of a mainline game. At first I thought momentum would die for it after launch, but given the fairly positive reviews and general "I thought this game was supposed to be bad, this is actually pretty good" buzz surrounding the game now, I'm thinking it's going to do just fine. Guess we'll have to see how the holidays treat it.

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StriderKiwi (on 21 November 2018)

I'd say it's fair to assume Let's Go attaining mainline Pokemon entry level sales in the US and otherwise at this point. It's the first Pokemon game to appear on nonhandheld consoles (Pokken Tournament not withstanding) and a remake of one of the fan favorites.

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HylianSwordsman StriderKiwi (on 21 November 2018)

First Pokemon game on non handheld consoles? There's more than just Pokken Tournament you know. There's Pokemon Stadium 1&2, Pokemon Snap, Hey You Pikachu, Pokemon Puzzle League, Pokemon Colosseum, Pokemon XD, Pokemon Channel, Pokemon Battle Revolution, and that's just off the top of my head.

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StriderKiwi StriderKiwi (on 21 November 2018)

Meant to say in recent years. My bad

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CosmicSex (on 21 November 2018)

Congrats to Pokemon. The titles selling on PS4 in Japan are actually fascinating. Its gotta be seen as positive to developers the world over to see Japanese gamers buying more and more Western titles: thereby creating a new market for Western publishers in the most unlikely of places.

  • +2
Zach808 (on 21 November 2018)

How much did Fallout 4 sell FW in Japan? Those numbers seem rather low, though considering how badly it's doing in the UK...

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CaptainExplosion (on 21 November 2018)

It's not easy for non-Nintendo systems or systems to sell in Japan, and Pokemon: Let's Go's success is the newest example.

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ResilientFighter (on 21 November 2018)

Hell yeah all those hate filled people wishing this game failure sure had that backfire lol
This is a good sign pokemon is still going strong and popular for people of different generations.

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teamsilent13 ResilientFighter (on 23 November 2018)

I mean it doesn’t change the fact that the game is for babies and literally unplayable.

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ResilientFighter ResilientFighter (on 23 November 2018)

Doesn't change the fact you are so wrong its embarrassing.

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teamsilent13 ResilientFighter (on 24 November 2018)

I would rather pokemon add more complex mechanics and I prefer random battle grinding to circus rings grindinf]g. I grew up in peak pokemon being in elementary school gens 1-3. Gen 2 added so many things without removing anything. Gen 3 started a trend of removing content like day/night and weekly based events for example. Also, mega evolutions remind me of special attacks in fighting games (which I personally find cheap and op) so I don’t like every addition. I would rather a remake be more challenging than the original not less with side mission esque content (legendary bird towers and gen 2 bug catching contest as examples). For me, I want a pokemon that world builds and goes further into RPG elements. Since I grew up with gen 1 and the tv anime and card game this is just not the style of game that would catch my nostalgia. I would rather a yellow remake try to take more quirks from the tv anime and less from the newer series.

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ResilientFighter ResilientFighter (on 24 November 2018)

Your opinion had no effect on me, the community or sales try again

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xMetroid (on 21 November 2018)

Really great week. I think the effect will be huge WW too. People didn't really bought into the 3DS since it was more "cheap" looking and had a childish reputation from the DS/Wii era. I can see more casual adults and young adults gamers getting a Switch. If it doesn't beat the 3DS after it's lifetime, Nintendo really dropped the ball.

  • -3
Naum (on 21 November 2018)

See alot of NSFW in that list...well atleast at first glance :)

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