According to the company, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, Nintendo’s first new mainline entries into the Pokémon franchise since 2019, have experienced the fastest sales in the company’s history. In their first three days on the market, the two games collectively sold 10 million units, including both hard copies and digital versions.
The game is now a part of Nintendo’s history, despite player complaints about the graphics’ poor performance and a string of poor user ratings that have been listed as among the lowest on Metacritic.
However, Sony just revealed that God of War Ragnarök, which sold 5.1 million copies in its first week, had become its fastest-selling first-party launch title.
According to Nintendo, including the Nintendo Switch, “this is the most amount of worldwide and domestic sales ever in the first three days after the includes software.”
When it was released on March 20, 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons had the “biggest start ever for a Nintendo Switch title,” selling 17.37 million copies in the first 11 days.
While we enjoyed the most recent Pokémon scarlet and voilet games, Nintendo’s five-year-old platform has been accused of having poor technical performance. These brisk sales, however, suggest that “more Pokémon” is sufficient for most people to overlook any technological shortcomings.