The Pokemon and Nintendo can celebrate. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl are selling well and confirm that the creators are moving in the direction appropriate for their community. In Japan, only one game from the Nintendo Switch achieved a better result.
Last week, another exclusive productions from Nintendo Switch debuted on the market – Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl (check out the exclusive Pokemon). Japanese players were very eager to set off on refreshed adventures.
According to preliminary data from Famitsu, players bought a total of 1,395,642 copies of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl in one country in just three days. This result includes two versions of the game and a package of two productions, but we must remember that Nintendo does not provide results from digital distribution.
In this situation, only Animal Crossing: New Horizons (1,880,626 physical copies) had a better start in Japan. The Pokemon Company, however, can proudly look at this result, because many strong games have debuted on the Nintendo Switch over the years. In the Land of the Rising Sun, the original Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl debuting on the Nintendo DS achieved sales of 1.586 million, but in four days.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl also had a great start in the UK – it is the fifth best-selling game in the series in history. Only Pokémon Sun and Moon (Nintendo 3DS, 2016), Pokémon Sword / Shield (Nintendo Switch, 2019), Pokémon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby (Nintendo 3DS, 2014) and Pokémon Black / White (Nintendo DS, 2011) achieved a better result.