Pokemon ORAS Sells 1.5 Million In Japan; Modest Hardware Boost

Famitsu has revealed the opening numbers for Nintendo’s blockbuster title, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in Japan.

Between November 21 and November 23, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has sold 1,534,593 units in Japan. For comparisons sake, Pokemon X&Y sold approximately 1.8 million units during its first week in Japan. The original Ruby and Sapphire managed to sell 1.2 million. Considering that this is a remake and has performed well relative to the original and XY, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has sold extremely well.

As for hardware sales, Famitsu reports that the 3DS sold 83, 129 units during the week. During Pokemon XY’s opening week, the 3DS sold approximately 200, 000 units. This comes at no surprise as the 3DS is quickly reaching the point of saturation in Japan, plus the tax hike earlier this year has impacted negatively on all hardware sales.

Overall, this is a good week for Pokemon and situation will only get better when Yo-kai Watch 2.5 launches during December.

For the latest developments on Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire stay tuned at Nintendo News Fix.

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