Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s launch has posted the biggest physical sales of the year in the UK, beating out FIFA 23, and becoming the second-biggest Pokémon launch after Sun & Moon, in terms of units sold. In terms of actual revenue, S&V is the biggest in the series’ history, given the higher price compared to S&M.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, alongside info from GfK, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s launch is the biggest of the year in the UK, in terms of physical copies sold. Digital sales are not available for Nintendo games. Violet accounted for 52% of the sales, Scarlet accounted for 42%, and the double pack 6%.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s launch has also helped drive hardware sales for Nintendo. Nintendo Switch hardware sales rose 62% week-on-week, making it one of the biggest weeks of the year for the company. You can check out the full chart from GfK below.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet launch sales – UK boxed chart
Here’s the GfK UK boxed chart top ten, via GamesIndustry.biz, below the launch trailer for the games.
|Last week||This week||Game|
|New entry||1||Pokémon Violet|
|New entry||2||Pokémon Scarlet|
|1||4||God of War Ragnarok|
|2||5||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|
|New entry||6||Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (dual pack)|
|7||7||Horizon: Forbidden West|
|5||8||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|6||9||Nintendo Switch Sports|
That’s all we’ve got on the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet launch. For more, check out our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet starters, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet gym leaders, and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet legendaries guides.