Pokémon Legends: Arceus Sees Huge UK Launch, Outsells Diamond and Pearl Remakes

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the most ambitious mainline game yet, and it looks like Game Freak's risk has paid off. Not only has Arceus toped the UK sales chart, it also surpassed last year’s big Pokémon games, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Reported by Gamesindustry.biz, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the fourth biggest launch in the UK thus far. Not only did it outsell Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes on Nintendo Switch, but also the fifth generation - Pokémon Black and White - on the Nintendo DS.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Sees Huge UK Launch, Outsells Diamond and Pearl Remakes

It's important to note this huge launch only account for the physical copies of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and doesn't factor in digital downloads. Once digital sales start coming in, we can assume that Arceus would chart even higher.

Reviews for Pokemon Legends: Arceus have been positive, and many critics called it one of the best instalments to date. While gameplay was praised, visual aspects like the graphics and draw distance were often criticized. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is available now on the Nintendo Switch.