Yesterday, Famitsu released its latest game charts – revealing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for Nintendo Switch got off to an amazing start in Japan, shifting 1,395,642 copies in just the first three days.
This figure was based on in-store purchases alone and means these titles are now officially the second largest Switch game launch in Japan. They’ve even managed to outdo Pokémon Sword and Shield on release, which sold 1,364,544 million units on release in Japan.
If it’s got you wondering how this launch compares to other Pokémon opening weekends in Japan, Serebii.net webmaster has now shared some more physical sales data – highlighting launch sales of past Pokémon games on 3DS and Switch. While the latest releases managed to outperform Let’s Go, the older 3DS titles are still out in front.
The opening sales for the Diamond and Pearl remakes in Japan place them behind Animal Crossing: New Horizons (which sold around 1,880,626 physical copies in its first three days). Over in the UK, the remakes have also dominated the charts – becoming the second biggest domestic box launch of the year.
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