Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have only been in stores for two weeks in North America, Japan and Australia, while the titles have now been out for one week in Europe. Despite this it seems to have already reached some impressive sales figures, with The Pokémon Company also stating that they're outperforming Pokémon X & Y.
After one week on sale the titles had reached three million sales, but it seems a combination of the European launch — where pre-orders were said to be particularly strong — and Black Friday sales have seen an impressive 7.7 million copies shipped, which is sales to retailers and shows the levels of demand. In terms of the numbers for outperforming X & Y, meanwhile, launch sales of ORAS are 135% of the equivalent X & Y figures.
That's a particularly impressive start for the remakes, and Nintendo will no doubt hope that — like with X & Y — solid momentum will continue for a number of weeks to come.
Have you picked up Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire yet? Are you surprised by the scale of this early success? Let us know.