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Though data isn’t entirely final, early reports indicate that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may have sold somewhere around 1.3 million copies in its first week in Japan. The information appears to come from Morgan Stanley based on Famitsu-recorded numbers.

We should have final data by Wednesday. If Famitsu’s early number holds up, it would be the largest opening ever for a Nintendo published game in Japan outside of the Pokemon series. Additionally, it would be the best debut for a Smash Bros. game yet.

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
4. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
5. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
6. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
7. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
9. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard
10. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle – Warner Bros. Interactive

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
4. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
6. Lego Marvel Avengers – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
8. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
10. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
6. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. – Nintendo
7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
8. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
9. Detective Pikachu – Nintendo
10. Super Mario Maker- Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

Individual formats

All formats

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate is already off to a great start in the UK. Not only has it become the fastest-selling entry in the series of all time, but it’s also the fastest-selling Switch game.

Smash Bros. Ultimate had 302% higher launch sales than Smash Bros. for Wii U. It was also 233% higher than Smash Bros. for 3DS. Comparing it to Smash Bros. Brawl, launch sales were also better here by 62.5%. This is without including digital sales of the Switch title.

Media Create reported this week that Persona Q2 sold 80,000 copies in its first week. The sales tracker has since provided additional tidbits about the game’s performance.

Compared to the first game, Persona Q2 didn’t do quite as well. The original managed to sell 187,000 units in its first week. Also, while that title sold through 80.64% of its initial shipment, Persona Q2 sold through 64.54%.

While that may seem a tad disappointing, Persona Q2 did have the best opening week of any 3DS game in Japan this year. It surpassed Etrian Odyssey Nexus’ number of 72,000 copies. Given that the momentum for 3DS hardware is on the downturn and interest has shifted to Switch, Persona Q2 had a decent result in the end.

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./01. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! # (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) – 94.753 / 918.459 (-42%)
02./00. [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
(Atlus) {2018.11.29} (¥6.980) – 79.747 / NEW
03./05. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) – 49.829 / 419.906 (+104%)
04./02. [PS4] Battlefield V (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥7.800) – 20.116 / 130.770 (-82%)
05./00. [NSW] Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble Zi-O # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥6.800) – 14.465 / NEW
06./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 12.979 / 1.860.756 (+11%)
07./08. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 12.182 / 2.721.594 (+16%)
08./10. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) – 11.671 / 386.837 (+19%)
09./09. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900) – 8.039 / 478.982 (-20%)
10./00. [PS4] Dead by Daylight (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥5.600) – 7.005 / NEW
11./11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild #
(Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.469 / 1.172.750 (-6%)
12./13. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 5.843 / 1.856.834 (+10%)
13./06. [PS4] Fallout 76 # (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.11.15} (¥7.980) – 5.669 / 90.958 (-52%)
14./04. [PS4] Shenmue I & II # (Sega) {2018.11.22} (¥3.990) – 5.592 / 43.121 (-85%)
15./03. [PS4] Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories
(Granzella) {2018.11.22} (¥7.200) – 5.211 / 47.483 (-88%)
16./12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥4.980) – 5.004 / 48.334 (-25%)
17./00. [NSW] Billion Road (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.700) – 4.682 / NEW
18./17. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 4.391 / 650.593 (+10%)
19./00. [PS4] Lapis x Labyrinth (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.11.29} (¥6.980) – 4.144 / NEW
20./16. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon
(Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 4.118 / 1.768.591 (-1%)

We have a sales update on Dragalia Lost, Nintendo’s new mobile title which was developed by Cygames.

Since launching in select regions at the end of September, Dragalia Lost has surpassed $50 million in player spending on the App Store and Google Play. 60% of that amount was generated by iOS users.

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 120,546
PS4 Pro – 10,558
PS4 – 9,852
New 2DS LL – 7,401
New 3DS LL – 2,692
Vita – 1,798
2DS – 342
Xbox One X – 260
Xbox One – 25

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 108,375
PS4 – 13,281
PS4 Pro – 11,083
New 2DS LL – 6,512
New 3DS LL – 2,419
Vita – 1,688
2DS – 952
Xbox One X – 676
Xbox One – 46

And here are the software charts:

Sensor Tower is reporting that Pokemon GO managed to make $80 million in November. Since $32 million was generated in November 2017, the game has seen a 150% (2.5x) increase compared to last year.

Japan led player spending at 37% for $29.6 million. The United States was just slightly behind at 32% for $25.6 million.

Sensor Tower adds that year-over-year spending increased in the U.S. at roughly 232% (3.3x) more than the $7.7 million estimated players spent last November. Japanese revenue also rose approximately 139% (2.4x) compared to last November when about $12.4 million was spent.

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Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee sales were initially down 5% compared to the opening week sales of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Three weeks later, and the story has changed. We’re now hearing that the Let’s Go titles are tracking 8% higher.

3DS also had a larger install base at the time. Pokemon X and Pokemon Y launched a year later in the dedicated portable’s lifecycle.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee sold three million copies over a three-day period. Last week, Nintendo announced that they’ve sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States alone since release.

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