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Pokemon Let's Go duo sells 3 million in first week

Pokemon Company catches Switch's best first-week sales milestone

By Derek Strickland on Nov 22, 2018 11:22 am CST - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time

As analysts predicted, the Switch's new Pokemon games are selling amazingly well right out of the gate.

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The new Pokemon Let's Go: Pikachu and Eevee duo have sold-through more than 3 million copies worldwide in one week, the Pokemon Company today announced. This makes combo the top-selling Switch games in first-week sales in the system's history.

Pokemon's monumental success was to be expected for the holidays and undoubtedly propelled Switch sales with a new system bundle. This helps Nintendo get closer to its current 20 million console sales target for FY2018 (Nintendo needs to sell 14.9 million more Switches to hit this goal).

Apart from the general appeal of a new Pokemon adventure, the games' experimental cross-over with Pokemon Go was a wise move. Players can transfer their captured Pokemon between the wildly successful AR mobile game and the new Switch title for more extended and accessible play, and The Pokemon Company enjoys more expansive engagement and monetization as a result.

If the Let's Go games are this popular, we can only imagine how well 2019's mainline Pokemon RPG will do.

Derek Strickland

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Derek Strickland

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

NEWS SOURCES:twitter.com, gematsu.com

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