Since Pokémon Sun and Moon was released in Japan, it has managed to sell nearly 2 million copies.
Specifically, the game amassed a total of 1,905,107 sales in the first three days of its launch. However, this is down from Pokémon X and Y back in 2013, which managed 2,096,000 sales over a similar three-day period.
Either way, Sun and Moon is definitely doing well in Japan and shows that Pokémon is still clearly one of the major handheld game series around.
Compared to something like Monster Hunter, another multi-million seller in Japan, Pokémon often shifts two to three times more than most of its competition here. It’s also one of the few Japanese games series that has similar sales across most regions, which is rare these days.
From what I have been playing of Sun and Moon thus far, I can see why the game has sold as it has. There is a serious amount of craftsmanship at work here and it’s refreshing to see that in an era of copy and past game types with insane budgets.
Sun and Moon harks back to an era of gaming that focuses less on graphics and more on what you actually do. The especially great thing here though is that Sun and Moon builds on this premise further.
With any luck, I will have my review ready over the next few days. I am sorry it is taking me a while but I received my copies of the game somewhat late and I don’t want to rush through a game as big as this.
Pokémon Sun and Moon is now widely available on 3DS.
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