Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are the Switch’s second-biggest launch in Japan

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After three days in Japan, sales of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are second only to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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as seen nintendolifeAccording to new sales figures from the Japanese publication Famitsu Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have sold approximately 1.395 million copies in the first three days of sales. This makes the two remakes the second fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time in Japan, behind Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which completely dominates with over 1.880 million sales in three days.

If you ever thought that the selling power of Pokémon was dwindling, it proves to be the opposite, at least in Japan. It’s interesting to note that Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl haven’t actually surpassed the first three-day sales of the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which shipped a combined 1.586 million copies on the Nintendo DS.

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However, two remakes have outlived Pokémon Sword and Shield. The two latest original games in the Pokemon franchise managed to sell a combined 1.364 million copies across Japan in the first three days of sales, making it nearly 30,000 copies less than the Diamond and Pearl remakes. It’ll be interesting to see how international sales of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl stack up in relation to Nintendo’s other smash-hit titles.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl may be remakes of the original Gen 4 game, but they introduce some new content for players. Ramnas Park is a new creation that comes after you defeat the Elite Four and Champion, and serves as an endgame area where you can seek out and defeat Legendary Pokémon. If you want to do something a little extra long after the new winner is crowned, this is it.

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You can check out our full Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Impression That’s what we made for Nintendo’s two new remakes.

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