Pokemon Legends: Arceus has sold over 6.5 million units

Nintendo announced overnight that its latest Pokemon game, Pokemon Legend: Arceussold over 6.5 million copies.

The game launched last week on Friday, January 28, which means the number was hit within at least six days of release.

In Japan, the game sold more than 1.4 million units within 48 hours of its release, making it the second best-selling Switch game released in Japan.

Meanwhile, the final main entry in the franchise, Pokemon Sword and Shield, sold 6 million units in its first week on sale. The game has since sold over 23.9 million copies as of December 31, 2021.

Developed by Gamefreak, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in an older version of the Sinnoh region and your goal is to try to complete the Pokedex first.

You’ll be able to choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as your starter Pokemon and work with a “mysterious professor” who has traveled the world. Gameplay allows you to observe Pokemon to learn their behavior, then carefully sneak in and aim your Poke Ball. You can also have your allies battle wild Pokemon you hope to catch. Just throw a Poke Ball that keeps your ally Pokemon near the wild Pokemon, and you’ll easily join the battle and command your Pokemon.

The game also features the legendary Pokemon, Arceus, who seems to “shape everything in the world” and is somehow related to your story.

Comments have been received quite positivewith Alex Donaldson of VG247 calling it The best Pokemon game in 20 years.

If you are just starting out with Legends or need some basic knowledge, we have many tutorials to help you out. We have a guide on the best startershow to evolve certain pokemon, such as Haunter of Gengarhow to mass outbreak of farmwe have a type chart show strengths and weaknesses hereand tips about how to raise shiny pokemon.

https://www.vg247.com/pokemon-legends-arceus-has-already-sold-over-65-million-units Pokemon Legends: Arceus has sold over 6.5 million units

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