The first sales data of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet had immediately outlined an extraordinarily successful debut for the pair of games, but it seems that the rise was only just beginning.
After confirming themselves as the best launch ever for the Game Freak series, a Nintendo Switch title and a console exclusive game, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in fact they win a further recognition. According to data from the Rising Sun, the two titles now hold the record for best launch ever for a video game in Japan.
To take the top spot on the podium, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet sold out 4.05 million copies in just three days and in the Far East only. A fact that took the gold medal away from the previous record holder, who also recently made his debut. In second place in the ranking, we now find in fact Splatoon 3which in the first three days of presence on the Japanese market had sold the beauty of 3.45 million copies.
With about 600,000 more copies, the open world of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet conquers the PokéFan of the Rising Sun, who wanted to reward the new direction undertaken by Game Freak with the pair of games, which for the first time offer an open world and the possibility of developing your own story through three different narrative arcs.