IGN’s according, Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet have sold 10 million physical and digital copies within three days of their November 18 release. It became Nintendo’s best-selling software on any platform within this time frame. The games were released for the Nintendo Switch. These latest games in the Pokémon franchise have become number 1 by breaking the record of Pokémon Sword and Shield.
For comparison, Pokemon Sword and Shield sold over 6 million units in its first week, which was the fastest-selling Switch title at the time and has now been broken by Scarlet and Violet. . The franchise has previously featured Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Eevee! and Let’Go, including titles such as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokemon Legends: Arceus, but none of which came close to the latest titles in terms of sales.
Pokémon is one of the highest-grossing games for Nintendo, or rather, Pokémon is Nintendo’s hallmark, as it is one of the longest-running franchises. Nintendo launched Pokémon Sword and Shield three years ago, followed by Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl last year.