December 4, 2022

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sold over 10 million copies within three days of release

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet got off to a fantastic start, selling record quantities. According to Nintendo, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has sold over 10 million units worldwide in just three days after its release on November 18th.

According to the press release, this is the world’s best-selling copy in three days for a Nintendo game. In just one weekend, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sold about as much as Pokemon Diamond and Pearl (14.92 million units) in his lifetime. For additional comparison, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee also moved 14.8 million units in lifetime sales.

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Nintendo also said domestic sales in Japan accounted for 4.05 million of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s 10 million sales.

This proves that Pokemon remains extremely popular both in Japan and around the world. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet didn’t launch without controversy, with many players commenting on the game’s poor performance. The glitches have become something of a meme online, ranging from Pokemon sliding off the edge of a lake to one that speedrunners will enjoy. If you connect two controllers to your Switch, your character will run twice as fast.

For more information on Pokemon, check out our Charcadet, Dunsparce in Dundunsparce evolution guides and our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Review.

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