Japanese Charts: Nintendo Switch And Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Continue To Dominate


Pokémon's latest releases pass 2 million boxed sales in the country

  • Japanese Charts: Nintendo Switch And Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Continue To Dominate
  • by Thomas Whitehead
Japanese Charts: Nintendo Switch And Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Continue To Dominate
Image: The Pokémon Company

Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 12th December, revealing that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have remained on top for a fourth consecutive week, in the process passing two million physical copy sales.

It was a quiet week overall with no new releases in the top 10, but once again it's a Switch lockout. Nintendo's system and games are enjoying a dominant period at present, and it's worth noting that this isn't necessarily the peak shopping season yet in Japan - that'll come in January.

Here are the top ten games (first numbers are this week's estimated sales, followed by total sales):

  1. [NSW] Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (The Pokémon Company, 11/19/21) – 130,772 (2,046,040)
  2. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 10/29/21) – 53,824 (459,001)
  3. [NSW] Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (Nintendo, 12/03/21) – 33,092 (70,020)
  4. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 26,256 (2,336,145)
  5. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 23,786 (7,010,861)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 21,819 (4,191,268)
  7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 20,364 (4,552,841)
  8. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 14,709 (2,448,283)
  9. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 13,765 (2,956,485)
  10. [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (The Pokémon Company, 11/15/19) – 12,825 (4,227,847)

The Switch continues to dominate in terms of hardware as well; that said the low number of PlayStation 5 sales in particular is likely due to increasingly strained supplies. Here are this week's figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

  1. Switch OLED Model – 90,076 (582,248)
  2. Switch – 59,460 (17,634,683)
  3. Switch Lite – 42,799 (4,327,684)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 1,020 (998,625)
  5. Xbox Series X – 450 (70,908)
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 391 (1,178,644)
  7. Xbox Series S – 355 (53,225)
  8. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 113 (190,659)
  9. PlayStation 4 – 103 (7,819,116)

< Last week's charts

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[source famitsu.com, via gematsu.com]