Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire soar past 9.35 million sales


Nintendo have shared that 3DS exclusive remakes Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire sold more than 9.35 million copies by the end of last year.

It continues to demonstrate the brand’s power, with Satoru Iwata reasoning that the overall total was lower than Pokémon X and Pokémon Y as they had launched a month earlier. That’s ignited Nintendo’s desire to defy expectation, after they had apparently been dismissed as mere remakes by many.

“We have sold 9.35 million units of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, which were released worldwide last November,” Iwata began. “The sales total is smaller than that of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, released in the previous year, as the release date was more than one month later in the year.”

He continued, “We are confident that we have a chance to continuously sell Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire even this year. We will try to have as many people as possible choose them as a standard title. Before the release, some said that these titles were nothing but remakes and that their sales potential was smaller than completely new titles. We hope to produce results that surpass such expectations.”

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