December 2016 NPD: Sales for Pokemon Sun/Moon top four million, fastest games in Nintendo’s history to do so
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Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have sold over four million copies in the United States, Nintendo announced today. The two specifically stand at 4.5 million since launching in late November. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon were also the second and third best-selling games during the month of December as reported by NPD.
Nintendo also said today that the last quarter of 2016 was the “best-selling quarter for software in Nintendo 3DS history”. 7.3 million copies of first-party Nintendo games were sold during that period. For the seventh month in a row, sales grew year-over-year thanks to the likes of Pokemon, Super Mario Maker, and evergreen titles such as Mario Kart 7.
Latest Japanese Pokemon Sun/Moon commercial
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A few months after its release, a new Pokemon Sun/Moon commercial is online for Japanese viewers. View it below.
Pokemon Sun/Moon update out now (version 1.1)
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A new update is out live for Pokemon Sun/Moon. Players can download version 1.1 for the game.
The update is small in nature, as it primarily addresses some glitches. You’ll need 296 blocks of free space (37 MB) for the download.
Second Pokemon Sun/Moon Global Mission ends in failure
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The second Pokemon Sun/Moon Global Mission has ended. Unfortunately, the results aren’t any different from the first one. Just like the original mission, this one has also ended in failure.
Pokemon Sun/Moon players were tasked with using the Island Scan feature to catch or defeat 1 million Pokemon. Trainers can now receive 217 Festival Coins, but the reward would have been bigger had the mission been successful. Only 661,839 Pokemon were found during the eligible period.
Pokemon Moon among UK’s best-selling games of December 2016
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One Nintendo title made the list of UK’s best-selling games for the month of December. That was Pokemon Moon, which held the ninth position.
The full results from MCV are as follows:
1. Call of Duty; Infinite Warfare, Activision
2. FIFA 17, EA
3. Battlefield 1, EA
4. Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft
5. Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix
6. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
7. Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Bethesda
9. Pokémon Moon, Nintendo
10. Mafia III, 2K Games
Note that the chart is based on data collected between November 27 and December 31.
Pokemon Sun/Moon, Yo-kai Watch among Spain’s best-sellers in 2016
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In the latest issue of Hobby Consolas, the magazine reveals Spain’s best-selling games of 2016 through December 10. Pokemon Sun/Moon came in second, while Yo-kai Watch also made the list at the eight position.
The full results are as follows:
01. FIFA 17 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) – 425,000
02. POKEMON SUN AND MOON (NINTENDO) – 215,000
03. UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) – 200,000
04. FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) – 195,000
05. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) – 175,000
06. GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2) – 160,000
07. CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) – 150,000
08. YO-KAI WATCH (NINTENDO) – 95,000
09. BATTLEFIELD 1 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) – 85,000
10. FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE) – 45,000
Hobby Consolas also labels Skylanders Imaginators as a “flop”. The game sold 10,000 copies across all platforms.
Takara Tomy Arts creating Pokemon Alola Form figures
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A new set of Pokemon Sun/Moon figures are coming from Takara Tomy Arts. These are based on Alola Forms, including some of the first merchandise for Exeggutor and Dugtrio.
The full set is as follows:
37mm Alolan Raichu
33mm Alolan Vulpix
47mm Alolan Ninetales
34mm Alolan Dugtrio
40mm Alolan Marowak
100mm Alolan Exeggutor
All of these figures arrive in Japan in April. Each one will be priced at 300 yen.
More Pokemon Sun/Moon concept art
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Last week, we put up Pokemon Sun/Moon concept art from the Alola Art Book, a pre-order bonus in Japan. However, some additional images have now surfaced from the English guide. Not only do we have some of last week’s images in higher quality, but also a bunch of brand new ones. View the various pieces of art below.Source
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon named as two of Amazon’s best-selling holiday games
Amazon has issued an official announcement about sales on its website during the holiday period. According to the press release, Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, and Final Fantasy XV were named as best sellers under video games.
Amazon also shared a neat tidbit about Nintendo and Game Freak’s new 3DS titles. “If each Amazon.com customer who purchased Pokemon Sun and Moon this holiday spent at least an hour a day playing the game since its release, our customers would have spent the equivalent of more than 24 thousand lunar cycles capturing Pokemon,” the retailer said.
Second Global Mission details revealed for Pokemon Sun & Moon
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Details for the second Global Mission for Pokemon Sun & Moon have been revealed. Players will be required to capture or defeat a total of 1 million Pokemon using the Island Scan feature. The mission will start at 4:00 UTC, December 27th and it will end on January 9th, 23:59 UTC. The reward will be 2,017 Festival Coins if the mission is successful or 217 FC if the mission ends in failure. You will receive twice the amount of FC (4,034 or 434) if your game is tied to a Global Link account.