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Nintendo's Switch generation has helped a lot of long-time franchises set new sales records and the mainline Pokémon series appears to have experienced a similar amount of success, even if it has had some troubles along the way.

In case you haven't been tracking the performance of the longtime monster-catching series this generation, X user 'pierre485_' has put together a graph highlighting the current collective sales of the "main" Pokémon series compared to previous generations.

This factors in Let's Go!, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus as well as the major releases Sword and Shield and Scarlet and Violet.

As you can see from the red bar below, sales for the Switch generation of games are right out in front. This is not exactly a surprise when considering the increase in Pokémon game releases and the rising hardware sales - with Nintendo's hybrid system surpassing 141 million sales as of March 2024.

"The Switch is the most successful platform for the Main Pokemon Series with over 96m units shipped so far. Surpassing the GB and GBC total of 75.81m units. And that's with another Switch entry to launch in 2025."

According to Nintendo's official sales data, the latest entry Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has now sold more than 24 million units, which is just behind the 26 million sales of Sword and Shield.

While there have been concerns raised this generation about the release schedule and overall quality of new entries, it seems the Pokémon series is performing better than ever.

The Pokémon Company most recently announced Pokémon Legends: Z-A, with plans to launch this game worldwide in 2025 "on Nintendo Switch systems".

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[source x.com, via nintendoeverything.com]