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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Once Again Tops the Japanese Charts

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Once Again Tops the Japanese Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2020 / 3,643 Views

Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4) remained at the top spot on the retail sales in Japan with sales of 39,719, according to Famitsu for the week ending January 26.

Ring Fit Adventure (NS) shoots up to second place, narrowly missing the top spot, with sales of 39,217 units. Pokemon Sword and Shield (NS) is in third place with sales of 37,950 units.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 67,987 units sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 6,330 units, the 3DS sold 718 units, and the Xbox One sold 58 units.

Here is the complete chart:

  1. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega, 01/17/20) – 39,719 (196,712)
  2. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 39,217 (622,646)
  3. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 37,950 (335,308)
  4. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco, 01/17/20) – 25,669 (115,206)
  5. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo, 12/27/19) – 12,875 (120,573)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 10,827 (1,233,493)
  7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 9,927 (3,532,729)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,008 (2,746,682)
  9. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo, 10/31/19) – 6,065 (584,812)
  10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 5,915 (3,301,208)

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Spike0503 (on 29 January 2020)

I've always thought of this franchise as the Japanese GTA. Not because of its sales around the world but because of the support it gets in Japan. If you think about it, there's nothing quite like it with regards to showing a modern Japanese setting in current consoles. Maybe that's why it still has staying power to this day.

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Pinkie_pie (on 29 January 2020)

A yakuza game without kiryu and majima im surprised its selling well, over 300k shipped sega announced.

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SwitchUP (on 29 January 2020)

The total sales of pokemon are a tiny bit off... shouldn't it be over 3 million? 335k? Man.. it flopped. Lol. JK.

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Radek (on 29 January 2020)

Glad to see it's selling well in Japan :) I hope western version could release in early Summer.

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