New Pokemon 3DS Games Ship 7.7 Million Units

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire off to a hot start.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, remakes of the classic Game Boy Advance titles for Nintendo 3DS, have together shipped over 7.7 million units worldwide since launch last month. The Pokemon Company announced the news today, according to a report from Siliconera.

The major milestone comes after the games' European release on November 28. The 3DS games originally launched on November 21 in the United States and Japan, selling 3 million units at launch.

Concerns that remakes might not sell as well as brand new titles are apparently unfounded, as The Pokemon Company added that Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's launch sales made up 135 percent of Pokemon X and Y's over the same period of time.

As Siiconera points out, the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire for GBA sold 16.22 million copies globally. Can the remakes catch up? They are certainly off to a good start, that's for sure.

For more on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, check out GameSpot's review.

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