Nintendo shares incredible sales numbers for Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Pokemon Legends: Arceus released on Nintendo Switch just a week ago, but it already works quite well. Tonight, Nintendo revealed that the game has already sold 6.5 million copies worldwide. That’s a staggering number, and it makes the game one of the best-selling titles in the system. Pokemon Legends: Arceus has a long way to go before it can catch up Pokémon Sword and Shieldsold 23.9 million copies, but it’s off to a very good start. It’s probably only a matter of time before the game finds its way into the system’s top 10 sellers!
Nintendo’s announcement can be found in the Tweet embedded below.
Thank you to the more than 6.5 million explorers around the world who have already embarked on an exciting new adventure in #PokemonLegendsArceus!
We hope you’re stocking up on potato mochi before your next research mission! pic.twitter.com/u1MKRHkhhD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 4, 2022
While Pokemon games have always been strong sellers for Nintendo, Pokemon Legends: Arceus probably benefited from a strong word of mouth. The game launched to strong critical reception, and fans already seem pretty impressed with the game. Pokemon Legends: Arceus deviates from the traditional Pokemon formula in several ways, which has likely encouraged fans and newcomers alike to check out the game. how different the game is from what came before it.
It will be interesting to see what impact the success of Pokemon Legends: Arceus a on the franchise moving forward! As of this writing, The Pokemon Company hasn’t made any announcements regarding the next entry in the series. It’s possible the next game will offer something a little more traditional, or it could expand Legends: Arceus. At the very least, it looks like DLC for this game is a distinct possibility, as we saw with Pokémon Sword and Shield. It could give Pokemon Legends: Arceus longer life and generate more sales. The Pokemon Company celebrates Pokemon Day on February 27, so it’s possible we could find out more towards the end of the month. Either way, the future looks bright for Pokémon fans!
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is available now, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Readers can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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