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Pokemon Let’s Go Tops Japanese Media Create Charts for Third Week in a Row

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Pokemon Let’s Go Tops Japanese Media Create Charts for Third Week in a Row

Today is Wednesday, which means that it’s time for Media Create‘s weekly charts, painting the portrait of the Japanese market between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2.

Below you can check out the top-twenty software chart. As usual, the second number for each game represents lifetime sales.

  1. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Switch – 94,753/918,459
  2. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth – 3DS – 79,747/New
  3. Super Mario Party – Switch – 49,829/419,906
  4. Battlefield 5 – PS4 – 20,116/130,770
  5. Kamen Rider Climax Scramble ZI-O – Switch – 14,465/New
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 12,979/1,860,756
  7. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 12,182/2,721,594
  8. Minecraft – Switch – 11,671/386,837
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – PS4 – 8,039/478,982
  10. Dead by Daylight – PS4 – 7,005/New
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 6,469/1,172,750
  12. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 5,843/1,856,834
  13. Fallout 76 – PS4 – 5,669/90,958
  14. Shenmue I & II – PS4 – 5,592/43,121
  15. Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories – PS4 – 5,211/47,483
  16. Luigi’s Mansion – 3DS – 5,004/48,334
  17. Billion Road – Switch – 4,682/New
  18. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 4,391/650,593
  19. Lapis Re Abyss – PS4 – 4,144/New
  20. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – 3DS – 4,118/1,768,591

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. Switch: 120,546
  2. PS4 Pro: 10,558
  3. PS4: 9,852
  4. New 2DS XL: 7,401
  5. New 3DS XL: 2,692
  6. PS Vita: 1,798
  7. 2DS: 342
  8. Xbox One X: 260
  9. Xbox One: 25

The Nintendo Switch certainly appears to have the beginning of Japan’s challenging Holiday shopping battle down, and we’ll have to see if Sony’s counter-strategy is going to work starting next week.

In the meanwhile, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! keep selling quite well, even if its sales halved once more since its results last week, which already showcased a sharp drop. That being said, the game is coming close to selling a million copies in Japan alone.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth didn’t manage to dethrone Pokemon, but it certainly did well for a niche dungeon-crawling JRPG on a veteran platform like the 3DS.

We also got the debut of Lapis Re Abyss by Nippon Ichi, and as usual, it started with rather low sales on PS4, while the Switch version didn’t make the top twenty. Yet, Nippon Ichi never appears to feel the impact of this kind of sales figures, which is certainly a good thing.

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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.

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