Newly Launched Pokémon Remakes Set Fire to Sales Charts Ahead of Black Friday

Published 11/22/2021, 8:40 AM EST


Pokémon has become the highest selling game in the UK, and it looks like fans are loving it. It’s a significant milestone achieved by developer ILCA and publisher Nintendo. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl achieved the top positions on the sales chart in the UK, and that too super fast. In fact, the devs launched both the games just 3 days back on 19th Nov 2021.

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Both the games took no time to become the best-selling games ahead of the Black Friday sale. On 22nd Nov 2021, Christopher Dring, who is a video journalist at GamesIndustry, shared this news through a tweet.

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The most surprising part is Pokémon Brilliant Diamond achieved this position alone without including the sales of Pokémon Shining Pearl. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is first on this list, followed by Pokémon Shining Pearl, which is in the second position. As of now, Nintendo has not released the exact numbers of the total sales of both the games. But fans can expect some updates in the coming few days.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: biggest launch of the year?

Both the games together make the second biggest launch of the year 2021. Meanwhile, FIFA 22 is the biggest launch of the year 2021, according to GamesIndustry. GamesIndustry also put things in perspective by comparing the release sales numbers with those of prominent titles launched back in the day.

“Compared with other mainline Pokémon releases on Switch, launch sales are 26% down over Sword and Shield, which were the big new Pokémon games released in November 2019.” 

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For the fans who are not familiar with both the games. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is the remake of the iconic Pokémon game which was released way back in 2006 for Nintendo DS. Most Nintendo fans are aware of this game and have a place for it.

And after 16 years, fans got the opportunity to revive their childhood memories through this remake once again. And it looks like both the games will continue to do well in terms of sales numbers for a while.

Have you played Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl yet?

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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