Japanese Charts: Pokémon Sword And Shield Lifetime Sales Overtake Splatoon 2, And Smash Is Next

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    Famitsu’s Japanese chart figures are now in for 13th – 19th January, revealing that Pokémon Sword and Shield has lost its first-place position after nine straight weeks at the top.

    The two titles lost out to new Yakuza and Dragon Ball Z releases this week, but it’s not all bad for the monster-catching beast. Lifetime sales for Sword and Shield have now reached an estimated 3,312,358, overtaking Splatoon 2‘s total which stood at 3,288,270 last week and helping it to become the second best-selling Switch game in the region behind Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (although perhaps not for long, looking at the figures below).

    Elsewhere, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore debuted in sixth spot, selling 18,797 copies in its opening week.

    Here are the top 10 (first numbers are this week’s estimated sales, followed by total sales):


    1) [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega) {2020.01.16} – 156.993 / NEW
    2) [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.01.16} – 89.537 / NEW
    3) [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} – 55.604 / 3.312.358
    4) [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} – 35.860 / 583.429
    5) [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14 (Koei Tecmo) {2020.01.16} – 20.095 / NEW
    6) [NSW] Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (Nintendo) {2020.01.17} – 18.797 / NEW
    7) [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} – 15.790 / 107.698
    8) [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} – 13.919 / 1.222.666
    9) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} – 12.370 / 2.737.674
    10) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} – 12.347 / 3.522.802


    The Switch also continues to dominate the hardware chart. Here are this week’s figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

    Nintendo Switch: 62,920 (10,653,744)
    PlayStation 4: 2,147 (7,387,252)
    PlayStation 4 Pro: 4,178 (1,432,919)
    Xbox One S: 33 (20,720)
    Xbox One X: 41 (18,843)

    Nintendo Switch Lite: 33,538 (1,227,273)
    New Nintendo 2DS LL: 692 (1,109,896)
    New Nintendo 3DS: 74 (5,886,171)

    < Last week’s charts

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