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When the Gen 4 remakes were first announced earlier this year, the response from fans was mixed. Plenty were happy to finally get to go back to Sinnoh, whereas others were angered over the choice of graphics and lack of Platinum content.
Despite these feelings, however, it has not stopped Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl from performing unbelievably well. It was previously reported the games had shipped 1.396 million units in Japan alone, based on the games’ first three days, but now new information has come to light and the games have shipped more than 6 million copies in their launch week.
That number is nowhere near enough to see the games claim one of the ten Nintendo Best Sellers slots as the games would need to beat Ring Fit Adventure, which was last reported as sitting at 12.21 million copies, but it’s still impressive nonetheless and with more sales expected between now and the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, there is every chance the games will pass the 10 million mark before the end of Nintendo’s current financial quarter.
For a comparison of how well the games have done, when Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! released, they only shipped 3 million in the first 3 days.
About Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl:
Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games in the reimagined adventures, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, now on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Adventures in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, you’ll run into the mysterious organization Team Galactic, and be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga.
Explore the revamped Grand Underground or put on a Super Contest Show – The Underground from the Pokémon Diamond Version game has been powered up and is now called the Grand Underground. Here, you can dig up valuable treasure and Pokémon Fossils, create your own Secret Base, and catch Pokémon in places called Pokémon Hideaways. When you aren’t exploring in the Grand Underground, enter a Super Contest Show! Super Contest Shows are popular events in the Sinnoh region, each put on by four performers and their partner Pokémon, who work together to dance and show off their performance skills. You can also adventure in the Grand Underground or put on a Super Contest Show with other players through the local* communication or online** communication of your Nintendo Switch system!
Walk with your Pokémon, change up your style, and customize your Poké Balls – Choose a Pokémon that you’ve befriended during your journey to walk along behind you in the game. Depending on the Pokémon, you’ll see different gestures or ways of walking, and when you talk to your Pokémon, it will respond. You’ll also be able to add your own personal style! Choose a variety of outfits and coordinate tops and bottoms. Some are based around Pokémon motifs and others change your hairstyle. You can even use Capsule Decoration to add stickers to customize the effects that appear when your Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball!
Preorder for a special Pokémon Egg and download the digital version for Quick Balls! – A Manaphy Egg will be gifted to early purchasers of either the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games. You can receive it by choosing Get via internet in the Mystery Gift*** feature in your game, up until Monday February 21, 2022 at 4:59PM PT. Then, leave Manaphy with the Pokémon Nursery to get an Egg containing Phione!
If you purchase and download the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl game from Nintendo eShop by Monday February 21, 2022 at 4:59PM PT, you’ll receive a code**** that can be redeemed through the Mystery Gift*** feature for 12 Quick Balls, or 24 Quick Balls if you purchase the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack! If you use a Quick Ball right after a battle starts, you will have a better chance of catching a wild Pokémon right away. The code will be valid through Monday, February 28, 2022 at 4:59PM PT.