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New Pokemon Snap Sold 147,742 Units in Japan, Switch Sells 165,268, PS5 Sells 30,973

New Pokemon Snap Sold 147,742 Units in Japan, Switch Sells 165,268, PS5 Sells 30,973 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 May 2021 / 2,852 Views

New Pokemon Snap (NS) in its first week on the retail charts in Japan sold 147,742 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending May 2, 2021. The numbers were leaked via ResetEra.

R-Type Final 2 (PS4) sold 8,693 units in its first week, while Returnal (PS5) sold 6,573 units in week one.

Monster Hunter Rise (NS) had a very strong week with sales of 102,952 units to bring its lifetime sales in Japan to 2,073,323.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 165,268 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 30,973 units, the PlayStation 4 sold 1,736 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 512 units, and the 3DS sold 543 units.

Here are the leaked software sales numbers via ResetEra:

Switch:

  1. New Pokemon Snap - 147,742 - NEW
  2. Monster Hunter Rise - 102,952
  3. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury - 27,096

PS5

  1. Returnal - 6,573 - NEW
  2. Judgment - 2,881

PS4

  1. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 - 25,601
  2. R-Type Final 2 - 8.693 - NEW
  3. Judgment - 3,383

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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4 Comments
Salnax (on 12 May 2021)

For whatever it's worth, the original Pokemon Snap sold 122,073 copies launch week in Japan, so New Pokemon Snap is doing pretty well. Sure, the Switch is more popular than the N64 by far, but Pokemon was a stronger brand in 1999 compared to today, and simply seeing these critters in 3D was still fairly novel back then.

Anyhow, if legs for New Pokemon Snap are comparable to those of the original, then we can expect the game to sell at least 500k in Japan. That would be comparable to Arms, 1-2-Switch, Mario Tennis Aces, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

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Yassgragra (on 11 May 2021)

Is there any sales data from Japan for X/S games ?

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Kakadu18 Yassgragra (on 11 May 2021)

Usually they report the top 30 and usually no Xbox games chart in the top 30. That's also why there are only 2 PS5 games, since those are the only ones to chart in the top 30 now. This is just a leak, the full charts come on thursday. It was delayed because of Golden Week holiday.

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progstarmac Yassgragra (on 12 May 2021)

Xbox S/X numbers are close to 0.

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