Nintendo announced today that global sales of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for the Nintendo Switch have surpassed 10 million combined units in the first three days since the launch on November 18th, 2022. This is Nintendo's best selling games on any platform for the first three days of a release.
Press Release - Global Sales of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet for Nintendo Switch Surpass 10 Million in First Three Days
Latest Entries in the Pokémon Series Achieve Largest Worldwide Launch Weekend Sales in Nintendo History
Nintendo announced today that global sales of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for the Nintendo Switch family of systems have surpassed 10 million combined units* in the first three days since their worldwide launch on Nov. 18, 2022. This is the highest global sales level for any software on any Nintendo platform within the first three days.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the latest mainline games in the Pokémon series, releasing three years after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, also for Nintendo Switch. In these newest titles, which welcome series newcomers and veterans alike, players experience a unique open-world Pokémon adventure for the first time in the franchise.
Players embark on a new style of Pokémon journey, freely exploring at their own pace and tackling multiple main story paths in any order. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet also offer expanded multiplayer modes, allowing up to four players** to travel across the land together. Along with series staples, such as trading and battling Pokémon, players can also explore the various locations of the region together with other players. Whether trading, battling, joining Tera Raid Battles or just having a relaxing picnic, players are sure to make some memorable experiences with their friends and family in local wireless or online*** multiplayer.
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* According to Nintendo. This includes both packaged and downloadable versions.
** Software update, additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode. Games and systems sold separately.