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


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

 LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
 01.01.Pokemon Sword & Shield268,6203,256,754SwitchPokemon Company
 05.02.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe66,2952,725,304SwitchNintendo
 02.03.Luigi’s Mansion 364,073570,071SwitchNintendo
 07.05.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate57,4033,510,455SwitchNintendo
 08.06.Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch57,21291,908SwitchNintendo
 06.07.Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 202053,379248,507SwitchSega
 03.08.Ring Fit Adventure51,930547,569SwitchNintendo
 09.09.Super Mario Party47,4631,311,173SwitchNintendo
 10.10.Fishing Spirits Nintendo Switch Version35,938372,933SwitchBandai Namco

Sales data acquired from Famitsu.

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