'Pokemon Sun And Moon' Tops Japan's Games Sales Chart
"Pokemon Sun and Moon" has been released to great sales worldwide, with different versions of the Sun and Moon racking up different but healthy figures for sales. Thanks to the entire holiday season, Pokemon has been received well and the sales have skyrocketed. Although, these sales figures are still slightly lower than the first game of the series that appeared on the 3DS.
The Software charts are peaking with "Pokemon Sun and Moon" in two successive positions, first and the second places. The combined sales figures have topped 1.74 million units sold. Famitsu reported a total of 1.90 million units sold, but the magazine counts sales of download cards.
The new game is a little behind 2013's "Pokemon X & Y", which hit over 1.8 million sales in its opening week in Japan. "Sun and Moon", however, has beaten the sales of "Ruby and Alpha Sapphire", which sold 1.32 million units in its first week.
The Top 5 software sales stand as follows. The first is Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon for 3DS with 1.59 million copies sold. The second position is also occupied by Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Double Pack with 151,379 units sold. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for PS4 stands at the third place with 11,120 units sold with a total of 142,954 units sold. Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star for the PSV is fourth on the list with 9,276 units sold with a total of 82,295 units sold. The same game for PS4 stands at fifth with 8,723 sales with a total of 76,079 sales. Battlefield 1 for PS4 has sold 8,494 units with a total of 203,836 units sold.
For the Pokemon, the 3DS and its variations have crossed 100,000 units with the new release, and this shows the growing portable gaming user base in Japan. PS4 Pro sold 12,421 units in its first week, which is less than half the PS4.
Nintendo has come out saying that the release of Sun and Moon has been crucial for them. Its timely release within the holiday season, accelerated the sales figures of the 3DS family and other Nintendo hardware.