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UK: Pokemon Legends: Arceus sold more in its first week than Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Games Industry journalist Christopher Dring has revealed that the newly released Pokemon Legends: Arceus for the Nintendo Switch has shifted more copies in its first week in the United Kingdom than Animal Crossing: New Horizons managed when it released during the pandemic in 2020. Dring also goes on to say that Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the fifth biggest game launch in the United Kingdom within the last two years at retail.

5 thoughts on “UK: Pokemon Legends: Arceus sold more in its first week than Animal Crossing: New Horizons”

  1. Say what you will about the divisiveness of the games, but Pokémon has the kind of brand longevity that would make Disney blush

    1. Pokemon is the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. There is literally nothing more popular in the world than Pokemon. For reference, Mickey Mouse and Star Wars are number 4 and 5 respectively.

      1. Well researched necraOnaut well researched. Pokémon, game freak and creatures inc. are a blessing to us all. As for Nintendo; they let heaven handle the luck.

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