Pokemon Sun and Moon Sales Break 3.7 Million in North America Within First 2 Weeks

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Nintendo has announced that sales within the first two weeks of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon’s release have broken 3.7 million units in North America.

This new milestone is an 85% increase over the release of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, making the two new games the fastest-selling titles within Nintendo history, within North America.

“With these huge sales figures, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have proved themselves as two of the hottest video games to buy this holiday season,” Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing said in a statement. “With great reviews and outstanding fan response, these next iterations in the Pokemon series are sure to please any player in the family.”

Our thorough review for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are forthcoming.

Brandon Orselli


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  • Didney Worl
  • With these sales, it looks like Pokemon might actually make a higher profit than Final Fantasy. Like, what.

  • Mr0303

    Well Pokemon is definitely cheaper to make.

  • That’s kind of the point. SE overspent and Pokémon is selling nearly as well, for less than 1/4 the budget.

  • Mr0303

    It’s nearly the same game they release every year and Pokemon is one of the top IPs out there so surprise there.

  • Travis Touchdown

    This has actually been the case since Pokemon was introduced. I’m not sure why JRPG fans insist Final Fantasy is the biggest JRPG series in the world.

    That honor has belonged to Pokemon for nearly two decades now.

  • scemar

    best game since the first gen

    most effort put into improving the series than ever before, so well earned
    they really pushed the limits of the 3DS, their next switch games will have even more potential

  • Uncle Slick

    Best Pokemon game ever.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Sounded like dogshit to me with the only draw being the returner in a 3 piece suit.

  • RetroGamer

    Especially considering that it was likely far cheaper to make than FFXV.

  • RetroGamer

    If I check my calendar and it’s somehow the 90’s again, I’ll be one happy JRPG gamer.