Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Gotta sell ’em all!

Now that Nintendo have shared their latest financial results for the last quarter, lots of interesting sales numbers have been reported for multiple Pokémon games. Firstly, to the disappointment of some, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has yet to perform well enough to secure itself a place amongst Nintendo’s Top Selling titles for the Nintendo Switch. Continuing to occupy tenth place is none other than Ring Fit Adventure, which has shipped 14.09 million copies.

Instead, since its release back in January of this year, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has shipped 12.64 million units, which in fairness, is not a number to be easily dismissed, as it is still impressive nonetheless. Yet, there has been some shake up amongst the top selling titles as Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! have now been overtaken by Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl as the Sinnoh based remakes have now become the best-selling Pokémon remakes. With both Let’s Go games now at 14.53 million sales (previously 14.33), Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are now at 14.65 million.

With regards to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, however, the Gen 8 games are currently at a reported 24.27 million sales and with Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet releasing later this year, it would be interesting to see how successful the Gen 9 games go on to become.

About Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Pokémon Shining Pearl:

Welcome to the 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 try 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 or Palkia, depending on which version you choose.

Explore the Grand Underground, connect with friends, and find rare Pokémon! – Use the Explorer Kit you’ll receive during your adventure to visit the Grand Underground! Here, dig up Pokémon Fossils and valuable treasure, including statues for your very own Secret Base. You can also visit places called Pokémon Hideaways, where you can find Pokémon that live in a variety of different environments—there are some Pokémon that can only be found in these Pokémon Hideaways. Embark on a Grand Underground adventure with other players through the local* or online communication** of your Nintendo Switch system!

Put on a performance with Pokémon in Super Contest Shows – 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 prepare your Pokémon for your grand performance by giving them snacks, called Poffins, and teaching them impressive moves. Using Capsule Decoration, you can place Stickers to customize the effects that appear when your Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball™ for battles or Super Contest Shows. Choose a category like coolness, cuteness, or cleverness, and then tap along to the beat and put on a show!

About Pokémon Legends: Arceus:

Action meets RPG as the Pokémon series reaches a new frontier – Get ready for a new kind of grand, Pokémon adventure in Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus, a new game from Game Freak that blends action and exploration with the RPG roots of the Pokémon series.

Explore the Hisui region—the Sinnoh of old – Your adventure takes place in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, where you embark on survey missions from your main base in Jubilife Village. Mount Coronet rises from the center, surrounded on all sides by areas with distinct environments.

Build the region’s first Pokédex – You are tasked with studying Pokémon to complete the region’s first Pokédex. To do this, you’ll need to catch wild Pokémon by sneaking up and throwing a well-aimed Poké Ball. You can also toss the Poké Ball containing your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon to seamlessly enter battle.

The Biggest Upcoming Switch Exclusives for 2022:

  • Mario Strikers: Battle League (2022) – Release Date: Jun 10, 2022
  • Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (2022) – Release Date: Jun 24, 2022
  • MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK (2022) – Release Date: Jun 30, 2022
  • LIVE A LIVE (2022) – Release Date: Jul 22, 2022
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (2022) – Release Date: Jul 29, 2022
  • Splatoon 3 (2022) – Release Date: September 9, 2022
  • Pokémon Scarlet (2022) – Release Date: Late 2022
  • Pokémon Violet (2022) – Release Date: Late 2022
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (2022) – Release Date: 2022
  • Bayonetta 3 (2022) – Release Date: 2022
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022) – Release Date: 2022

Source: Nintendo

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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