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Check out a print ad for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is off to a great start in Japan, but Nintendo and Pokemon Co. are still eager to spread the word. That's why they've snatched up a page in the most recent issue of Famitsu to promote the game. Now if we only knew how the game was doing in the rest of the world!

More details on Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX's debut sales in Japan

A pretty great debut

Earlier in the week, we shared that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX had sold 138,000 units in three days on the market. That accounts for 70% of launch stock, so it's certainly a good debut for the game. It looks like Nintendo and Pokemon Co. paid close attention to sales for previous entries to gauge expectations for this one.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team Blue sold 141,000 copies on Nintendo DS back when it launched, and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon moved 151,000 copies for the 3DS. Now we'll have to see how far the popularity of the Switch will take Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX gets a 7-minute Japanese promo video

Spinda gets the spotlight

Don't feel like actually playing Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX, which is available right now? Looking for more gameplay to watch before you make your purchase? Perhaps the latest video can whet your appetite. Check out the 7-minute promo video featuring Spinda above.

Japanese eShop charts for March 5th to 11th, 2020

Pokemon storm the charts

Not surprisingly, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX has taken the top spot on the Switch eShop charts for its launch week. See who else made the Switch top 10, as well as 3DS top ten for March 5th to 11th, 2020 below.

Switch

1. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX (Pokémon)
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
3. Minecraft (Mojang)
4. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
5. Dragon Quest III (Square-Enix)
6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
7. Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
8. Okuri Inu (Mebius)
9. Futari de! Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
10. Cities: Skylines – Nintendo Switch Edition (Paradox Interactive)

3DS

1. Pokémon Crystal (Nintendo)
2. Dragon Quest III (Square-Enix)
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo)
4. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
5. Dragon Quest II (Square-Enix)
6. Dragon Quest (Square-Enix)
7. Minecraft (Microsoft Japan)
8. Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth)
9. Pokémon Dream Radar (Pokémon)
10. Mother 2 (Nintendo)

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX update on the way to fix a game-breaking glitch

Careful when exploring!

A new update is on the way for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX, and it includes a pretty important fix. While we don't have a release date for this update yet, we do know that it squashes a game-breaking glitch that pops up. Check out details on the update below.

Fixes a game breaking glitch that occurs in dungeons with a fixed party. It occurs when the protagonist and their partner are defeated in the dungeon, and you remove the third Pokémon from your team. To avoid the issue, simply refrain from removing that third party member. If you already have, and cannot play anymore as a result, the update will allow you to play

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Pokemon Need Your Help commercial

Help wanted!

What if you woke up one day, and you were a Pokémon? You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.

Japanese hardware/software sales for Mar. 2nd to Mar. 8th, 2020

The dungeon is a mystery, but this sales data isn't

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX had a strong opening week, selling a total of 138,548 copies in Japan. Pokemon Sword and Shield takes the second sales position, with 20,679 more copies sold. The Nintendo Switch version of Persona 5 Scramble has been knocked off the top 10 list entirely, and Splatoon 2 makes a triumphant return at #9. As for hardware, Switch was the highest selling console as per usual, with 50,585 more units sold between the Switch and Switch lite. Check out the full Japanese sales data for the week of March 2nd, 2020 below.

01./00. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Pokemon Co.) {2020.03.06} (¥5.980) - 138.548 / NEW
02./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 20.679 / 3.491.353 (-17%)
03./03. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 12.933 / 1.298.028 (+3%)
04./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 12.751 / 2.805.986 (+7%)
05./05. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 11.319 / 3.592.374 (-3%)
06./07. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 10.067 / 715.030 (+12%)
07./02. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers # (Atlus) {2020.02.20} (¥8.800) - 8.109 / 143.608 (-58%)
08./09. [NSW] Super Mario Party # (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 7.774 / 1.362.328 (+2%)
09./12. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 7.293 / 3.335.123 (+7%)
10./10. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) - 6.394 / 171.725 (-16%)

GameSpot Video - Turning Into Pokemon For Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

This DS and GameBoy Advance classic has finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch in a new remake. Join us as we become Pokemon and rescue others in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.

UK software sales for the week ending March 7th, 2020 (Pokemon Mystery Dungeon takes #1)

Pokemon shows its power

Looks like UK Switch owners were down for a bit of nostalgia. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX debuted at #1 for the week ending March 7th, 2020, and plenty of other Switch titles made the top 10. See the full chart below.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX - overview trailer

What if you woke up one day, and you were a Pokémon? You can meet and recruit over 400 Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place… and uncover your true purpose along the way.

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