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Pokemon Sells Another 355,046 Units on the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 122,573 Units

Pokemon Sells Another 355,046 Units on the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 122,573 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2021 / 3,986 Views

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (NS) has remained in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 355,046 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending November 28, 2021. 

Power Pro Kun Pocket R (NS) was the only new release in the top 10. It debuted in third place with sales of 23,360 units.

Mario Party Superstars (NS) is in second place with sales of 35,012 units. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS) is in fourth place with sales of 22,746 units. Ring Fit Adventure (NS) is in fifth place with sales of 12,358 units.

The entire top 10 are games for the Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 122,573 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 8,987 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 633 units, the 3DS sold 477 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold 84 units.

Pokemon Sells 1.4 Million on the Japanese Charts, Switch Sells 167,778 Units

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 355,046 (1,750,688)
    2. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 35,012 (364,509)
    3. [NSW] Power Pro Kun Pocket R (Konami, 11/25/21) – 23,360 (New)
    4. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 22,746 (6,968,435)
    5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,358 (2,933,333)
    6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 11,905 (2,291,581)
    7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 11,139 (4,153,289)
    8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 11,010 (4,517,749)
    9. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V (Atlus, 11/11/21) – 9,476 (175,236)
    10. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 8,920 (4,206,024)

    Here is the hardware breakdown:

    1. Switch – 67,011 (17,521,471)
    2. Switch Lite – 39,586 (4,234,895)
    3. Switch OLED Model – 15,976 (392,977)
    4. PlayStation 5 – 7,391 (995,791)
    5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,596 (190,441)
    6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 477 (1,177,830)
    7. Xbox Series X – 435 (70,354)
    8. Xbox Series S – 198 (52,416)
    9. PlayStation 4 – 84 (7,818,897)

    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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    5 Comments
    SuperNintend0rk (on 02 December 2021)

    How did the Xbox Series only sell 633 units this week? MS must be diverting them to North America for the holidays.

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    shikamaru317 SuperNintend0rk (on 03 December 2021)

    Yep, they diverted a ton of units to US so that they could sell a ton on Black Friday week. Reportedly Xbox sold alot in the US that week, I heard some retailers got so much stock that they still had some left at the end of Black Friday, though it had all sold by the end of the weekend.

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    SuperNintend0rk shikamaru317 (on 03 December 2021)

    Wow really?? I'd love to see a photo of a Series X on a store shelf, just to prove they exist lol

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    shikamaru317 SuperNintend0rk (on 03 December 2021)

    Well, I hear they mainly sent S, very few X. Because of the semi-conductor shortage, and the fact that Series S chipsets are nearly half the size of the Series X chipset, they can fit almost twice as many onto a silicon wafer, so it was advantageous for them to mainly manufacture Series S for Black Friday so that they could sell big numbers.

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    SuperNintend0rk shikamaru317 (on 03 December 2021)

    Oh that makes sense. It was a smart move to maximize production for the holidays.

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