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- Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee
From the series’ inception, Pokemon has been a key figure in Nintendo sales, selling millions worldwide. Therefore, it’s no real surprise that Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee are working their magic. The two titles have increased Switch sales by 115% since their launch.
In a new press release, Nintendo gave details on how the Switch and other products sold last week. Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday events, both Pokemon Let’s Go: Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee have sold more than 1.5 million units. The Switch itself now boasts lifetime sales of 8.2 million units.
The new Pokemon games aren’t the only titles that sold well. Super Mario Party, launched on October 5, has already reached over 1 million sales, becoming the fastest selling game in the Mario Party series. It is also the fifth game to sell over a million units, with The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 already reaching that milestone.
Even the Nintendo 3DS got some love over the holidays. The press release noted that thanks to particularly strong Cyber Monday sales, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems surpassed 22 million units. They noted that Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon have crossed the 2.2 million threshold.
The Classic plug and play systems also got a shout-out. The Super NES Classic Edition stands at 2.5 million in lifetime sales, while the NES Classic Edition has sold 2 million.
But it’s Pokemon that has boasted the most successful numbers so far. In terms of reviews, our own Jason Faulkner gave the titles a 3 out of 5, saying that it is “an experimental side game and in no way a substitute for a main series title.”
Nintendo’s successful year of sales hasn’t ended, not by a long shot. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set for release on December 7.