Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Is The “Biggest” Launch Ever For A Video Game In Japan


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    The good news for the ninth generation of Pokémon games just keeps coming. After the update, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have surpassed 10 million sales globally in just three days, new data has been shared about the release in Japan.

    According to Game Data Library, Scarlet and Violet have experienced the “biggest release” ever for a video game in Japan, surpassing the recent “record sales” set by Splatoon 3 by an additional 600k units.

    Game Data Library: “The first +3m and +4m releases in Japan happened this year, only a few weeks apart.”

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

    The same source also points out how three days of sales for Scarlet and Violet were enough to surpass the lifetime sales of Pokémon Legends: Arceus in Japan (3.58 million), which is also the second best-selling title of 2022 in this region. .

    Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed that sales of 10 million Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were “the highest global sales level for any software on any Nintendo platform in the first three days.


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