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Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are now the franchise’s second best-selling entry ever, the latest sales figures from Nintendo confirm.

In May 2020, it ranked fourth. In August of that year, it had already moved up another slot to be in the third position.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus sold more than any other Switch titles in its first week, it’s been revealed. Initial sales came in at 140,000 copies. Pokemon Legends: Arceus outdid the last mainline entry in the series, Pokemon Sword and Shield.

We just heard yesterday that Pokemon Legends: Arceus has already sold 6.5 million copies worldwide. In Japan, the game moved over 1.4 million units in its first few days. It also saw the fourth biggest Pokemon launch ever in the UK.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide, Nintendo has announced. That feat was accomplished in less than a week.

Earlier today, we saw that Pokemon Legends: Arceus had sold over 1.4 million units in Japan alone. Only Animal Crossing: New Horizons had a bigger debut in the region. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl earned the third biggest release at 1.396 million copies sold.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus seems to be off to a strong start – at least in the UK. Based on initial reports, it’s the fourth biggest launch for the series thus far. It managed to outperform Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl, which now falls down the list as the sixth biggest launch.

Here’s a look at the top ten Pokemon launches in the UK:

We only just received a major Pokemon release on Switch with Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl back in November, but another major title has now arrived with Pokemon Legends: Arceus. This is the latest project from Game Freak, the developer of the mainline Pokemon titles. The company has been tinkering away on Arceus while ILCA made Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

While the launch of Pokemon Legends: Arceus only took place yesterday, it’s likely that a number of you picked up the game and have played a number of hours already. If you’ve played it at all, what are your thoughts thus far? Let us know in the comments below.

pokemon legends arceus pokedex

With the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, some may be curious as to what the Hisui Pokedex is looking like in the game. Thankfully, we now have a list of all creatures in the game. Game Freak has included over 200 different Pokemon.

The full Hisui Pokedex for Pokemon Legends: Arceus is as follows:

Pokemon Legends: Arceus arrives on Switch today. In celebration of the event, Nintendo and Game Freak have rolled out a launch trailer for the game. Check it out below the break.

Pokemon Legends Arceus update 1.0.1

Pokemon Legends: Arceus has received its first update, bringing the game to version 1.0.1. Nintendo has also shared the patch notes – though they’re very brief.

As noted by the Big N, the update involves the following: “Fixed some problems for a better gaming experience.” We unfortunately don’t have further details beyond this. It’s currently unclear which specific issues have been addressed, but you should be getting a better experience in the end.

Pokemon Legends Arceus reviews

The next major Pokemon game is almost here with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and reviews are now starting to come in. Nintendo lifted the embargo on the Switch title just a few minutes ago and the first verdicts are now live.

Below are the first wave of reviews for Pokemon Legends: Arceus:

Pokemon Legends Arceus starter evolutions

The Pokemon Company debuted new trailers for Pokemon Legends: Arceus today that teases the final starter evolutions in the game for Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott.

Unfortunately, the videos don’t actually provide a good look at these new creatures. We do have the silhouettes above as well, but that’s pretty much it though. Of course, there have been leaks over the past few days that provide much clearer images.

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