Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Sell 3 Million

Latest Pokemon games for 3DS hit the ground running following release last week.

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Recently released 3DS games Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire together sold more than 3 million copies across Japan, the US, and other territories during the three-day Nov. 21-23 period.

The Pokemon Company confirmed the figure with Siliconera. 1.5 million copies were sold in Japan alone, with the other 1.5 million coming from the US and other markets.

Importantly, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have not yet been released in Europe. Sales of the handheld role-playing games are likely to grow further when they are released there November 21.

Pokemon is a powerful, enduring brand, but some questioned whether fans of the series would flock to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, given they are remakes and not brand new games. Strong initial sales, however, suggest that there indeed is a market for such games.

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

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