Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Sell 1.5 Million Units in US; Nintendo November Sales Up Dramatically from 2013

on December 12, 2014 9:06 PM

Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby have moved over 1.5 million units in the United States since launching on November 21st. The massive sales of the latest entries in the Pokémon franchise has helped dramatically bolster the company’s November software sales in comparison to last year at the same time.

Software sales are up 40% on 3DS due to the combined sales from Pokémon as well as Super Smash Bros. 3DS., which has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States since it released on October 3rd. Wii U software sales are also up 90% so far compared to the same time last year, thanks in large part to Super Smash Bros. Wii U selling nearly 710,000 copies since launching on November 21st.

“This is a ringing endorsement from families and fans that Nintendo has the best variety, the best value and the best gaming experiences for sale this holiday season,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing in an official statement. “We’re extremely confident in our holiday proposition and look forward to closing this year strong and starting 2015 with a full head of steam.”

You can checkout our reviews of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby, Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Wii U that has spurned Nintendo’s impressive November in 2014.

Andrew was enraptured by video games at a young age by series such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. A self-proclaimed recovered Dota 2 addict, you can find him enjoying the best games that the PC has to offer. Outside of writing about video games, Andrew enjoys binging Netflix, reading a good book and throwing money at anything and everything Star Wars related. He probably finds your lack of faith disturbing.