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Famitsu released the latest data for weekly software and hardware sales in Japan, and it was a big week on both fronts. The biggest new release of the week was Brilliant Diamond Pokemon a Bright Pearl, which, as previously reported, sold nearly 1.4 million units in just three days, outperforming launch sales of 2019’s Pokémon Sword a Shield, and become the second-largest Switch launch in Japan to date, behind Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Another big new launch last week was Battlefield 2042, which has done pretty well for itself. Its PS4 version was paid at No. 3, selling over 25,000 units, while its PS5 version ranked fifth with over 21,000 units sold. Together, the two versions sold nearly 47,000 units, in the making Battlefield 2042 the second-highest selling game of the week. That also means the EA and DICE shooter sold more at launch in Japan than Duty Call: Vanguard he did earlier this month.

In the meantime, Shin Megami Tensei 5, which saw a solid first appearance at the top of the chart last week, dropped to No. 4, selling over 22,000 units over the week.

On the hardware front, the new Pokemon the launch led to a major boost in hardware sales for the Nintendo Switch. The hybrid console sold nearly 168,000 units during the week, almost twice as much as the previous week. Of these, nearly 69,000 units were OLED Switch model, and over 60,000 units were the basic Switch model.

You can check out the full software and hardware charts for the week ending November 21 below.

Software sales (and then lifetime sales):

  1. [NSW] Brilliant Diamond Pokemon a Bright Pearl – 1,395,642 (New)
  2. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 39,797 (329,497)
  3. [PS4] Battlefield 2042 – 25,268 (New)
  4. [NSW] Shin Megami Tensei 5 – 22,513 (165,760)
  5. [PS5] Battlefield 2042 – 21,637 (New)
  6. [NSW] Ffit Fit Adventure – 11,822 (2,920,975)
  7. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 11,149 (6,945,689)
  8. [NSW] Minecraft – 10,084 (2,279,676)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 9,890 (4,142,150)
  10. [NSW] Ultimate Smash Bros. – 8,621 (4,506,739)

Hardware sales (and then last week’s sales):

  • Nintendo Switch – 167,778 (87,269)
  • PS5 – 4,307 (4,910)
  • Xbox X / S Series – 3,422 (2,593)
  • PS4 – 188 (1,399)


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