Nintendo reported the game hitting the milestone within the week after release.
Nintendo announced that Pokémon Legends: Arceus sold 6.5 million copies, both digital and boxed. Quite an achievement, considering the game was launched a week before the announcement.
Out of these 6 million, over 1.43 million physical copies of the game come from Japan, which makes it the second fastest-selling Switch game there, the first being Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The previous installments of the 8th generation of Pokémon – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword and Shield – sold around 6 million copies during the first week.
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