Pok mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl had the second largest launch in Switch in Japan
After its strong debut in Europe, the sales figures of Pokemon brilliant diamond and bright pearl have come for Japan, and they are quite impressive! According to Fujitsu, the combined sales of both versions, the double package and the download cards accounted for 1,395,642 units in three days. That number makes it the second-best debut for a game of Nintendo Switch in the region, behind animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is a promising start for the game, and it is worth noting that the numbers do not take into account the players who bought the game directly into Nintendo Switch Shop.
It will be interesting to see what kind of longevity brightness and bright pearl will have! The Nintendo Switch games have the incredible habit of selling well years after the launch, but Pokémon legends: Areas is scheduled to launch in just over two months. As I mentioned in our article about brightness and brilliant pearl success in Europe, it is possible that legends: Areas could have a negative impact on long-term sales, but it is impossible to say it with certainty. Interestingly, a recently launched commercial in Japan is already promoting brightness and bright pearl next to legends: Areas. The commercial shows two friends discussing the releases, and one laments the difficult thing to choose between them. The commercial can be found on the Tweet encrusted below.
In addition to the Pokémon news, Fujitsu has also offered updated sales information for the Nintendo Switch console. The system has sold more than 22 million units in the region. The console sold 168,000 units last week, compared to 87,000 of the previous week. It is possible that Pokémon has been responsible for the momentum, or maybe buyers are simply preparing for the Christmas season. Whatever the reason, these figures are a very good news for Nintendo!
Pokémon Bright diamond and bright pearl is now available, exclusively in Nintendo Switch. Readers can consult our previous game coverage here.
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