Pokémon ORAS Is Really, Really Popular

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Did you buy Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire? If so, you're not alone. Loads and loads of folks did, too. Millions.

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According an official release (via Famitsu), over 7.7 million copies of the games have been shipped worldwide. What's more, the numbers were especially strong in Europe during both games' first week on sale, where they saw an 135 percent increase compared to the incredibly successful launch of Pokémon X/Y.

In case you missed it, here is Kotaku's review for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

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『ポケットモンスター オメガルビー・アルファサファイア』世界出荷本数が累計770万本を突破 [Famitsu]

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DISCUSSION

Nintendo basically have another sure win with their portable Pokemon franchise, but it may also be restricting what they do with the franchise. That's why they're all the same game, almost.

It'd be great if more companies to put up the money to license Pokemon, and put out some more games using the license. Mix it up a bit, outside of what Nintendo do with it.