Pokémon Sun and Moon sold over 14 million copies last year and is hot on the heels of Black and White

By Shabana Arif, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:02 GMT

Pokemon Sun and Moon sold 14.69 million units in 2016, while X and Y have outsold Black and White.


Nintendo has just had its investor briefing after publishing their financial results and it seems that Pokémon Sun and Moon did very well for them in 2016.

Pokémon Sun and Moon released in November last year and has sold 14.69 million units in just over a month, making it one of the best-selling titles in the series to date.

It’s catching up to Black and White’s 15.62 million, while X and Y have sold a total of 16.06 million units.

Considering Sun and Moon are so new, they’re likely to shift even more copies over the coming months, but I doubt we’ll see anything like Green, Red, and Blue’s 31.38 million units.

Has the popularity of Sun and Moon come as a surprise? Or are you on board the Alola train?

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