Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Sell 1.5 Million Copies in 10 Days

Mega evolutions!

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Following the NPD report today that laid out the top consoles for November as well as the top-selling games, Nintendo reported that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have sold "nearly 1.5 million combined units in first 10 days in the US."

Sales of 3DS software increased by "more than 40 percent" over November 2013. And Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, which Nintendo describes as "the best-selling individual portable game in the U.S. so far in 2014," has also sold 1.5 million copies physically and digitally.

Nintendo's console side also had some good news with "sales of Wii U hardware and software increasing by more than 10 percent and more than 90 percent respectively, over the same period in 2013." Black Friday deals were obviously very big for Nintendo since "the week of Nov. 23 was the biggest single week of Wii U hardware sales since the system launched in November 2012."

Other highlights from the press release include:

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U "has sold nearly 710,000 combined units" since launch.
  • "Sales of Amiibo are approximately equal to sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U"
  • "Link, Mario and Pikachu (in that order) have been the best-selling figures to date."

While the beginning of the year seemed rough for Nintendo, they've quickly turned things around with a strong slate of games and impressive sales numbers. But what consoles are you gaming on this holiday? Let us know in the comments below!

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