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The Pokémon Company was expected to start 2022 with everything, since its next project, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, would debut in the first month of the year. Like other games in the franchise, there were doubts about it, but there was also a lot of expectation that it was not just any other installment, but because it would be the first semi-open world game in the series with many new game mechanics. The good news for Game Freak and The Pokémon Company is that the game is doing extremely well in sales and has already sold millions.
The feeling of novelty and the desire to try this new game proposal was apparently very favorable for Game Freak, as it even managed to capture the interest of people who had left the franchise.
Until now there was no way to calculate the success that the game was having in the world market, but Nintendo has just shared the first sales figures and they confirm that Game Freak did it again and just scored a hit.
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How much has Pokémon Legends: Arceus sold?
Through the Nintendo of America Twitter account, the company announced that until today, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has already sold more than 6.5 million units. This figure is quite high if we consider that the game has been on the market for exactly 7 days. Every day almost 1 million copies would have been sold on average, which is staggering.
The main games of the Pokémon series usually go on sale in 2 identical versions in gameplay. In the sales figures, therefore, both titles are considered as one and their units sold are combined, so some might object that the sales did not reflect very well how many people had bought it, because on some occasions the same consumer I bought both versions.
There is no disputing this in the case of Pokémon Legends: Arceus , since it only debuted in 1 single version and its sales are similar to other titles that were sold in 2 versions.
Thank you to the more than 6.5 million explorers worldwide who have already embarked on an exciting new adventure in #PokemonLegendsArceus!
We hope you're loading up on more potato mochi before your next research mission! pic.twitter.com/u1MKRHkhhD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 4, 2022
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is one of the best-selling games in the series
For example, the most recent installments, Pokémon Sword & Shield , went on sale on November 15, 2019, and on November 21 morning The Pokémon Company reported that the games had sold more than 6 million units, making it that they became the franchise's fastest-selling installment. It is important to mention that this figure only covered the debut weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To put it in context with other franchises, we tell you that Final Fantasy VII Remake is very popular, expected and once exclusive, which in 4 months managed to sell 5 million units.
Today was precisely a very special day for Nintendo, its fans and Pokémon players, since it was announced that the Nintendo Switch had not only already surpassed 2 legendary consoles, but that Pokémon Sword & Shield are among the 5 best-selling games of the system.
In fact, thanks to this data, we can see that 7 days after its premiere, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has already entered the list of best-selling Nintendo Switch games, although Nintendo did not include it in the list that it just published today. With its almost 7 million units sold, the title has already surpassed that of Mario Party Superstars (a game that debuted in 2021), so it is already in 13th place and we have no doubt that it will continue to rise and enter the top 10.
In case you missed it: the first Pokémon Legends creature: Arceus has already debuted in Pokémon GO.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus implemented interesting gameplay news
Despite the fact that some people have not loved it, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has generated incredible interest in fans of the series and people who had moved away from it thanks to its new formula, which left aside some classic elements of the franchise. to offer a different way to explore the Pokémon world.
Another of the main attractions is that in Pokémon Legends: Arceus the player is allowed to capture species in a different way and very interesting game mechanics have already been discovered.
What do you think of the sales of the new Pokémon game? Have you already contributed to the figure? What did you think of the game? Tell us in the comments.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is available exclusively for Nintendo Switch. You can find more news related to him if you visit this page.
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