You might not be familiar with Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! outside of the Japanese game charts. Having never been localised for Western release, this board-game style series is comparable to Monopoly or Fortune Street, seeing players attempt to become successful entrepreneurs.
Initially produced by Hudson Soft, Konami took over publishing duties when they absorbed the former in 2012, continuing to release new entries. Launched on Switch back in November, the latest game has witnessed an undeniably impressive sales streak, bringing in nearly two million sales.
It was at No.1 in Japan for 11 weeks – making it the first game to do so in Japan for nearly 20 years – but that run has finally come to an end. As was confirmed last week, it’s been knocked off the top spot by Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which sold 250k copies in its first week. Momotaro Dentetsu was pushed down to second place, still selling a still-respectable 46,000 units, but nothing can take away that record-breaking sales streak. Bravo, Konami!
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