Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Sells Over 1 Million Copies in Japan

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launched last week to a generally positive reception. In Japan, the game has done impressively well after looking at the most recent sales figures for the first three days.

Per Famitsu, the pair of remakes have sold a total of 1,395,642 million copies in just the first three days. This only includes retail and double packs sold in stores and not digitally. The only other Switch game that sold better was Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March 2020, with 1.8 million copies sold in three days.

Famitsu also mentions that Pokémon Diamond and Pearl had sold 1.5 million units in four days in Japan in 2006.

Nintendo also revealed that the Switch has sold a total of 22 million units in Japan with nearly 170,000 units being sold from November 15 to November 21, doubling the previous week’s sales of 87 thousand units sold. This sales number includes both the Switch Lite and OLED model released in October.

In my review from last week, I said that “Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl return players to the Sinnoh region and are packed with nostalgia and quality of life improvements that make them the most accessible remakes yet.”