Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sell over 10 million copies in first three days
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet sold over ten million copies in its first three days on the market, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have announced. This is a worldwide figure based on physical and digital sales. It’s the highest global sales level for any software on any Nintendo platform within the first three days.
Earlier this week, we heard that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet secured the biggest boxed game launch of the year in the UK. They’re the second biggest launch for the series of all time in the region.
We should be finding out how the two games did in Japan by tomorrow at the latest. Famitsu reports weekly sales data every Thursday.
Here’s the full announcement from Nintendo regarding Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet’s sales:
Nintendo announced today that global sales of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for the Nintendo Switch family of systems have surpassed 10 million combined units in the first three days since their worldwide launch on Nov. 18, 2022. This is the highest global sales level for any software on any Nintendo platform within the first three days.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the latest mainline games in the Pokémon series, releasing three years after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, also for Nintendo Switch. In these newest titles, which welcome series newcomers and veterans alike, players experience a unique open-world Pokémon adventure for the first time in the franchise.
Players embark on a new style of Pokémon journey, freely exploring at their own pace and tackling multiple main story paths in any order. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet also offer expanded multiplayer modes, allowing up to four players to travel across the land together. Along with series staples, such as trading and battling Pokémon, players can also explore the various locations of the region together with other players. Whether trading, battling, joining Tera Raid Battles or just having a relaxing picnic, players are sure to make some memorable experiences with their friends and family in local wireless or online multiplayer.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are currently available on Switch.
Source: Nintendo PR