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Pokémon’s Diamond & Pearl Remakes Become The Second Biggest Switch Game Launch In Japan

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for Nintendo Switch appears to have experienced a strong start in Japan.

According to early sales data from Famitsu, the remakes have sold an estimated combined total of 1,395,642 million copies in just the first three days. This figure includes standard retail copies, the Double Pack, and in-store download card purchases.

It does not include digital downloads via the Switch eShop, although both Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are the ‘best sellers’ on Nintendo’s digital store in this region right now.

This physical sales total means the remakes have had the second biggest Switch sales debut in Japan. The game out in front is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which sold around 1,880,626 physical copies in its first three days.

In comparison to the Switch remakes, the original Diamond and Pearl games on DS shifted 1.586 million in four days. Noticeably, the remakes have also surpassed the debut sales of Pokémon Sword and Shield, which sold 1,364,544 million units on release in Japan.

Earlier this week, UK sales data revealed the Diamond and Pearl remakes were already the second biggest boxed launch of the year in the region. Have you contributed to the sales success of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on the Nintendo Switch? Tell us down below.

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