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Here’s a little interesting tidbit about Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee. The two games make use of Yebis 3, post-effects middleware technology created by Silicon Studio.

Silicon Studio says Yebis “is the only post-effects middleware technology in the world that allows you to utilize various effects (such as glare, depth of field, color correction, anti-aliasing, etc.) in post process with live action video or CG real-time visuals.” Meanwhile, Yebis 3 features blur simulation, lens aberration and correction simulation, higher quality depth of field effects, lens dirt, and screen space ambient occlusion.

After it was announced that Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee use the engine, Silicon Studio’s stock rose 17.72% in a single day.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will give out a small bonus if you own Pokemon: Let’s Go. If you have Pikachu save data, you’ll be provided with the Partner Pikachu Spirit. Eevee save data will net you the Partner Eevee Spirit.

Fortunately, both can be accessed normally as well. Complete challenges and they’ll be yours, even without save data.

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The soundtrack for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee can now be purchased on iTunes. For those in the United States, you can find the store listing here. It’s also up in the UK here.

The soundtrack contains 122 total tracks. Pricing is set at $9.99 / €9.99 £7.99.

Since the announcement of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee, some fans have questioned if the titles could be viewed as a spin-offs. However, in a new interview with director Junichi Masuda, he made it clear that it wasn’t the case. Masuda mentioned in the game’s official Japanese strategy title that the new Switch games “aren’t spin-offs” and are instead “core Pokemon titles.”

Masuda also addressed the possibility of having future Pokemon entries be compatible with Pokemon GO. He explained that if the functionality is well received in Pokemon: Let’s Go, “then we’ll think about maybe having future titles also be able to connect to it.”

Included in the new guide for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee is a bunch of concept art for the game. The images show off characters, settings, and more. Find the full set of concept art below.

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Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu launched last week around the world, including in Japan. In just three days, it sold over 650,000 copies in the country. Sales trackers have since provided additional information on how the games sold.

You may recall that over in the UK, the Pikachu version was significantly more popular than Eevee. But in Japan, the split was pretty close. Dengeki has Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu at 332,193 copies sold and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee at 270,929 units.

According to Media Create, the Pikachu version sold through 62.96% of its initial shipment. Eevee was slightly lower at 51.80%.

Digital Foundry has published its latest technical analysis for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. We also get a look at some comparisons as well.

Both games have a look of specular property to every material used across the world. However, Digital Foundry says that there’s they may give an impression of a synthetic plastic quality that may not be as appealing for some who played the original games on Game Boy way back in the day. The publication also notes that shadows disappoint.

Following up on last night’s reveal of the Japanese sales numbers for Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee during its launch week, The Pokemon Company has confirmed that the two games have already surpassed three million units sold worldwide over that same stretch.

According to the company, this marks the best debut week for a Switch title to date. With 664,198 copies confirmed to have sold in Japan, it is presumed that the other 2.3 million units sold were from North America and Europe combined. In addition, it is expected that these sales figures include both physical and digital sales.

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Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are out and it includes something that Pokemon fans are not accustomed to. For the first time in a mainline entry, players can enjoy the adventure with a second player. However, all that glitters is not gold nuggets and the new co-op mode is not for everyone. If you’d like to know whether if it’s for you or are curios at how it all works, here is everything you need to know before you share the joy.

Thanks to Famitsu, we now have sales data for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee in Japan. In its first three days, the two games sold 664,198 copies. This figure accounts for physical copies, download cards, Poke Ball Plus bundles, and Switch bundles. Digital sales are not included.

Pokemon: Let’s Go had the second best debut of any Switch game. It only trailed Splatoon 2, which managed to sell slightly more at 670,000 units.

Understandably, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee provided a huge boost to Switch sales. The console sold 180,585 units – or three times more than the previous week.

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