When it comes to Pokémon, Japan never fails to show up. Well that is definitely the case with the launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon, as the game sold over 1.9 million copies in just three days in the amazing island nation.
According to Famitsu, by way of Gematsu, the game sold an incredible 1,905,107 units in just three short days. That includes the sales for download cards as well as the Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Double Pack, but excludes download sales.
Not only did the game do massively just for itself, but it also saw a huge rise in 3DS hardware sales, boosting them from 29,981 the previous week, to 113,987 during the launch week of the games.
Many people are viewing this generation of Pokémon as sort of a revitalization for the series, and the reviews definitely reflect that, with the games getting a 9/10 from IGN.
It isn’t that the previous few generations were doing poorly at all, they also received good reviews, but they served Pokémon fans that had been fans for a while, and didn’t allow for much in the way of reentry or new entry into the franchise.
With Sun and Moon’s use of classic generation Pokémon, many people who played Pokémon in their youth and expressed a new interest (not to mention the Pokémon GO effect).
Pokémon Sun and Moon are out now for 3DS.