Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Momotaro Dentsu’s sales on Switch exceeded 3 million, but it is still exclusively sold in Japan


Anyone who follows our regular chart updates in Japan may remember Momotaro Electric Railway: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!, this is Konami’s super popular train simulator exclusively provided by Switch. The game lingered frantically for months of sales, resisted the competition, and stayed first for eleven consecutive weeks.

Now, Konami now reveals that Momotaro Dentsu’s sales on Switch have exceeded 3 million. In order to better understand this, Nintendo’s own “Paper Mario: Origami King”, “Herul Warriors: Age of Disaster” and “Clubhouse Games: 51 World Classics” have sold more than 3 million sets in their lifetime. (Correct as of March 2021), and games like “Pikmin 3 Deluxe” and “Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition” still haven’t reached their goals.

Interestingly, even though it is only available in Japan, it has reached this huge milestone. We can understand that it may be more likely to connect with Japanese audiences, but you think that any game that sells such numbers should get opportunities globally, right?

It is difficult to say whether we will see the release of this game in the West, but if you want to learn more about it, be sure to read our hands-on features. Of course, you can create a Japanese account on Switch and download the game yourself.