Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Surpass Gold and Silver: Best-Selling in History

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Surpass Gold and Silver: Best-Selling in History

7. February 2024 by Never

Nintendo’s recent quarterly report has unveiled some astonishing figures, highlighting a significant milestone in the Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest additions to the Pokémon series on the Nintendo Switch, have now surpassed the sales of the beloved Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Sales Breakdown

  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch): 24.36 million units sold globally.
  • Pokémon Gold and Silver (Game Boy Color): 23.7 million units sold.

While these figures place Scarlet and Violet below Pokémon Sword and Shield, which boasts 26.17 million units sold, they have outpaced Gold and Silver, the cherished classics of the Game Boy era and a fan favorite generation.

A New Record in Pokémon History

Scarlet and Violet have set a new benchmark as the fastest-selling Pokémon games ever, despite not being the highest in total sales. With less than two million units to reach the sales of Sword and Shield, there’s potential for more surprises and sales growth in this generation.

Chasing the Legacy of Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue

Despite this achievement, surpassing the monumental success of Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue, which have sold over 31 million copies, seems a distant goal. The first generation benefited from longer shelf life and the availability of three editions compared to the usual two.

A Record-Breaking Achievement for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The journey of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a testament to the enduring popularity and evolving legacy of the Pokémon series. Will these titles continue to break records and further cement their place in Pokémon history?