Nintendo Co.'s latest blockbuster release for the Switch console is the company's biggest debut on any platform, scoring 10 million sales globally in its first three days.Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were released simultaneously on Nov.
18 and sold over 4 million units at home in Japan, also setting a new domestic record. The games are identical except for the lineup of characters and collectibles in each version.
Nintendo had only recently reached its last domestic sales high with the well-received Splatoon 3 in September, auguring a successful holiday season for the games and console maker.Nintendo shares were up as much as 1.9% in Tokyo on Thursday morning after the announcement.“The sales record is not really a surprise, as the Pokémon brand seems invincible,” said Tokyo-based industry analyst Serkan Toto. “What is interesting is that this particular game is plagued by bugs and glaring performance problems that really expose the age of the Switch hardware.
But hardcore fans don't care.”Now five years old, Nintendo's Switch console relies on big game launches to maintain momentum for its software and hardware sales.Read more on tech.hindustantimes.com