The highly anticipated release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet heralded the second-biggest release in the franchise’s history.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, it was also the UK’s biggest box game release of the year.
Pokémon unseated Sony’s God of War: Ragnorok, which fell to fourth place behind FIFA 23.
In addition to moving a high number of units, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet also boosted the sale of Switch models. Hardware sales rose 64% from the previous week. It was also the highest-selling week of the year.
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