Pokémon Legends Arceus is fastest-selling series entry on Switch

Pokemon Legends Arceus

Recently, the official Nintendo of America Twitter account has made a tweet in which they are expressing their gratitude to gamers indicating that more than 6.5 million explorers all over the world have already embarked on an exciting new adventure in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

This makes the Pokemon Legends: Arceus the fastest-selling game of the Pokemon franchise outselling the Pokemon Sword and Shield as well as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl, which have each sold six million units during their first week.

What makes this even more impressive is the fact that Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a standalone game and not a two-version release like other installments in the franchise which usually results in dedicated fans purchasing both versions.

According to Nintendo’s game sales latest financial data, Pokemon Legends: Arceus sold more copies during its first week than other prominent titles such as Mario Party Superstars, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and New Pokémon Snap as well as Metroid Dread.

In fact, Pokemon Legends: Arceus accounted for almost 50% o fall boxed game sales in the UK. Pokemon Legends: Arceus significantly shakes up the gameplay established by its predecessors by focusing more on action and exploration combined with RPG elements instead of defeating Gym Leaders and the Elite Four in order to become a Pokemon master.

In a recent review of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, VGC indicated that the game is the best in the series in years claiming the latest installment to be the breath of fresh air the Pokemon series has needed for a long time.

The VGC continued by saying that while it may not have been apparent from the trailers, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is one of the most entertaining, engaging, and engrossing games in the history of the Pokemon franchise.

The review concluded by recommending Pokemon Legends: Arceus to both long-time fans of the series as well as complete newcomers.

Chris Thacker

Author: Izzy

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