Pokémon Sun and Moon Break U.S Sales Records

12/02/2016 - 16:54 | By: Robert Grosso
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November 18, 2016
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Pokémon Sun and Moon has broken another sales record.

According to several reports, U.S sales for the latest game in the long-running RPG series have topped at 3.7 million units sold in two weeks.

According to Siliconera, that is an 85% increase in sales from the previous generation, Pokémon X and Y. The previous generation sold an estimated 15.64 million units worldwide as of September 2016. The remakes of the third generation, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, have sold a total of 13.18 million units to date.

The sales for Pokémon Sun and Moon have been massive. The U.K saw record-breaking sales and pre-orders for the game, with European sales estimated to be 1.5 million units sold.  Japan has also seen massive sales for the game, topping the charts at 1.9 million units.


Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is, of course, ecstatic about the news, touting Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon as the hottest games on the market for 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.” stated Bowser.

In total, the Pokémon franchise is the best selling role-playing video game series in the world, toppling over 280 million units worldwide since the launch of Pokémon Red and Green in 1996.

Pokémon Sun and Moon is the seventh generation of the franchise and has already been receiving glowing reviews across the board for the new improvements to the series. Our own review for TechRaptor will also be up soon, as will more Pokémon news going forward.

Quick Take

Not much else to really say, the game is selling like hot cakes and it's not a surprise. The question now is will it be more popular than generation 6? Only time will tell on that one.

What do you think, though? Leave your comments below. 

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