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This Week in Sales: Nintendo Switch and Pokemon Sword & Shield Off to a Strong Start in 2020

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Period: December 30, 2019 – January 12, 2020

  • Top-seller: Pokemon Sword & Shield – 268,620 (Switch)
  • Nintendo Switch: 252,776 (Total: 10,590,824)
  • Nintendo Switch Lite: 148,352 (1,193,735)
  • New Nintendo 2DS LL: 4,791 (1,694,913)
  • New Nintendo 3DS LL: 182 (5,886,097)
  • PlayStation 4: 31,832 (7,385,105)
  • PlayStation 4 Pro: 33,771 (1,428,741)
  • Xbox One X: 160 (18,802)
  • Xbox One S: 85 (92,689)

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This Week in Sales: Nintendo Switch and Pokemon Sword & Shield Off to a Strong Start in 2020

Famitsu shared the latest video game software and hardware sales figures, showing estimates of sales from December 30, 2019 to January 12, 2020.

During this period, Pokemon Sword Pokemon Shield took the #1 spot by a landslide. In addition to staying in top place for an impressive eight weeks straight, it is the first to sell over three million units in Japan through retail. Furthermore, sales appear to have picked up after Pokemon Sword Shield‘s Expansion Pass announcement on January 9. We can expect sales to continue stretching through the coming weeks.

We tend to see much higher numbers around New Year’s in Japan, but it’s also worth noting that since these numbers come from a two-week period, they’re a little higher than a regular weekly sales report.

Top-10 Chart

 Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
 01. 01. Pokemon Sword & Shield 268,620 3,256,754 Switch Pokemon Company
 05. 02. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 66,295 2,725,304 Switch Nintendo
 02. 03. Luigi’s Mansion 3 64,073 570,071 Switch Nintendo
 04. 04. Minecraft 62,808 1,208,747 Switch Microsoft
 07. 05. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 57,403 3,510,455 Switch Nintendo
 08. 06. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch 57,212 91,908 Switch Nintendo
 06. 07. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 53,379 248,507 Switch Sega
 03. 08. Ring Fit Adventure 51,930 547,569 Switch Nintendo
 09. 09. Super Mario Party 47,463 1,311,173 Switch Nintendo
 10. 10. Fishing Spirits Nintendo Switch Version 35,938 372,933 Switch Bandai Namco

Sales data acquired from Famitsu.

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