Nintendo has announced that the latest Pokemon video game release, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, has sold over 6.5 million units worldwide since its recent launch on January 28, 2022. This makes the title one of the Switch’s most prominent successes, with this news surpassing its Japanese sales numbers from the first week of release.
You can view the official tweet from Nintendo announcing the sales numbers for Pokémon Legends: Arceus below:
Thank you to the more than 6.5 million explorers worldwide who have already embarked on an exciting new adventure in #PokemonLegendsArceus!
We hope you're loading up on more potato mochi before your next research mission! pic.twitter.com/u1MKRHkhhD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 4, 2022
Pokémon Legends: Arceus represents a long since necessary new step for the Pokémon franchise at large, ditching the mainline formula for an entirely new gameplay loop that has been met with general praise from fans and critics alike. More freeform exploration and the drastically fresh setting aid in that freshness as it feels like the series has finally taken a step forward for the first time in what feels like eons.
The Hisui region houses various distinct biomes, from harsh tundra to warm, welcoming fields. In addition, the hub village, crafting, and more facets give players further reasons to sink their teeth into all of the exploratory gameplay mechanics.
We will be sharing our review for Pokémon Legends: Arceus in the near future.
If you missed it, check out our review of the recently released Pokémon Shining Pearl.
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