Pokémon Scarlet and Violet sell 10 million copies in the first 3 days

Released on November 18, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has become the third Pokémon series to be released on the Nintendo Switch. Modeling itself as an open-world adventure, fans have been ecstatic about the game’s release.

This excitement proved true, as the games officially surpassed 10 million sales within the first 3 days.

Pokémon stays true to its nature, adding originality to Scarlet and Violet

Being released in January 2022, Pokémon Legends: Arceus created high expectations for future games. Arceus was the first full 3D open-world style Pokémon game, something no other Pokémon game had done before.

This originality was expected for future games. Pokémon did not hold back for Scarlet and Violet.

Players can explore the Paldea region with very few limitations. The desire to catch them all has never been more prevalent as Pokémon Scarlet and Violet continue to drive sales.

Scarlet and Violet may possibly become the highest sold Pokémon game

Released in 1996, Pokémon Red and Blue still holds the record for most sales, sitting at 31 million. This puts Scarlet and Violet at only a third of those sales, and it is only the first three days.

Pokemon Red and Blue

Pokémon Platinum, the franchise’s worst-selling game, is currently sitting at 7.6 million in sales. The game was originally released all the way back in 2008 and has neglected to hit that 10 million sales mark.

Pokemon Platinum

Scarlet and Violet surpassing Platinum in sales should excite Pokémon fans alike, as this sets a precedent for the Pokémon series.

With the game grabbing the attention of many, the current popularity is genuine. Hopefully, this inspires Nintendo to make more games like the two.

As the franchise still grows after 25 years, this impressive feat sets a milestone that future Pokémon games will have to attempt to reach.

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