Pokémon Sun/Moon Are Fastest-selling Games in Nintendo History in the Americas; Have Shipped 3.7 Million in Last Two Weeks

Pokémon Sun/Moon Are Fastest-selling Games in Nintendo History in the Americas; Have Shipped 3.7 Million in Last Two Weeks

Today, Nintendo announced that after becoming the most pre-ordered video games in Nintendo history, Pokémon Sun/Moon has continued on its record setting path. The pair have now become the fastest-selling games that Nintendo has ever launched in the Americas.

In less than two weeks the pair of games for the 3DS sold a combined 3.7 million total units — and 85 percent increase over Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (2013)the previous record holders for Nintendo’s fastest-selling games during the same period.

Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing added the following about the announcement:

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. With great reviews and outstanding fan response, these next iterations in the Pokémon series are sure to please any player in the family.”

With the latest entries in the series, Pokémon-related software has now sold more than 280 million units worldwide since the launch of Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version games in 1996.

In other news, Pokémon Sun/Moon sold nearly 2 million in Japan after only three days on the market. You can check out our review of the newest entries — where we gave the pair a 9 out of 10 — right here.