Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has sold well over 10 million copies worldwide in the first three days since launch on November 18, 2022. This is the highest global sales level for any software on any Nintendo platform within that timeframe.
The number includes both physical and digital sales.
“Players embark on a new style of Pokémon journey, freely exploring at their own pace and tackling multiple main story paths in any order. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet also offer expanded multiplayer modes, allowing up to four players** to travel across the land together. Along with series staples, such as trading and battling Pokémon, players can also explore the various locations of the region together with other players. Whether trading, battling, joining Tera Raid Battles or just having a relaxing picnic, players are sure to make some memorable experiences with their friends and family in local wireless or online*** multiplayer.”
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is just the one of many great games that hit the Nintendo Switch this year. Splatoon 3 was off to a great start in Japan selling over 3.45 million copies in that region in the first three days, but that is no where near the numbers of Pokémon.