Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Had an Impressive Launch in Japan

Following last week's release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, both remake titles have dominated the Japanese charts, becoming the second biggest game launch for Nintendo Switch in history.

GamesIndustry.biz reports that both games sold 1,395,642 units in just three days across Japan. This was based on the data presented by Famitsu and is now second place for this record, beaten only by Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That sold 1.8 million copies solid in three days.

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Set Record As Second Best Games Launched In Japan

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl's record doesn't include digital sales through the Nintendo eShop. But Nintendo Life reports that their digital counterparts are now labelled as 'bestsellers," implying these have unsurprisingly seen high sales digitally.

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The original Diamond and Pearl games released in 2006 for Nintendo DS, selling 1.5 million units during their first four days of release. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.