Pokémon Legends: Arceus Has Sold Over 12 Million Units Globally

Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

We know the Pokémon series is always a big seller, but we’re always surprised when we actually see the numbers. As part of Nintendo’s latest financial results, published today, the company revealed that Pokémon Legends: Arceus has sold over 12.64 million units worldwide up to March 2022.

Despite being a different take on the Pokémon formula, the brand itself is infectious — as are those glowing reviews, of which we have one of our own — but over 12 million sales between its 28th January release and 31st March is a heck of a lot.

Breaking it down even more, Arceus sold an impressive 3.46 million copies in Japan, while the rest of the world gobbled up 9.17 million units. Not only that, an Alpha-sized 11.4 million of those sales came in just 10 weeks!

It’s not the Champion of the Pokémon game sales on Switch yet, of course — that honour goes to Sword and Shield — and last year’s Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl sold almost 14 million copies in a shorter period of time. That’s perhaps not surprising as it’s a more-traditional Pokémon game (and a remake). But Pokémon Legends: Arceus is proof that the series’ formula can indeed be shaken up and still produce results.

The game is only about 2 million sales behind the remake duo, and it’s not that far away from joining the current ten best-selling games on the Switch either. Do you think it’ll crack the list eventually? Let us know in the comments.

Related Posts

This Week on Xbox: New Games, Upcoming Releases, and Events

Summary Related:This Week on Xbox: New Releases, Events, and UpdatesThis Week on Xbox: Three New Xbox Game Pass Launches, New DLC, and UpdatesThis Week on Xbox: Day …

Read more

The Body Bugs are Coming for You – Free Today on Xbox

The team at Redstart Interactive recently launched two new games: grapple-heavy platformer Get-A-Grip Chip and its edutainment successor Get-A-Grip Chip and the Body Bugs, on the Xbox …

Read more

Xbox, Dolmen, Multiplayer, and You

In the days leading up to Dolmen‘s release today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, we had the opportunity to talk in more detail with the …

Read more

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Glutton’s Gamble is Out Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

It takes a strong stomach to face the monster in Vesper’s second Mirror of Mystery, available now in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands! Trouble is brewing as Imelda, the …

Read more

Farm the Dead to Stay Alive in Deadcraft

Summary Take on the apocalypse today with Deadcraft on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! If you’re not sure whether you’re ready to face the full zombie …

Read more

Rabbids: Party of Legends Brings The Rabbids Back to Xbox

Rabbids: Party of Legends brings the Rabbids back in a new multiplayer party game, coming to Xbox One on June 30. After an accidental spin in their …

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.