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Pokémon Sword and Shield remain top-sellers in Japan months after release

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers tops Japanese charts for February with over 160,000 units sold at retail

Pokémon Sword and Shield jointly sold over 95,000 units in Japan last month, ranking the third best-selling entry in the retail charts for February.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, an action RPG spin-off of the popular Persona series, took the top spot with over 160,000 sales last month across PlayStation and Switch, followed by Granblue Fantasy Versus with just over 100,000.

Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure came in at No. 4 with 73,000 sales despite global stock shortages.

The Nintendo Switch edition of Minecraft was at No. 8, selling just under 40,000 in February, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold over 36,000 units to be No. 10.

Here is the Kadokawa Game Linkage retail-only charts for the month of February.

Feb 2020 Title
1 Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers (PS4)
2 Granblue Fantasy Versus
3 Pokémon Sword and Shield
4 Ring Fit Adventure
5 Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix
6 Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers(Switch)
7 Yakuza: Like a Dragon
8 Minecraft: Switch Edition
9 Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch
10 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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