Pokémon Sun and Moon: over 3.7 million units sold in the Americas, more

Last week, we got sales data for Pokémon Sun and Moon in Japan. Yesterday, Nintendo of Europe sent a press release to share some sales data for Europe and the United Kingdom. And also yesterday, Nintendo of America finally sent a press release to share sales data for the Americas: just like in Japan and Europe, they’re pretty good!

Nintendo announced that in less than two weeks, Pokémon Sun and Moon sold over 3.7 million units in the Americas. It’s another record for the game: it already was the most pre-ordered game in Nintendo’s history, and it’s now the fastest selling game in Nintendo history in the Americas.

The previous record was held by Pokémon X and Y (released in 2013), and Pokémon Sun and Moon sales represent a 85% increase over that one… not too shabby! Pokémon X and Y ended up selling over 15 million units, and it will be interesting to see how fast Pokémon Sun and Moon will catch up.

Here’s sales in the three main regions:

  • Japan: 2 281 278 units
  • Europe: 1.5 million units
  • North America: 3.7 million units

Since launch, Pokémon Sun and Moon has sold at least 7 481 728 units. But that number doesn’t include additional markets (such as South Korea, China, etc.), or digital sales in Japan. It looks like 10 millions will easily be reached before the end of the year.

Looking at these numbers, it’s clear that only Japan didn’t see a significant increase in sales. In Europe and North America, on the other hand, Pokémon GO seems to have had an extremely positive impact. It’s something we already saw with Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire this Summer: sales increased noticeably in the west, but the increase was more moderate in Japan.

Source: Nintendo PR



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