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Pikmin 3 Deluxe Debuts in 1st on the Japanese Charts

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Debuts in 1st on the Japanese Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 November 2020 / 2,523 Views

Pikmin 3 Deluxe (NS) has debuted on the top spot on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 171,349 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending November 1.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (NS) debuted in second place with sales of 52,481 units. The PlayStation 4 version debuted in third place with sales of 48,830 units. Watch Dogs: Legion (PS4) debuted in fourth place with sales of 40,962 units. 

Seven of the top 10 games are for the Nintendo Switch, while three are for the PlayStation 4.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 86,985 units sold. The PS4 sold 3,150 units, the 3DS sold 1,467 units and the Xbox One sold 36 units.

Here is the complete top 10:

  1. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Nintendo, 10/30/20) – 171,349 (New)
  2. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (Atlus, 10/29/20) – 52,481 (New)
  3. [PS4] Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (Atlus, 10/29/20) – 48,830 (New)
  4. [PS4] Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft, 10/29/20) – 40,962 (New)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 29,086 (1,746,352)
  6. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 24,009 (5,909,746)
  7. [PS4] GreedFall (Game Source Entertainment, 10/29/20) – 13,292 (New)
  8. [NSW] Kamen Rider: Memory of Heroez (Bandai Namco, 10/29/20) – 11,683 (New)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 9,569 (3,238,517)
  10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 9,421 (3,783,145)

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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Original (on 05 November 2020)

Best launch for any Pikmin game well deserved

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siebensus4 (on 05 November 2020)

So Ring Fit and Mario Kart 8 sell more than the new Mario Kart Live. What a bummer.

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heavenmercenary01 siebensus4 (on 06 November 2020)

It was clear from the beginning that it's going to be a niche product, considering the fact that a lot of conditions needed to be met so that customers can be potentially interested in it. (gimmic+space+price). I don't think Nintendo expected extremely high sales for that one. They bet on quality and originality and introduced some new concept.

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SvenTheTurkey siebensus4 (on 07 November 2020)

Is that considered a video game though? No game is included. Just a WiFi remote control car and some cardboard in the box. Anyone can download the game for free. You play a game using it, but unlike labo and ring fit, no game is being sold.

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SvenTheTurkey siebensus4 (on 07 November 2020)

Not disparaging it. I just mean it seems like it would be considered a toy because of that fact. I don't know how it's being tracked though. I was just suggesting maybe that's why it isn't in the top 10.

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