Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby have moved over 1.5 million units in the United States since launching on November 21st. The massive sales of the latest entries in the Pokémon franchise has helped dramatically bolster the company’s November software sales in comparison to last year at the same time.
Software sales are up 40% on 3DS due to the combined sales from Pokémon as well as Super Smash Bros. 3DS., which has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States since it released on October 3rd. Wii U software sales are also up 90% so far compared to the same time last year, thanks in large part to Super Smash Bros. Wii U selling nearly 710,000 copies since launching on November 21st.
“This is a ringing endorsement from families and fans that Nintendo has the best variety, the best value and the best gaming experiences for sale this holiday season,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing in an official statement. “We’re extremely confident in our holiday proposition and look forward to closing this year strong and starting 2015 with a full head of steam.”