“Pokemon Legends Arceus” Had One Of The Most Outstanding Launches in The Series
Despite being a completely new franchise, Pokemon Legends Arceus had one of the most successful launches for any Pokemon game in the UK. It is currently the fourth largest launch of any Pokemon game based on physical sales data.
It seems, however, that being the best-selling game does not necessarily mean that it is critically acclaimed. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon had the best UK launch of the monster-collecting franchise. However, fans were disappointed by the changes to the original gameplay formula. This could explain why the sequel, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon, did not make it to the top ten.
Notable is the fact that most top ten games are listed in pairs. It is possible that Pokemon Legends Arceus sold more copies than any other titles, as it was a single-release title. Pokemon Red from the first generation was the only other title that broke the top ten.
These are the top ten bestsellers:
1. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon (2016, seventh generation).
2. Pokemon Sword, Pokemon Shield (2019 eighth and current generations)
3. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (2014, remakes for the third generation).
4. Pokemon Legends Arceus (2022, new series).
5. Pokemon Black, Pokemon White (2010)
6. Pokemon Shining Pearl and Pokemon Bright Diamond (2021, remakes for the fourth generation).
7. Pokemon and Pokémon Y (2013, sixth generation).
8. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee (2018). New series and remakes for the first generation.
9. Pokemon Yellow (1998, first generation)
10. Pokemon Heart Gold, Pokemon Soul Silver (2009, remakes)
The latest Pokemon game has received outstanding reviews. James called it “excellent” as well as the “evolution that fans have been waiting for.” “