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Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Sell 1.5 Million At Launch In Japan


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have sold over 1.5 million copies in their first week in Japan, according to sales numbers from Famitsu.


Sales for the pair of games reached 1,534,593 in their first three days on store shelves, which makes this the fourth best launch for a Nintendo 3DS game (the other three being Pokémon X/Y, Monster Hunter 4 and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate).


We’ll have our regular sales column up tomorrow when Japanese sales tracker Media Create provide their sales figures for the game.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.