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Pokémon Sun and Moon Sells an Estimated 5.72M Units First Week at Retail

Pokémon Sun and Moon Sells an Estimated 5.72M Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 December 2016 / 39,778 Views

The RPG from The Pokémon Company and Game Freak - Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon - sold 5,716,569 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales outside of Europe can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending November 19, while Europe sales can be views on the VGChartz Europe Weekly Chart for the week ending November 26. 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 1,981,206 units sold (35%), compared to 1,852,930 units sold in Japan (32%) and 1,449,756 units sold in Europe (25%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 295,352 units in the UK, 303,226 units in Germany, and 401,254 units in France.


To compare to the other Nintendo 3DS Pokémon games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y sold 4,057,836 units first week, while Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire sold 2,640,578 units.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon released for the Nintendo 3DS in North America and Japan on November 18 and in Europe on November 23.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Mnementh (on 21 December 2016)

So, as I assumed, the 10 mil shipment is a bit on the high side, but it will not take ages to sell, probably sold through the holidays.

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Meret Kowan (on 21 December 2016)

you are wrong. Sun and Moon each sold 200K = 400K total in Germany.

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