Regardless of being tainted by efficiency points which have persevered since launch, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the fastest-selling sport in Nintendo’s historical past—as confirmed by the company.
“Pokémon Scarlett and Violet for Nintendo Swap, which was launched concurrently worldwide on November 18, 2022, has bought greater than 10 million items worldwide (together with 4.05 million items bought in Japan) within the first three days after its launch,” the gaming large mentioned in a press launch on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
“That is the highest-ever international and home gross sales of all Nintendo sport console software program, together with Nintendo Swap, within the first three days after launch!”
For reference, it took Pokémon Legends: Arceus three months to achieve 12.64 million copies bought, though that was a by-product title that dropped after the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes, fairly than a mainline sport.
So, though Scarlet and Violet’s efficiency points might need held it back from being a critical success within the eyes of followers and critics, it was actually a business one.
What’s extra, it achieved this feat regardless of the very fact its efficiency points have probably deterred giant numbers of followers from shopping for it and pushed others to demand refunds.
It is also on observe to changing into the best-selling sport within the franchise’s historical past.
That title belongs to Pokémon Purple and Blue, which has bought 31.3 million copies. Pokémon Sword and Protect bought 24.27 copies, placing it in second place, adopted by Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which bought 23.1 million and 17.67 million, respectively.
Solely time will inform how far it could possibly climb, however given its momentum within the first three days, it looks as if the sky’s the restrict.
Not everyone seems to be completely happy about its success, although. Some felt like the very fact Nintendo is celebrating gross sales fairly than fixing points speaks volumes and urged them to release a patch.