Pokemon ORAS Sells 1.5 Million In First 10 Days

The journey back to the Hoenn region paid dividends for Nintendo. But turns out, it wasn't just Pokemon that has helped out Nintendo recently.

Pokémon trainers were asking Nintendo and Game Freak for the Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes for years and Nintendo finally answered those pleas. It looks like a ton of trainers were excited by this news as the two remakes, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, have sold a combined 1.5 million units. As always with this data, it takes into account physical copies as well as digital download. The journey back to the Hoenn region helped 3DS sales in November, though the system didn't need much morale boosting with Super Smash Brothers for 3DS releasing just a month earlier.

Nintendo isn't just doing well in terms of retail numbers from the 3DS. The Wii U has picked things up as well. The week of November 21st saw the Wii U's best sale numbers since the system released in 2012, due mostly to the release of Super Smash Brothers, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and the new amiibo figures. (It's no suprise that Link, Mario, and Pikachu are leading amiibo sales.)

These numbers show if you make a good game, people will play and purchase it. Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and Pokémon ORAS are games that people enjoy and have been looking forward to for quite some time. 


My name is Steve and I'm from New Jersey. Been a Nintendo fan for as long as I can remember and have enjoyed writing. Also a fan of the Devils/Jets/Mets.

Published Dec. 13th 2014

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