With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire being two of the most anticipated 3DS releases of 2014 – as well as one of the most requested remakes from the Pokémon line – it comes as no surprise that over 1.5 million copies of the latest entries in the series have been sold in Japan within the first three days of its release, from November 21 to November 23.
This impressive figure is via Famitsu, which notes that the sales numbers include the double pack, but exclude all download sales. Adding to this positive news is a rise in local 3DS sales, with a total of 83,129 units sold last week (3DS LL, New 3DS, New 3DS LL), which is up from 51,390 units sold in the previous week.
The sales for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire make it the fourth best software launch for the 3DS in Japan, behind Pokémon X & Y, Monster Hunter 4, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. We typically prefer to share the Media Create figures, so consider this a happy warm-up ahead of the full charts and numbers later today.
While we wait for the release of sales numbers in the West, let us know in the comments if you bought either – or both – Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on release, or if you plan to buy the latest entries when they are finally released in your area.