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Nintendo Switch sold more than 17 million units in Japan

Momotaro Dentetsu was the most wanted game in pre-Christmas shopping in Japan

In recent sales reports from Japan we have told you a lot about Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban !, a Konami game that has surprised by the fantastic performance it has had so soon it debuted exclusively for Nintendo Switch, which is another great phenomenon in Japan. Unsurprisingly, this duo would be the star of pre-Christmas shopping in Japan, and it was recently revealed that together they surpassed major sales records.

Konami’s game, which is the sensation of the moment in Japan, has just completed 1 month in the market and the most recent Famitsu sales report (via Gematsu) reveals that it was the most searched physical game in Japan during the week before Christmas, which ran from December 14 to 20.

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During this period, in which there were no major releases, Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! It sold 209,123 units, something simply surprising, as it is the highest figure after that registered in its debut week (345,697 copies). This is the 5th week that the game is highest on the sales list; In other words, since it debuted it has not fallen any step. A few days ago, Konami (via Gematsu) announced that the game has already exceeded 1.5 million digital copies and physical units distributed.

The Nintendo Switch is the undisputed leader in consoles

Another protagonist of last week’s sales in Japan was the Nintendo Switch. Although this console achieves excellent results week after week in that region, the week before Christmas Day attracted even more attention, since the original model of the Nintendo Switch and the Lite version together sold a huge number of 263,304 units, which It was enough for them to surpass the mark of 17 million consoles sold in Japan alone.

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To give you an idea of the importance of this achievement, we inform you that the second best-selling console in the region is currently the PlayStation 4, which has sold just over 9.3 million units since its premiere in 2014 (in Japan), 3 years before the release of the Nintendo Switch.

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