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Following its launch last week we can see just how well Pokémon Sun and Moon have sold in Japan, which is always a huge market for the series. The games have got off to a strong start, predictably, though have actually come up slightly short compared to the first main series releases that came to 3DS.

Sun and Moon occupy the top two spots in the software chart, with the solo releases (counted together) at number one followed by a dual pack in second; combining the two figures brings up 1,742,008 sales. This is lower than the reported Famitsu figure of 1,905,107, but the magazine includes download card sales in its results.

Sun and Moon have done relatively well compared to past entries. Focusing on equivalent Media Create figures, it's a little behind the Pokémon X & Y launch in 2013; they hit 1,866,570 in Japan over its opening week. Sun and Moon have beaten Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, however, which shifted 1,327,671 sales in their first week. All told, we suspect The Pokémon Company will be relatively pleased with the launch numbers.

  1. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 1,590,629 (New)
  2. [3DS] Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Double Pack (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 151,379 (New)
  3. [PS4] Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision, 11/04/16) – 11,120 (142,954)
  4. [PSV] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous, 11/10/16) – 9,276 (82,295)
  5. [PS4] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous, 11/10/16) – 8,723 (76,079)
  6. [PS4] Battlefield 1 (EA, 10/21/16) – 8,494 (203,863)
  7. [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Bethesda Softworks, 11/10/16) – 7,587 (34,917)
  8. [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco, 11/02/16) – 6,703 (87,105)
  9. [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo, 10/20/16) – 6,021 (63,897)
  10. [3DS] Beyblade Burst (FuRyu, 11/10/16) – 5,611 (22,127)
  11. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 4,932 (176,825)
  12. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom, 10/08/16) – 4,778 (271,566)
  13. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 4,77 (920,327)
  14. [PS4] Titanfall 2 (EA, 10/28/16) – 4,583 (46,709)
  15. [3DS] PriPara Mezameyo! Megami no Dress Design (Takara Tomy, 11/10/16) – 4,086 (32,951)
  16. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (Bandai Namco, 10/27/16) – 3,991 (95,670)
  17. [PSV] World of Final Fantasy (Square Enix, 10/27/16) – 3,513 (72,437)
  18. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (Bandai Namco, 10/27/16) – 3,363 (96,395)
  19. [PSV] Hakuoki Yuugiroku Taishi-tachi no Daienkai (Idea Factory, 11/17/16) – 3,288 (New)
  20. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/28/16) – 3,100 (469,860)

Moving on to hardware, the 3DS 'family' has gone past 100,000 units with the usual Pokémon boost, which is good going in light of the size of the portable's userbase in Japan. As for Sony's PS4 Pro, it only hit 12,421 in its first week in Japan, selling less than half the units of the PS4.

  1. New 3DS LL – 81,044 (20,345)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 25,605 (92,344)
  3. 2DS – 17,769 (7,972)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 12,421 (N/A)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 9,191 (10,410)
  6. New 3DS – 8,193 (3,603)
  7. Wii U – 3,251 (2,756)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 625 (611)
  9. 3DS – 529 (324)
  10. Xbox One – 186 (171)
  11. 3DS LL – 96 (57)

So there you have it, Pokémon continues to draw huge sales and profits. We'll keep an eye out for UK chart results next week and the US NPD figures in mid-December.

[via gematsu.com]