Surprising absolutely no one, Pokemon Sun and Moon are off to exceptional starts already. In their first 3 days of release, over 1.9 million physical copies have already been sold in Japan according to Famitsu. When X and Y launched back in October of 2013, they sold just under 2.1 million copies, edging out Sun & Moon but for a game series to have such minimal drop-off between titles, right at release no less, is pretty incredible.
Sun and Moon also now stand as having the second best release for a 3DS game in Japan, which is huge since the last Pokemon games released for 3DS were actually the Hoenn remakes and we’ve taken an upswing since then. You also have to account for the fact that these sales numbers do not include whatever digital copies of the games that have been sold, so the numbers could be even higher for Sun & Moon with today’s digital marketplace becoming more and more popular. Nintendo has yet to confirm the Japanese numbers, as well as for any other country’s market , but hopefully we should hear more soon. No matter what though, this is an impressive launch, not just in Japan, but all over the world.
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