Pokemon Sun and Moon Sold Over 1.9 Million Copies During Its First Three Days in Japan
Pikachu's latest adventures also drove sales of 3DS and 2DS portables.
Within three days of their release on November 18, Pokemon Sun and Moon sold over 1.9 million copies in Japan.
Pokemon Sun and Moon sold an estimated 1,905,107 copies, a statistic that factors in download cards and the Sun/Moon Double Pack. It does not include digital sales of either game, however.
The figure comes courtesy of Gematsu (via VG247), who reported that Nintendo's 3DS family of hardware—3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, and 2dS—received a nice boost from Sun's and Moon's release as well. Between November 14-20, 3DS hardware sales hit 113,987. Just one week prior, 3DS hardware only moved 29,981 units.
On November 17, Nintendo reported that it shipped 10 million units—a figure that earned Pokemon Sun and Mon the distinction of the biggest launch for 3DS ever
Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda attributed renewed interest in the Pokemon brand to the global sensation caused by Pokemon Go over the summer.
In her review, Modojo editor-in-chief Brittany Vincent reviewed Sun and Moon and praised the collective titles as "the biggest jump for the series since its debut 20 years ago."