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Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Achieve Best Launch Weekend Sales In Nintendo History

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sold over 10 million copies in the run-up to its launch weekend, taking the top spot for software sales over the longest three-day launch weekend in Nintendo’s history. This number, including physical copies and downloadable copies, as reported by Nintendo already places Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in the top 15 of the best-selling Nintendo Switch titles of all time. has already surpassed the lifetime sales of games like Splatoon 3, Kirby and the Forgotten Lands, Nintendo Switch Sports, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Wrath.

Currently, the Nintendo Switch’s best-selling title is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with just over 48 million sold as of the end of September. At the time of this writing, the Pokémon franchise accounts for three of the top 10 slots with lifetime sales for Nintendo Switch software, with Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee at number ten, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl at number eight, Sword and Shield are in fifth place. Together, he would need to sell just under 5 million copies for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet to break into the top 10.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the first game that allows players to explore fully open-world environments in a mainline Pokémon RPG. Critics praised various aspects of the series’ newest game, but its technical performance was universally panned. clearly has another big hit. You can read our full Pokémon Scarlet and Violet review here.

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