After breaking the record of becoming the most pre-ordered video games in Nintendo history, Pokémon Sun & Moon broke another record—the fastest-selling Nintendo game in the Americas with 3.7 million units sold in less than two weeks.
The milestone is an 85 percent increase over the previous record holders for Nintendo’s fastest-selling games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, when it launched back in 2013. In Europe, the games sold 1.5 million units in its first week and Japan had close to 1.9 million in first-week sales.
“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,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With great reviews and outstanding fan response, these next iterations in the Pokémon series are sure to please any player in the family.”
Additionally, Nintendo added that all Pokémon-related software has sold over 280 million units worldwide since the launch of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue back in 1996. Other notable launches include Pokémon X & Y with 15.64 million games sold globally life-to-date, and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire with a life-to-date sales of 13.18 million units.
Pokémon Sun & Moon are available for Nintendo 3DS.