Following its launch in Japan on November 18, Pokémon Sun and Moon have so far sold close to 2 million units in the initial three days.
According to Famitsu, precisely 1,905,107 units were sold during these days. This figure includes sales of the Pokémon Sun and Moon Double Pack and download cards. However, it does not feature digital sales which can be safely assumed to be as impressive.
In light of the highly anticipated release of both games, Nintendo 3DS hardware also saw a healthy boost. Sales across the various available hand-held models, which includes 3DS XL, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, and 2DS, totaled at 113,987 during November 14-20. This is likely to increase as we head further into the launch week. In comparison the Nintendo 3DS hand-held sold close to 30,000 units in the previous week.
Last week, Nintendo announced that it had shipped more than 10 million units of Pokémon Sun and Moon to various retailers in anticipation of a strong launch. The company needed to ensure that its tradition of holding back on supply was not brought up once again by crazed Pokémon fans.
We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon series this year, with the first game debuting back in 1996. 2016 is turning out to be a very special year for the Pokémon crowd. Only recently we saw the Pokémon Go craze go viral across the planet. Pokémon Sun and Moon mark the year off with potentially new milestones and achievements to boast.
We expect Nintendo to generate monstrous sales early on with the new games.