Pokémon Sword and Shield are the Christmas champions in Japan

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Switch close to 290,000 units sold and PS4 reaches 107,000 units sold.

Famitsu unveiled the list of top-selling games and consoles in Japanese physical stores, demonstrating once again how Nintendo is now in incredible command of its home country.

Between December 16 and 22, the week marked by the usual rush to shop for gifts, Japan’s 12 best-selling games are for the Nintendo Switch, and the hybrid’s performance is made even more impressive by looking at the big table.

Of the top 30 bestselling games, 27 belong to Nintendo Switch, a simply sensational result that shows how popular Nintendo’s latest console has become.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are the sales leaders and have become the Christmas champions in Japan, leading the list of the most popular and sought after games in Japanese lands. In a week marked by big sales, Game Freak games approached the 2.8 million physical units sold.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Ring Fit Adventure are also among the most popular games, while games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 continue to sell long term.

This list of top-selling games in physical stores also shows the enduring appeal of games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, close to 1.5 million physical units, while Super Mario Odyssey has shipped over 2 million units in stores.

In such a busy week, console sales have also seen impressive spikes, as Sony says with its PS4.

Last week, around 11,000 PS4 consoles were sold, while this week has risen to 107,000 units across Japan. It’s Sony’s best week in recent months and one of the best in 2019.

Switch remained the best-selling console and if last week Switch consoles sold about 236,000 units, this week more than 291,000 units were sold across Japan.

Game sales (total)

  1. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 288.199 (2,744,658)
  2. [NSW] Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 78,903 (446,649)
  3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 56,861 (443,118)
  4. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – 50.405 (154.262)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – 41,907 (1,105,034)
  6. [NSW] Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version – 38,527 (303,372)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 37,835 (2,618,126)
  8. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 – 34.368 (774.102)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 34.085 (3,417,667)
  10. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 32,041 (1,229,061)
  11. [NSW] Disney Tsum Tsum Festival – 20.709 (108.025)
  12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 19,662 (3,231,666)
  13. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate – 18,386 (Novelty)
  14. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4 ++ – 14.558 (34.565)
  15. [PS4] Project Sakura Wars – 13,532 (153,908)
  16. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 12,113 (1,470,179)
  17. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (11/01/19) – 11.936 (735.437)
  18. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun – 11,602 (409,844)
  19. [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate – 9,928 (New)
  20. [NSW] Powerful Pro Jikkyou Yakyuu – 9,649 (201,884)
  21. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 9.639 (2,039,914)
  22. [NSW] Fortnite Darkfire Bundle – 8.464 (34.910)
  23. [NSW] Prince-sama Uta Repeat LOVE for Nintendo Switch – 8,410 (Novelty)
  24. [NSW] Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko – Asobou Game! Ehon in the Sekai – 8,394 (26,352)
  25. [NSW] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 12/19/19) – 7,516 (Novelty)
  26. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition – 6,951 (456,426)
  27. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies – 6.631 (778.039)
  28. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition – 6,312 (411,902)
  29. [NSW] FIFA 20 Legacy Edition – 6,222 (38,118)
  30. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game – 6,139 (75,821)

Console sales (total)

  1. Switch – 189,908 (10,196,821)
  2. Switch Lite – 101,577 (952,342)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 74,419 (7,294,150)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 32,894 (1,372,744)
  5. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 3,081 (1,687,247)
  6. New 3DS LL – 235 (5,885,745)
  7. Xbox One X – 166 (18,447)
  8. Xbox One S – 60 (92,502)
  9. PS Vita – 38 (5,862,969)

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