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Pokemon Legends Arceus Sells 1.42M Units in Japan

Pokemon Legends Arceus Sells 1.42M Units in Japan - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 February 2022 / 2,924 Views

Pokemon Legends: Arceus (NS) has debuted in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 1,424,657 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending January 30, 2022.

Mario Party Superstars (NS) is in second place with sales of 19,169 units. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (NS) is in third place with sales of 14,951 units. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) is in fourth place with sales of 13,064 units.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS) is in fifth place with sales of 12,986 units. Minecraft (NS) is in sixth place with sales of 10,663 units. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS) is in seventh place with sales of 8,695 units. 

The entire top 10 are games for the Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 99,078 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 23,339 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 1,696 units, the 3DS sold 267 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold 11  units.

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (The Pokemon Company, 01/28/22) – 1,424,657 (New)
    2. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 19,169 (833,192)
    3. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (The Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 14,951 (2,483,102)
    4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,064 (4,400,203)
    5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 12,986 (4,739,797)
    6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 10,663 (2,496,078)
    7. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 8,695 (7,166,966)
    8. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 7,733 (3,059,839)
    9. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Nintendo, 12/03/21) – 7,127 (2,307,549)
    10. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 6,749 (2,5814,176)

    Here is the hardware breakdown:

    1. Switch OLED Model – 46,947 (1,077,288)
    2. Switch – 32,331 (17,927,296)
    3. Switch Lite – 19,800 (4,530,354)
    4. PlayStation 5 – 21,871 (1,128,590)
    5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,468 (208,748)
    6. Xbox Series X – 1,098 (76,983)
    7. Xbox Series S – 598 (59,051)
    8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 267 (1,181,306)
    9. PlayStation 4 – 11 (7,819,302)

    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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    3 Comments
    SuperNintend0rk (on 03 February 2022)

    Second best debut for a Switch game in Japan after Animal Crossing! They sure love their Pokémon games lol

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    Kakadu18 SuperNintend0rk (on 03 February 2022)

    The 2nd, 3rd and 4th best launches are Pokémon games. Never been stronger.

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    SuperNintend0rk Kakadu18 (on 03 February 2022)

    Gotcha catch 'em all! As in catch all those potential sales haha

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