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UK: Top ten biggest Pokemon mainline game launches

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Games Industry has updated the top ten chart for the biggest mainline Pokemon video game launches in the United Kingdom. The biggest launch game by units sold is Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon on the Nintendo 3DS system and it is followed by the recently released Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. We have also posted the biggest Pokemon mainline game launches by revenue in the United Kingdom with the leader being Pokemon Scarlet & Violet on the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

Biggest UK Pokémon Mainline Game Launches – Units (GfK Entertainment data)

PositionYearTitleFormat
12016Pokémon Sun and MoonNintendo 3DS
22022Pokémon Scarlet and VioletNintendo Switch
32019Pokémon Sword and ShieldNintendo Switch
42022Pokémon Legends: ArceusNintendo Switch
52014Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega RubyNintendo 3DS
62011Pokémon Black and WhiteNintendo DS
72021Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining PearlNintendo Switch
82013Pokémon X and YNintendo 3DS
92018Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go PikachuNintendo Switch
102000Pokémon YellowGameboy/Gameboy Color

Biggest UK Pokémon Mainline Game Launches – Revenue (GfK Entertainment data)

PositionYearTitleFormat
22022Pokémon Scarlet and VioletNintendo Switch
22016Pokémon Sun and MoonNintendo 3DS
32019Pokémon Sword and ShieldNintendo Switch
42021Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining PearlNintendo Switch
52022Pokémon Legends: ArceusNintendo Switch
62014Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega RubyNintendo 3DS
72018Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go PikachuNintendo Switch
82013Pokémon X and YNintendo 3DS
92011Pokémon Black and WhiteNintendo DS
102017Pokémon Ultra Moon and Ultra Sun3DS

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4 thoughts on “UK: Top ten biggest Pokemon mainline game launches”

  1. Seeing Sword/Shield and Scarlet/Violet so high on this list is disappointing. The games get worse while the sales keep on getting better

    1. The most important aspect of Pokemon is the battle mechanics + breeding optimizations. As long as it stays good and improve every generation (which it does since XY) it will guarantee to sell well. Proves that internet boycott is a fad just like every other CoD, FIFA and NBA, GTA V (shark cards controversy), boycott is ultimately useless.

  2. My favorite gym leader from Pokemon Violet and Scarlet is Lono the electric gym leader and streamer. Her dialogue was written perfectly and the gym test was better then the others I’ve done so far.

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