Nintendo’s Fastest-Selling Games in History Are Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

There is always a way to incorporate cute Pokémon into a sentence. Despite mixed reviews, a significant number of performance issues, and bugs, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet recently shattered sales records on the Nintendo Switch and elsewhere, selling a total of 10 million copies in just their opening weekend.

In a press release that was distributed at the end of the day on Wednesday, the person who was responsible for creating Mario stated that “this is the biggest number ever for global and domestic sales in the first three days after the introduction of software for all Nintendo game platforms, including Nintendo Switch.” About 4 million items were sold within Japan alone, with the remaining 6 million coming from sales in other countries.

When compared, the most recent mainline game in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Sword and Shield, barely sold 2 million copies in the first two days after it was released. Because Scarlet and Violet are currently the sixth best-selling game for the Nintendo Switch, they are well on their way to outselling both Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which are currently tied for fifth place.