"Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" have already broken records, even before it was released as it was the most pre-ordered game in Nintendo's history. Recently, Nintendo announced another record that was broken by the game. It is said that the two are currently the fastest selling games in America.
In a report by Business Wire, they claimed that "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" have sold a total of 3.7 million units. Compared to the sales numbers that "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" had in the same time period, the current games in the "Pokémon" franchise had an impressive 85 percent increase in sales.
In a statement released by Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Bowser, he claimed: "With these huge sales figures, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have proved themselves as two of the hottest video games to buy this holiday season. With great reviews and outstanding fan response, these next iterations in the Pokémon series are sure to please any player in the family."
In Europe, "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" sold around 1.5 million units in the first week of release. The game is also the fastest selling in Europe, currently.
It is interesting to note that in its home country, Japan, "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" was not able to break the record that "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" has held since the former was only able to sell 1.9 million units.
The good news is that the game is not simply hyped up as "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" has been hailed by critics. The changes done to the gameplay of the 20-year-old franchise has been welcomed by players.
With the new sales figures, "Pokémon Stars" which has been rumored to be in development and will be released specifically for the Nintendo Switch, might soon be confirmed by Game Freak. For now, Game Freak and Nintendo has been quiet with regards to the "Pokémon Stars" version.