Now that's more like it, Pokemon. Still not what it used to be, and not enough to even touch USUM, but at least enough to pull away from Let's Go.
Let's Go has outsold Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon by quite a bit worldwide (11 million vs. 8.5 million), despite being more expensive and on hardware with a much-smaller installed base.
But right, right, Japan's the only region that matters. Let's Go has sold, what, over 1.5 million there, and Sword/Shield are trending better? I mean, I don't quite grasp your alarmism, this is hardly some Yo-kai Watch-tier free fall. It could absolutely beat USUM's 1.2 million first week, though I'm guessing at that point the goalpost moves to [some other Pokémon game that sold better].