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Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima had a lot to share in the company’s financial results briefing for fiscal year ending March 2017, which included a look at the status of Pokémon Sun & Moon’s pre-orders.

 

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Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are also showing favorable trends for pre-orders. These graphs compare pre-orders for these titles in Japan, U.S., and Europe against the last entries in the series, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. As you can see, pre-orders for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are much higher, particularly in the U.S. and European regions. The pre-order periods for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are different, so a straight comparison is not possible, but it is clear that the newest titles are trending at a higher level than the previous games. We will begin airing television commercials this weekend, so we expect pre-orders to continue to accelerate.

 

Pokémon Sun & Moon releases for Nintendo 3DS in Japan and North America on November 18, and in Europe on November 23, 2016.

Sato
Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards. Editor-in-Chief @Siliconera

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