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Global Sales of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet for Nintendo Switch Surpass 10 Million in First Three Days

Thursday, 24. November 2022
Latest entries in the Pokémon series achieve the largest worldwide launch weekend sales in Nintendo history.

Nintendo announced today that global sales of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet for Nintendo Switch have surpassed 10 million combined units* in the first three days since their worldwide launch on 18th November 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 Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, also for Nintendo Switch. In these newest titles, which welcome series newcomers and veterans alike, players can 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.

Global sales of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet surpass 10 million in first three days making it the largest global launch weekend for sales in Nintendo history.


* According to Nintendo. This includes both packaged and downloadable versions.

** Software update, additional games and consoles required for multiplayer mode. Games and consoles sold separately.

*** Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account are required for online features.

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