Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is the “biggest” launch ever for a video game in Japan

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
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The good news for the ninth generation of Pokémon games will continue to come. After the update Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has surpassed 10 million sales globally in just three days, new data on the Japanese launch has been shared.

According to Game Data Library, Scarlet and Violet have had “the biggest debut yet”. when for a video game in Japan – surpassing recent “record-breaking sales” due to Splatoon 3 increased by 600k units.

Game Data Library: “The first +3m and +4m launches in Japan took place this year, just a few weeks apart.”

Before these two titles appeared, this title was held by Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch. And for a long time before that, Nintendo DS . titles Black and White Pokémon keep a record.

The same source also notes that Scarlet and Violet’s three-day sales are enough to surpass Japan’s lifetime sales. Legendary Pokémon: Arceusalso the second best-selling title in 2022 in this region.

Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed via PR that sales of 10 million copies of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were “the highest global sales of any software on any Nintendo platform within three days.” firstly.


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