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Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee

What was the biggest concern for Game Freak while developing Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee? Apparently how much Switch would sell.

Director Junichi Masuda was interviewed for the game’s Japanese strategy guide, which was then published in the English version. In it, Masuda mentioned that the team started development before Switch launched “so we really couldn’t predict at all whether the console was going to sell well or not.” The team was “quite relieved to see it hit record sales figures” following release.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee sales were initially down 5% compared to the opening week sales of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Three weeks later, and the story has changed. We’re now hearing that the Let’s Go titles are tracking 8% higher.

3DS also had a larger install base at the time. Pokemon X and Pokemon Y launched a year later in the dedicated portable’s lifecycle.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee sold three million copies over a three-day period. Last week, Nintendo announced that they’ve sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States alone since release.


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.


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.”

Adobe Analytics tracks e-commerce transactions across 80 of the top 100 US retailers. Today, the company reported early information about Black Friday 2018 sales.

According to Adobe, the top five products purchased online in the United States were Laptops, LOL Surprise dolls and accessories, Fingerlings baby pet toys for kids, God of War on PlayStation 4, and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. CNET further indicates that the new Pokemon games were top-selling products at retail in general during Black Friday.

Pokemon: Let’s Go is already confirmed to have sold over three million copies worldwide in its first three days.

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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.


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.