Pokemon Legends: Arceus Enjoys Fourth Biggest Launch in Pokemon History in the UK

Only Pokemon Sun and Moon, Sword and Shield, and OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire have seen bigger launches in the region.

Posted By | On 30th, Jan. 2022

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Pokemon games are always guaranteed to sell ridiculous numbers, but with Pokemon Legends: Arceus having been billed as a major, ambitious reinvention of a series that’s been in desperate need of one, expectations from it have been high even by Pokemon standards. Critical reception for the RPG has been more than positive- and it seems like it’s doing well on the commercial front as well, unsurprisingly.

Christopher Dring of GamesIndustry, who routinely publishes sales data from the UK provided by the Gfk, recently took to Twitter to reveal that Pokemon Legends: Arceus has enjoyed a “massive launch.” It’s apparently the fourth biggest Pokemon launch of all time in the UK, behind only Sun and Moon, Sword and Shield, and OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire in the top three positions respectively.

It is, additionally, also the fastest selling Pokemon release in the UK to date where only a single game has released at a time, beating a previous best set by 2000’s Pokemon Yellow. The game has sold so well during its opening weekend, in fact, that Dring says it accounted for nearly 50% of all physical video game sales in the UK last week.

More details – along with the full UK charts for the week – should be coming soon, so stay tuned for that. Either way, it’s clear that the Pokemon Legends experiment seems to have paid off for the series.


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