Pokémon Sun And Pokémon Moon Are The Fastest-Selling Games In Nintendo History

Posted: Dec 1 2016, 5:35am CST | by , in News | Gaming

 

 Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are the Fastest-Selling Games in Nintendo History
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Nintendo knew they had a hit on their hands when Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon became the most pre-ordered video games in Nintendo history, and now they have confirmation thanks to the fact that it has become the fastest selling game Nintendo has launched in the Americas. The game has been out two weeks and has already sold a combined 3.7 million units. That is a staggering 85% increase over Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, which launched in 2013.

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

All of the Pokemon-related software has sold more than 280 million units since launch in 1996, according to the press release on Business Wire.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon allow trainers to head to the game's new tropical island location, the Alola Region, to catch, battle, and trade Pokemon. There are new moves to be discovered will allow Pokemon to be powerful. There is also a new Poké Ride feature that allows certain Pokémon to help other players. 

Of course, there will also be some new Pokémon.

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