First-Week Pokémon Good Diamond and Shining Pearl Gross sales Roughly on Par With Sword & Protect; Round 6 Million Copies Offered Globally

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Pokémon Good Diamond and Shining Pearl are mentioned to have offered round 6 million copies globally throughout its launch week, thereby roughly matching first-week gross sales of Pokémon Sword and Protect.

This information comes from Japanese outlet, and extra context was provided on the ResetEra boards by the proprietor of Pokémon website Serebii.

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“On at the present time (December eighth), the newest sequence “Pokemon Good Diamond” and “Pokemon Shining Pearl”, which have been launched concurrently worldwide on November nineteenth, offered 6 million items worldwide * within the first week of their launch”, the textual content within the article reads (Google translated).

In accordance with “Serebii”, preliminary Pokémon Sword and Protect gross sales have been roughly on par with first-week international gross sales of Good Diamond and Shining Pearl, assuming the primary week is the primary calendar week. As also mentioned by “Serebii”, Pokémon Good Diamond seems to be promoting higher than Shining Pearl, though actual numbers haven’t been shared.

For reference, Pokémon Solar & Moon managed to promote round 7.2 million copies in its first two weeks after launch, and Pokémon Let’s Go offered roughly 3 million copies globally in its first week. Round 4 million copies of 2013’s Pokémon X and Y have been offered 2 days after launch, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire managed to promote 3 million in its launch week again in 2014.

Curiously, Sword and Protect are on observe to turn out to be the second-best-selling Pokémon video games thus far, and with Pokémon Good Diamond and Shining Pearl launch-week gross sales roughly matching these of Sword and Protect, will probably be attention-grabbing to see how the remake will carry out going ahead.

Final month we reported that the remake managed to promote round 1.4 million boxed copies in Japan throughout its first 3 days. As well as, it was reported that Pokémon Good Diamond and Shining Pearl was the fifth largest Pokémon recreation launch within the UK.

Pokémon Good Diamond and Shining Pearl can be found now globally for the Nintendo Swap.

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