The new Pokémongames for the Nintendo Switch set sales records at Nintendo. In the first three days of sales, the games sold ten million copies worldwide.
The Japanese company brought Pokémon Scarlet in Pokemon Purple out on November 18. More than four million copies were sold in Japan alone. This is also a record on the Japanese market. That domestic sales record had been held since September Splatoon 3.
The game Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the big hit during the corona pandemic, when people were forced to stay at home and the demand for home entertainment and games increased. But the latest Splatoon– in Pokémongames have thus ensured even better sales figures.
For comparison: competitor Sony launched this month God of War Ragnarök. It sold 5.1 million copies in its first week.
Both Japanese entertainment giants have made cautious forecasts for the coming year as demand weakened in the course of this year. Nintendo cut its sales forecast for Switch consoles by a tenth, partly due to ongoing chip shortages.
Nintendo’s Switch console is now five years old. The company still thinks it will be able to keep up with the relatively old device by launching new games.