Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shimmering Pearl begin to disappear from the list of best-selling games for Nintendo Switch, with a clear decline over time.
Even Pikachu is surprised with the sales data for Sinnoh remakes.
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Pokémon lives a sweet moment with him tremendous success of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, the seventh best-selling games in Nintendo Switch history. In the month of February, great news is expected for the franchise, since Pokémon Day should be celebrated, where the DLC of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple would have to be announced, in addition to the possibility of seeing other deliveries rumored as new remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver. Now, however, the news is focused on himdata from the last quarter of Nintendoleft bad news for the series.
Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Shimmering Pearl
And it is that there is a clear contrast between the sales of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple and the notable decline that is taking place in the sales of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Glittering Pearl. In an exhaustive analysis carried out by the colleagues of Nintendúo, it can be seen that the Sinnoh remakes have not managed to penetrate deeply into the players, despite their amount of 14.92 million copies. In fact, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is very close to those figures, despite being a later title with 14.63 million copies and a much faster pace than the games developed by ILCA.
Of course, these are figures that many games on the market would like to achieve, but what is striking is that in the last quarter it is revealed that they sold less than 150 thousand copiesfar surpassed by older installments such as Pokemon Let’s GO! Pikachu and Eevee, with more than 260,000. Regarding Pokémon legends: Arceus, the number rises to more than 700 thousand copiesa clear upward trend, quite the opposite of what happens with Brilliant Diamond and Glittering Pearl.
Pokémon could have given a hint of Pokémon Legends: Celebi
With all these data offered by Nintendo in its last quarter, there are many questions that arise around the future of Pokémon. The lack of interest that Brilliant Diamond and Shimmering Pearl are experiencing could make the company consider new options for upcoming remakes, at the same time that the success of Legends could lead them to follow that line. Regarding the latter, a user believes they have found a clue from the development of Pokémon Legends: Celebi in the Pokémon Scarlet and Purple books.
Will have to see How are the sales of the different installments of Pokémon progressing? that are active for Nintendo Switch, but the preference of the players seems to have given the answer for the immediate future of one of the most successful franchises of all time.
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