Thursday, January 20

The new Pokémon sweeps Japan and has sold 1.4 million copies in just three days

Pokémon Shiny Diamond / Shimmering Pearl they manage to position themselves as the second most successful release for a Nintendo Switch title and sold more than 1.4 million copies in just three days in Japan, a milestone for these expected remakes by Sinnoh. Despite the fact that both games have been widely criticized for their artistic section and for containing a multitude of bugs in their final versions, it is clear that The Pokémon Company franchise is still in top form and that it is always a guarantee of success. To be more specific, from Famitsu (goes Gaming Bolt) point out that the exact sales are 1,395,642 million copies on the rise.

They exceed the sales of Sword and Shield in its premiere

Not content with having broken all the records and for having, Bright diamond and Shimmering Pearl have also managed to exceed the sales of Pokémon Sword and Shield at its launch; both titles were released in 2019 and managed to sell 1,364,544 million copies in their first three days. As we have highlighted at the beginning, the remakes Sinnoh’s are the second-largest release of Nintendo’s hybrid console, second only to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a true beast that managed to place more than 1,880,626 units in the country of the rising sun in its debut. The sales figure of the remakes includes only the physical copies of both games, so digital sales could increase the number considerably.

Despite this unbeatable debut, it should be noted that the remakes have not managed to exceed the sales of Pokmon Diamond & Pearl, which managed to sell more than 1,586 million copies during their first four days when they were released exclusively for Nintendo DS in September 2006. It should also be noted that the data of the original titles has the advantage of one more day of counting and that they were only sold in physical format, which is why the digital format will have helped to greatly boost the sales of the remakes as we have highlighted previously. Famitsu further reports that the release of the new titles of Pokmon has significantly boosted the sales of Nintendo Switch consoles: more than 168,000 units of all models this week, reaching 22 million consoles sold in Japan to date.

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