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Pokémon Sun & Moon Set New Sales Record For Nintendo

by Kevin Slackie on Nov 30, 2016 at 08:41 AM

The newest generation of Pokémon games have managed to smash the sales of former games in the series, as well as most other Nintendo titles. Sun and Moon have sold an astounding 3.7 million units in the Americas in the two weeks since the games came out, making it Nintendo's fast-selling game ever in that region. Sun and Moon crushed the previous record held by Pokémon X & Y, with an 85-percent increase in sales.

To give you an idea of how crazy this is, X & Y sold 15.84 million games over the course of their entire lifetime, boosting sales of the series overall to over 280 million units.Though these numbers are impressive, it seems Sun/Moon hasn't sold through its initial shipment just yet, which is probably a good thing considering the product shortages Nintendo fans frequently face.

If you're still on the fence about this game, you can check out our review or watch us play it while Kyle Hilliard answered some questions. You can also check out Kyle's favorite new monsters to catch in Sun and Moon.

Our Take
Nostalgia and Pokémon Go probably fueled these sales numbers quite a bit, but Sun/Moon also addressed some major problems plaguing the series. It'll be interesting to see how much these numbers jump when the Christmas rush sets in.