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Japan: Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon sell 1.2 million copies in first three days

Posted on November 21, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

Famitsu has reported the first sales data for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. The outlet offers insight into their performance in Japan.

During a three-day span, specifically between November 17 and November 19, the latest Pokemon games collectively sold 1,199,814 copies. This includes download cards and the double pack, but not eShop sales.

3DS sales also increased last week. Sales for the system rose from 18,687 units to 40,582 units.


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  • Pepperkeet

    Nintendo going 3rd party.

    • Emufred


      …a game you can buy for the Switch for 60$ 🙂

  • Good frickin-. Goodness. Well, to be expected I guess. But wowza.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Actually Expansion games for Pokémon sell worse then their starting games if I recall, though recently Pokémon has been smashing through it all thanks to the 3DS. I’m extremely happy this is selling well, was just hopeful at all.

      • Indeed, I’m just impressed that it still did that. I’m super proud though too, lol.

  • Emufred

    Man Pokemon Switch is going to be something special…

  • Exposer

    Not a third version, not a sequel, not a DLC…And still sold more than 1M units, honestly i dont get even i heard Derrick from GX (Who was HYPED) and Gnoging said that this is a meh Pokemon game, probably Japan thinks the same.

    • Michael Clarke

      Derrik liked the game alot, Lockstin is just a negative nancy, he is really out of touch with Pokemon tbh

      • Phish!


      • Exposer

        In the review he said that in the discussion with chuga he said that is good, but…Also since Lockstin made like 3 long videos about Pokemon theories…Yeah those were like a weird fan fiction, but it was fun to watch.

    • キロ

      I think it shows that the opinions of the few does not reflect on the enjoyment of many. xD

      • Exposer

        Is funny because many COD and FIFA fans always says that…Look at those franchises now.

        • キロ

          (Are they not doing well? xD)

          • Exposer

            In resume you are fine with Pokemon even if it copy paste the previous entry because they are doing well…

          • キロ

            I’m not sure what you mean by “resume,” though I actually don’t have the new Pokemon games. xD But just meant going by what people here and there say versus sales and stuff. : ) Not my personal opinion.

    • Aline Piroutek

      Well, the game is good. You just need to ignorr the fact that Sun Moon exists.

      • Exposer

        Is kinda hard since i watch the anime and still kinda salty that XYZ was replaced by this at least it is getting good in the Aether saga.

    • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

      Not a third version, not a sequel, not a DLC? then is it a new game?
      of course it is a double third version(more money grabbing) but that has being a thing since teh very same pokemon yellow, even yellow, crystal and emerald has less changes than USUM

      • Exposer

        Nope, Yellow was a version for the anime, Crystal barely had content, but it was fun also was ONE game, Emerald a fusion between Ruby and Sapphire, Platinum you can catch all legendaries even a new form for Giratina, this…this is just cash grab they even barely scrath the idiea of the UH, they could even spent more cash and gather anime and mangaverse in the game.

  • wytxus

    Pokemon Switch

  • Roto Prime

    Damn SUN!!

  • awng782

    Launch sales of all Pokemon entries on 3DS (per Famitsu):
    Pokemon X/Y: 2.096 million
    Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: 1.534 million
    Pokemon Sun/Moon: 1.905 million
    Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon: 1.200 million

    Ultra Sun/Moon should sell around 2.3-2.5 million copies LTD in Japan.

    It will be the best-selling SKU of the year in Japan, unless Splatoon 2 gets an absolutely gigantic sales boost alongside the increased Switch stock that will come in December.

    Pokemon Switch will be a monster in 2018/2019.

  • bugman83

    Imagine when pokemon Switch hits. That will be an event for sure.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Dammit! Everybody took my jokes! What’s very intriguing, this expansion version is entirely close to the original launch sales for the games last year. I have never had so much fun playing a Pokémon game ESPECIALLY for the same Region. Thank you young staff of GameFreak giving me my favorite Pokémon game, that is, until you knock it out of the universe with Pokémon Sinnoh Remakes.