Pokémon Sun AND Pokémon Moon BECOME FASTEST-SELLING GAMES IN NINTENDO HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Nintendo 3DS games sold over 240,000 units in less than two weeks
7th December, 2016 – After becoming the most pre-ordered video games in Nintendo Australia’s history, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon – the latest games in the wildly popular Pokémon franchise – have now become the fastest-selling games that Nintendo Australia has ever launched. In less than two weeks, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems sold a combined total of 240,000 units in Australia and New Zealand. That’s a 67 percent increase over Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – the previous record holders for Nintendo’s fastest-selling games – during the same period when these games launched in 2014
All Pokémon-related software has sold over 280 million units* worldwide since launching with the Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version games in 1996. The Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version games are both available for download in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Other notable launches in the Pokémon series include Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (15.64 million games sold globally life-to-date), Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (13.18 million games sold globally life-to-date).
In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Trainers-in-the-making head to the game’s new Alola Region – a series of tropical islands – to catch, battle and trade Pokémon. By discovering new Z-Moves, Pokémon can unleash powerful attacks in battle. The new Poké Ride feature allows certain Pokémon help people get to places they wouldn’t be able to reach by using human strength alone. In addition to three new partner Pokémon, players can catch a host of new Pokémon, as well as the unique regional variants of some familiar favourites.
For more information about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, visit http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-au/pokemon/.
*Total for all Pokémon-related software: over 280 million units worldwide as of May 2016
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