Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the second greatest Pokémon video game launch ever

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the second greatest Pokémon video game launch ever

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the most recent video game to post colossal launch sales in the UK.

It is the greatest boxed game launch of the year, with opening week sales up 4% contrasted and FIFA 23 (the past greatest).

Truth be told, as far as units, it is the second greatest Pokémon launch of all time, behind Pokémon Sun and Moon on the 3DS. Sun and Moon showed up during a period of enormous interest in the series following the release of the cell phone game Pokémon Go (way back in 2016)

As per GfK, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet really produced more cash during its launch week contrasted and Sun and Moon. The average selling cost was £35 for Sun and Moon contrasted and £48 for Scarlet and Violet.

Note: This information is absolutely boxed retail information. Download figures are not available for Nintendo games.

The Violet version represented 52% of sales, while Scarlet represented 42%, and the double pack highlighting the two games made up the remaining 6%.

Scarlet and Violet’s first week sales are 25% greater than the past ‘new generation’ Pokémon release, Sword and Shield, which launched on Switch in November 2019. It’s likewise 70% greater than last year’s Diamond and Pearl remakes and 56% greater than January’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The launch of Pokémon has additionally helped sales of Switch consoles, GfK says. Switch hardware sales rose 62% week-on-week, led by the OLED model. It is the greatest week of the year such a long ways for Nintendo Switch console sales.

Pokémon takes the titles simply a week after the enormous launch of God of War: Ragnarok on PS4 and PS5. Sony’s game drops to No.4 this time after a sales fall of 73% week-on-week.

Last week’s other new release, Sonic Frontiers, drops from No.4 to No.10 because of a 64% fall in sales.

There was another new release in the charts: The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me, which debuts at No.16. The Bandai Namco horror title really sold somewhat better compared to last year’s House of Ashes.

Somewhere else, various PlayStation games jumped in sales because of pricing activity at significant retailers. The Last of Us Part 2 re-enters the charts at No.18 because of a deal that saw the game drop below £10. Spider-Man: Miles Morales reenters at No.26 (sales up 292%), Gran Turismo 7 is once again at No.30 (sales up 228%), and The Last of Us Part 1 returns at No.38 (sales up 454%).