Nintendo has revealed Pokémon Violet and Scarlet sold over 10m copies in their first three days of release, making it the companys biggest ever launch in that time period.
Pokémon Violet and Scarlet have faced significant criticism since release – Digital Foundry called the games “comprehensive technical failures” – but that hasnt stopped them from smashing previous series entries already considerable launch day records.
We already knew Violet and Scarlet were off to a flying start when charts firm GfK confirmed the pair were not only the UKs biggest boxed video game launch of the year, but the UKs second biggest boxed Pokémon launch of all time – only being beaten out by 3DS Sun and Moon.
But Nintendos 10m sales figure puts Violet and Scarlets achievements in a whole new perspective, beating not only Pokémon Legends: Arceus – which became Japans second fastest selling Switch game earlier this year – but all other Nintendo games before it .
Nintendos announcement follows a similar success for God of War Ragnarök, which sold 5.1m copies in its first week – making it the “fastest-selling” first-party PlayStation game to date.