Most Popular Pokémon games of all time – latest sales figures

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Are you a Pokémon fan? If so, you probably know that there have been hundreds of millions of Pokémon games sold since the series began. For those wondering about the specific number of units sold for each game, we've got you covered with all the stats!

Best-Selling Pokémon Games of all time

We've compiled the three top-selling Pokémon games of all time. Out of the over 440 million copies bought by players in total, there are a few games that are specifically responsible for the biggest amount of games sold. Read further down below in the article to see the full stats on all of the best-selling Pokémon titles.

Pokémon Red/Green/Blue

Screenshot via Nintendo YouTube

It doesn't get any more classic than this game, as many gamers know. Pokémon Red/Green/Blue sold above 31.3 million units between 1996 and 2022. The game may not look like much compared to contemporary games, but it's important to note how revolutionary Pokémon was when it was released in the 90s.

Pokémon Sword & Shield

Screenshot via Nintendo YouTube

Between its release in 2019 and 2022, Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold more than 24.5 million games. The vibrant and detailed style of the game illustrates just how much Nintendo has transformed its games over time. Its spot in second place shows that the popularity of the Pokémon franchise is not likely to decline any time soon.

Pokémon Gold & Silver

Screenshot via The Official Pokémon YouTube

Another classic, Pokémon Gold & Silver, is a top seller in the franchise. It is especially known for being the first official (not counting Pokémon Snap or other side games) game in the Pokémon world to use color. Since its release in 1999, Pokémon Gold & Silver has sold over 23.7 million copies.

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All Pokémon games sales numbers

There have been quite a few Pokémon titles that have been published since the mid-1990s. This can make it hard to keep track of how many copies have been sold of these numerous games. Below we've compiled a table that gives the specifics on all Pokémon games and their sales numbers, ranked in order of the most to least amount sold.

Pokémon GameMillions of Games Sold
Pokémon Red/Green/Blue 31.3
Pokémon Sword & Shield24.5
Pokémon Gold & Silver23.7
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl17.6
Pokémon X & Y16.6
Pokémon Sun & Moon16.28
Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire16.22
Pokémon Black & White15.6
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl14.79
Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee14.65
Pokémon Yellow14.64
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire14.5
Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver12.7
Pokémon Legends Arceus12.6
Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen12
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon9.09
Pokémon Black 2 & White 28.2
Pokémon Platinum7.69
Pokémon Emerald7
Pokémon Crystal6.3
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Want to read more about Pokemon games? If so, check out Which is the best starter in Pokémon Black and White? and What are the differences between Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? on Pro Game Guides.

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