Pokémon Sun and Moon Sold 14.69 Million Copies in 2016

Pokémon Sun and Moon Sold 14.69 Million Copies in 2016

Pokémon is one of the best-selling video game series of all time, and it’s no surprise that Pokémon Sun and Moon sold especially well. After all, they broke records with their pre-orders and demo downloads, and their initial shipment to retailers also set a new record for Nintendo 3DS games.

But just in case there was any doubt about just how successful Pokémon Sun and Moon are, we have some new numbers. Nintendo announced their best-selling 3DS games as of December 31, 2016, and Pokémon Sun and Moon rank third on the list with 14.69 million copies sold.

  1. Pokémon X and Y – 16.06 million sales
  2. Mario Kart 7 – 14.82 million sales
  3. Pokémon Sun and Moon – 14.69 million sales
  4. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – 13.68 million sales
  5. Super Mario 3D Land – 11.17 million sales

That’s already an impressive sales figure, but even more when you consider how new these games are. Pokémon Sun and Moon came out on November 18. Between November 18 and December 31, they sold 14.69 million copies.

14.69 million sales in only 44 days? It’s safe to say Pokémon Sun and Moon are doing well, and as their sales continue, they could easily become the best-selling 3DS games of all time.

Have you played Pokémon Sun or Moon yet?

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website: http://www.samanthalienhard.com/

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  1. Pokemon GO GO GO 🙂

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