Pokemon Sun and Moon are Nintendo's Fastest-Selling Games Ever in UK

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Pokemon Sun and Moon are Nintendo's most successful game launch ever in the UK, according to Eurogamer.

Although they only came in at No.3 and 4 respectively, the pair sold double that of the previous two games in the series, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. They achieved higher figures in one day than Nintendo's previous record holder, Wii Fit, did in two weeks.

It should be noted that combined sales of the two would have seen them take top spot off FIFA 17 in the UK physical charts for the week ending November 26, according to Chart-Track.

Sales were likely helped by this summer's Pokemon Go craze, with over 25 million people playing the mobile game at its peak. Official figures have not been revealed for Pokemon Sun and Moon's UK or US launch sales, though the pair reportedly sold nearly 2 million copies in its first three days in Japan alone.

In other sales news, the PS4 had its best selling week since launch in the UK last week, while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was finally toppled from the No.1 spot of the software charts.

For more on the latest critter-collecting games, take a look at our Pokemon Sun and Moon review.

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and Nintendo is going broke...just release a pokemon on the switch within year one.. and that's your million seller.. but the problem isn't Nintendo games selling, its other games don't sell well on Nintendo systems...

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I have been playing Pokemon since the Red and Blue days. 20+ years of playing Pokemon.
And I am seriously enjoying this iteration of the Pokemon games. They are seriously a breath of fresh air into an otherwise stagnant franchise. Used to be that I'd have to slog through the 8 gyms and E4 just to finish the games... Because at this point it's a thing of pride. And now, I'm taking my time and enjoying the scenery and locations. The Trials are glorious. Sometimes they're pure battles and sometimes they're finding stuff. But I have yet to be bored of the game. That is a testament to how good these games really are.