Pokemon Legends: Arceus Catches 6.5 Million Players in First Week

Last week, Game Freak released Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a semi-open world spinoff that takes players to the early days of the Hisui region as they are tasked with completing the area’s first Pokédex.

Featuring more opportunities for stealth and action along with the series’ classic turn-based battles, Legends: Arceus has gained plenty of interest from new and returning Pokémon fans alike, with Nintendo announcing that the Switch game has sold 6.5 million copies in its first seven days. With three other Pokémon games in the top ten best-selling Switch games to date, Legends: Arceus is already off to a promising start to become another noteworthy hit for the beloved franchise.

For more on Pokémon Legends: Arceus, be sure to check out our review, which calls it “the strongest Pokémon title the series has had since the DS era.”