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Up until last week, FIFA 23 was the biggest boxed launch in the UK this year. Now EA’s yearly soccer game will have to settled for second place, as a new title has come in to snag the title.

While we don’t have the full UK sales data, we do know that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have debuted in the #1 spot. That’s no real surprise, but the other tidbit of information is much more interesting. Pokémon Scarlet/Violet have managed to secure the biggest boxed game launch in the UK for all of 2022.

This would make Pokémon Scarlet/Violet the second-biggest launch for the entire Pokémon franchise in the UK. The only games to beat out Scarlet/Violet would be Sun/Moon, which arrived right when Pokémon GO was hitting its insane stride right when those titles launched.

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linktheviking

Pretty crazy that Scarlet and Violet are outpacing Sword and Shield by that much. With Sw/Sh being the first console mainline Pokémon games and being set in a pseudo-UK region I would have expected Scarlet/Violet to fall short of beating Sw/Sh.

sligeach_eire

5d ago

That's impressive that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, exclusive to Switch managed to outsell FIFA 23, a multi platform game.


linktheviking

5d ago

Pretty crazy that Scarlet and Violet are outpacing Sword and Shield by that much. With Sw/Sh being the first console mainline Pokémon games and being set in a pseudo-UK region I would have expected Scarlet/Violet to fall short of beating Sw/Sh.