Pokémon Scarlet and Violet got off to a wonderful start, so it's not really surprising. similar to Arceus from Pokémon Legends from earlier this year. The first stats are, as usual, from the UK and were provided by Games Industry. And that's without mentioning the download versions.
The two games outsold FIFA 23, the previous year's top seller, by 4%, making them the biggest physical releases of the year. This past weekend, 235,000 copies are thought to have been sold. As a result, it ranks as the second-largest Pokémon franchise debut in the UK. Given that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon debuted in 2016—the same year Pokémon GO did—they currently hold the top rank and have numbers that are difficult to overthrow.
If we dig a bit deeper, we find that 52% of sales were made up of Pokémon Violet as opposed to 42% of sales being made up of Pokémon Scarlet. For the two versions combined, that leaves 6%. Together, the games are starting out 56% more powerful than Arceus or 25% more powerful than Sword and Shield in 2019.
Naturally, Switch sales increase with such a boom. In one week, Nintendo's console has increased by 62%. The Switch is having its best week of the year as a result.
The Japanese charts should soon pick up on this tidal wave. There, Sword and Shield had a successful launch, selling more than 1.3 million copies in just one week.
Is Pokémon Scarlet a good video game?
Pokémon Scarlet is not a very well known video game at the moment, so we'd rather not get involved. There are hundreds of new games every day and our editors haven't heard enough about Pokémon Scarlet to offer a full review yet. If the game continues to make itself known in the coming months, we will of course offer a detailed review and a note on whether or not you should play it. But for now, all we can say is that Pokémon Scarlet is a niche game, try it for yourself and make your own opinion, we hope you will have fun with it!
Can I play Pokémon Scarlet with my friends?
No, as far as we know, there is no multiplayer mode for Pokémon Scarlet, you'll have to lend the controller to each other and take turns playing! We hope that a multiplayer mode will be available thanks to a next update, a remake or even a sequel, who knows!
Is Pokémon Scarlet available on multiple platforms?
No, the game Pokémon Scarlet is currently only available on Nintendo Switch. We hope that Game Freak development studio will release the game on other consoles soon, even if nothing is planned for the moment!
Is Pokémon Scarlet a recent game?
Yes, Pokémon Scarlet is a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Nov 18th 2022, 12 days ago.
Pokémon Scarlet has been released on Nintendo Switch.
Is there an official website for Pokémon Scarlet?
No Pokémon Scarlet doesn't have an official website yet, but there are probably fan sites on Google, we invite you to search by yourself. Otherwise you can also find our dedicated portal by clicking here.
Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Pokémon Scarlet?
No, according to our information, Pokémon Scarlet does not yet have a forum or subreddit clearly identified to the community. However, it is possible that you can find one by searching on your favorite search engine, which we invite you to do! You can also look at social networks, indeed many groups exist for example on Facebook to allow communities to exchange between enthusiasts.
Is Pokémon Scarlet compatible with VR?
No, Pokémon Scarlet is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!
Does the game Pokémon Scarlet have other names around the world?
Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
Pokemon Scarlet (Alternative spelling)
Pokémon Écarlate (French title)
ポケットモンスター スカーレット (Japanese title - original)
포켓몬스터스칼렛 (Korean title)
What are similar games to Pokémon Scarlet?
Pokémon Scarlet is a game similar to God Eater 3, Immortal: Unchained, Dragon: Marked for Death, The Elder Scrolls VI, Eternity: The Last Unicorn, ANIMA: GATE OF MEMORIES - THE NAMELESS CHRONICLES, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Remnant: From the Ashes, Torchlight III and Pokémon Shield, if you liked Pokémon Scarlet, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!