Periodically, Famitsu, a well-known Japanese magazine, spreads its own ranking relating to the sales totaled by the various video game productions in the Land of the Rising Sun.
The tradition began in the distant 1995 and, since then, several titles have proven capable of maintaining the top position for several consecutive weeks. Pokémon Diamante and Pokémon Pearl, in particular, had achieved the already remarkable eight-week result at the top of the sales data provided by Famitsu. Since then, several other stocks have achieved great results in Japan, without however managing to scratch this record. An example can be represented by Super Smash Bros Ultimate: the appreciated fighting game Nintendo has in fact given up the first position in the ranking after having occupied it for five weeks.
Well, now the record has been officially broken! To steal the scepter in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are in fact intervened two more Game Freak house titles: Pokémon Pokémon Sword and Shield, unable to sell three million copies in the rising sun. The pair of exclusives for Nintendo Switch has in fact recently celebrated their ninth consecutive week at the top of the sales figures reported by Famitsu.
According to the magazine, the two titles also lead the ranking of the hundred best-selling games in Japan in 2019.