Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Sold Over 3 Million Worldwide In Three Days

By Ishaan . November 26, 2014 . 3:16am

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have sold over 3 million copies between Japan, the U.S., and certain other territories in three days, The Pokémon Company has announced.


Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were released in Japan, U.S., South Korea, Australia (and perhaps other regions) on November 21st. By November 23rd, they had sold 1.5 million copies in Japan and a total of 3.04 million between Japan and other regions combined.


Something that needs pointing out is that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have not yet been released in Europe. That region will get the games on November 28th, so their sales will see another spike soon enough.


In comparison, Pokémon X and Y sold over 4 million copies worldwide in two days. (To be more specific, that figure accounts for two days in all regions, save for Europe, where only one day was counted.)


Given that Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are remakes rather than entirely new games, it is impressive to see them doing this well. Perhaps Nintendo were on to something with their Smash Bros. theory. A year from now, it should be interesting to see how sales of ORAS are holding up.


Sales data provided by Nintendo and Media Create.


Update: Edited the wording of the report to make the situation clearer.

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  • Tristan Barends

    Hate to break it to you, but the game has in fact been out for at least a week in Australia. Released on the 21st

    • Yeah, I just caught that myself! Fixed. Thanks!

  • kliskur

    So which classic will be remade next? Kanto or Sinnoh?

    • Sinnoh seems more likely. We don’t need another trip back to Kanto.

    • Postnjam

      None of them and remake the gamecube ones to show the power of the new new 3ds

      • HarakiriKami


    • Brian

      Honestly both those regions should just be together in every game, after soulsilver I see no reason why we can’t have both.

      • HarakiriKami

        Iwata doesnt work on anymore pokemon games Im sorry to say.

    • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

      Give us Fire Red 2 plizzzzzz.

      All new stories in Kanto.^_^

    • 하세요

      I’m tired of Kanto and Kanto references at this point ._.’

    • Slickyslacker

      Before 7th gen, I’m waiting for Delta Emerald.

      While Z is so much more likely, Kalos was severely disappointing to me as a region. I’d beg to have a complete incarnation of Hoenn remade, over another Kalosian adventure.

      Moreover, Zygarde has been entirely overlooked as a legendary – 6th gen legendary promotion going to Diancie – while Rayquaza has been given a Mega. I know this is kind of reaching; we’ll only be waiting a few months before the next game is announced.

      • Hexodious

        There isn’t going to be “Delta Emerald”, there is a Delta Episode within ORAS.

  • Tarkovsky

    Worldwide or those 4 countries only? The game was out in SEA the same day as Japan and technically 1 day before the US.

    • “Worldwide” would include Europe, so no, not worldwide. They say Japan and internationally, and those are the territories that Pokemon Co. officially acknowledges on their website, so those are the ones that they’re generally assumed to be talking about. I see your point about SEA, though, so let me edit the post..

  • Txu Zai

    Crazy how such a rehashed and milked franchise can sell so much, then again, look at Call Of Duty.

    • fyi1191

      This is this, that is that.

    • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

      Rehashed does not mean that is bad. The fact that a franchise can be milked should easily shows that there are a huge fans who wanted to get the game as long as it is good.

    • Yan Zhao

      Pokemon “rehashes” actually adds more to the competitive metagame. CoD dont.

      Not the same thing, kid.

      • SlickRoach

        And also most Pokémon remakes tend to add more new features than new entries of CoD, so I can’t imagine how much more stagnant CoD would be if they made a remake of every game in the series bi-annually in between the new releases.

  • Pokemon Omega Money and Alpha Income as Nintendo happily skips to the bank.

    I knew they would sell a lot, but damn Nintendo. Congratz. =)

  • Smooosh

    Can’t wait for the EU release, Gen 3 is my favorite after Gen 2!

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Do you know how many potions were sold? (in hundreds of course XD)

    • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

      Its over 60 MILLIONSSSSS!!!!

    • kthanxyousuck

      In Japan 9,000,000 (the double pack sold 90K)

  • ivanchu77

    Happy to see how Pokemon is still relevant on this day and age :) , hopefully it keeps going strong for many more years

  • Arizato

    Yet I have to wait another 2 days. Can’t wait for this to be released in Europe along with Persona Q. This weekend is going to rock!

  • Tonton Ramos

    Now I’m worried about Smash U even more…

    • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

      ? Smash U sells 500k in US only for 2 days though.

    • Slayven19


  • I was reluctant to pick up ORAS, but I must admit…it’s the most fun entry in the series thus far. I am slightly biased, however – Generation 3 has always been my favorite.

  • Robert Hendrie

    “(and perhaps other regions)” Yeah Canada says hi.

  • May_Patra

    Not surprised that the games sold that well. People were begging for these remakes for so long. (Now they can move on to “Sinnoh confirmed!” *laugh*)

    My copy of AS just shipped, can’t wait for tomorrow. :)

  • Vallen

    Pokemon and Persona Q will keep me busy until 2015!!

  • subsamuel01

    By far my favorite region and selection of Pokemon besides the original. Still need to get a 3DS to play this though.

  • triablos

    Wait, even Australia got ORAS before Europe?

    • Slayven19

      They were threatened by ROOS!!

    • Hexodious

      Europe got delayed on purpose because some no-name Canadian asshat screwed around with X/Y release date last year.

  • awang0718

    To break things down a little bit for OR/AS launch period:
    1.5 million copies were sold in Japan.
    1.5 million copies were sold in North America and Australia (the vast majority of this 1.5 million will come from North America)

    By comparison, for X and Y launch period:
    2.0 million copies were sold in Japan
    2.0 million copies were dolf in North America, Europe, and Australia (the vast majority of this 2.0 million come from outside of Australia)

    This means X and Y sold faster in Japan, but OR/AS probably sold better in North America and Australia. Factor in this week’s European sales, and OR/AS launch sales will match, if not exceed the launch sales of X and Y.

    Also, despite the hype for Smash 3DS, this remastered Pokemon title will likely outsell the long anticipated brawler by the end of the week. Just goes to sold how strong Pokemon is as a brand.

    • triablos

      Iirc European ORAS preorders were much higher than XY too

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  • Ric Vazquez

    Well shit….I’m still more hyped for MH4U though.

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