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Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee shifts three million copies on Nintendo Switch in first week

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee shifts three million copies on Nintendo Switch in first week

Game Freak’s catch ‘em all RPGs Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee have sold over three million copies on the Nintendo Switch in its first week.

The news was shared to social media by The Pokemon Company, as translated by Gematsu, which also revealed that the three million haul marked the Switch’s highest first-week game sales figures.

The title is doing particularly well in Japan where it has topped the charts after selling 664,198 copies in three days.

According to Famitsu, also translated by Gematsu, the figure involves physical copies, Poke Ball Plus packs, download cards and Switch hardware bundles. It does not include, however, digital sales.

The games' popularity also led Switch hardware sales to triple in Japan, with the system shifting 180,585 units between November 12th to 18th. The week prior it sold 53,385 units.

Brock solid

Announced back in May of this year, Pokemon Let's Go ties into Niantic’s location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go, with pokemon tradable between the two.

Pokemon Let's Go also borrows some of the mobile title's mechanics, such as catching pokemon through capture rather than battling.

While the game is selling well and has gone down well with fans and critics, some fans aren’t happy and have resorted to review-bombing the title.


Staff Writer

Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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