Not only did Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sell an impressive 10 million units in the first three days after launch, it’s also “the highest worldwide sales on a Nintendo platform in that span.”
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet released worldwide on November 18, 2022, and these sales numbers include both the physical and downloaded versions of the game.
The latest games in the legendary Pokemon franchise is the second mainline series on the Switch, having preceded Sword and Shield. Sword and Shield sold six million units in its first week, setting a record for fastest-selling Switch title at the time.
The Switch has had plenty of Pokemon games since 2017, including Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee!, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
These sales numbers were achieved despite some technical problems with the games. That must mean that the game behind the bugs must be very special.