Nintendo Hit Sales Record with New Pokemon Games

Nintendo has just released two new Pokémon games to the delight of fans everywhere: Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. The anticipation for these games was high, and the sales figures prove it – Nintendo has broken its own record for most copies sold in a week!

The new Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for the Nintendo Switch have sold more than 10 million units within the first three days of their global launch.

The release of the Pokémon games resulted in a record-breaking sale for video game company Nintendo. In fact, the level of sales achieved byPokémon surpasses any other game launches in the company’s history.

The two new Pokémon games, titled “Scarlet” and “Violet,” were released on November 18th to mixed reviews. The games had been highly anticipated by the fan base after they were first teased in a live-streamed event by thePokémon Company on February 27th.

The video game maker referred to the games as “an open world adventure,” while developer Game Freak said they are a new and improved Pokémon experience.

The release of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet for the Nintendo Switch was only three days ago, but in that time span, sales have already exceeded 10 million units. These newly launched games are different from other titles as they are open-world games. Talking about the game, team  Nintendo states-

Players can explore an open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness Pokémon can be seen everywhere in this wide-open world – in the skies, in the sea, and on the streets. As one of the main characters, trainers will jump into the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to begin their adventure, where they will have a different outfit depending on which game they are playing.

The video game industry greatly expanded in 2020 and early 2021 as more people were staying home and needed something to do. Now that the world is returning to normal, however, business for companies like Nintendo, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Sony (NYSE: SONY) are beginning to slowdown.

Serkan Toto, Kantan Games CEO, spoke on how the Pokémon games have impacted Nintendo-

“With the new Pokémon, Nintendo achieved a rare feat among all video game companies: scoring two blockbusters in a difficult 2022 for the industry. Sure, Pokémon is almost always a safe bet, but the new title has exceeded expectations, just like Splatoon 3 did earlier this year.”

Splatoon 3’s sales in Japan went up to more than 3.45 million units three days after it was released, making Nintendo shares go up by 5%. The company’s shares have been doing well because of many reasons – including the release of recent blockbusters.

Furthermore, the 10-for-1 stock split also played a role in the surge. Additionally, the company has a robust game pipeline, and its consumers are highly anticipating upcoming releases.

It seems as though it is currently a prosperous time for gaming companies; not only did Sony sell 5.1 million copies of its God of War Ragnarok in the first week after it was unveiled–a record for the fastest-selling first-party game debut in company history–but others are seeing similar success stories.

The success has put Nintendo on a high, and the company is now looking forward to a bright future. As people continue to stay at home, gaming companies like Nintendo are expected to benefit from increased demand for their products.  It looks like they are doing more than just surviving during these trying times–they’re thriving.

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