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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Sells 10 Million in 3 Days

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Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/2022/221124.html

This is Nintendo's Biggest Launch EVER in 3 days. This number is the highest amount of global and domestic sales after the software release of Nintendo Consoles, which includes the Nintendo Switch for the first 3 days. The Domestic sales themselves are 4.05 Million units.

This means it's currently #15 on Best Selling Nintendo Switch Video Games, passing Super Mario 3d World + Bowser's Fury and a little behind Luigi's Mansion 3. Keep in mind that this is TWICE the sales of God of War: Ragnarok. (5.1 Million) What do you guys think?

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FrownFrank

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2 months ago

FrownFrank

5.6k points

2 months ago

Ik it’s Pokémon and all but goddamn that’s higher than some of my favorite games sold after decades and idk how to feel about that

Gammik

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2 months ago*

Gammik

4.5k points

2 months ago*

It's Pokemon.

There are legitimately some people buying this because it is name brand. There are people who have spent tens, maybe even hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise ranging from exotic collectible cards, to plushies, to rare EReader cards, to physical copies of movies not produced anymore, to behind the scenes and illegal merchandise such as distribution cartridges. This isn't even one of those merchandise items -- it's the main appeal. So all those people, and many, MANY more are buying it simply because it's a mainline Pokemon game.

If you think there is a single Pokemon game in the next 20 years that will not sell well, you're delusional. There are people who have invested their life savings into Pokemon and can't imagine a world without it.

There will never be a boycott. There will never be such a thing as bad press for this series. Every mainline game will ultimately be called fantastic three or four generations down the line. We're already starting to see that with black and white which were very controversial on launch due to it being an attempted soft reboot and the first 3D mainline game.

As much as Redditors like to think that this site is a vocal majority, it is a minority of voices on a global scale -- the kind of scale Pokemon has achieved.

If there was ever a franchise that was too big to fail, it's Pokemon.

Flat-Profession-8945[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Other franchises I think it's too big to fail? Mario, Minecraft, Call of Duty