The American department of the Nintendo publishing company in their official microblog uncovered Information about the first successes of the action role-playing game Pokemon Legends: Arceus on the world market.
As it became known, in a week after the official release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus managed to spread around the world in a quantity of over 6.5 million copies. At least 1.4 million of that number are Japanese retail.
For comparison, the total sales of Pokemon Sword and Shield exceeded 6 million copies in the same period. At the time, this was a record for both the franchise and the Nintendo Switch as a whole.
Thank you to the more than 6.5 million explorers worldwide who have already embarked on an exciting new adventure #PokemonLegendsArceus!
We hope you stock up on more Potato Mochi before your next research mission! pic.twitter.com/u1MKRHkhhD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 4, 2022
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the same territory as Diamond and Pearl, but in a much more distant historical era. Players must catch wild Pokémon and collect the region’s first Pokédex.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus launched on January 28th exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Despite the frankly weak graphics, the journalists liked the project – an average rating of metacritical is 84 out of 100%.