Pokémon Sun/Moon Games Sell 14.69 Million Units Worldwide

posted on by Karen Ressler
Games surpass Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire's total units sold

Nintendo updated its top-selling software and hardware sales units information on Tuesday to be current up through December 31, 2016. In the reports, the company revealed that the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games have sold 14.69 million units worldwide since their launch on November 18. The games have sold 3.81 million units in Japan and 10.88 million outside of Japan.

Nintendo attributed part of the games' success to the popularity of the Pokémon Go smartphone app, which launched in July. In its financial forecast, Nintendo revealed plans "maintain the buzz" around its popular 3DS games, including Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. For the nine months ending in on December 31, the company saw a 10% year-on-year increase in 3DS hardware sales and a 20% year-on-year increase in 3DS software sales.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have surpassed Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire's life-to-date sales of 13.68 million units. The sales numbers for Pokémon games listed in Nintendo's Tuesday update are as follows:

Games Units Sold
Pokémon X/Y 16.06 million
Pokémon Diamond/Pearl 17.64 million
Pokémon Black/White 15.62 million
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 13.68 million
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver 12.72 million

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are Nintendo's best preselling games in history. Nintendo shipped 10 million copies worldwide in its initial shipment, a new record for Nintendo.

[Via Siliconera]

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