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Luigi’s Mansion 3 sold through 55 percent of its initial shipment in Japan, Dengeki reports. That’s with the game having sold around 150,000 copies in its first week.

The previous entry in the series, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, sold 285,000 units in its first week and 1.05 million life-to-date in Japan. Also, the original Luigi’s Mansion shifted 134,000 copies before going on to sell 412,000 copies in total.

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Dengeki is reporting that Ring Fit Adventure sold through 70 percent of its initial shipment in Japan. Between October 18 and October 20, it shifted nearly 70,000 copies.

Dengeki also has news on Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, which sold through 55 percent of its initial shipment. The game also sold close to 70,000 units. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is expected to see long-term growth, so this should be an evergreen title for Marvelous.

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Dragon Quest XI S came out in Japan a few days ago, and in its first week, it sold just over 300,000 copies. Dengeki reports an initial sell-through rate of 65 percent.

The 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI sold 1.83 million units in its first week in Japan. Square Enix also moved another 1.4 million units of the PlayStation 4 version. Given that it’s been over two years since Dragon Quest XI originally appeared in Japan, Square Enix should be satisfied with how the Switch version is performing thus far.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening sold around 140,000 copies in its first week in Japan. According to Dengeki, the game sold through 60 percent of its initial shipment.

Dengeki examined the game’s sales closer by comparing the debut of Link’s Awakening to Breath of the Wild. The latter Zelda title sold 204,000 copies in its first week before going on to sell over 1.22 million units overall (and counting). Like that game, Link’s Awakening could maintain long-term sales.

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Astral Chain made its debut in Japan last week. Between August 29 and September 1, it sold roughly 35,000 copies. That may seem like a small amount, but the game actually did quite well.

Dengeki reports that Astral Chain sold through 85 percent of its initial shipment. That means Nintendo didn’t go crazy with a ton of supply. In fact, some consumers reportedly encountered shortages last weekend.

Dengeki believes it’d be best to consider how Astral Chain does over a long period as opposed to specifically examining first week sales.

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In its first week, Fire Emblem: Three Houses sold a little over 150,000 copies in Japan. Dengeki now reports that it managed to sell through 80 percent of its initial shipment, which is quite high.

Based on the data and information we have so far, it’s no surprise to hear that Fire Emblem: Three Houses is off to a strong start. Dengeki emphasizes this by comparing the Switch title to a couple of previous console entries. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance sold 99,800 copies in its first week and 169,000 copies in total. Meanwhile, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn sold 89,000 units in its first week before going on to sell 183,000 units overall.

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Famitsu reported a few days ago that Super Mario Maker 2 shifted nearly 200,000 copies in its first week. Dengeki has things quite a bit lower at 163,000 units, but regardless, it’s the best debut for the series yet. The Wii U and 3DS versions each sold about 150,000 copies in their first weeks.

Dengeki also mentions that Super Mario Maker 2 sold through about 55 percent of its initial shipment. That’s comparable to the 56 percent for the Wii U original and 50 percent for the 3DS edition.

We’ll also mention here that Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball for Switch sold 79,000 copies in its first week with a sell-through rate of 65 percent. However, since Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 sold 192,000 units on PS4 and PS Vita, Dengeki feels that the Switch release is off to a bit of a slow start.

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Yo-kai Watch 4 finally made its debut in Japan last week. Between June 20 and June 23, the game sold about 150,000 copies. Dengeki now reports that it had a sell-through rate of roughly 60%.

You may recall that Yo-kai Watch started off slowly, but the series’ second entry is where the franchise really started to take off. The games, anime, and toys were all in sync and resulted in a big popularity boost.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate managed to sell around 1.2 million copies in its first three days in Japan. Dengeki now provides a bit of extra information on the game’s performance. Sales tracking indicates that Smash Bros. Ultimate sold through 75% of its initial shipment.

Given how the game has sold thus far, Dengeki has Smash Bros. Ultimate selling two million copies before we reach 2019. Year-end sales from Christmas and New Year’s should contribute to steady sales over the next few weeks.

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Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu launched last week around the world, including in Japan. In just three days, it sold over 650,000 copies in the country. Sales trackers have since provided additional information on how the games sold.

You may recall that over in the UK, the Pikachu version was significantly more popular than Eevee. But in Japan, the split was pretty close. Dengeki has Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu at 332,193 copies sold and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee at 270,929 units.

According to Media Create, the Pikachu version sold through 62.96% of its initial shipment. Eevee was slightly lower at 51.80%.