His first announcement left us wanting to know more and, since then, there are many shared data about Pokemon Scarlet and Purple. Nintendo has been in charge of showing all the news of the ninth generation pokemon via trailers in which we discover new specimens, gym leaders and even phenomena such as the teracrystallizationwhich boosts or changes a Pokémon’s type.
In addition, The Pokémon Company confirms that 440 million games related to the saga have been sold.
In short, we already sensed that Pokémon Scarlet and Purple would set sales records, but we did not expect this milestone to arrive before its release. Because, as confirmed by Takahito Utsunomiya, director of operations at The Pokémon Company, at an event held in Tokyo (covered by oricon), these editions have already become the most reserved of the entire saga. And considering the sheer number of installments that have been released since 1996, this is certainly an incredible achievement.
Utsunomiya has also touched on other aspects of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple during his speech at the event, which leaves us with an approximate length of his adventure through Paldea. According to the manager’s words, exploring the entire territory will take us 30-40 hours if we are Pokémon professionals, or about 60 If we are new to the franchise.
The Pokémon saga reaches an impressive sales milestone
Beyond the numbers achieved by Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, the director of operations has also advanced a new sales figure for the entire Pokémon saga. And we are not talking about a low number, because Utsunomiya reveals that 440 million games have been distributed related to the franchise since the launch of Pokémon Red and Green (it should be remembered that this latest edition did not reach the West, as we received the Blue version in return).
Of course, The Pokémon Company has reason to uncork the champagne, but it’s not all good news for the classic company. After all, the players have found an edition that stands out both for its region and for its your FPS dropssomething that they are fixing with frequent reboots. If you want to know more about this new experience, we encourage you to read our Pokémon Scarlet and Purple analysis.