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Japanese hardware/software sales for Jan. 13th to Jan. 19th, 2020, Pokemon Sword and Shield has been dethroned

Pokemon says goodbye to the #1 spot

Since launch, Pokemon Sword and Shield has amazingly kept the #1 sales position in Japan. After 10 weeks on the market, it's finally been dethroned, and is now placed in a respectable third on the charts. It's been quite a while since PlayStation 4 exclusives took the top of the charts, but with the launch of Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Dragon Ball Z: Kararot, they've taken the first two spots. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore had a bit of a slow opening week, while making it to #6, the game sold only 18,797 copies in Japan. In terms of hardware, the Nintendo Switch was the best selling console by far. 96,458 more Switch units have been sold between the Switch and Switch Lite, which is even more than last year during the same time period. Check out the full Japanese sales data below for the week of January 13th!

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega) {2020.01.16} (¥8.390) - 156.993 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.01.16} (¥7.600) - 89.537 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 55.604 / 3.312.358 (-22%)
04./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 35.860 / 583.429 (+67%)
05./00. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14 # (Koei Tecmo) {2020.01.16} (¥8.800) - 20.095 / NEW
06./00. [NSW] Tokyo Mirage Session FE Encore (Nintendo) {2020.01.17} (¥6.700) - 18.797 / NEW
07./04. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) - 15.790 / 107.698 (+0%)
08./03. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 13.919 / 1.222.666 (-12%)
09./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 12.370 / 2.737.674 (-12%)
10./05. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 12.347 / 3.522.802 (-13%)

Comments

TMS Encore barely even came close to what the Wii U version sold in the first week.

But seriously, we knew from the start that the game would bomb so hard that Nintendo should not even bother trying to market the game. And the fact that it came at the time that Yakuza showed up made it even worse.

But hey, free money for Nintendo porting Wii U games so I guess that alone is a plus?

Good to see TMS FE Encore sales.

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