Pokémon has always been a heavy hitter for Nintendo sales, but it’s recently been taken to even greater heights. In just three days after its release, Pokémon: Scarlet & Violet versions combined have sold over 10 million units globally. This makes it the best-selling game ever released on a Nintendo platform within that time frame.
Even factoring in lifetime sales,it has already surpassed several Pokémon games in this regard, such as Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon as well as Emerald, Platinum and Crystal.
It wouldn’t be the first record that a Switch game has broken this year, as Splatoon 3 recently became the top-selling game of 2022 in Japan. That game also broke the record for the first three days of sales on a Nintendo platform at 3.45 million, but it seems the latest installment in the pocket monster series has blown Splatoon 3’s numbers out of the water.
The first open-world game in the series, Scarlet & Violet have shipped with numerous bugs and glitches that have gained infamy on social media. Despite that, the game has received plenty of positive critic reviews on Metacritic, sitting at a “generally favorable” 76.
Author’s Note: I haven’t played a game in the series in a really long time, but I do really like a lot of the new Pokémon designs. Have you already picked this game up, or do you plan on it? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!
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