According to Nintendo, Pokémon: Vermilion/Purple set a record for first-time sales. Nintendo announced Wednesday that Pokémon: Vermilion sold more than 10 million units in the first 72 hours of its global launch on November 18, 2022. "This is the highest level of worldwide sales for any game on any Nintendo platform in the first three days," Nintendo said.
Previously, GfK sales data also showed that the physical version of this game was the highest-selling game in the UK this year.
The ninth-generation Pokémon game "Pokémon Vermilion/Purple" was released on November 18. Although the sales volume of this work is high, the media ratings are not very impressive, and this work The user rating of .com has become the lowest in history, and the Metacritic user rating is only 2.9 points. Most of the reasons are focused on the poor optimization of the game and various BUGs. On the Reddit forum, many players said they successfully initiated refunds from Nintendo.