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Pokemon Sword and Shield Remains #1 at Japan’s Video Game Rankings

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Famitsu’s Video Game rankings last week revealed that the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch game Pokemon Sword and Shield still remains #1 in the ranks with 2,023,043 copies sold in Japan alone from November 25 to December 1.

The PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays made its debut recently and were ranked number 2 and 3 respectively. The PlayStation 4 game 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is at 4, while the Nintendo Switch game       Luigi’s Mansion 3 is at number 5.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield were released worldwide on November 15. The two versions of the game will feature Pokemon from the Galar region, and players can choose one of the three basic starter Pokemon namely Gookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. This is also the game where the Gigantamax forms are featured, in which Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, Butterfree, Charizard, Alcremie, and Corviknight will be having their own, said forms in this game. Two legendary Pokemon will also be introduced.

Other features in the Pokemon Sword and Shield game include the Max Raid Battles, Dynamax, Gigantamax forms, the Battle Stadium, Poke Jobs, Pokemon Camp, and Surprise trades. This is the second Nintendo Switch game for the popular franchise.

Even before the release of the two games, people have already shared their frustration and disappointment over some Pokemon that are missing from the game. Fans say that this is saddening as people expected so much from the game’s developer Game Freak thinking that it would be better than its first Nintendo Switch games of the franchise, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! which were based on the 1998 video game Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition.

The first Nintendo Switch games Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! was released in November 2018. The release of the games was a huge success as it had a record of more than 11.28 million combined sales as of September 2019. This huge number has made the games known as one of the best-selling games for the Nintendo Switch.

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays is a tactical RPG series of the popular Gundam franchise in which four eras come together as one. Form your own team of SD Gundams and deploy them to battle. The game allows you to form units from the following series: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Gundam SEED, 00, and Iron-Blooded Orphans.

 

Aside from the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch release, the game is also available in PC via Steam. The game was released in all three platforms on November 28, 2019.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is an action-adventure game released worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on October 31, 2019. The main character of the game is Luigi, the popular plumber character from the Super Mario Bros. franchise.

You play the role of Luigi as you explore a haunted high-rise hotel that has different themes on each floor. You must rescue your friends from the different ghosts that inhabit the house. The game has generally received favorable reviews from both critics and gamers.

 

Here is the complete list of the video game rankings for the mentioned week, including the weekly and total sales so far.

Rank

Title

Publisher

Release Date

Weekly Copies

Total Copies

1

Pokémon Sword & Shield

Nintendo

Nov-15

275,959

2,023,043

2

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Nov-28

64,538

64,538

3

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Nov-28

45,282

45,282

4

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Atlus

Nov-28

34,608

34,608

5

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Nintendo

Oct-31

26,256

285,175

6

Ring Fit Adventure

Nintendo

Oct-18

22,302

312,383

7

Minecraft

Nintendo

June 21, 2018

11,084

1,022,756

8

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Sega

Nov-01

10,439

62,021

9

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo

April 28, 2017

9,834

2,543,292

10

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

Nintendo

December 7, 2018

9,789

3,348,488

11

Super Mario Party

Nintendo

October 5, 2018

9,424

1,163,778

12

Death Stranding

SIE

Nov-08

8,183

243,994

13

Super Mario Maker 2

Nintendo

Jun-28

7,832

707,984

14

Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Jul-25

7,574

232,392

15

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

EA Games

Nov-15

5,582

42,664

16

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Activision

Oct-25

5,193

192,544

17

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate

5pb. Games

Nov-28

5,156

5,156

18

Splatoon 2

Nintendo

July 21, 2017

4,246

3,194,509

19

Disney Tsum Tsum Festival

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Oct-10

4,073

71,229

20

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Square Enix

Sep-27

4,025

439,744

 

 

Source: Famitsu , Anime News Network

 

See also: Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON Tops Latest Japanese Video Game Rankings

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