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Pokemon Scarlet Violet sales 10 million

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.

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Original (11/20): We have the first sales data for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, courtesy of UK data shared by the GfK.

It turns out that these titles mark the biggest boxed game launch of the year. Opening week sales were four percent higher than that of FIFA 23, which was the previous biggest.

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 43,781 / 3,331,197
2. [NSW] Tactics Ogre: Reborn – 36,783 / NEW
3. [PS5] God of War: Ragnarok – 29,377 / NEW
4. [NSW] Sonic Frontiers – 26,067 / NEW
5. [PS5] Tactics Ogre: Reborn – 12,668 / NEW
6. [PS4] God of War: Ragnarok – 11,260 / NEW
7. [PS5] Sonic Frontiers – 11,111 / NEW
8. [PS4] Sonic Frontiers – 9,098 / NEW
9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 8,025 / 4,899,259
10. [PS5] Tactics Ogre: Reborn – 7,805 / NEW

Pokemon Scarlet Violet most pre-orders

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet have seen the most pre-orders for any entry in the series to date. That’s according to The Pokemon Company COO Takato Utsunomiya, who was recent interviewed by Oricon News.

Utsunomiya didn’t elaborate further, only stating that The Pokemon Company is looking forward to the game’s launch. It’s unclear if his statement refers to worldwide pre-orders or Japan only.

Sonic Frontiers

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Famitsu are as follows:

The latest UK software sales are in for the week ending November 12, 2022, and we have a bit of information concerning a few notable Switch releases.

Sonic Frontiers debuted at No.4 on the charts, outselling 2017’s Sonic Forces opening week performance by roughly 5 percent. The Switch version comprised 34% of its boxed sales in its first week, trailing the PS5 version which made up 40% of those sales. In other news, a handful of older Switch titles saw a noticeable increase in sales this week, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo Switch Sports, Splatoon 3, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the Switch version of Minecraft all benefitting from a slight rise in sales.

Below is the latest UK sales chart:

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Another round of data is in from this month’s NPD report. Along with the best-sellers on Switch specifically for the month of October 2022, we also have a list of the games year-to-date and have sold the best over the last 12 months. Continue on below for the full results.

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Bayonetta 3

NPD Group has released a listing of the top twenty best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of October 2022.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Bayonetta 3 both appear despite launching at the end of the month. Persona 5 also cracks the top ten with its re-release on Switch and other platforms.

The results can be found below.

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Splatoon 3 has been off to a strong start worldwide, but in Japan, the game has really been dominating. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa spoke about why the game’s initial sales were higher than expected in the region during a financial results briefing Q&A this week.

Furukawa brought up the “market environment” that picked up during the summer plus the release of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak as well as releases like Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Kirby’s Dream Buffet, and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass. It also sounds like the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere was especially a hit in Japan.

According to Furukawa:

Splatoon 3

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 51,715 / 3,287,416
2. [NSW] Harvestella – 26,644 / NEW
3. [NSW] Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom – 11,278 / NEW
4. [NSW] Bayonetta 3 – 10,103 / 51,388
5. [NSW] Persona 5 Royal – 7,791 / 65,829
6. [NSW] Dragon Quest X Offline – 7,781 / 218,732
7. [NSW] Minecraft – 7,602 / 2,840,716
8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7,501 / 4,891,234
9. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II – 7,351 / 31,722
10. [NSW] Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits – 6,854 / 30,151


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