A week ago, the ninth generation of Pokémon celebrated Crimson & Purple her debut for Nintendo Switch. Despite sometimes violent Criticism for the technical problems of the games, it was relatively clear in advance that these offshoots would again be a mega success for Nintendo and the Pokémon Company. There have never been so many pre-orders given for a Pokémon game. Only that is more impressive next recordwhich has now been presented.
Most successful Nintendo launch ever
Those responsible at Nintendo have in one Message announced that Pokémon Crimson & Crimson are already three days after the release above 10 million times has sold. No other game in Nintendo’s history has had such a rocket launch. So the two titles are already up 15th place of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games. At the same time, the Pokémon offshoots of recent years are rapidly approaching.
For example, at the beginning of the year Pokemon Legends: Arceus released. According to current information, the spin-off has implemented around 13.91 million units. It will probably not be long before this value is cracked. The most successful Pokémon games on Switch are Sword & Shieldwhich sold 25.37 million copies. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is with 48.41 million units but still the unassailable leader.
Crimson & Crimson Breaking More Records?
It remains to be seen how Pokémon Crimson & Crimson will continue to perform in stores after the record launch. It cannot be ruled out that the technical difficulties might prevent one or the other player from buying. Despite all the criticism, crimson and purple are once again proof of what it is immense popularity the Pokémon series is enjoying.
Incidentally, the very first generation is still with us Pokemon Red & Blue (Green in Japan) the record holder. Above 31 million times the games for the Game Boy have sold. Would you then? Pokemon yellow – which came around two years later – added here, the first generation ends up 45.6 million copies.