Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Become Switch’s 2nd Biggest Release in Japan

The games Pokémon Brilliant Diamond e Shining Pearl, remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, are now the second biggest release of all titles ever released for Nintendo Switch in Japan. According to data from Famitsu, the famous Japanese gaming magazine, the titles were released on November 19th 2021 and nearly 1.4 million units were sold in just 3 days.

In contrast, the biggest release we’ve had for Nintendo Switch in Japan was Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which had 1.8 million copies sold in 3 days. At the same time, for comparison, the original versions of Pokemon Diamond & Pearl hit the milestone of 1.5 million copies sold in four days in Japan.

Sales are considering only physical media

It is impressive to see that this number of sales copies of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are physical media only. According to the NintendoLife website, the titles are already at the top of Nintendo Switch eShop’s “Best Sellers” in the US, UK and Australia.

New Pokemon Games Boost Nintendo Sales

With the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Nintendo Switch console sales had 168,000 units sold during the games’ debut week. When comparing with the previous week, which had 87,000 units sold, we see that there was a big jump in sales.

The Nintendo Switch console has sold 22 million units in Japan since its launch. In the UK, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were the second biggest boxed release of 2021, behind FIFA 22 and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser Fury.

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