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Nintendo Switch accounted for 75% of console sales in Japan in 2019

Nintendo Switch accounted for 75% of console sales in Japan in 2019

2019 was a great year for the Nintendo Switch, with total sales topping 41.67 million units sold globally, and 2 million Nintendo Switch Lite sales within the first 11 days of the console’s release.


Pokemon Sword and Shield sold 1.36M copies in 3 Days in Japan

Pokemon Sword and Shield sold 1.36M copies in 3 Days in Japan

According to a recent report from Famitsu, Pokemon Sword and Shield sold 1,364,544 copies at retail in Japan in the first three days of being on sale.


THQ Nordic Japanese expansion announced

THQ Nordic Japanese expansion announced

THQ Nordic has announced that it is expanding to Japan in order to reach the crucial Far Eastern market.


Japanese release of Twin Mirror canceled

Japanese release of Twin Mirror canceled

Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that the Japanese release of upcoming title Twin Mirror is now canceled.


Nintendo Switch outsells PS4 in Japan

Nintendo Switch outsells PS4 in Japan

Sales figures from Japanese data source Famitsu suggest that the Nintendo Switch has now shipped more units than the PlayStation 4 in Japan.


Reselling unauthorized game keys now illegal in Japan

Reselling unauthorized game keys now illegal in Japan

After a revision of Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act a number of new amendments outlawing of the resale of unauthorized digital game keys.


Pokemon Gold and Silver take the top in Japan

Pokemon Gold and Silver take the top in Japan

Japan Charts. Week ending on September 23, 2017:
1. Pocket Monster Gold / Silver – Download card version – 3DS – Nintendo
2. Pokken Tournament DX – Nintendo Switch – Pokemon
3. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo Switch – Nintendo


PES 2018 is on Top in Japan

PES 2018 is on Top in Japan

Japan Charts. Week ending on September 16, 2017:
1. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 – Playstation 4 – Konami
2. Splatoon 2 – Switch – Nintendo
3. Metroid: Samus Returns – 3DS – Nintendo


Destiny 2 tops weekly sales charts in Japan

Destiny 2 tops weekly sales charts in Japan

Japan Charts. Week ending on September 10, 2017:
1. Destiny 2 (PS4) – Sony
2. Splatoon 2 (Switch) – Nintendo
3. Everybody’s Golf (PS4) – Sony


Everybody’s Golf and Nintendo Switch top Japanese sales charts

Everybody’s Golf and Nintendo Switch top Japanese sales charts

Japan Charts. Week ending on September 3, 2017:
1. Everybody’s Golf (PS4) – Sony
2. Splatoon 2 (Switch) – Nintendo
3. Etrian: Mystery Dungeon 2 (3DS) – Atlus