And once again, they buoyed up the 3DS as a whole in their wake.
Pokemon Sun/Moon continue to break all manner of records for Nintendo. With the NPD December report out, Nintendo issued a statement noting that the games have now sold 4.5 million copies just in the US alone- in the process, they have become Nintendo’s fastest games ever to clear the 4 million units sold barrier in the country, in just a month and a half.
Within that month and a half, Pokemon Sun/Moon also helped establish yet another record for Nintendo, as they single handedly headlined the 3DS’s biggest software quarter in the region ever, since launch. Considering that the 3DS is at this point an almost six year old aging handheld, in a post iPhone and tablet world, that is truly impressive.
All of these records made Pokemon Sun/Moon the second and third highest selling games across all platforms for December- presumably, combined, they would be the highest selling games of the month. Pokemon Sun/Moon are available now on Nintendo 3DS.