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Pokemon Legends: Arceus sells over 6.5 million copies in one week

The latest Pokemon adventure launched on January 28.

Chris Kerr

February 4, 2022

1 Min Read

Pokemon Legends: Arceus has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide in one week, according to a tweet from Nintendo.

The latest Pokemon adventure launched on January 28, 2022, and breaks the mould with new mechanics including seamless wild Pokemon battles, tough Alpha pocket monsters, and unique traversal mechanics that can be used to explore the semi-open Hisui region.

By comparison, the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes have sold almost 14 million copies since launching in November last year, while Pokemon Sword and Shield topped 6 million sales during its launch weekend in 2019.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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