Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The impressive sales figures for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue, with Nintendo Australia today announcing the latest entries in the long-running franchise experienced the biggest ever launch for a Nintendo title within Australia and New Zealand.

With combined sales exceeding 120,000 units in the first week, this figure smashes the previous local record set by Pokémon X & Y just a year ago, which shifted over 100,000 units.

In the same week of the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X & Y have also become the highest selling Pokémon games in Australia and New Zealand, taking the record from Pokémon Diamond & Pearl which was released on the DS in 2007, and has sold over 330,000 units to date.

These latest record-breaking announcements follow the recent news that over 7.7 million units of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been shipped worldwide.

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