Pokémon Crimson & Crimson: Boxed version in the UK despite criticism with the strongest start of the year
Despite all the criticism of the Pokémon Crimson and Crimson, released on November 18, 2022, Game Freak’s latest game seems to be a real hit. This is suggested by the latest figures from the UK. The boxed version of the two role-playing games is the best-selling game release of the year there so far.
On November 18, 2022, the latest Pokémon games, Crimson and Crimson, launched. However, the first tests of the role-playing games have so far been rather mixed. The technical shortcomings of the titles in particular are mentioned again and again and seem to concern the fans on the Internet as well. However, despite the criticism, the games appear to be selling very well. This is indicated by figures from the UK, where the physical version of Pokémon Crimson and Crimson is the highest-grossing game release of the year so far.
Pokemon Crimson & Crimson strong in UK despite criticism
As GamesIndustry.biz reports, according to the market research company GfK, Pokémon Crimson and Crimson in the UK is the highest-grossing game release of the year so far and was even able to put FIFA 23 in its place. First-week sales of the latest Pokémon RPGs were four percent higher than previous leader FIFA 23. However, the figures only refer to the physical boxed versions of the games as the download figures for Nintendo games are not known.
In fact, in terms of unit sales, Pokémon Crimson and Crimson is the second biggest Pokémon release of all time, behind Pokémon Sun and Moon for the handheld Nintendo 3DS. Pokémon Sun and Moon was released in 2016 when the smartphone game Pokémon Go sparked a lot of hype around the brand again. The Violet version accounted for 52 percent of sales, Scarlet for 42 percent and the remaining 6 percent for the dual pack of both games.
According to GfK, the launch of the new Pokémon games should also have boosted sales of the Nintendo Switch. Hardware sales of the hybrid console rose 62 percent week-on-week, led by the OLED model. For the Nintendo Switch, it is said to have been the busiest week of the year so far.
Source: GamesIndustry.biz, golem