Biggest Pokémon Launch Sales in the UK - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 26 November 2021 / 3,684 Views
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl had the fifth biggest launch week sales for any Pokémon game in the UK at retail. This is according to GfK data shared with GamesIndustry.
The game continues the trend that every Pokémon remake has sold better in week one in the UK, than the games they were based on. Sales for the remakes are 53 percent higher than the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
The list of best-selling Pokémon games includes all the mainline RPG releases from generation one (Pokémon Red and Blue), to the enhanced editions (Pokémon Yellow, Crystal, etc.), up to the most recent releases. (Pokémon Sword and Shield).
Pokémon Red and Blue, the first in the series, launched in the UK in October 1999 and had a relatively small launch as it was before the series took off in popularity in Europe. Pokémon Yellow, the enhanced version of generation one, is the eighth best-selling entry in Pokémon.
Pokémon Go helped propel the popularity of the series, which caused Pokémon Sun and Moon in November 2016 to have the biggest launch in franchise history. No other entry in the series has come close in sales.
Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee were the first in the series to release on the Nintendo Switch had the seventh biggest launch in the series.
The first new mainline Pokémon game on the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Sword and Shield, had the second biggest launch in series history and is one of the fastest-selling Switch games.
|1||2016||Pokémon Sun and Moon||Nintendo 3DS|
|2||2019||Pokémon Sword and Shield||Nintendo Switch|
|3||2014||Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby||Nintendo 3DS|
|4||2011||Pokémon Black and White||Nintendo DS|
|5||2021||Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl||Nintendo Switch|
|6||2013||Pokémon X and Y||Nintendo 3DS|
|7||2018||Pokémon Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu||Nintendo Switch|
|8||2000||Pokémon Yellow||Gameboy/Gameboy Color|
|9||2010||Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver||Nintendo DS|
|10||2001||Pokémon Gold and Silver||Gameboy/Gameboy Color|
|11||2007||Pokémon Diamond and Pearl||Nintendo DS|
|12||2003||Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire||Gameboy Advance|
|13||2017||Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon||Nintendo 3DS|
|14||2009||Pokémon Platinum||Nintendo DS|
|15||2012||Pokémon Black and White 2||Nintendo DS|
|16||2004||Pokémon Leaf Green and Fire Red||Gameboy Advance|
|17||2005||Pokémon Emerald||Gameboy Advance|
|18||2001||Pokémon Crystal||Gameboy Color|
|19||1999||Pokémon Red and Blue||Gameboy|
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