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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon Sell Over 1.2 Million Copies in Japan in First 3 Days

A new report from Famitsu has confirmed Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon sold over 1.2 million copies within the first three days of sale in Japan.

The new milestone includes both game cartridge sales and bundle sales, however it doesn’t include eShop sales figures. Actual firm sales figures come in at 1,199,814 units, however Famitsu notes the games sold more than that and rounded the figure up to 1.2 million.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon saw a worldwide launch on November 17th, for the Nintendo 3Ds.

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28 comments
  1. iswear12
    iswear12
    November 23, 2017 at 12:21 am

    >tfw I fell for the Sun and Moon scam
    Fucking hell I should’ve waited. At least I didn’t pay full price but this peeves me off.

  2. Shinobu
    Shinobu
    November 23, 2017 at 1:01 am

    And now you know why they continue to release these re-hashed versions year after year. Consumers in Japan just eat this shit up.

  3. iswear12
    iswear12
    November 23, 2017 at 2:42 am

    consumers around the world*

  4. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    November 23, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Pokemon has the most fickle fanbase.

    When we didn’t get a third version with XY, people complained. Sun and Moon get third versions, people whine that it’s a rehash.

  5. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 23, 2017 at 4:44 am

    At some point, one has to ask: are these iterations of a Pokemon generation better off as an expansion pack rather than a full-game of its own?

  6. Ebicentre
    Ebicentre
    November 23, 2017 at 5:27 am

    It’s a good question. On one hand, expansions mean reduced consumer costs. But on the other, it means the DLC floodgates open up. You can only imagine the hell that’d be unleashed if Pokemon of all IPs started doing that.

  7. Ebicentre
    Ebicentre
    November 23, 2017 at 5:29 am

    While I get the point you’re making, the major complaint is because people prefer a “canonical” version of the two previous games by unifying it into a single game, which makes it easier for lore purposes, especially when the protagonist gets a Legendary Pokemon.

  8. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 23, 2017 at 8:01 am

    No, because starting from scratch is what makes these games work.

  9. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    November 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I’m not gonna bitch because i never bought the newest pokemon. Hell, i never even bought the remake. But i might buy the newest for switch if it actually looks good.

  10. Pilebunker
    Pilebunker
    November 23, 2017 at 10:34 am

    As much money as Pokemon prints, I wonder how much it takes to make these games. I would imagine it’s not that much.

  11. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    November 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Hell yeah, Pokemon’s gameplay is nothing but repetitive trash unlike Fifa, Madden’, Cod, and Battlefield.

  12. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    November 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Nothing against the game or those who buy it, but I’m going to pass it over and wait for the entirely new one on Switch.

  13. Mr. Capo
    Mr. Capo
    November 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    The fact is that the 3DS era is not good compared to the DS era. The improved mechanics is most welcome but it doesn’t make up for the poor postgames, blatant Gen 1 pandering and rushed games.

  14. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    3DS still continues to rape the Vita. Hahahahaha!

  15. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    The game looks like a ps1 game.

  16. GameZard
    GameZard
    November 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    They are all casual trash games.

  17. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    November 23, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Each game is made for a new generation.

  18. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    November 23, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    DS era on a technical scale was the most bland, it still looked like a continuation of the GBA games.

    I do agree that the post game was lacking in the 3DS era, but at least the core games felt fresher, and US/UM made up for it by adding awesome post game content.

  19. Shinobu
    Shinobu
    November 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I’ll never forget how disappointed I was when I first booted up Diamond/Pearl. My god was that thing a mess to look at.

  20. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Iterations, my friend. Like how Crystal is just an ‘upgrade’ from Gold and Silver.

  21. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 23, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    DLC I can live with. Like a shiny legendary quest, or some cosmetic items (yep, I know where this may lead) for your Pokemon. At most a new area to open up or some new minigames.

  22. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    November 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Crystal was radically different. The sprites animate for a second in battle.

  23. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 23, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    And that necessitates a new game? Granted, the tech in that era prevented downloadable upgrades to your videogame, but will you excuse that if Pokemon Crystal was released this generation?

  24. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    November 23, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    I was being sarcastic lol

  25. Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    November 24, 2017 at 2:55 am

    But why? Isn’t it just the same game as last year?

  26. BFG
    BFG
    November 24, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Who would have thought that something that cater to mass audiences, instead of niche, end up selling so well

  27. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 24, 2017 at 3:47 am

    lol