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Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 16th December - 22nd December and once again Pokémon Sword and Shield have placed at the very top. This makes this the sixth week in a row Game Freak's latest entries in the long-running series have been first.

Apart from this, Luigi's Mansion 3 has jumped from fourth to second place and Ring Fit Adventure remains in third. Noticeably, every other game in the top 10 is a Nintendo Switch title. Outside of Nintendo's first-party offerings, we have Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by Sega, Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version by Bandai Namco and Minecraft by Microsoft Game Studios. 27 of the top 30 games for this week were also Switch releases.

Here are the top 10 (first numbers are this week's estimated sales, followed by total sales):


01./01. [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} - 288.199 / 2.744.658
02./04. [NSW] Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} - 78.903 / 446.649
03./03. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} - 56.861 / 443.118
04./05. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} - 50.405 / 154.262
05./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} - 41.907 / 1.105.034
06./09. [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} - 38.527 / 303.372
07./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 37.835 / 2.618.126
08./10. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} - 34.368 / 774.102
09./08. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} - 34.085 / 3.417.667
10./11. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} - 32.041 / 1.229.061


On the hardware front, Switch sales continue to grow. Compared to last week, the sales of both the standard and Lite models have improved. According to ResetEra, the Switch still needs to shift around 255k units in Week 52 to match last year's December sales. Despite this, it's still apparently the biggest week of the year for the hybrid system so far, with sales of both systems outperforming the launch week sales of the Switch Lite in September.

As for Nintendo's older devices, 2DS LL sales dropped while regular 3DS sales ever so slightly increased. Even Sony experienced a fantastic week with its PlayStation 4 hardware sales seeing a significant boost. Here are this week's figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

Nintendo Switch: 189.908 (10,196,821)
PlayStation 4: 74.419 (7,294,150)
PlayStation 4 Pro: 32,894 (1,372,744)
Xbox One S: 60 (20,500)
Xbox One X: 166 (18,447)

Nintendo Switch Lite: 101.577 (952.342)
New Nintendo 2DS LL: 3,081 (1,101,538)
New Nintendo 3DS: 235 (5,885,745)
PlayStation Vita: 38 (8,862,969)

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[via famitsu.com, resetera.com]