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Super Bomberman R Had the Best Opening Week for a Bomberman Game in 20 Years

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The Switch has brought Bomberman back to life!

Super Bomberman R is the first main entry in the series that we’ve seen in over a decade, and it just so happened to launch on Nintendo’s new console, the Switch. The sales numbers for the launch of the game in Japan have released and they are surely positive. The title sold over 39,000 copies in Japan which makes it the biggest launch of the franchise in almost 20 years, only beaten by 1998’s Bomberman World, which sold 76,000 copies in its first week.

Courtesy of NeoGaf, here’s a look at the first week sales of the franchise throughout the years:


[SWI] SUPER BOMBERMAN R – 39.609 / 2017
[NDS] CUSTOM BATTLER BOMBERMAN – 1.600 / 2008
[WII] BOMBERMAN BLAST – 3.600 / 2008
[NDS] TOUCH! BOMBERMAN LAND 2 – 3.038 / 2007
[NDS] BOMBERMAN STORY DS – 4.359 / 2007
[PSP] BOMBERMAN LAND PORTABLE – 1.648 / 2007
[WII] BOMBERMAN LAND WII – 6.241 / 2007
[360] BOMBERMAN ACT: ZERO – 2.035 / 2006
[NDS] TOUCH! BOMBERMAN LAND – 9.044 / 2006
[PSP] BOMBERMAN PORTABLE – 3.712 / 2006
[PS2] BOMBERMAN LAND 3 – 6.284 / 2005
[NDS] BOMBERMAN – 7.351 / 2005
[PS2] BOMBERMAN LAND 2 – 14.968 / 2003
[GBA] BOMBERMAN JETTERS – 3.608 / 2002
[NGC] BOMBERMAN GENERATION – 10.829 / 2002
[GBA] BOMBERMAN STORY – 18.072 / 2001
[PS1] BOMBERMAN LAND – 32.595 / 2000
[N64] BOMBERMAN 64: THE SECOND ATTACK! – 12.257 / 1999
[GB] BOMBERMAN QUEST – 15.325 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN: PARTY EDITION – 34.945 / 1998
[N64] BOMBERMAN HERO – 14.666 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN WARS – 6.929 / 1998
[PS1] BOMBERMAN WORLD – 76.801 / 1998

Its fast-paced, action packed multiplayer that the series is known for makes it a perfect title to pick up on the Switch. Here’s hoping that Bomberman can make a new home on Nintendo’s console.

You can read our Super Bomberman R review right here.

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