Detective Pikachu Sells Over 100,000 Copies in Japan

Detective Pikachu Sells Over 100,000 Copies in Japan

Japanese outlet Famitsu revealed in a recent Famitsu Sales report that Detective Pikachu Returns was the most sold title in Japan from the week of October 9 to October 15, 2023. Furthermore, the outlet also revealed that the title has sold a total of 101,887 copies across both physical and digital.

You can view the translated list of the five most sold titles below:

  • 1st – (Switch) Detective Pikachu Returns: 16,248 (Lifetime: 100,887)
  • 2nd – (Switch) Pikmin 4: 14,114 (Lifetime: 912,398)
  • 3rd – (Switch) The Game of Life for Nintendo Switch: 13,443 (Lifetime: 43,710)
  • 4th – (Switch) Rear Sekai: 6464 (Lifetime: 6464)
  • 5th – (Switch) Pokémon Scarlet/Violet: 6,381 (Lifetime: 5,157,822)
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Detective Pikachu Returns tells the story of a young man called Tim Goodman and Detective Pikachu. Together, the two investigate a variety of Pokémon-related incidents in Ryme City, but they also have the common goal of finding Tim’s father, Harry, who was Pikachu’s partner and went missing in an accident.

While Tim talks to humans and understands Pikachu’s speech, the small creature with a penchant for coffee can get answers straight from the other Pokémon’s mouths. The two can also get help in their investigations from Pokémon like Growlithe, Galarian Darmanitan, and Luxray, each of which has special skills.

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