Monday, November 29th, 2021

Japanese Charts: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remake Tops at Great Opening Weekend

Famitsu’s Japanese chart figures are in the week ending November 21st, revealing that Pokemon Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls have completely destroyed the competition with cracks over the weekend.

As was actually revealed earlier this morning, the game was able to sell a total of 1,395,642 physical copies in the first three days of sale. This number includes standard retail copy and download card purchases, but does not include purchases made through the e-shop. Genuine Of course, sales will increase further.

An incredible start is that Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls have actually become the second largest switch ever launched in Japan, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the only one that sold well on its first weekend. Means.

The rest of the top 10 are mostly made up of other Switch titles, although EA has been newly released. Battlefield 2042 Entered the chart on both PS4 and PS5.

The top 10 are: (First number is estimated sales for this week, followed by total sales):


  1. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls (Pokemon Company, 11/19/21) – 1,395,642 (new)
  2. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo, 21/10/29) – 39,797 (329,497)
  3. [PS4] Battlefield 2042 (Electronic Art, 11/19/21) – 25,268 (new)
  4. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei V (Atlus, 11/11/21) – 22,513 (165,760)
  5. [PS5] Battlefield 2042 (Electronic Art, 11/19/21) – 21,637 (new)
  6. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 19/10/18) – 11,822 (2,920,975)
  7. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 11,149 (6,945,689)
  8. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, June 21, 2018) – 10,084 (2,279,676)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, April 28, 2017) – 9,890 (4,142,150)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, December 7, 2018) – 8,621 (4,506,739)

The switch itself had a great week. Undoubtedly, it was helped by the surge of Pokemon fans getting a new system with the remake. OLED was particularly boosted, but all three members of the Switch family were particularly strong this week. Here are the numbers for this week and the lifetime sales in parentheses:

  1. Switch OLED model – 68,796 (377,001)
  2. Switch – 60,512 (17,454,460)
  3. Switch Lite – 38,470 (4,195,309)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 4,134 (988,400)
  5. Xbox Series X – 2,203 (69,919)
  6. Xbox Series S – 1,219 (52,218)
  7. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 365 (1,177,353)
  8. PlayStation 4 – 188 (7,818,813)
  9. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 173 (188,845)

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