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Pokemon Sun and Moon Are the Fastest-Selling Nintendo Games in North America

Amazing numbers.

Pokemon Sun and Moon have done quite a bit to change up the traditional RPG formula that has been prevalent in the series since the inception of the first entry. And clearly, people love it. Nintendo has just announced that these two games are officially the company’s fastest-selling games in North America.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon – the latest games in the wildly popular Pokémon franchise – have now become the fastest-selling games that Nintendo has ever launched in the Americas. In less than two weeks, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems sold a combined total of 3.7 million units. That’s an 85 percent increase over Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – the previous record holders for Nintendo’s fastest-selling games – during the same period when those games launched in 2013.


Those are some pretty big numbers, so let’s take a moment to appreciate how far this series has come and the fact that it’s still going strong even after all these years.

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