We already know well that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet had their best physical releases in the UK this year, but how did the latest mainline Pokemon installment do? Nintendo has since announced that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is actually the fastest-selling game in Nintendo history.
The game, which introduced the ninth generation of Pokémon, managed to sell 10 million units globally in both physical and digital sales in its first three days on the market. “This is the highest worldwide sales level for any software on Nintendo’s platform in the first three days,” said a press release via Business Wire.
That’s a huge feat for Nintendo, but also for the entire Pokemon franchise. Since its conception in 1996, the mainline Pokemon video games have consistently outsold each other, and the franchise shows no sign of slowing down.
That’s in stark contrast to Sony’s vaunted God of War: Ragnarok, its fastest-selling exclusive release, with 5.1 million copies sold in its first week.
In any case, there’s no denying that Pokemon will clearly surpass something like God of War. After all, Pokemon is the biggest media franchise in the world. That said, are Pokemon Crimson and Violet any good? Well, Alex spilled the details in his review of the game, but if you’ve spent any time on the internet this week, you probably have your own thoughts.
It’s undeniable that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet launched in terrible shape, with poor performance and a ton of bugs. That said, the gameplay is better than ever, and players seem to be having a good time with the game, graphical glitches and all.
Have you ever experienced Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? If so, please let us know what you think!