Pokémon Scarlet and Purple sweep Japan in their first week, beating Splatoon 3

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Pokémon Scarlet and Purple are the best launch in the history of Japan. Updated country sales reveal that new Switch installments have managed to surpass the record recently set by Splatoon 3.

A few hours ago we told you that Pokémon Scarlet and Purple have sold 10 million copies in three days. This is an astronomical figure that no game has ever achieved.

Well, this has become clear again, this time in Japan. Famitsu has revealed the figures for physical games sold in Japan (via Gematsu). Pokémon Scarlet and Purple sweep unceremoniously in just a few days on Nintendo Switch.

More of 2.5 million copies sold for Pokémon Scarlet and Purple They have been enough to surpass Splatoon 3, which a short time ago had managed to become the best launch in the history of Japan. The honor has been short-lived.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Purple Analysis

Pokémon Scarlet and Purple and weekly sales in Japan

  1. Pokemon Scarlet and Purple (The Pokemon Company) – 2,537,292 (New Release)
  2. Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 36,958 (3,368,155)
  3. God of War Ragnarok (SIE, 09/11/22) – 9,901 (39,278)
  4. Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten (Aquaplus, 11/17/22) – 9,066 (New Release)
  5. Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Square Enix, 11/11/22) – 7,687 (44,470)
  6. Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,449 (2,855,406)
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 7,330 (4,906,589)
  8. Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days (Bushiroad, 11/17/22) – 6,649 (New Release)
  9. SympathyKiss (Idea Factory, 11/17/22) – 6,072 (New Release)
  10. Sonic Frontiers (SEGA, 08/11/22) – 5,837 (31,904)
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  1. OLED switch – 102,605 (3,083,839)
  2. Switch Lite – 40,432 (4,920,529)
  3. Switch – 27,656 (18,866,523)
  4. PlayStation 5 – 26,946 (1,848,649)
  5. PS4 – 5,803 (7,826,141)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 4,912 (291,848)
  7. Xbox Series X – 1,373 (168,640)
  8. Xbox Series S – 154 (212,419)
  9. New 2DS LL – 34 (1,189,185)

As you can see, Pokémon has not been the only release of the week, but the absolute protagonist. For his part, Nintendo Switch has registered nearly 170,000 consoles solda much higher figure than usual, which may be due to the success of the title.

The game’s technical problems and criticism of its design seem to have had little or no impact on both games, which have set the bar high in terms of sales.

If you need more help to Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon PurpleDo not forget to review other guides such as where are all the stakes to unlock the sanctuaries, the best recommended order to overcome the history of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple or how to collect all the existing stakes.


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